ODC is one of a handful of San Francisco destinations for the new, experimental, and the beautiful in dance. Always cultivating talented choreographers as well as dancers, this month ODC brings us the L.A.-based company, Bodytraffic. Notice we did not precede the company’s name with any sort of identifying category, such as “modern” or “ballet”—it’s damned hard to put a name to what it does, and half the fun of watching is to parse out the multifarious influences evident in the work.
Israeli-American choreographer and musician Barak Marshall (son of dancer and master teacher Margalit Oved) has devised a piece based on a story from his own family’s history, set to classic Jewish love songs and hymns from the Yemeni and Yiddish traditions. European choreographer Richard Seigal will present a lighthearted piece set to popular jazz standards, and Kyle Abraham will be previewing a brand new piece showcasing his trademark mix of sharp and sinuous hip-hop movements.
So there you go–ODC is so cutting-edge that even the theater isn’t completely sure what it will be showing us come September 26th. Be one of the few “in the know” and book tickets online for one of the four shows.
3153 17th Street SF CA 94110
$20 Advance; $25 at the Door; $35 Arts Patron (includes early seating and a complimentary beverage) Call 415-863-9834 Box Office: Mon-Fri 12-3pm