State of Play

State of Play

State of Play invites you to join the creative process through a curated artistic exchange, presenting premieres and works in progress from dance artists across the Bay Area and the US designed to bring audiences and artists closer together.

The art of art-making goes through many unique processes: prompts, inspiration, feedback, collaboration, frustration, improvisation. One constant in this process is play - the notions of experimentation, risk, and curiosity.


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Purchase a festival pass and save! By purchasing a Day or Festival Pass, you're not only gaining access to a world of unforgettable, cutting-edge performance art, you are also becoming a vital supporter of the Bay Area's creative ecosystem. Your heroic enthusiasm for live dance not only ensures the sustainability of our programming, it fuels creative lives through the exemplary belief in the power of art-making.

Day Passes
Redeem 1 ticket to every activity for one day of State of Play. 

Festival Passes
Redeem 1 ticket to each artist's show during State of Play as well as entry into ODC Theater’s Revelry! Party on Saturday, August 3, 2024.


State of Play Festival: Experimentation. Risk. Curiosity. 

RISK-TAKERS // Evening Length Performances
Paufve Dance

CURIOUS CREATORS // Short Form Performances
David Harvey and Babatunji
Audrey Johnson
hadar ahuvia
Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra

EXPERIMENTERS // Works In Progress
Brenton Cheng
Sierra Serban
Brianna Torres

State of Play Performance Schedule

Thursday, August 1, 2024
6:00pm: Curious Creator - David Harvey and Babatunji
7:00pm: Curious Creator - Audrey Johnson
8:00pm: Risk-Taker - Paufve Dance

Friday, August 2, 2024
5:00pm: WIP - Brianna Torres
6:00pm: Curious Creator - Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra
7:00pm: Risk Taker - Paufve Dance
8:30pm: Risk Taker - SFDanceworks

Saturday, August 3, 2024
4:00pm: Curious Creator - hhadar ahuvia
5:00pm: Risk Taker - PEILING KAO DANCES
6:00pm: WIP - Brenton Cheng
7:00pm: Curious Creator - David
8:00pm: Risk Taker - SFDanceworks
9:00pm: Revelry

Sunday, August 4, 2024
4:00pm: Curious Creator - Audrey Johnson
5:00pm: Curious Creator - Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra
6:00pm: WIP - Sierra Serban
7:00pm: Curious Creator - hadar ahuvia
8:00pm: Risk Taker - PEILING KAO DANCES

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Accessibility at ODC

ODC Theater is ADA Accessible. For all ODC/Dance and ODC Theater presented performances, ASL is provided for shows with performed text for at least one performance during the show run. Additional wheelchair seating is provided for select shows. Captioning is provided for all Digital Encores. ODC Theater restrooms are All-Gender and All-Gender restrooms are located upstairs, outside of Studio B in ODC Dance Commons. Please see individual event pages for more information. Questions? Please contact the ODC Box Office at

Land Acknowledgement

ODC is on the ancestral lands of the Ramaytush People in Yelamu. We pay respects to elders past and present, who are still here and part of our community. We recognize that regenerative land management is not new, but is a continuation of practices from Native cultures and from our own ancestors. It is our responsibility to steward the land with care, as our elders did before us.

Arts Access Tickets

ODC offers a limited number of free and/or lower-cost Art Access tickets to every ODC presented performance. These additionally subsidized tickets, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, are reserved for those for whom price is a barrier.