ODC Theater Announces 2018 Season
ODC, the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced its 2018 Theater Season, a program demonstrating the organization's commitment to fostering new performance and to introducing the work of esteemed artists from across the globe to new audiences.
Highlights next year include world premieres by Sara Shelton Mann, Bobbi JeneSmith, Catherine Galasso, Byb Chanel Bibene, Liss Fain, Christy Funsch, Embodiment Project, Gerald Casel, Maurya Kerr and Hope Mohr. The Theater will also present West Coast premieres by touring artists Cori Olinghouse making her Bay Area debut, Netta Yerushalmy and Yara Travieso, and the Bay Area debut of Toronto-based artist Belinda McGuire.
In addition, ODC Theater is proud to be a part of Limited Edition: Forward Looking Lineages, a partnership initiated by Open Space, SFMOMA's contemporary arts and culture platform, along with CounterPulse, The Lab, Performance at SFMOMA and Z Space. Through Limited Edition, the partner organizations will present a series of interdisciplinary events throughout the winter exploring questions of ownership, legacy, the authentic and the appropriated in contemporary performance.
ODC Theater's contribution to the series begins with a public program with Cori Olinghouse on February 14 hosted by Open Space Editor-in-Chief Claudia La Roccoand ODC Theater Artistic Director Julie Potter. Highlighted performances to follow include the presentation of Olinghouse in the West Coast premiere of Grandma, February 15 - 17, and Netta Yerushalmy in the West Coast premiere of Paramodernities, co-presented by The Bridge Project, February 23 - 24. Workshops will accompany both engagements.
"At ODC Theater, you can see dance just about every week of the year," said Potter. "Coming together at the Theater we can imagine new possibilities, be engaged and challenged, and celebrate along the way. Join us to cultivate this potent space for expressions of the body, connection and reflection. And please do make dance a habit."
A chronological list of ODC Theater's 2018 Season follows. For more information, visit odc.dance.