ODC/Dance Celebrates 43rd Season With World Premiere and Favorites
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Two of today's most accomplished female celebrities -- Wendy Williams and Patti Stanger -- provide inspiration as keynote speakers at 2014's San Francisco Ultimate Women's Expo, which also offers plenty of fun workshops, chef demos, shopping, beauty treatments and much more. Williams is the star of the popular talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, as well as a bestselling author. Named one of the 35 most powerful people in the media by The Hollywood Reporter,, Williams will inspire you on Saturday with her keynote address, then immediately after, you can meet her as she signs copies of her bestselling novel, Hold Me In Contempt. The star of hit docu-series The Millionaire Matchmaker, matchmaking profession Patti Stanger is set to appear on Sunday with an uplifting message about finding love. Immediately following her keynote address you'll also have an opportunity to meet Stanger as she signs copies of Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps For Attracting Your Perfect Mate. Please see the full event description for info on the schedule, cooking competitions, samples and more. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Program B was significantly more interesting than Program A (reviewed previously). "Two if by Sea" was a bit of a slow start, but both "Unintended Consequences" (from 2008) and "Triangulated Euclid" (new) were quite engaging. The dancers are completely in control of the material and move with grace and confidence.
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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
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)
boulders and bones*_* (2014) *
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.