Premiere: February 27-29, March 1, 2020 | ODC Theater, San Francisco
“If you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu.”
This co-presentation with ODC Theater presents the third and final section of DSDT’s inCIVILITY series, A Seat at the Table, to culminate our 30th Anniversary season. Inspired by an Adam Gopnick article, “…Who Deserves a Seat at the Table”, and Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”, A Seat at the Table combines athletic interactions inspired by humanity, power, and place with community input about marginalization, powerlessness, and even being shunned.
“I am a storyteller, a translator, an every person, trying to ‘get’ life’s inexplicable moments. I make work to try and understand difficult life experiences, like the death of a parent, a near-fatal accident, and the impending environmental crises. It is my hope that the particular kaleidoscope of questions my company engages casts fresh light on the topics we address. I am drawn to things that challenge the dancers, and me. And by grappling with the challenge we have courage to go forward.”
– Excerpt from A Seat at the Table by Deborah Slater published in Dancers’ Group’s In Dance (Jan/Feb 2020).
All Photos by Robbie Sweeny