Celebrated drag performer, fashion muse, fundraiser and gourmand Juanita MORE! is your host for tonight's LGBTQ Night at ODC/Dance Downtown. Come early for a pre-performance party that includes complimentary light bites, Blue Angel Vodka cocktails, and a chance to mingle with friends and meet the ODC dancers and artists.
The party is followed by a performance of boulders and bones in the YBCA Theater, a new work by ODC choreographers Brenda Way and KT Nelson, inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy, and including collaborations with cellist Zoë Keating, designer Alexander V. Nichols and photographer/filmmaker RJ Muna.
The reception will be held in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Terrace Lobby, and requires an RSVP. RSVP does not include performance ticket. To purchase your performance ticket please visit www.odcdance.org or call 415.978.2787.
LGBTQ Night at ODC/Dance Downtown @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
Friday, March 28th @ 7pm | 700 Howard Street, San Francisco
Hosted by Juantia MORE!
RSVP at odcdance.org/lgbtq
(RSVP does not include performance tickets, which are available at 415.978.2787, www.odcdance.org)
ODC is known throughout the world for its athleticism, passion and intellectual depth. Among the many awards ODC's three resident choreographers--Brenda Way, KT Nelson and Kimi Okada--have received are a Guggenheim, six Isadora Duncan Dance Awards -- including two lifetime achievement awards -- a San Francisco Examiner Golden Slipper Award, and a Tony nomination. Brenda Way was selected as the first choreographer to serve as Resident of the Arts at the American Academy in Rome for 2009/10 and recently received a prestigious leadership award from the San Francisco Foundation. ODC has been hailed as "Best Dance Company" in the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2013 editions. In 2009 ODC was selected by BAM as one of three dance companies to tour internationally under the aegis of the U.S. State Department's inaugural DanceMotion USA tour.
Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC (Oberlin Dance Collective, named after its place of origin, Oberlin College in Ohio) loaded up a yellow school bus and relocated to San Francisco in 1976. Her goal was to ground the company in a dynamic, pluralistic setting. ODC was the first modern dance company in the US to build its own home facility in 1979, from which it operates a school, a theater, a gallery, and a health clinic for dancers. In September 2005, under Way's leadership, ODC opened a second performing arts facility, the ODC Dance Commons. And in the fall of 2010, ODC unveiled its newly renovated and expanded Theater. Through its dozens of programs ODC strives to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, engage community, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance performance, training, and mentorship.