ODC Theater 2021 Fall Season

ODC Theater Fall 2021 Season
October 2-November 7, 2021

Renew your perspective by opening yourself to art. ODC Theater’s Fall Season hosts a treasure trove of Bay Area artists offering options for in-person and virtual performance. Highlights of the Fall Season include two works originally slated for premiere last year: EPOCH, a 12-hour event created by choreographer Christy Funsch for a cast of 12 dancers, and These Are the Ones We Fell Among, crafted by award-winning interdisciplinary artist Ann Carlson for inkBoat performers Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga. From October 2 - November 7 the stage will shimmer with local fare featuring several returning companies with which we share long ties: Chitresh Das Institute (ODC Home Company), Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Kinetech Arts, and RAWdance. As ODC Theater continues to change and grow through intersections of craft, curiosity, and community – we welcome you back into the space of possibilities...see you at the theater!

Ways to Participate

  • Digital Subscription

    Includes:

    • Digital access for one household/device to all Fall Season broadcast events, including Co-Presented performances
    • On-demand access for one week:
      • ODC Theater Presents Funsch Dance Experience: EPOCH;
      • ODC Theater Presents This is Also the Art with Chitresh Das Institute; and
      • ODC Theater Presents inkBoat with Guest Choreographer Ann Carlson: These are the Ones We Fell Among

     

    Early Bird (through Thu, Sep 2) $40.00
    Arts Access $35.00
    General (Begins Fri, Sep 3) $70.00
    Supporter $100.00

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  • Individual Tickets

    In person
    Arts Access $15.00
    General $30.00
    Supporter $75.00

    Digital
    General $10.00
    General $20.00
    General $30.00
    Supporter $75.00

    *For individual ticket prices to Co-Presented performances, please see the artists’ ticketing pages below

Schedule

  • ODC Theater Presents Funsch Dance Experience: EPOCH

    Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10 AM PT
    In-person and virtual

    Funsch Dance’s extended-length work, EPOCH, subverts conventional performance models by pushing the limits of duration. In cheeky defiance of Doris Humphrey’s warning “All dances are too long,” EPOCH unfolds over 12 hours, in a gratuitous surplus of movement, interrupted by moments of nothingness, to challenge the valuing of acquisition and excess. Is endurance political? What bonds does an unlikely scenario forge?

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  • Chitresh Das Institute and ODC Theater Co-Present: Mantram

    Friday-Saturday, October 15-16, 2021, 8PM PT; Sunday, October 17, 2021, 4PM PT
     

    October 15-17
    In-person only

    October 28
    Digital livestream

    Kathak artist and choreographer Charlotte Moraga's new work, Mantram, an artistic creation exploring resonance through movement, music, percussion, and vedanta, the world's oldest, unbroken oral tradition. In this piece Moraga seeks out connection in a time when we have become so utterly disconnected, from ourselves, from one another, and from the earth. The music will be composed by renowned musician Alam Khan.

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  • Amy Seiwert’s Imagery and ODC Theater Co-Present: SKETCH 11: Interrupted

    Broadcast: October 22, 7:30 PM PT
    On-Demand: October 23 - November 5

    SKETCH 11: Interrupted pays homage to the worldwide disruption of the pandemic and reconceives Imagery’s original plan on a smaller scale. Seiwert and Needham-Wood used specific tools of deconstruction and reconstruction to expose the inner workings of each piece and lay bare each choreographer’s conscious and unconscious habits. Choreography can often happen in isolated ways, and this type of structured feedback disrupts that isolation to open up avenues of imagination and possibility.

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  • Kinetech Arts and ODC Theater Co-Present: Passage

    Saturday, October 23, 2021, 5-9 PM PT; Sunday, October 24, 2021, 2-6 PM PT
    *Audience members are invited to enter the space every 30 minutes and may remain for up to 1 hour. Every moment of this durational performance will be a unique experience. 

    October 23, 7 PM
    Digital livestream


    October 24, 3 PM
    Digital Livestream

    PASSAGE by Kinetech Arts is an immersive experience of performances, soundscapes, and interactive installations. In PASSAGE, we embrace the transience and uncertainties of each moment and the infinite future possibilities that are collapsed into memory as we pass through time. This hybrid of live and virtual dance performances, created by artists from the Bay Area and beyond, will take place in ODC’s Studio B with a virtual extension to Chicago.

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  • RAWdance and ODC Theater Co-Present: TAKE 3

    Friday, October 29, 6 pm PT; Saturday, October 30, 5 pm & 8 pm PT
    Virtual 

    Available for on-demand viewing 
    October 29-November 28

    RAWdance’s three Co-Artistic Directors offer an evening of dynamic digital dance, created for the stage and re-envisioned for film. Shadow (part 1), choreographed by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, brings a quartet of dancers from San Francisco and New York for the first chapter premiere of this deep dive into our digital debris and data-defined identities. Much celebrated, The Healer (2020), choreographed by Katerina Wong, also returns to the screen. In memory of Wong’s late aunt, The Healer mines the ancient history, systems, and beliefs of Traditional Chinese Medicine to shed light on humanity’s innate ability to overcome suffering.

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  • ODC Theater Presents inkBoat with Guest Choreographer Ann Carlson: These are the Ones We Fell Among

    Friday-Saturday, November 5 & 6, 8 PM PT; Sunday, November 7, 4 PM PT

    November 5-7
    In-person

    November 12
    Available for on-demand viewing

    Two human persons, trapped and transforming, enjoying an endless loop of abstractly absurd tender tomfoolery. These Are the Ones We Fell Among takes inspiration from the movements, myths and metaphors of our endangered animal cousins – persons called by other names, like “elephant.” Conceived, choreographed, written and directed by award-winning interdisciplinary artist Ann Carlson in collaboration with inkBoat, These Are the Ones We Fell Among grapples with elegance in the face of extinction, looking for humor and grace amid excrement, entropy, fear and fury. Performed by Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga, with music by composers Carla Kihlstedt and Shahzad Ismaily, lighting by Allen Willner and scenic elements by Amy Rathbone.

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This is Also the Art

  • October 14: Chitresh Das Institute

    ODC Theater Presents
    This is Also the Art with Chitresh Das Institute
    Thursday, October 14, 5:00 PM PT

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    Kathak artist and choreographer Charlotte Moraga's new work, Mantram, an artistic creation exploring resonance through movement, music, percussion, and vedanta, the world's oldest, unbroken oral tradition. In this piece Moraga seeks out connection in a time when we have become so utterly disconnected, from ourselves, from one another, and from the earth. The music will be composed by renowned musician Alam Khan.

    The Chitresh Das Institute (CDI), led by Artistic Director Charlotte Moraga, brings to the stage ground breaking, traditional, and collaborative performances exploring the depth and versatility of North Indian classical kathak dance and music, and is a community-based educational institution, focused on world-class standards, holistic knowledge, and seva (service).

     

ODC Theater is excited to welcome the public back for live performances. For the health and safety of yourself and others, and per CDC and SFDPH guidelines, all participants are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (“fully vaccinated” means two weeks after completion of the recommended vaccination series). Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to invite anyone who is not fully vaccinated indoors at our facilities, which include ODC Dance Commons and ODC Theater. Masks are required indoors. Thank you for your cooperation. For more information on ODC's reopening guidelines, visit odc.dance/reopening.

At the discretion of the artists, some shows may have additional health and safety measures. Please check the ticketing page for information specific to the ticketed performance or event you are attending.

For ASL and captioning services, please see individual event pages for more information.

All ticket sales are final.