State of Play Festival
Studio B, ODC Dance Commons
Digital stream Thursday, June 16, 6 PM
Paper Trails is a dynamic exploration of the unique communication pathways adopted by immigrants on Angel Island in the early 20th century. This new dance work features a range of movement drawn from imagination and personal stories, as well as inspiration from Erin Yen’s mixed-race lineage. Artists Lucia Flexer-Marshall, Abigail Hinson and Sawako Ogo share the stage to research how communities may be built through fragmented interactions. The records have burned. A new history may form and we can write it, one secret message at a time.
- Erin Yen | Dragons Dance
Dragons Dance is a movement-driven dance company that uses the intricacies of its artists’ pasts to understand an unknown future. Founded in 2020 by Erin Yen, Dragons Dance draws from Yen’s extensive contemporary dance training and unique use of Laban Analysis in choreography. Dragons Dance has performed as a resident artist at venues throughout the Bay Area, shares work online via dance film, and provides spaces for artists to co-collaborate and create community.
Free Community Event Highlight
- Longtable Discussion: Envisioning the Future of Dance
Envisioning the Future of Dance
A longtable discussion with Laura Elaine Ellis, Erin Yen, and James Graham
Monday, June 6, 4:15-5:15pm
ODC Theater Lobby
Contribute your insights and desires to this long table discussion, and help shape the future of dance! Facilitators will kick off the conversation and then open it up to attendees to share their interests and observations.
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All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.
Proof of vaccination is required for all in-person activities. Starting March 1, 2022, up to date vaccination status is required. Learn more at odc.dance/reopening.nts. Learn more at odc.dance/reopening.