• HOT SPOT: Alternativa with Kathleen Hermesdorf

    GUT Motives is an alternative contemporary dance class, an ongoing research towards a general unified theory of the act of motion from internal impulse to external expression. The work utilizes a hybrid of forms to encourage deep awareness and understanding of the body in itself and the body in motion, motivated by multiple meanings of guts, including viscera, center of gravity, courage, instinct, intuition, revelation and vulnerability. The practice is a progression of energy cultivation, hands-on investigation, somatic improvisation, technical experiments and methods of falling, flying and inversion, culminating in dynamic, 3-dimensional phrase work. The class is an intimate and animated arena for physical and artistic exploration, deeply informed by live, original music, and cultivating sensate virtuosity, kinetic efficiency and inter-active intelligence.

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  • PUSHfest 2017

    Now in its fourth season, PUSHfest Dance Festival offers Bay Area audiences the unique opportunity to see multiple perspectives on dance-making all in one weekend, all on one stage. 

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  • Contact Improvisation with Kim Epifano

    Kim Epifano's class builds contact improvisation skills to open the imagination and the body to every dancer’s potential. Students explore their individual creativity, balance, and body awareness while learning to move in relation to their self, the floor, and a partner. By sharing weight, strength, space and gravity, participants learn how to trust and be trusted while falling on and off the edges of their bodies.

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  • PUSHfest 2017

    Now in its fourth season, PUSHfest Dance Festival offers Bay Area audiences the unique opportunity to see multiple perspectives on dance-making all in one weekend, all on one stage. 

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  • PUSHfest 2017

    Now in its fourth season, PUSHfest Dance Festival offers Bay Area audiences the unique opportunity to see multiple perspectives on dance-making all in one weekend, all on one stage. 

    DISCOVER MORE
  • HOT SPOT: Alternativa with Kathleen Hermesdorf

    GUT Motives is an alternative contemporary dance class, an ongoing research towards a general unified theory of the act of motion from internal impulse to external expression. The work utilizes a hybrid of forms to encourage deep awareness and understanding of the body in itself and the body in motion, motivated by multiple meanings of guts, including viscera, center of gravity, courage, instinct, intuition, revelation and vulnerability. The practice is a progression of energy cultivation, hands-on investigation, somatic improvisation, technical experiments and methods of falling, flying and inversion, culminating in dynamic, 3-dimensional phrase work. The class is an intimate and animated arena for physical and artistic exploration, deeply informed by live, original music, and cultivating sensate virtuosity, kinetic efficiency and inter-active intelligence.

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  • HOT SPOT: Alternativa with Kathleen Hermesdorf

    GUT Motives is an alternative contemporary dance class, an ongoing research towards a general unified theory of the act of motion from internal impulse to external expression. The work utilizes a hybrid of forms to encourage deep awareness and understanding of the body in itself and the body in motion, motivated by multiple meanings of guts, including viscera, center of gravity, courage, instinct, intuition, revelation and vulnerability. The practice is a progression of energy cultivation, hands-on investigation, somatic improvisation, technical experiments and methods of falling, flying and inversion, culminating in dynamic, 3-dimensional phrase work. The class is an intimate and animated arena for physical and artistic exploration, deeply informed by live, original music, and cultivating sensate virtuosity, kinetic efficiency and inter-active intelligence.

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  • James Graham Dance Theatre presents Alpha Mouse

    "Alpha Mouse" is an evening length dance theater work looking at gender equality and desire.

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  • HOT SPOT: Alternativa with Kathleen Hermesdorf

    GUT Motives is an alternative contemporary dance class, an ongoing research towards a general unified theory of the act of motion from internal impulse to external expression. The work utilizes a hybrid of forms to encourage deep awareness and understanding of the body in itself and the body in motion, motivated by multiple meanings of guts, including viscera, center of gravity, courage, instinct, intuition, revelation and vulnerability. The practice is a progression of energy cultivation, hands-on investigation, somatic improvisation, technical experiments and methods of falling, flying and inversion, culminating in dynamic, 3-dimensional phrase work. The class is an intimate and animated arena for physical and artistic exploration, deeply informed by live, original music, and cultivating sensate virtuosity, kinetic efficiency and inter-active intelligence.

