Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
Installing Dance/Curating Environments with Brenda Way
Brenda Way discusses her long-term role as a leading Bay Area dance curator. Her talk will focus on the piece Boulders and Bones, presented at Cal Performances the same evening, as a choreographic response to the site-specific work of artist Andy Goldsworthy.
Brenda Way is the founder and artistic director of ODC/Dance and creator of the ODC Theater and ODC Dance Commons, community performance and training venues in San Francisco’s Mission District. She has choreographed more than eighty-five pieces over the last forty-five years, and her commissions include Unintended Consequences: A Meditation and Western Women. She is a national spokesperson for dance, has been published widely, and has received numerous awards, including Isadora Duncan Dance Awards for both choreography and sustained achievement, and has enjoyed forty years of support from the National Endowment for the Arts.