RAWdance's the CONCEPT series: Digital Edition and Dance Party
RAWdance’s intimate and informal salon goes digital – featuring short dance films by five guest choreographers, a DJ’ed dance party, and more!
Hosted live by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors, Katerina Wong, Wendy Rein, and Ryan T. Smith, the Digital Edition will highlight dance for camera, with a mix of short dance films completed during the recent months of sheltering-in-place, as well as works-in-progress and digital experiments. The films will be followed by a full on dance party featuring DJ Rockin’ Raul and your dance moves! Throughout and following the event, audiences will be encouraged to share impressions and feedback with the choreographers, helping provide an outside perspective as they continue to craft their works.
Friday, August 14 at 6pm PST (9pm EST) Online, wherever you are! TICKETS: Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested ticket price $10-$25) Any profits will be shared equally amongst the participating artists, so your generosity is appreciated!
The CONCEPT SERIES has always aimed to create a high quality performance experience with a living-room vibe. Now it’s time to tune in from our actual living rooms, to connect to what’s brewing for dance makers and to reconnect as a community. Complete with popcorn breaks, as usual.
Header Image by Hillary Goidell, Choreographer Images (from top L, clockwise) by Guillermo Webster, Josh Rose, Hillary Goidell, Craig Baurley, Vincent Hardy, and Robbie Sweeny
Cutting Ball Theater's Utopia, a collaboration with RAWdance and Creativity Explored
"What they saw, finally, was that . . . after the world comes to an end, life goes on." This Fall, find yourself in Utopia: in love, in variety, in community.
Brand new from Charles L. Mee, lauded poet and sculpting pioneer of American experimental theater, Utopia is a rowdy and electric celebration of the world as it could be. Theater, dance, and animation harmonize in this genre-defying dreamscape that you can stream from home, starting October 2020. Wong and RAWdance collaborators join for this exciting virtual artistic partnership!
POSTPONED: RAWdance and ODC Theater presents Triple Take
We are working to settle new dates later this year. Once those dates are set, if you have already purchased tickets, they will automatically be exchanged and you can access them at Will Call for the same day of the run that you originally purchased. If you would prefer to exchange to a different night of the run or receive a full refund, you will be able to do so by contacting the Box Office at BOXOFFICE@ODC.DANCE or 415-863-9834. ---
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
ODC Theater 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA
photo by Elena Zhukova
POSTPONED: 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.
Session 3: March 23 - April 15 (Mondays & Wednesdays) More Info This program is funded by the Mellon Foundation.
POSTPONED: YBG ChoreoFest 2020
Part of the annual Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, CHOREOFEST highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a two-day mini-festival of site-specific work. Curated by RAWdance’s Artistic Directors, the fourth annual ChoreoFest will feature nine local companies in two distinct programs of special performances throughout the Gardens’ lawns and architecture.
Stay tuned for this year’s exciting lineup of artists!
ABOUT YBGF YBG Festival presents classical, world, and jazz music, contemporary and traditional Festival presents classical, world, and jazz music, contemporary and traditional dance, theater, children’s and family programs, and cultural events reflecting the rich cultures and creativity of the region. Artistic excellence, inclusion, diversity and innovation are at the heart of our mission. As the only curated arts park fully dedicated to the long-term presentation of free arts and cultural programs, Yerba Buena Gardens has a unique place in the cultural landscape of San Francisco. More info at YBGFESTIVAL.ORG.
Program presented outdoors No designated seating, no ticket system, no required RSVP No Pets Please