Joyce Theater

ODC/DANCE

American Dance Platform 2020


ADP CURATOR: Christy Bolingbroke

Work Performed: Dead Reckoning 


About the Company

Company Website

The ODC/Dance Company, founded in 1971 by Brenda Way, is widely recognized for its rigorous technique and numerous groundbreaking collaborations, balanced with its commitment to accessibility and inclusive dance experiences for all community members through its school and extensive outreach. Comprised of nine world-class dancers, the company performs its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. Two annual home seasons in San Francisco include Dance Downtown and the holiday production, The Velveteen Rabbit. Recent highlights include numerous forays into online interactive programming, appearances at The Joyce Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, MODAFE Festival in Seoul Korea, Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, Royce Hall at UCLA and in past years, standing-room-only engagements in Europe, Russia, and Asia. ODC is known nationally for entrepreneurial savvy and was the first modern dance company in the United States to build a home facility, the ODC Theater which was renovated in 2010 to feature fully updated technical capacity and a cafe. In 2005, ODC expanded its campus to include the ODC Dance Commons, which houses ODC/Dance, ODC/School, a Pilates studio, and a Healthy Dancers’ Clinic.


Funding Credits

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The Joyce Theater's American Dance Platform is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.

Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform has been provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. 

Additional support for the American Dance Platform in 2020 was provided by a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.