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ODC Theater
at Shotwell Street 3153 17th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
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9 stars
Get to ODC early for a good seat. Patron tix (only slightly more $) give you early seating. Well worth it!
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There was a lot just across the street. $2.50 for the evening, and it felt safe.
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6 events
2 reviews
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attended Jul 22 2012

I went because I knew someone who was dancing in the second piece, Sol Y Sombra. I don't have much experience with modern dance but really enjoyed watching both pieces. I found the choreography fascinating and the dancers movements expressive and...continued

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10 stars
attended Jul 20 2012

NO EXIT was a most remarkable production with three talented dancers moving in unnatural directions with a grace and intention that was nearly unbelievable. Yet when they came together with movements that were obviously perfectly planned the...continued

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A look at the next wave of choreographers emigrating from the fringes to the forefront of Bay Area Dance culture. Featuring Alyce Finwall, Minna Harri, Tanya Bello, Christine Bonansea, Michelle Fletcher and Malinda LaVelle. Presented by the Garage’s SPF5 and WERK Collective.



  • _Angel

_Direction and Choreography: Alyce Finwall

Dancers: Julia Hollas and Vivian Aragon

Alyce Finwall Dance Theater presents Angel, a tour de force performance piece for two dancers. Influenced by the work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper and Virginia Woolf’s A Room of Her Own, Angel delves into the surreal and unnerving realm of sexuality and aggressions that pits the audience’s glare against the demanding physicality and exposure of the performance. Angel is a tightly constructed dance piece that inhabits a quiet, dark and mysterious room. Music by Biosphere, Carson Whitley, The Beach Boys and Joy Division.


Soly y Sombra

_Direction and Choreography: Tanya Bello

Dancers: Tristan Ching, Kelly Del Rosario, Norma Fong, Chin-chin Hsu, and Catherine Wells

Tanya Bello will premiere Sol y Sombra, a series of vignettes on the nature of reality, in both its harsh and beautiful extremes.


  • _No Exit

_Direction and Choreography: Christine Bonansea

Dancers: Marina Fukushima, Sebastian Grubb, Rosemary Hannon

Christine Bonansea will reprise her 2011 work No Exit. No Exit takes inspiration from Sartre’s play of the same name, offering a visually thrilling study of a triangular relationship marked by unrequited desire, cruelty, and suffering.



_Direction and Choreography: Minna Harri

Dancer: Minna Harri

Minna Harri will perform a one-woman piece titled Dead/Alive. As much about death and dying as it is a celebration of life and community, Dead/Alive breaks the mold of traditional dance performance, opening a dialogue with the audience and inviting audience members on stage. 


  • _BURSTNOW – A Valediction to Your Rampart

_Direction and Choreography: Michelle Fletcher

Dancers: Michelle Kinny, Angela Mazziotta, Sarah Gould, Sarah Pomarico, Caitlin Hafer, SummerBowie

Michelle Fletcher and Here/Now Dance Collective will present BURSTNOW – A Valediction to your Rampart, a work about the invisible walls we erect and the possibility of dismantling them for a more vulnerable and honest connection with others.



_Direction and Choreography: Malinda LaVelle

Dancers: Emmaly Wiederholt, Joy Prendergast, Julia Hollas, Madelyn Biven and Angela Mazziotta

Malinda LaVelle and her company Project Thrust will present a work titled Urge, a dance for six women about the negative effect men have on intra-female relationships. The extreme psychological states of desire and lust are revealed using food as an associative metaphor. 

About the Ticket Supplier: ODC Theater

ODC Theater's mission is to empower and develop innovative artists. Its goals are to participate in the creation of new works through commissioning, presenting, mentorship and space access; to develop informed, engaged and committed audiences; and to advocate for the performing arts as an essential component to the economic and cultural development of the community.