ODC Theater Presents WITH CARE

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CO-COMMISSIONED BY ODC THEATER AND AMERICAN MODERN OPERA COMPANY (AMOC) BOBBI JENE SMITH IN COLLABORATION WITH KEIR GOGWILT FEATURING OR SCHRAIBER, MIRANDA CUCKSON, AND A SPECIAL ORIGINAL MUSIC COMMISSION FROM MATTHEW AUCOIN

Building on the cross-disciplinary work performed in A Study on Effort, an event co-presented by ODC Theater and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in 2017, Bobbi Jene Smith and Keir GoGwilt’s newest project explores ideas of care and caregiving through music, dance, and spoken word.

Conceived as a drama between two twinned characters, a caregiver and a wounded spirit, With Care is a physical investigation of vacancy, loss, and passion using the sensation-based movement practice Gaga. Joining Smith and GoGwilt onstage are dancer Or Meir Schraiber, like Smith a veteran of Batsheva Dance Company, and violinist Miranda Cuckson.

American Modern Opera Company is the artistic home for some of the most diverse and vibrant singers, dancers, and instrumentalists of our generation. AMOC acts as the incubator and executor for 17 core members’ most ambitious, innovative projects. AMOC's commitment is to working as an ensemble to reimagine the experience of opera – from conception to performance.

  • Gaga/people Class with Bobbi Jene Smith

    Gaga/people
    6:30 PM 
    ODC Theater
    Free with performance ticket

    Ticketholders will have the option to join Bobbi for a 45-minute Gaga/people class onstage at ODC Theater at 6:30 PM before the performances. Gaga/people classes are open to all people, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed. Gaga—the movement language created by Ohad Naharin, artistic director and choreographer of Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv—is a continuous, sensation-based movement.

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

  • ODC Theater Presents - Bobbie Jene Smith and Keir GoGwilt - With Care play
    Video by Derrick Belcham