New View: Studio 1924 in Oakland

At Studio 1924, Melissa Agocs and Count Glover share the vision to provide an intimate, fun place for dancers where they can truly feel part of a community. Melissa and […]

He Moved Swiftly…

“Do you dance for the dead or with the dead?” This is the choreographer’s and the conjurer’s dilemma. What we know from watching Amara Tabor-Smith is that the answer comes […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Traditional Arts: Speaking with Lily Kharrazi of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts

When many of us come to California, we come with the goal of embracing the new and leaving our histories behind us. Our state seems to be one of perpetual […]

Welcome, May 2013

These days, I’m into watching. A happy voyeur sitting in a darkened room where I view bodies working out choreographic ideas that are complex, nuanced, big, bold–even messy. Ideas that […]

Dance Discourse Project #14

SMALL in the Bay Area In the ecology of any performance scene, different kinds of places play different roles. In the bay area there has been a vigorous history of […]

Instead of Performing: Interpreting the Work of Tino Sehgal

I was alone lying on a cold concrete floor moving slowly and following my breath, not permitted to talk or stand up. My thoughts wandered to strange places: childhood, ancestors, […]

Pilot: Start-up Strategies for 2013

This article discusses the Pilot Program, ODC’s long-running incubator for emerging artists, and contextualizes how it functions within the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the larger dance community, […]

Bodies of Empowerment: May Classes

Bodies of Empowerment has free classes every month taught by amazing teachers offering many different styles of dance. It’s a place where you can explore movement, meet new people, sweat, […]