(Offices closed for the holidays.)
Choir - 4 p.m. Performance
Band - 6 p.m. Performance
ODC Dance was formed by Brenda Way in 1971 as a collective of artists at Oberlin College in Ohio where their name (Oberlin Dance Collective) orginated. Adventure, a certain irreverence, and the joy of moving were key ingredients to the core philosphy of their founding members.
In 1976, the sixteen dancers, painters, writers, photographers, and musicians of the collective bid farewell to Ohio, piled into a big yellow bus and came west to San Francisco to find a context for their artistic vision and social ideals.
Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahoré has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music today. As a child, Gnahoré was trained in the music and dance traditions of the Bété people by her father, a well-known performer in West Africa.
Hailed by critics as Africa’s leading star on the rise, her extraordinary talents position her to set the course for the genre. On stage, her voice and charisma have immense audience appeal.
Based upon Voltaire's novel Candide
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Richard Wilbur, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein
Book: Lillian Hellman, Hugh Wheeler
Directed by James A. Hatfield
Performances: March 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
March 5 at 2:30 p.m.
March 8, 9, 10, 12 at 7:30 p.m.