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Walking Distance Dance Festival

Free outdoor ODC dance performances with playful doggies | May 12-19
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The ODC’s Walking Distance Dance Festival features dynamic choreographers based in San Francisco and Los Angeles: Mary Armentrout, Kinetech Arts, Barak Marshall, d. Sabela grimes and Kimi Okada.

Most events are $20 per performance, but there are several free outdoor performances in local parks with a playful appearance by a cast of canines.

Free Outdoor Park Performances w/ Dogs | 2019
Chan Kaajal Park, 17th and Folsom, SF
– Sunday, May 12 – 7pm
– Monday, May 13 – 7pm
– Saturday, May 18 – 2pm + 6:30pm
– Sunday, May 19 – 6:30pm

During a week-long series of double bills and site-specific work across ODC home and their local neighborhood in the Mission district, dip into the speculative future, consider biorhythms of the heart, and enjoy a playful appearance by a cast of canines. Park performances are free and open to the public.

In addition to catching the work of these artists onstage, you can also take a class with them during the festival artist takeover of the Hotspot at ODC School. Consider the intersection of art and technology and build your own heart rate monitor with ODC Theater Resident Artist Kinetech Arts before their premiere based on human biorhythms.

Enjoy the expansive nature of what dance can be as these works spill into a grassy park, a local guitar shop and into the speculative future.

Join this festival tradition in the heart of the Mission District potent with celebration, thought, curiosity, improvisation, deliberation, care, and, of course, dance.

Tickets to the festival for 2019 is $20 per performance (or $60 for 4 performances) Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.


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