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Sean
Thirsty Bear is one block from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & worked well for a pre-show dinner.
Smuin Ballet: XXcentric dining May 16 2014 star this tip starred
Andrea Laudate
The weather was casual. I wore dress pants and top--leather shoes, jewelry and a cute little purse.
Smuin Ballet: XXcentric dress May 12 2014 star this tip starred
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4.2 average rating
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535 events
222 reviews
-1 stars
attended Mar 29 2014

Visually stunning. This company continues to up the ante on dance! First number was a bit harder to approach. Second number was stunning. Third, I had seen twice before, but enjoyed it even more this time than ever.

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535 events
222 reviews
-1 stars
attended Mar 30 2014

Visually stunning. The set, the multimedia, the costumes, the music, the choreography, and the dance, the dance, the dance. I don't often offer a standing ovation. But I lept to my feet for this one.

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13 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 26 2014

Program A is a single lugubrious piece. It takes no chances and allows the dancers little opportunity to show either real artistry or athleticism. I felt that I had seen a very pretty still life painting, but I was very ready to move on by about...continued

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Website

http://www.odcdance.org/performance.php?param=1

Description

Program A 

March 21, 2014 at 8:00pm (free pre-show balcony talk at 7:00pm) 

March 26, 2014 at 7:30pm (free pre-show balcony talk at 6:30pm) 

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boulders and bones*_* (2014) *

(World Premiere)

Choreographers – Brenda Way, KT Nelson   

Inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy and set to a commissioned score performed live by acclaimed avant cellist Zoë Keating, Way and Nelson’s fearless choreography touches on transformation in both art and nature. RJ Muna’s photographic mise en scene, which traces the shifting light, changing landscape and building process of Goldsworthy’s installation, takes us through the chaos of creative process to the clarity of completion.   

Program B 

March 22, 2014 at 8:00pm 

March 23, 2014 at 4:00pm 

March 27, 2014 at 7:30pm (free pre-show balcony talk @ 6:30)     

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Two If By Sea*_* (2013) (YBCA Premiere) *

Choreography – Kimi Okada   

Inspired by clandestine physical languages and codes, this rhythmic, physical duet spiced with tap, delightful partnering and a wink of humor unveils the power of hidden signals. From the glimmer of an SOS signal to the click of Morse code, from a coaches tug of an ear to the lift of lover’s eyebrow, we all have our codes.   

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Triangulating Euclid*_* (2013) *

Choreography – Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kate Weare   

Way and Nelson team up with acclaimed New York-based choreographer Kate Weare in this unprecedented collaboration. A smash hit of the 2013 season, this work was inspired by a rare original edition of Euclid’s Elements, perhaps the most influential work in the history of mathematics. This highly physical and emotive piece moves from the formal elegance of geometry to its human implication: from triangles to threesomes, from lines to connections, from the page to the heart.   

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Unintended Consequences: A Meditation*_* (2008) *

Choreography – Brenda Way   

Performed to great acclaim throughout ODC’s State Department tour of Asia, Unintended Consequences shines a critical light on the current state of political affairs and our inadvertent complicity in them. Never one to harangue, Way has taken this opportunity to compose a quiet, ironic and insightfully humorous piece set to music by renowned performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson. 

About the Ticket Supplier: ODC Dance

ODC is a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco community. Now one of the most active centers for dance on the West Coast, we are unique for our fully integrated program vision and far-reaching impact. Our two building campus features eight studios, two performance venues and several office suites, is home to a world-class dance company, a professional, pre-professional, and recreational dance training program, a Healthy Dancer's Clinic, and a nationally regarded presenting venue.