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ODC Dance Commons: ODC/Dance Presents Drinks & a Dance: Dead Reckoning
February 12 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
ODC/Dance Presents Drinks & a Dance: Dead Reckoning Friday, February 12, 2021 5:15 PM PT Buy Tickets The Zoom Lobby 5:15pm Your Zoom theater date begins with you and your friends in an informal, social chat with a mixologist, wine maker, or other expert leading you in the creation of the evening’s specialty drink. Your beverage of the evening can be ordered and delivered, or, if you live further afield and already have the ingredients, you will receive a recipe. 5:45pm An intimate discussion of the work with choreographer KT Nelson and special guest Mike Mills, Atmospheric Scientist. Livestream Screening 6:00pm Together, we’ll watch a screening of KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, followed by a virtual Q&A with the artists. Dead Reckoning was inspired by choreographer KT Nelson’s sabbatical in Death Valley in 2013, and set to a commissioned score by composer and cellist Joan Jeanrenaud. In this work, Nelson explores our relationship to nature: how tiny we are in its magnitude, how vulnerable to its changes. Dead Reckoning refers to navigating without the predictable reference points of stars, increasing the likelihood of accumulative error. Nelson says, “Today the rate of change in nature is unprecedented. How will we negotiate it? Are we in a time of dead reckoning?”