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Miss Milea Attends an ODC Dance Company Performance in San Francisco
ODC/Dance is known worldwide for its athleticism, passion and intellect. Our three resident choreographers, Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada, have created a dynamic movement vocabulary over the last four decades that has significantly influenced a generation of dancers and choreographers.

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way who trained under the legendary George Balanchine, ODC (Oberlin Dance CollectiveŚnamed after its place of origin, Oberlin College in Ohio) loaded up a yellow school bus and relocated to San Francisco in 1976, bucking the dance world assumption that New York City was the only destination for dance. Her goal was to ground the company in a dynamic pluralistic setting.

ODC was one of the first American companies to return, after a decade of pedestrian exploration, to virtuosic technique and narrative content in avant-garde dance and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory.

Today, our company of eleven world-class dancers performs its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. In addition to two annual home seasons at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, past highlights include numerous appearances at the Joyce Theater in New York, sold out performances at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., four standing room only engagements in Europe and Russia and a USIA tour to Asia. In 37 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 fusion of ballet and modern techniques and for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with, among others, writers Leslie Scalapino and Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle and Robin Williams; and visual artists Wayne Thiebaud and Eleanor Coppola.

Known nationally for entrepreneurial savvy, ODC was the first modern dance company in America to build its own home facility in 1979, the ODC Theater. In September 2005, ODC also opened an additional 23,000 square feet facility, the ODC Dance Commons, which houses ODC/Dance, ODC School, administrative offices and the Healthy Dancers' Clinic.

Through our various programs ODC strives to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, engage community, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance performance, training, and mentorship.

 ODC Dance Company Photos Below From http://www.odcdance.org

 

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