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  • James Graham Dance Theatre presents Alpha Mouse

    "Alpha Mouse" is an evening length dance theater work looking at gender equality and desire.

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  • Hot Spot with Holly Johnston

    Together, we create an experience of dancing as a self-regulating system, mode and means of responding, communicating and expressing ourselves through movement. Your body is fully acknowledged as source and resource of limitless possibilities. It is in the flux between knowing and unknowing that our bodies respond as instinct in order to find ground(ing); it is in this borderland that body can be a great generator of creative energies. Integrating somatics, movement phrases and improvisation we will generate new patterns of moving-thinking that offer our bodies time-space to actualize, reorganize and transform through our inherent movement intelligence and personal physical volition.

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  • Contact Improvisation with Kim Epifano

    Kim Epifano's class builds contact improvisation skills to open the imagination and the body to every dancer’s potential. Students explore their individual creativity, balance, and body awareness while learning to move in relation to their self, the floor, and a partner. By sharing weight, strength, space and gravity, participants learn how to trust and be trusted while falling on and off the edges of their bodies.

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  • James Graham Dance Theatre presents Alpha Mouse

    "Alpha Mouse" is an evening length dance theater work looking at gender equality and desire.

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  • Fall for Art

    Savor a tranquil afternoon with ODC surrounded by the rustic beauty of McEvoy Ranch. Delight in site-specific performances by ODC dancers and the Dance Jam teen company. Partake in a delicious lunch amid the idyllic olive groves. Bid on one-of-a-kind experiences to support ODC’s new work and Youth & Teen Scholarship Fund.

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  • James Graham Dance Theatre presents Alpha Mouse

    "Alpha Mouse" is an evening length dance theater work looking at gender equality and desire.

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  • ODC Theater Presents Kate Weare Company "Marksman"

    Marksman adopts the metaphor of “aim” to examine how we form — and are formed — over time. Though collisions with others may shape us, Marksman acknowledges the beauty, and futility, of our own willfulness. An abstract work, Marksman zeros in on the magnetism and electricity between bodies always present in Weare’s work, revealing ancient signals about presence, power, attraction, hierarchy, and vulnerability.

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  • ODC Theater Presents Kate Weare Company "Marksman"

    Marksman adopts the metaphor of “aim” to examine how we form — and are formed — over time. Though collisions with others may shape us, Marksman acknowledges the beauty, and futility, of our own willfulness. An abstract work, Marksman zeros in on the magnetism and electricity between bodies always present in Weare’s work, revealing ancient signals about presence, power, attraction, hierarchy, and vulnerability.

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  • ODC Theater Presents Kate Weare Company "Marksman"

    Marksman adopts the metaphor of “aim” to examine how we form — and are formed — over time. Though collisions with others may shape us, Marksman acknowledges the beauty, and futility, of our own willfulness. An abstract work, Marksman zeros in on the magnetism and electricity between bodies always present in Weare’s work, revealing ancient signals about presence, power, attraction, hierarchy, and vulnerability.

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  • ODC/Dance in Cal Perfomances 2017/2018 Season

    ODC/Dance is pleased to be a part of Cal Performances 2017/2018 season. Join us at Zellerbach Hall on Wednesday, October 11th at 8pm for the spectacular boulders and bones featuring cellist Zoë Keating.

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  • Marika Brussel presents "From Shadows: A ballet about homelessness"

    From Shadows is a contemporary ballet that explores homelessness and addiction. Told through the lens of a young girl looking for her father, this ballet asks us to recognize the humanity in all people, despite their circumstances in life. 

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