Oberlin Dance Collective

Address
Street: 
351 Shotwell St
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
California
Zip: 
94110
Country: 
United States
Phone: 
(415) 863-6606 x117

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).

Mission: 
ODC, through its Company, School and Theater, is dedicated to the lifecycle of the artistic process. ODC's mission is to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, engage community, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance. Under the artistic leadership of founder/choreographer Brenda Way, ODC/Dance produces new work that reflects the aesthetic and social values of its three resident choreographers: Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada. The Company maintains an ensemble of extraordinary dancers to perform the work and to participate in ODC's extensive local and national educational programs. ODC Theater develops innovative artists through commissioning, presenting, mentorship, and space access; develops engaged and committed audiences; and advocates for the performing arts as an essential component to the economic and cultural development of our community. ODC School offers training in a wide range of dance forms to children and adults in order to nurture creative contemporary dance artists and appreciative audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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