Join a dynamic group of arts and cultural lovers aged 21 to 40 committed to ODC’s mission to foster inclusivity and create community through dance and performance. The Young Patrons Group connects you to the parties, performances, classes, and behind the scenes access to ODC and San Francisco’s diverse and unique cultural scene.
Who We Are
Formed by a group of young professionals with an interest in arts and culture, ODC’s Young Patrons Groups seeks to strengthen and support the arts and cultural fabric of San Francisco by being active ambassadors to the community and creating opportunities to welcome and foster a new group of informed, engaged and committed audiences.
Join us and help make a difference.
Your engagement with the YPG helps to champion the performing arts as an essential component to the economic and cultural development of our community. Deepen your relationship with ODC and network with other young leaders through:
- Opportunities to attend Open Rehearsals for ODC/Dance Company
- Specially priced YPG tickets to ODC’s annual Gala and Fall for Art fundraising events
- Invitations to pre- and post-show gatherings for select ODC/Dance and ODC Theater performances with artists and other patrons.
Questions or want to get involved? Sign up for the YPG mailing list or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RORYOGRAPHY - Sunday, January 22, 2023
Sunday, January 22, 2023, 12:00PM-1:00PM
351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA
Register for Rorygraphy at odc.dance/schedule
Get your 2023 glow on with the Young Patrons Group at RORYOGRAPHY, a dance/aerobics/theater class intended for all skill sets and levels of experience.
The class consists of humorous "follow-in-the-moment" routines intended to make you laugh and sweat equally. A true only-in-San-Francisco experience, RORYOGRAPHY brings everyone together in a joyous celebration of movement. Outrageous costuming is encouraged but not required.
Roryography is the brainchild of Rory Davis, the resident choreographer for Peaches Christ Productions and the co-creator of Baloney, San Francisco's acclaimed Gay All-Male Revue. He has become the go-to choreographer for the drag scene in San Francisco and continues to specialize in movement for non-dancers.
After class, join the Young Patrons Group for some beverages and light snacks and mingle with your fellow Roryographers.
- 2023 Dance Downtown Gala - March 31, 2023
2023 Dance Downtown Gala
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 5:00PM-11:30PM
YBCA Theater and Forum
700 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
Celebrate the new season of fearless and exuberant dance in style with a sensational dinner followed by an electric performance by ODC/Dance. Afterwards, join ODC dancers, choreographers, collaborators and other young arts enthusiasts in their post-show glow for an unforgettable after-party replete with cocktails, delicious bites, dancing, and other delights.
More information and tickets at odc.dance/gala
- Fall for Art: ODC at McEvoy Ranch - Oct 2, 2022
Fall for Art: ODC at McEvoy Ranch
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 11AM-3PM
McEvoy Ranch, 5935 Red Hill Road, Petaluma, CA
Join the Young Patrons Group for an unforgettable day of wine, food, and live dance with ODC at McEvoy Ranch. We are excited to offer a special opportunity to experience Fall for Art with other young professionals who share a deep commitment to the arts, culture, creativity, and community that define and inspire the Bay Area. Your all-inclusive ticket includes round-trip transportation from San Francisco to McEvoy Ranch.
Fall for Art is sold out. If you'd like to get on the waiting list, please contact email@example.com.
- ODC Theater 2022 Fall Season - Young Patrons Nights - Oct 29th, Nov 5th, and Nov 12th
ODC Theater Fall Season - Young Patrons Affinity Nights
ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco
This fall, spend an evening or two (or three!) with fellow dance and arts enthusiasts enjoying dynamic and distinctive performances. ODC Theater’s Fall season brings a stellar lineup of national touring artists to the Bay Area. Saturday night performances are Young Patrons Affinity nights - featuring post-show receptions with drinks and snacks, pop-up art moments, and a chance to hang with Theater artists and other arts lovers.
Ni’Ja Whitson | The NWA Project: A Meditation on Tongues
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 7:30PM
A Meditation on Tongues is a live interdisciplinary adaptation of Marlon T. Riggs’ iconic Tongues Untied (1989). Part abstract, part performance ritual, part live and historical document, this rigorously layered interdisciplinary project (re)images Black and Queer masculinities. It struts. It snaps. It frames new questions about loss at the height of the AIDS pandemic while challenging constructions of Black love of/as revolution.
Marjani Forté-Saunders | 7NMS: Memoirs of a... Unicorn
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 7:30PM
Memoirs of a...Unicorn weaves performance, sound, and media to ritualistically remember, interrogate, and relish in the "Unicorns" of the artist's life. Spurred by stories by Marjani Forté-Saunders’ father’s life, the was borne from an urgent need to thicken the common and seemingly inhumane narratives of Black People and unveils the celestial ecliptic journeys of folks identifying with—and building legacies within—the spectrums of blackness, maleness, and womb-ness.
Rosanna Tavarez / LA DANSA DANSA: Piece X Piece & Bianca Cabrera/Blind Tiger Society: Fever Dreams
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 7:30PM
Piece x Piece presents Tavarez’s mother’s immigration story to explore the challenges of transitioning from one territory to a drastically new one. It toggles between the escapist, rags-to-riches fantasy narratives of telenovelas and the heartbreaking reality of the immigrant experience, utilizing sewing as a metaphor for the deconstruction of “The American Dream”.
Fever Dreams is a dizzying dance spectacle based on Mexican folk Artist Pedro Linares’ Cartoneria known as Alebrije. Ornate and vibrantly colored costumes decorate dancers as they transform into Linares’ mythical creatures who are as loud and unapologetic as the heat hallucinations that sired them.
Photos by Drew Altizer and Sophie Leininger.