ODC/Dance Summer Sampler

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ODC/Dance Presents
Summer Sampler
July 26-27, 2019 at 8 PM
August 2-3, 2019 at 8 PM

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The Summer Sampler series features two different programs, and invites audiences to experience the dynamic ODC dancers up close in an exciting range of choreographic perspectives.

On the heels of touring coast to coast, San Francisco's world-renowned dance company performs here in the Bay Area for two weekends only in a season of new and favorite works.

Week 1 features an unorthodox and enticing evening-length event, Up for Air (Decameron), a collaboration woven from all four ODC choreographic voices: Founder & Artistic Director Brenda Way; ODC Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson; Associate Choreographer Kimi Okada; and Resident Choreographer Kate Weare. In a first for the company, Up for Air (Decameron) will be performed by dancers from both ODC and New York based Kate Weare company, and features live music by Emily Mann.

For the Week 2 performances, the company presents Way with Words, an evening of entertaining and timely works by Brenda Way. Waving Not Drowning (A Guide to Elegance), is an exploration of fashion, attitude and a wry suggestion of gender rebellion. In collaboration with award-winning composer Pamela Z, Way brings us this ironic consideration of manners and feminine perspective. Unintended Consequences, featuring music by renowned performance artist, wit and musician Laurie Anderson, shines a light on the current state of political affairs and our inadvertent complicity in them.

Experience the sensuality and wit of this powerful company in their home space.


  • Week 1

    July 26-27 at 8 PM

    Up for Air (Decameron), a collaboration woven from all four ODC choreographic voices, Brenda, KT, Kimi and Kate and performed by dancers from both ODC/Dance and Kate Weare Co. –a one-time-only event!

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  • Week 2

    August 2-3, 8 PM

    Way with Words, featuring witty and timely repertory by founder/artistic director Brenda Way: Waving Not Drowning (A Guide to Elegance), score by Pamela Z and Unintended Consequences with music by Laurie Anderson.

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All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.