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* Dance Around Town Gala
Fri, Mar 08
5:15 PM (preceding 8 PM performance)
Celebrate the new season of fearless and exuberant artistry with a sensational dinner at the St. Regis followed by a world premiere performance at the YBCA Theater of World’s on Fire. Afterwards, join ODC
dancers, choreographers, collaborating dancers, and fellow art enthusiasts at a glamorous after-party in the St. Regis. Proceeds from ticket sales support ODC’s mission to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance.

World’s on Fire explores the cyclical nature of human experience with smoldering choreography and fiery music, played live by the renowned old time ensemble The Crooked Jades. World’s on Fire tackles the emotional underpinnings of community: kinship, belief, suffering, love and the will to survive.

A world premiere choreographed by Kate Weare.

Co-Directors: Kate Weare and Brenda Way
Choreographer: Kate Weare

"as always with ODC... anticipate superlative, witty modern dance par excellence.”


Regular admission: $40-80
Student: $30

ODC is dedicated to inspiring audiences, engaging community, and fostering diversity and inclusion through dance. In an effort to engage a wider, more diverse audience in our dance experiences, a limited number of $30 Art Access tickets are made available to every World’s on Fire performance for those where price is a barrier. Tickets are for purchase by the public while inventory remains. Purchase on our website by choosing the Art Access price. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers and are based on availability.

Performance + After-Party tickets on Friday, March 8 include the performance and an all-inclusive ticket to ODC’s fundraising Gala After-Party at the St. Regis.

Listed prices do not include standard ticket processing fees. Processing fees are waived when tickets are purchased in person, or by becoming a YBCA Member.


YBCA Members

Flex level: Regular admission, with ticket purchase fees waived.

Individual level and above: 20% off regular admission. Does not include already-discounted tickets. Ticket purchase fees waived.

To purchase online, login with your YBCA account to unlock member benefits.

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About ODC/Dance

The ODC/Dance Company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique and numerous groundbreaking collaborations. Comprised of ten world-class dancers, the company performs its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. Two annual home seasons in San Francisco include Dance Downtown and the holiday production, The Velveteen Rabbit. Recent highlights include appearances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival in New York, MODAFE Festival in Seoul Korea, Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, Royce Hall at UCLA and in past years, standing-room-only engagements in Europe, Russia, and Asia.

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC is known nationally for entrepreneurial savvy and was the first modern dance company in the United States to build a home facility, the ODC Theater. In 2005, ODC expanded its campus to include the ODC Dance Commons, which houses ODC/Dance, ODC School, a Pilates studio, and a Healthy Dancers’ Clinic.


Photo: RJ Muna