Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
ODC Dance Theatre
3153 17th Street at Shotwell
San Francisco CA 94110  

ODC is a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco community. The organization was formed by Brenda Way in 1971 as a collective of artists at Oberlin College in Ohio where the name ODC originates (Oberlin Dance Collective). Adventure, a certain irreverence and the joy of moving were key ingredients to the core philosophy of our founding members. In 1976, the sixteen dancers, painters, writers, photographers and musicians of the collective bid farewell to Ohio, piled into a big yellow bus and came west to San Francisco to find a context for their artistic vision and social ideals.

Now one of the most active centers for dance on the West Coast, we are unique for our fully integrated program vision and far-reaching impact. Our two building campus features eight studios, 2 performance venues and several office suites, is home to a world-class dance company, a professional, pre-professional, and recreational dance training program, a Healthy Dancer’s Clinic, and a nationally regarded presenting venue.

Operating in San Francisco's Mission district for 40 years, our programs and numerous neighborhood activities have contributed to community development, stability and access to creative art-making. Presenting, co-presenting, scholarship, work exchange, apprentice, sponsorship and rental programs are all here to serve the large professional dance, music and theater communities in San Francisco.

ODC Dance Company
ODC School/Rhythm & Motion
ODC Dance Commons
ODC Healthy Dancer’s Clinic
ODC Theater

We are proud to have been the first modern dance company in America to build our own home facility in 1979. In September 2005, we opened our 33,000 square foot performing arts training center, the ODC Dance Commons, half a block from our cornerstone facility, the ODC Theater. In Fall 2010, the completion of ODC Theater culminated a successful two-year, $9 million renovation and expansion campaign that concludes ODC’s extraordinary, decade-long $20 million effort to realize a national center for contemporary dance and performance on the West Coast.
http://www.odcdance.org

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, November 17 2018 8:00 PM
The Crushing Spiral Ensemble

Matt Small - bass and compositions
Steve Adams - saxophones
Sheldon Brown - saxophone and clarinet
Chris Grady - trumpet
Steve Blum - piano
Michael Pinkham - drums

The Crushing Spiral Ensemble performs the music of award-winning bassist/composer Matt Small at ODC Theater in San Francisco. With a 20 year history of performance, the band will be debuting compelling new compositions, and featuring some of the best musicians of the Bay Area – Steve Adams (reeds), Sheldon Brown (reeds), Chris Grady (trumpet), Steve Blum (piano), Michael Pinkham (drums), and Matt Small (bass). Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a gifted San Francisco bassist and composer whose alluringly original music draws on a rich range of classical, jazz and indigenous music,” Small’s work has been presented all over the world by major festivals and presenters, including Carnegie Hall, The Monterey Jazz Festival, and concert halls across Asia. Tickets: General admission is $25 for advance and day of tickets. Call (415) 863-9834 for ODC box office information or visit ODC.dance for tickets.  More...