State of Play Festival
Fisher Studio, ODC Dance Commons
The Golden Thread, a multimedia dance production, takes us on a journey through different worlds wherein unique timing and tempos are essential to the livelihood of its people. Each world reveals a distinct key that unlocks their barrier to momentum, a special vehicle on which ease and magical alignment take place.
- Kendra Barnes | Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble
Kendra Barnes (she/her), Bay Area native, Contemporary & African Diasporic dancer, choreographer, instructor whose work as co-choreographer of Cal Shakes' Black Odyssey was a finalist for TBA’s Best Choreography Award. As Choreographer for the African-American Shakespeare Company she received a Broadway World award for best choreography and TBA Finalist for Outstanding Ensemble of a Play (For Colored Girls). She is founder of K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS, a dance space inside of Flax Art & Design downtown Oakland as well as the performing arts-presenting organization for the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble (KKDE), & co-presenter of the Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now. She currently teaches dance at UC Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s College of CA’s LEAP Program.
Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble (KKDE) was founded in 1996 by Kendra Barnes with a mission to bridge diverse cultures and communities through thought-provoking performances that address the common human experiences of its audience. KKDE represents a range of ages and body-types and incorporates elements of theater & dance to engage audiences about sociocultural issues.
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Free Community Event Highlight
- Ephemerality and Permanence: Legacy, Lineage, and Letting Go
Ephemerality and Permanence: Legacy, Lineage, and Letting Go
Panel Discussion with Rosanna Tavarez, KT Nelson, Megan Lowe, and APICC
Thursday, June 2, 4:30-5:30pm
ODC Dance Commons
A conversation about creating art experiences that are intentionally temporary in the context of the sustained connections that dance artists have to centuries-long lineages.
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All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.
Proof of vaccination is required for all in-person activities. Starting March 1, 2022, up to date vaccination status is required. Learn more at odc.dance/reopening.