With four female resident choreographers—Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, and Kate Weare—this contemporary dance company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique, full-throttle partnering, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical commissions.
San Francisco-based ODC/Dance began as a collective at Oberlin College in 1971 and has since transformed and relocated to become one of the most active centers for dance on the west coast.
“Full-bodied and expansive without being showy or brawny” (The New Yorker), ODC/Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time since 1994, featuring KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, set to original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and performed amidst a mesmerizing sea of green confetti.
Learn more about Brenda Way and the founding of ODC/Dance in this PBS Documentary.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ODC/DANCE
“The dancing is always excellent: full-bodied and expansive, without being showy or brawny.”
The New Yorker
“In work so dependent on partnering and ballet technique, it’s heartening that the women show just as much brute strength and daring as the men.”
The New York Times
“The work draws technically assured, emotionally inflected renderings from the entire company, but the pleasure comes in small bursts.”
At Jacob’s Pillow: Aug 22 - Aug 26