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ODC/Dance presents Drinks & a Dance: Walk Back the Cat
September 10, 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm$10 – $35
ODC/Dance invites guests to take a trip back to the 1930s and treat themselves to an evening “in” with Drinks & a Dance, an immersive virtual event. The evening kicks off at 5:15pm PDT with a cocktail class from San Francisco’s Stookey’s Club Moderne, a lounge evoking the style of post-prohibition San Francisco. After shaking (or stirring) a classic cocktail, guests can sip and settle in for a lively conversation with ODC/Dance Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer Brenda Way and composer Paul Dresher. A livestream viewing of ODC’s Walk Back the Cat culminates the evening.
Way’s Walk Back the Cat, which premiered in 2016, excavates the circuitous journey of the choreographic process and arrives in a world inspired by visual artist Thomas Hart Benton’s muscular and vital murals of American City Life in the 1930s. The work features visuals by photographer RJ Muna, video by Ian Winters, and a commissioned jazz-inspired score and live performance by Paul Dresher and musicians.