With four female resident choreographers—Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, and Kate Weare—this contemporary dance company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique, full-throttle partnering, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical commissions.
San Francisco-based ODC/Dance began as a collective at Oberlin College in 1971 and has since transformed and relocated to become one of the most active centers for dance on the west coast.
“Full-bodied and expansive without being showy or brawny” (The New Yorker), ODC/Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time since 1994, featuring KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, set to original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and performed amidst a mesmerizing sea of green confetti.
Photographed by Andrew Weeks
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On July 9, 1942, the Ted Shawn Theatre, the first theatre in the United States designed specifically for dance, opened its doors. Architect Joseph Franz, who also built The Music Shed at Tanglewood, had agreed with Shawn that the theatre exterior must harmonize with the existing farmhouse and barns.