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ODC/Dance

Contemporary

san francisco

dance group

ODC/Dance

Contemporary

san francisco

dance group

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory.

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ODC/Dance

Contemporary

san francisco

dance group

ODC/Dance

Contemporary

san francisco

dance group

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory.

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founder

Brenda Way

Artistic Director

1971 - present

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members

KT Nelson

Co-Artistic Director

1976 - present

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Kimi Okada

School Director, Associate Choreographer

1971 - present

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Kate Weare

Resident Choreographer

2019 - present

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Jeremy Bannon-Neches

Dancer

2015 - present

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David Calhoun

Dancer

2019 - present

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Mia J. Chong

Dancer

2016 - present

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Cora Cliburn

Dancer

2020 - present

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Rachel Furst

Dancer

2016 - present

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Jaime Garcia Castilla

Dancer

2019 - present

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Natasha Adorlee Johnson

Dancer

2011 - present

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Allie Papazian

Dancer

2019 - present

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Tegan Schwab

Dancer

2015 - present

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Christian Squires

Dancer

2019 - present

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Calvin Thomas

Dancer

2019 - present

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Miche Wong

Dancer

2019 - present

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Our Story

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory. ODC/Dance Company's ten outstanding dancers perform its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. In addition to two annual home seasons in San Francisco (Dance Downtown and the beloved holiday production, The Velveteen Rabbit), past highlights include numerous appearances at the Joyce Theater in New York, sold out performances at the Kennedy Center, standing room only engagements in Europe and Russia, and two USIA tours to Asia. In 46 years, ODC/Dance has performed for more than a million people in 32 states and 11 countries, with support from the NEA, the U.S. State Department, and many state and city arts agencies. The company has been widely recognized for its rigorous technique and for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with, among others, composers Marcelo Zarvos, Bobby McFerrin, Zoë Keating, Zap Mama, Pamela Z, Jay Cloidt, and Paul Dresher; writer/singer Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, and Robin Williams; visual artists Andy Goldsworthy, Wayne Thiebaud, Jim Campbell, and Eleanor Coppola; and welder/bike designer Max Chen. View a list of the original Oberlin Dance Collective members and past company dancers at http://odc.dance/past-company-members.

Our Story

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory. ODC/Dance Company's ten outstanding dancers perform its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. In addition to two annual home seasons in San Francisco (Dance Downtown and the beloved holiday production, The Velveteen Rabbit), past highlights include numerous appearances at the Joyce Theater in New York, sold out performances at the Kennedy Center, standing room only engagements in Europe and Russia, and two USIA tours to Asia. In 46 years, ODC/Dance has performed for more than a million people in 32 states and 11 countries, with support from the NEA, the U.S. State Department, and many state and city arts agencies. The company has been widely recognized for its rigorous technique and for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with, among others, composers Marcelo Zarvos, Bobby McFerrin, Zoë Keating, Zap Mama, Pamela Z, Jay Cloidt, and Paul Dresher; writer/singer Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, and Robin Williams; visual artists Andy Goldsworthy, Wayne Thiebaud, Jim Campbell, and Eleanor Coppola; and welder/bike designer Max Chen. View a list of the original Oberlin Dance Collective members and past company dancers at http://odc.dance/past-company-members.

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ODC/Dance

Contemporary

san francisco

dance group

ODC/Dance

Contemporary

san francisco

dance group

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory.

Read Our Story

ODC/Dance

Contemporary

san francisco

dance group

ODC/Dance

Contemporary

san francisco

dance group

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory.

Read Our Story

founder

Brenda Way

Artistic Director

1971 - present

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members

KT Nelson

Co-Artistic Director

1976 - present

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Kimi Okada

School Director, Associate Choreographer

1971 - present

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Kate Weare

Resident Choreographer

2019 - present

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Jeremy Bannon-Neches

Dancer

2015 - present

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David Calhoun

Dancer

2019 - present

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Mia J. Chong

Dancer

2016 - present

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Cora Cliburn

Dancer

2020 - present

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Rachel Furst

Dancer

2016 - present

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Jaime Garcia Castilla

Dancer

2019 - present

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Natasha Adorlee Johnson

Dancer

2011 - present

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Allie Papazian

Dancer

2019 - present

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Tegan Schwab

Dancer

2015 - present

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Christian Squires

Dancer

2019 - present

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Calvin Thomas

Dancer

2019 - present

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Miche Wong

Dancer

2019 - present

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Our Story

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory. ODC/Dance Company's ten outstanding dancers perform its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. In addition to two annual home seasons in San Francisco (Dance Downtown and the beloved holiday production, The Velveteen Rabbit), past highlights include numerous appearances at the Joyce Theater in New York, sold out performances at the Kennedy Center, standing room only engagements in Europe and Russia, and two USIA tours to Asia. In 46 years, ODC/Dance has performed for more than a million people in 32 states and 11 countries, with support from the NEA, the U.S. State Department, and many state and city arts agencies. The company has been widely recognized for its rigorous technique and for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with, among others, composers Marcelo Zarvos, Bobby McFerrin, Zoë Keating, Zap Mama, Pamela Z, Jay Cloidt, and Paul Dresher; writer/singer Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, and Robin Williams; visual artists Andy Goldsworthy, Wayne Thiebaud, Jim Campbell, and Eleanor Coppola; and welder/bike designer Max Chen. View a list of the original Oberlin Dance Collective members and past company dancers at http://odc.dance/past-company-members.

Our Story

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a post-modern sensibility (an appreciation for pedestrian movement) into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory. ODC/Dance Company's ten outstanding dancers perform its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. In addition to two annual home seasons in San Francisco (Dance Downtown and the beloved holiday production, The Velveteen Rabbit), past highlights include numerous appearances at the Joyce Theater in New York, sold out performances at the Kennedy Center, standing room only engagements in Europe and Russia, and two USIA tours to Asia. In 46 years, ODC/Dance has performed for more than a million people in 32 states and 11 countries, with support from the NEA, the U.S. State Department, and many state and city arts agencies. The company has been widely recognized for its rigorous technique and for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with, among others, composers Marcelo Zarvos, Bobby McFerrin, Zoë Keating, Zap Mama, Pamela Z, Jay Cloidt, and Paul Dresher; writer/singer Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, and Robin Williams; visual artists Andy Goldsworthy, Wayne Thiebaud, Jim Campbell, and Eleanor Coppola; and welder/bike designer Max Chen. View a list of the original Oberlin Dance Collective members and past company dancers at http://odc.dance/past-company-members.

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the

community

Empower the dancer in you. Showcase your moves and discover more ways to dance.