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May 31 - June 01

ODC Theater Presents
Walking Distance Dance Festival – SF
May 31-June 1, 2013
At the ODC Campus - ODC Theater & ODC Dance Commons

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Brian Brooks Moving Company | casebolt and smith | Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project | Rachael Lincoln & Leslie Seiters | ODC/Dance | Kate Weare & Company | Scott Wells & Dancers

ODC’s annual fringe-style festival returns for a second year with samplings of contemporary dance from around the nation. Each double bill offers a provocative pairing curated to spark conversation. Whether it’s raw physicality, cinematic tableaus, or unexpected props, each performance is certain to offer the ephemeral, visceral thrills that only live dance can provide. The programming showcases many of the artists' most celebrated works, offering a second chance to see a hot ticket or a perfect first taste of a choreographer who’s new to you. Join us for a weekend of dance, zipping back and forth between shows and enjoying conversation with fellow arts enthusiasts. 

Tickets: $20 per program / $50 Festival Pass


Program A:
Friday, May 31, 2013 7pm

Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters People Like You (World Premiere)
Witness an investigation into the artifice of personality in the world premiere of People Like You. With over a decade of creating and performing together, Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters mine the format of the duet to reveal the fluidity of identity as it morphs in relation to different people and experiences.

Kate Weare & Company

The Light Has Not The Arms To Carry Us (West Coast Premiere)
An abstract exploration into primitive states, The Light Has Not The Arms To Carry Us delves into abasement, wariness, sensuality and tenderness through formal movement exploration, rhythmic play against the sound, and a decisive use of space etched by light.


Drop Down
Winner of New York’s 2007 The A.W.A.R.D. Show, Drop Down investigates how a man and a woman negotiate proximity and erotic power in a tantalizing duet utilizing the mechanics of tango, with its revolving central axis, knife-like leg action and quick-changing rhythms.

Program B:
Saturday, June 1, 2013 4pm

casebolt and smith O(h)
Dance theater duo casebolt and smith implodes the contemporary dance bubble in a fast-paced, irreverent, and intricately layered exploration of their own limitations as artists. They speak directly to the audience, sing while dancing, and layer their performance with pop culture references, creating a theatrical work that demonstrates what they can, can’t – and won’t – do as dancers.

Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project House of Matter

Merging together urban and modern dance with theater and spoken word, House of Matter explores the metaphor of the house as a place of belonging: the house of the body, family, community and – finally uniting all people – the house of the Earth itself.


Program C:
Saturday, June 1, 2013 7pm

Brian Brooks Moving Company I'm Going to Explode
(West Coast Premiere)
The West Coast premiere of 2013 Guggenheim Fellow Brian Brooks’ I'm Going to Explode examines the tension of working within confined spaces and the relief of breaking out of them. Blending formal dance techniques, competitive sport maneuvers, parkour, and street dance, Brooks presents a controlled, yet powerful male presence on stage.

ODC/Dance Cut-Out Guy

ODC/Dance’s celebrated dance company returns to Walking Distance Dance Festival-SF with KT Nelson’s Cut-Out-Guy. Winner of two Isadora Duncan Dance awards, Cut-Out Guy explores the fierceness and fragility of men with its originally conceived all-male cast set to an original score by Ben Frost.

Scott Wells Parkour Deux
In Parkour Deux ODC Theater's Artist-in-Residence Scott Wells translates the parkour milieu into a theatrical display with his full company’s trademark humor and high-flying acrobatics. Boxing, skateboarding, not to mention the “urban ninjary” known as parkour, are all fodder for his inspiration.

This event is made possible with generous support from the James Irvine Foundation.

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