• July Lobby Night

    Free art openings on the first Friday of every month that add a dash of dance with live performance, open mics, and an open floor for movement artists.

    Lobby Night featuring Anna Sidana
    July 1, 2022 at 6:00pm
    Guest Curator: Jonathan Cordero

    Anna Sidana (she/her) is a visual artist and large-scale oil painter.  Her art explores an emotional connection with complex family histories.  Leveraging the staggering power of nature to heal, and through abstraction and symbolism, she transcends the canvas to convey myriad emotions.

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  • Kiandanda Dance Theater presents: Religion Kitendi-Dress Code

    Who could have imagined that a group of people can find hope and strength in life through the clothes they wear? The Religion Kitendi-Dress Code project dives into the portrayals of the Congolese sapeurs, a group of dandy men and women who strive to survive the hardship of social and political challenges through feeling good in their attire. The project touches on the theatrical humor and the sorrowful trend of people who spend enormous sums of hard-earned money to find joy and hope in the kitendi (clothes) like a religion. Revisiting the history of slavery and colonization, the project looks at how the European fashion styles have impacted the African descent people globally.

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  • Kiandanda Dance Theater presents: Religion Kitendi-Dress Code

    Who could have imagined that a group of people can find hope and strength in life through the clothes they wear? The Religion Kitendi-Dress Code project dives into the portrayals of the Congolese sapeurs, a group of dandy men and women who strive to survive the hardship of social and political challenges through feeling good in their attire. The project touches on the theatrical humor and the sorrowful trend of people who spend enormous sums of hard-earned money to find joy and hope in the kitendi (clothes) like a religion. Revisiting the history of slavery and colonization, the project looks at how the European fashion styles have impacted the African descent people globally.

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  • SFDanceworks | Season Five

    Since 2016, SFDanceworks’ mission is to present the past, present, and future of world-class contemporary dance. We aim to present a global perspective on contemporary dance, presenting works by local, national, and international artists, as well as a nod to past masterworks. Through our mission, we aim to engage in a conversation about where contemporary dance has been and where it may be headed!

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  • SFDanceworks | Season Five

    Since 2016, SFDanceworks’ mission is to present the past, present, and future of world-class contemporary dance. We aim to present a global perspective on contemporary dance, presenting works by local, national, and international artists, as well as a nod to past masterworks. Through our mission, we aim to engage in a conversation about where contemporary dance has been and where it may be headed!

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  • SFDanceworks | Season Five

    Since 2016, SFDanceworks’ mission is to present the past, present, and future of world-class contemporary dance. We aim to present a global perspective on contemporary dance, presenting works by local, national, and international artists, as well as a nod to past masterworks. Through our mission, we aim to engage in a conversation about where contemporary dance has been and where it may be headed!

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  • SFDanceworks | Season Five

    Since 2016, SFDanceworks’ mission is to present the past, present, and future of world-class contemporary dance. We aim to present a global perspective on contemporary dance, presenting works by local, national, and international artists, as well as a nod to past masterworks. Through our mission, we aim to engage in a conversation about where contemporary dance has been and where it may be headed!

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  • ODC Health: Cross Training: Dance Bigger, Longer, Better

    ODC Health hosts free monthly educational workshops regarding dancer health. The facilitators, topics, and target audiences will vary each month as we hope to provide information to our large range of ODC participants.

    Dancers oftentimes only dance, and, unfortunately, dance injuries are very common. Just like any sport or activity, the body needs different modalities of movement to challenge itself and to function better. Overuse injuries occur with repetition, and mixing up the activity helps keep the body in balance. Rachel discusses cross training for dancers with Oriana Oanh Hua, PT, DPT, CSCS, and how understanding aerobic, anaerobic, strength, flexibility, and mobility cross training can help dancers leap higher, dance for longer, and with greater quality movement.  Learn how all these components work together in harmony to ensure you are dancing at your greatest capacity and prevent injury. 

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  • Jung YoungDoo & Jarosław Kapuściński: WITH

    Choreographer Jung YoungDoo and composer Jarosław Kapuściński perform a continuous hour-length piece on wordless understanding, unadorned sincerity, and parallel play. A counterpoint between motion and stasis, piano and dance react to each other in real-time— attempting a profound connection—music is gesture, gesture is sound, sound is intimacy.

