ODC Dance Downtown Spring Season 2013: Two World Premieres
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The last date listed for ODC/Dance Downtown Spring Season 2013 was Sunday March 24, 2013 / 4:00pm (Program A).
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Take a Surreal Journey with Opera Parallèle as Kurt Weill's Mahagonny-Songspiel collides with Francis Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias for an original post-apocalyptic steampunk opera. In search of water and an elusive paradise across a desert wasteland, a theater troupe sings the jazz-infused melodies of Weill's short opera, co-written with Bertolt Brecht in 1927. Along the way, they come upon an audience for their performance of Poulenc's outrageously surreal satire about a man who gives birth to 40,000 babies in a single day. Surreal Journey fuses these two landmark works and brings them into the 21st century. Learn More
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Goldstar hooked me up again--5th row, aisle seat. You can't go wrong with any house seats, but I love being up close...for less.
Transit celebrates the travails and triumphs of “getting there”. From the inevitable “where are my keys” panic to the joyful of end of journey reunion, the piece kinetically explores the territory. Using real bikes (crafted by a Crucible artist) ridden by the company and two adorable children guest artists, the piece has an animated feel. Gorgeous background projections add to the illusion and makes it a perfect piece for all ages. Fun and accessible, Transit showcases the company at its energetic best.
Euclid is a bit more somber, but equally enjoyable. Inspired by the true story of a rare Renaissance book restoration, the piece has a more classical, but ultimately uplifting tone.
Quotes & Highlights
“As always with ODC … anticipate superlative, witty modern dance par excellence.” —_San Francisco Chronicle _
Check out the great Goldstar member reviews of last year’s series.
This visceral meditation on the realm of young women features four female dancers and a score by sensational “one-woman orchestra” Zoe Keating. The four dancers inhabit their world in movement that quietly mounts in intensity to a bracing, breathless end.
ODC/Dance’s dancers shine in KT Nelson’s acclaimed work exploring the fierceness and fragility of men. Explosive ferocity shifts to stirring tenderness within the compelling, experimental sounds of acclaimed electronic artist Ben Frost.
_Lifesaving Maneuvers _(World Premiere)
By turns humorous and darkly evocative, Lifesaving Maneuvers reflects on the human capacity to prevail. This full company work with an original score by Jay Cloidt investigates the things we do to stay fleet of foot and afloat - from the sly and invisible to the sensational - ultimately celebrating the strength of the human spirit.
Triangulating Euclid (World Premiere)
Way and Nelson team up with acclaimed New York-based choreographer Kate Weare in this unprecedented collaboration designed to shake up their creative process and explore new artistic territory. Inspired by a rare original edition of Euclid’s Elements, 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.
Transit: Next Stop _
In this new production of the acclaimed 2012 hit, ODC’s extraordinary full company rides, dances and rolls with custom built bicycles against the backdrop of a hand-drawn film by Barry Steele.
March 15-16 and 20-21, 2013 feature pre-performance talks, beginning one hour prior to curtain.
March 17, 22-24, 2013 include post-performance talks.