Four dancers in matching cerulean blue costumes in an interlinked counterbalance on the wet sand of a beach. A crowd behind them watches.

7 Shows Worth Catching Before Summer Comes to a Close

Eclectic festivals and outdoor offerings, a Broadway transfer and a rare London tour—and, of course, more than a handful of brand-new works pulling from an intriguing array of source material. Here’s what we’re looking forward to as summer winds to an end.

ODC Fosters Artistic Community for San Francisco and Beyond

Brenda Way founded ODC/Dance in 1971 on the basis of one guiding question: “How can we help create a culture of art and art appreciation?” More than 50 years later, the depth of her organization’s programming speaks to Way’s community-based mission. ODC is a company, a school, a performance space and a dancer health clinic, but it’s the sum of […]

6 Fresh Festivals and Premieres We've Got Our Eyes On This Month

This month, festivals are unfolding in the Bay Area and thought-provoking premieres are making their debuts in New York City—and it’s all available to watch online. Meanwhile, across the pond, a show that got its start as a livestreamed event is being adapted for live, in-person audiences. Here’s what we have our eye on. Drawing […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in February 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell has been named artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. María Riccetto has been appointed artistic director of the Ballet Nacional de Sodre. Terry Wilson has been named artistic director of […]

ODC Is Hosting Online Wellness Events All Month—for Free

Health is at the top of all our minds today. Dancers in particular are consumed not only by how to stay virus-free, but by how our bodies have changed after months without our usual routines and how we could use this time to come back stronger and more resilient. Fortunately, ODC and its Healthy Dancers […]

The Resourceful Apprentice

Make the most of this career-defining transition. When Sarasota Ballet corps member Caroline Hennekes started her apprenticeship in 2014, it was a big shock. “Being in an adult world makes you grow up fast,” she says. An apprenticeship can be one of the hardest years of your career—as Hennekes learned, proving that you have the […]

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