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  • Jung YoungDoo & Jarosław Kapuściński: WITH

    Choreographer Jung YoungDoo and composer Jarosław Kapuściński perform a continuous hour-length piece on wordless understanding, unadorned sincerity, and parallel play. A counterpoint between motion and stasis, piano and dance react to each other in real-time— attempting a profound connection—music is gesture, gesture is sound, sound is intimacy.

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  • Jung YoungDoo & Jarosław Kapuściński: WITH

    Choreographer Jung YoungDoo and composer Jarosław Kapuściński perform a continuous hour-length piece on wordless understanding, unadorned sincerity, and parallel play. A counterpoint between motion and stasis, piano and dance react to each other in real-time— attempting a profound connection—music is gesture, gesture is sound, sound is intimacy.

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  • ODC Theater Art & Ideas: Re-Visioning: A Conversation on the Arts and the Environment

    The Art & Ideas series offers monthly, free programming that joins artist communities and audiences together for panels on driving equitable practices in the dance field, discussions on topics impacting the arts sector, embodying our theory in physical practice, and to access consulting by experts in the field.

    Moving forward in the era of climate change requires new ways of listening, imagining, and being. In working at the intersection of many modes of knowing, artists embody a unique agility and responsiveness to a changing world. This conversation will explore how each of the guest speakers’ artistic practices are informed by, activate and integrate materials and lessons from the natural world, and where they believe artists might fit in the environmental movement.

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  • ODC/Dance Presents: Summer Sampler

    Delight in the sweetness of summer with a taste of ODC/Dance. Experience renowned company favorites, including Brenda Way’s witty reflection on unrestrained self interest in Unintended Consequences (A Meditation), Kimi Okada’s award winning examination of secret languages in Two If By Sea, KT Nelson’s Going Solo for ODC veteran Private Freeman, Amy Seiwert’s heartfelt duet Veronica & Vincent, and Dexandro Montalvo’s Impulse, an explosive quartet for four women. Summer Sampler wraps with the ODC 50+ Anniversary Block Party, a celebration of the ODC Campus at 17th and Shotwell Streets in the heart of the Mission District.

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  • ODC/Dance Presents: Summer Sampler

    Delight in the sweetness of summer with a taste of ODC/Dance. Experience renowned company favorites, including Brenda Way’s witty reflection on unrestrained self interest in Unintended Consequences (A Meditation), Kimi Okada’s award winning examination of secret languages in Two If By Sea, KT Nelson’s Going Solo for ODC veteran Private Freeman, Amy Seiwert’s heartfelt duet Veronica & Vincent, and Dexandro Montalvo’s Impulse, an explosive quartet for four women. Summer Sampler wraps with the ODC 50+ Anniversary Block Party, a celebration of the ODC Campus at 17th and Shotwell Streets in the heart of the Mission District.

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  • ODC/Dance Presents: Summer Sampler

    Delight in the sweetness of summer with a taste of ODC/Dance. Experience renowned company favorites, including Brenda Way’s witty reflection on unrestrained self interest in Unintended Consequences (A Meditation), Kimi Okada’s award winning examination of secret languages in Two If By Sea, KT Nelson’s Going Solo for ODC veteran Private Freeman, Amy Seiwert’s heartfelt duet Veronica & Vincent, and Dexandro Montalvo’s Impulse, an explosive quartet for four women. Summer Sampler wraps with the ODC 50+ Anniversary Block Party, a celebration of the ODC Campus at 17th and Shotwell Streets in the heart of the Mission District.

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  • Dancing in the Street 50+ Anniversary Summer Block Party

    ODC invites neighbors from our Mission District home and members of the Bay Area dance and movement communities to join us in celebrating ODC's 50+ anniversary at a festive block party on Sunday, July 31st from 12 - 4 pm, concluding ODC’s Summer Sampler season at ODC Theater. The day will feature a free performance of KT Nelson’s ‘truly miraculous’ Path of Miracles by ODC/Dance, as well as works by our youth and teen program and dance artists affiliated with the ODC Theater.  Come sample a range of our ongoing dance and fitness classes, suited to all abilities and ages, individuals and whole families. Meet and experience the food and drink of our neighborhood vendors and learn about services provided by fellow organizations and businesses that also call the area around 17th and Shotwell home. The afternoon’s activities are designed as an informal, participatory and welcoming afternoon for all. ODC thanks Laurene Powell Jobs and Mark Leno for co-hosting this celebratory day.

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