So Fresh and So Clean
ODC used to stand for Oberlin Dance Collective and although the performance space in San Francisco still goes by the name ODC, it no longer stands for the same thing. Oberlin is a college in Ohio filled with creatives, musicians, artists, dancers, writers, even economists. Needless to say, the roots of ODC rest in the aspiration for a space in which performers can explore and develop beyond their limits. That sensibility continues. In fact, ODC's main caveat is that it be a home for new work, thus the work is constantly innovative, hoping to break new ground or at least explore the ground that it currently stands upon. ODC's show, Migrations, explores the various aspects of choreography by having three choreographers look at three specific parts of choreography, namely choreographer as dance maker, choreographer as kinetic sculptor, and choreographer as director. Rob Bailis is ODC's theater director and co-choreographer of the show.