Two experimental dance companies open the inaugural season at ODC's freshly-renovated digs with a program that takes the traditional and contemporary and shakes it like James Bond’s martini.
If you’ve ever cursed your lizard brain, Our Body Remembers investigates those primal caveman tendencies - genetic intelligence passed down from ancestors that seeps into our modern lives. Like the fully rational, if not entirely relevant, fear of saber tooth tigers. LEVYdance uses ethnic Persian dance to explore visceral responses that may or may not impact our daily lives and choices.
Named after a form of bluesy Greek music, Rebetiko digs up the islands’ history in this Kunst-Stoff world premiere, choreographed by the acclaimed Yannis Adoniou. A wistful postmodern folk dance - complete with vocalist and shadow theater artist - it’s an innovative portrayal of sorrow and oppression via dance.
October 21-24. ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street. Tickets are $18 at odctheater.org.