Thu, Mar 15, 7:30PM
Sat, Mar 17, 7:30PM
Sun, Mar 18, 5PM
The 47th season of ODC/Dance culminates at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with the premiere of Brenda Way’s News of the World with music by David Lang and mise-en-scène by painter Doug Argue and set designer Alexander V. Nichols. A bracing artistic response to a turbulent world, the evening will also reprise last season’s prescient work, What we carry, What we keep.
News of the World is part two of the Dance Around Town series which begins in February with Path of Miracles at Grace Cathedral.
Fri, Mar 16 — Gala Performance features special Gala programming, a curated list of the choreographers’ most memorable works, followed by an opportunity to join ODC dancers, choreographers, collaborating dancers, and fellow art enthusiasts at a glamorous after-party in the St. Regis.
For more information visit www.ODC.Dance
Regular admission: $40–80
Students: $25 for Silver and Gold tier seats.
Pay What You Can level: Regular admission
Individual level and above: 20% off regular admission for Gold and Platinum tier seats. Discount not valid on Fri, Mar 16 Gala or performance tickets.
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ODC/Dance Company’s eleven outstanding dancers perform its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. In addition to two annual home seasons in San Francisco (Dance Downtown and the beloved holiday production, The Velveteen Rabbit, past highlights include numerous appearances at the Joyce Theater in New York, sold out performances at the Kennedy Center, standing room only engagements in Europe and Russia, and two USIA tours to Asia.
The company has been widely recognized for its rigorous technique and for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with, among others, composers Marcelo Zarvos, Bobby McFerrin, Zoë Keating, Zap Mama, Pamela Z, Jay Cloidt, and Paul Dresher; writer/singer Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, and Robin Williams; visual artists Andy Goldsworthy, Wayne Thiebaud, Jim Campbell, and Eleanor Coppola; and welder/bike designer Max Chen.
Photo: RJ Muna