"Dead Reckoning," "The Invention of Wings"
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, CA
March 21, 2015
by Rita Felciano
copyright © Rita Felciano 2015
For years I have walked out of ODC/Dance concerts with a spring in my step because the company's buoyant physicality so beautifully sets in relief the individuality of its members. The longer they dance, the more deeply they dance. Choreographers KT Nelson and Brenda Way think deeply about our place in this world and then shape the raw material into finely crafted choreography which more often than not speaks to the heart as well as to the brain. This time around, however, their world premieres, Nelson's "Dead Reckoning" and "The Invention of Wings," a collaboration with Way, left me downcast.
Josie G. Sadan in KT Nelson's "Dead Reckoning." Photo © Andrew Weeks