ODC Theater Presents
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Monger by Barak Marshall
May 16-17, 7 PM
Resonant Frequencies is an immersive performance with dance, poetry, and music. By collecting biometric data from dancers’ hearts using a low-cost heartbeat monitor that wirelessly transfers data to an online server in real time, Kinetech Arts strives to illuminate information on the essence of our beings, our need for intimacy, connection, trust, and our most current state as individuals and as a community.
Founded in 2013, ODC Theater Resident Artist Kinetech Arts creates innovative performances that combine dance and science with the newest interactive technology. KA hosts weekly Open Labs, monthly Featured Artist Presentations, and the annual Dance Hack Festival. Kinetech Arts strives to heal the division of communities by helping them connect, create, and learn from each other.
Choreographed by Barak Marshall, the former house choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company and one of Israel’s most celebrated dance artists, Monger tells the story of a group of servants trapped in the basement of the house of an abusive mistress. Combining elements of Gypsy, Balkan, with classical and rock music, this physical theater piece explores the dynamics of hierarchy, power, free will, and the compromises one makes in order to survive. Monger premiered in 2008 at the Suzanne Dellal Centre and opened the 2008 International Tel Aviv Dance Festival.
The Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California was established in 2012 through a transformative gift by Glorya Kaufman. The hallmark of USC Kaufman – as expressed in its motto “The New Movement” — is a hybrid and collaborative approach expressed in studio practice, music, choreography, performance, new media and scholarship; where artistic preeminence is combined with thoughtful industry access. Since welcoming its inaugural class in fall of 2015, USC Kaufman has hosted some of the leading artistic voices in dance. With world-renowned faculty members and forward-thinking collaborations, USC Kaufman is an intellectual hub for dance education in Southern California
All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.
2019 Walking Distance Dance Festival
Sunday, May 12, 2019
The 2019 Walking Distance Dance Festival features West Coast choreographic voices from L.A. and the Bay in the heart of the San Francisco’s Mission District. This edition, with outdoor and roving performances, as well as dance presentations across ODC’s two-building campus, invites deep listening both within the body and across landscapes and public space. Join us to dip into the speculative future, consider biorhythms of the heart, and enjoy a playful appearance by a cast of canines.