RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing.
Featuring RAWdance with guest artists: Julie Crothers Kelly Del Rosario Molissa Fenley Molly Matutat Suzy Myre For the CONCEPT series, choreographers are encouraged to share work at any point of creation, offering new perspectives into the artistic process. RAWdance’s Artistic Directors take turns hosting and serving treats in between the works. The series takes place in the lavish Green Room in the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, creating a rare opportunity to see dance in one of the most beautiful spaces in the city.
Friday, Jan. 17 at 8pm Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3pm & 7pm More info
The Green Room San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center 401 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested Donation $10-$20) No advanced ticket sales Children welcome Popcorn, coffee, and snacks will be provided Image by Hillary Goidell
ODC's the Sandbox Series
The Sandbox Series is designed to support artistic exploration. 2020 Sandbox Choreographers Amy Foley, Dexandro Montalvo, Katie Wong were chosen for 8 3-hour sessions over a period of one month purely for the purpose of creative exploration. This project is meant to support imagination and risk; it is not project based and is not intended to replace the traditional pre-production rehearsal process.
Each choreographer will choose up to 6 dancers (with whom they have not worked with before) in one large open audition. For participation in the project, choreographers will be paid $1000, and each dancer will be paid a weekly fee of $90/week. The 24 hours of rehearsal space is paid for by ODC. Choreographers must have 10 years of professional choreographic experience. Dancers must have professional performance experience.
Session Dates & Rehearsal Schedule 2020 Session 1: February 10 - March 4 (Mondays & Wednesdays) Session 2: March 11 - 20; April 22 - May 1 (Wednesdays and Fridays) [2 2-week sessions] Session 3: March 23 - April 15 (Mondays & Wednesdays) Rehearsal times will be 12:30 - 3:30pm. More Info
DANCERS’ AUDITION 2020 Sunday, January 26, 1:30 - 4:30 PM Callbacks February 2, 1:30 - 4:30 PM Dancers are required to pre-register for the audition by January 20, 2020. To Pre-register, Click here. This program is funded by the Mellon Foundation.
RAWdance and ODC Theater presents Triple Take
For RAWdance’s first season after expanding to two coasts, the company’s three Artistic Directors unite to premiere an eclectic trio of new works. Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith present Part I of Shadow, a deep dive into the data “debris” we leave behind in our current digital age as a reflection of what makes us human. The Healer, a premiere by Katerina Wong, mines the ancient history, systems, and beliefs of Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic practices, to shed light on our innate ability to overcome physical and emotional suffering. For the final piece in the program, all three Artistic Directors join forces on a new work that utilizes the Surrealist “exquisite corpse” drawing game as a framework for their creative process. Rein and Smith, working as a pair and using video conferencing from NY, and Wong working in the studio in SF, take turns building material without seeing each others’ previous contributions. In this exploration of process and communication, the company embraces uncertain territory and new possibilities to creation. Thursday, March 12 at 8pm Friday, March 13 at 8pm Saturday, March 14 at 8pm Sunday, March 15 at 3pm