ODC/Dance with Kate Weare is performs Giant in Portland this Thurs-Sat!
Based in San Francisco, ODC/Dance is known worldwide for choreography that is athletic, passionate and intellectually alive. White Bird is thrilled to introduce ODC to Portland with a program featuring highly expressive, vibrant dance by Brenda Way (Artistic Director) and KT Nelson (Co-Artistic Director), and a special ODC/White Bird newly commissioned work by guest choreographer Kate Weare, supported by White Bird’s 2015 “Barney” Creative Prize. ODC has been widely recognized for its rigorous technique and for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations.
White Bird’s program begins with Kate Weare’s new White Bird- commissioned Giant for 9 dancers. Controversial acts of heroism—from Salome to Edward Snowden—serve as a jumping off point to explore the perception of the heroic body and fantasies about courage and valor. Dubbed “the voice of the ‘it’s complicated’ generation” by Dance Magazine, Kate Weare, with Giant, charts her own view of humanism by tackling head-on the violence, sensuality and complex yearning for intimacy that mark our age.