Evening of choreography by Jessi Barber, Gerald Casel, Amy Chang, Caitlin Hafer, LV Dance Collective
Dec 7-8, 8:00pm
Continuing its longstanding tradition of presenting innovative choreographic voices that represent diverse points of view, ODC School and ODC Theater present the 63rd cycle of its Pilot Program entitled 'Concatenate'. As a cornerstone of ODC's programming, Pilot selects seven choreographers and offers a communal, laboratory-like setting where the artists receive mentorship in choreography and self-production over the course of an intimately structured 11-week session. Acknowledged as an artistic incubator, Pilot introduces audiences to emerging talent while giving participants skills to enter the Bay Area and national dance scenes.
Oakland-based choreographer Jessi Barber explores the negotiation of internal and external space in that precious space. In Visiter, Bessie award winner Gerald Casel continues his investigation into alternative methods of dance making with original music played live by Milwaukee-based composer Tim Russell. This new trio employs use of random number generators to create movement scores, evoking states of disorientation and tender interactions. Amy Chang offers Between Silences, a dance that explores the importance of human connection in times of transition. In Nostalgia and Paperwork, Pilot alumnus Caitlin Hafer (with original music by Robert Boston) creates a surreal world that revolves around endings that asks, "if we are made of endings, where do we begin?" LV Dance Collective presents a new work from co-directors Martha L. Zepeda and Kao Vey Saephanh. Hair I Am explores the importance of hair, representing the crown of the soul, the evolving seasons of maturity, and the frame through which personalities shine. Zepeda and Saephanh (who is also a hair dresser by trade). Zachary Sharrin, a choreographer and visual artist, creates Four Kinds of Flowers, a work that takes its title from the Javanese Gamelan composition, 'Kinds of Flowers'. Each flower represents an aesthetic expression or essence of different mental states.
Presented by GERALDCASELDANCE.