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(Oberlin Dance Company
) is a contemporary dance company
founded in 1971 by artistic director Brenda Way
. ODC relocated to San Francisco
in 1976 and was the first dance company in America to build its own home facility in 1979 from which it still operates. ODC comprises a world class contemporary dance company, a community theater
organization, and a school.
ODC’s programs offer opportunities in and access to contemporary art-making for more than 6,000 artists and students and 50,000 audience members annually. The company has been widely acknowledged for its fusion of ballet and modern techniques and for their numerous groundbreaking collaborations with writers Leslie Scalapino
and Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle and Robin Williams; and visual artists Wayne Thiebaud, John Woodall and Eleanor Coppola.
Repertory and Awards
The ODC/Dance Company’s three resident choreographers, Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada are considered among America’s major contemporary choreographers. Over the last three decades, Way, Nelson and Okada have created a movement vocabulary known for its lyrical athleticism and intellectual depth. The company’s repertory of over 120 works includes commissions for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, San Francisco and Oakland Ballets, Los Angeles and Santa Fe Operas, Walker Art Center and the Festival des Etoiles among others. Awards include five Isadora Duncan... Read More