Audition Series with Funsch Dance

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Sunday, August 25
3:00-6:00 PM

The ODC School Audition Series brings dancers and choreographers together in a class context. Dancers may use class cards or pay a $18 drop in fee. Come early to fill out information forms.

Funsch Dance seeks dancers of all ages for EPOCH, a 12-hour dance saga set to premiere in September 2020 at ODC Theater. Performers will receive rehearsal stipends and paid performances. Rehearsals will begin in January 2020.

For the August audition, Christy will lead an improvisational score that will serve as a warm up. From there we will play with making and learning solo and group phrase material. Please be prepared to vocalize.  

Contact with questions. Please watch Funsch Dance work samples to see if this might be a good fit for you, and/or visit

Since forming Funsch Dance in 2002, Christy Funsch has had her work presented nationally and internationally. Christy continues to enjoy rich collaborative partnerships with Nol Simonse, Julie Mayo, and Peiling Kao. She has also worked with Susan Rethorst, Stephen Pelton, Katie Faulkner, Sue Roginski and many others. She holds an MFA from ASU and a Movement Analysis Certification through New York's Laban Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies. She has taught at colleges and studios around the Bay Area and the country, including at UC Berkeley, City College San Francisco, Hamilton College, James Madison University, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been awarded choreographic residencies at CounterPULSE, Djerassi, Shawl Anderson, the U Cross Foundation, Yaddo. In 2013, Christy was a participating member of ODC Theater's Sandbox Series and also a mentee in CHIME Across Borders, the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's cross-national CHIME program with mentor Tere O'Connor. In 2014, she was presented in Yerba Buena's Bay Area Now Series and named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch. In 2015, she became the first woman to be granted permission to learn and perform Daniel Nagrinís iconic solo from 1965, Path. She regularly hosts Wrecking sessions, based on Susan Rethorst's model for re-imagining dance, and she teaches her 100 Days Score worldwide. She will be a Fulbright Scholar, teaching and choreographing, in Lisbon Portugal later in 2019.

Photo Credit: Robbie Sweeny

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