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ODC Theater: Embodying Climate Change: A presentation from ODC/Dance
September 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a midday break as we explore how to manifest the impact and causes of climate change through dance. In an intimate studio setting, the session will culminate with the ODC/Dance performance Dead Reckoning, a work that touches on the human role in the transformation of the natural world. KT Nelson’s 30-minute work (which is being performed across the country) takes on the issue of public apathy about climate change.
Socially motivated narratives characterize ODC’s choreography over decades of the company’s history with works like News of the World (2018), boulders and bones (2014), Waving Not Drowning (2010), A Pleasant Looking Woman in Sensible Clothes (2007), On a Train Headed South (2006), and Time Remaining (2005). These works remind us to pay attention to the troubling issues of our time and our mitigating or complicit roles in their propagation. They reveal the power of larger cultural and societal phenomena and the challenge of individual action.
The performance will be followed by an interactive discussion about persuasive modes of communication and the need for imaginative and unorthodox approaches for reaching the public.