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The last date listed for ODC/Dance Downtown 43rd Season was Sunday March 30, 2014 / 4:00pm ("A" Program).
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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.
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.