In 1935, Frank Lloyd Wright designed “Fallingwater,” a country house built over a stream in western Pennsylvania. It exemplifies Wright’s concept of “Organic Architecture,” which seeks to harmonize people and nature by integrating the building, the landscape, and its inhabitants into a united whole. Originally released in 1994, this classic documentary will be presented in a newly restored version. (1994/2011, 56 min, digital).
Preceded by Mike Dorsey's The Oyler House. In 1959, a working-class government employee named Richard Oyler, living in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world-famous “father of California modern architecture” Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To Oyler's surprise, Neutra agreed. (2012, 46 min, digital) More details »
San Francisco's internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company ODC/Dance celebrates its 43rd season with world premiere boulders and bones, an epic work inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy, and including collaborations with Zoë Keating, Alexander V. Nichols and RJ Muna; a revisit of 2013 smash hit Triangulating Euclid created by ODC Artistic Directors Brenda Way and KT Nelson in collaboration with NY choreographer Kate Weare; Two if by Sea, new choreography by ODC Associate Choreographer Kimi Okada; and a reprise of beloved future classic Unintended Consequences: A Meditation.
Opening Night Performance and GalaThu, Mar 20, 8 PMCelebrate ODC’s 43rd Season at our opening night performance and annual Gala Celebration, Thu, Mar 20, beginning at 6 PM. More details »
Opening Night After PartyPurchase your tickets to both the performances and the After Party. Celebrate into the night with ODC Dancers and Artistic Team, and enjoy premium wines and a decadent dessert buffet. More details »
Premiere PackagePurchase tickets to both program A and B for only $80, and see premieres of both the highly anticipated boulders and bones and Two if by Sea. Call YBCA Box Office at 415.978.ARTS (2787) for special premiere offer.
PROGRAM Aboulders and bones (2014 World Premiere, Brenda Way, KT Nelson)Thu, Mar 20, 8 PM (opening night)Fri, Mar 21, 8 PM Wed, Mar 26, 7:30 PM Fri, Mar 28, 8 PM Sun, Mar 30, 4 PM
PROGRAM B Two if by Sea (2013, YBCA Premiere, Kimi Okada) Triangulating Euclid (2013, Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kate Weare) Unintended Consequences: A Meditation (2008, Brenda Way) Sat, Mar 22, 8 PMSun, Mar 23, 4 PM Thu, Mar 27, 7:30 PM Sat, Mar 29, 8 PM
Photo: RJ Muna
Diller Scofidio + Renfro has long been at the forefront of design. The interdisciplinary design firm first stirred interest with its provocative exhibitions of theoretically based projects that blurred the boundaries between art and architecture. This film documents DS+R's unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces: the High Line and Lincoln Center. (2012, 54 min, digital)
Preceded by Tom Piper's Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower, a portrait of architect Jeanne Gang and Aqua, an 82-story apartment tower overlooking Chicago’s Millennium Park. One of the few high-rises in the world that creates a community on its facade, Aqua’s unique outdoor terraces create a strong connection to the outdoors and the city, and form the tower’s distinctive undulating appearance. (2009, 27 min, digital) More details »
Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity portrays one of the world’s most renowned architects, the Japanese “master of minimalism” Tadao Ando. His award-winning brutalist architecture creates a spectacular connection between Japanese tradition and contemporary modernism. The film introduces Ando’s world-famous buildings and accompanies him at work, as he shares his sources of inspiration with us. (2013, 52 min, digital)
Preceded by Suzanne Raes's The Successor of Kakiemon. How does one take over a company that is four-centuries old and has been run by one’s father, his father’s father and so on? Kakiemon is a type of Japanese porcelain renowned all over the world. Its appeal lies in the perfect balance between the splendidly colored and precisely executed enamel painting against the pure white background of negative space. It is now time for the father to pass on leadership of the company to his only son. Is he up to the task that lies ahead? (2012, 49 mins, digital) More details »
Support the MJDC by partying the night away in the YBCA Forum. Join the artists in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Company with a champagne toast, birthday cake and dancing. Price of admission also includes one ticket to a prize-filled raffle.
Thursday, April 3, post-showThe Forum, Yerba Buena Center for Arts$25 Special Event Ticket (not including performance)
Photo: Margaret Jenkins in No One But Whittington (1978) at the 15th Street Studio
Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University presents the 2014 Senior Showcase.
The grand finale to their four-year college journey, the 2014 BFA Senior Showcase puts the senior students center stage for one of the last performances of their undergraduate career. The technical bravura and commanding artistry of these eleven young dancers is not to be missed.
This one-show-only event presents new contemporary ballets by Sandrine Cassini and Gregory Dawson, as well as the return of Maurya Kerr’s powerful FUR and Uri Sands’s delightfully humorous Onomatopoeia. Also featuring second year students from the LINES Ballet Training Program
For more information about this performance and this unique BFA program, visit http://bfa.linesballet.org/events.
Photo credit: Weidong Yang