ODC Theater Presents
little seismic dance company
February 14-16, 8 PM
Divining examines the conditions of insecurity that compel us to develop ritualized methods for identifying signs, events, and omens -- to furtively assign meaning to current circumstances or imagined futures. Sometimes resulting in ecstatic and embodied states, divination gleans deep and secret knowledge through meditation or prayer; connections felt to the past and to the future; and degrees of assurance from the belief that in the world there are answers. Through a minimal aesthetic, Divining - the first evening-length work by Katie Faulkner’s little seismic dance company -- centers the body above all else, resulting in an intensely physical work, featuring a quartet of extraordinary Bay Area dancers.
little seismic dance company was founded by choreographer/Artistic Director Katie Faulkner in 2006. After its premiere performance at CounterPulse in San Francisco, Faulkner was deemed by Alan Ullrich, dance critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, as “a talent headed for capital letters” and “a choreographer we will hopefully see much more of in seasons to come” by Mary Ellen Hunt of IN DANCE, quickly establishing herself as a choreographer to watch within the Bay Area dance community. In the twelve years since, little seismic has performed nationally as part of the SCUBA National Touring Network and in local venues such as the Cowell Theater at Ft. Mason, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC, CounterPulse, and in Union Square/Yerba Buena Lane as part We Don’t Belong Here, a commission by Dancers’ Group for their ONSITE series in 2011. little seismic has received numerous Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (Izzies) and nominations in categories ranging from performance to choreography as well as for scenic design and sound. little seismic has been in residence at ODC Theater, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, the Rauschenberg Residency, and the Headlands Center for the Arts, and were invited to perform at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of the BAN7 (Bay Area Now) event in 2014.
Divining was made possible by support from the Dancers' Group CA$H grant program, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Shawl-Anderson Artist-in-Residence program
Photo by Stephen Texeira