Island City Waterways: Uprooted

May 21-22, 2022
Alameda Point Waterfront Park

Island City Waterways: Uprooted is the 3rd in a series of site-specific performances of dance, theater and music, that celebrate the history of Alameda’s unique waterfront. Uprooted will tell the story of Alameda Point, from the rise of civilian flight, to a Naval Air Station that staged four wars, to land being repurposed to fill the promise of a community’s future.

ODC/Dance joins a cast of 35 actors, dancers, and musicians including 13th FloorAkira Tana Trio, and Maze Daiko, will lead audiences on an easy stroll around Alameda Point’s West Mall Square for a 75-minute immersive performance that will take them on a journey from the wings of peace to the wings of war and from boot camp to WWII internment camp.

Four performances each day at 10am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, and 3:15pm

Cora Cliburn Dance Downtown Postcard

"Cliburn is so precise you stare closer to see how she does it"

San Francisco Chronicle, ODC Dance Downtown Review


"Pin-prick precision...a delicate touch that makes her shine"

DANCE Magazine, "25 to Watch"

Cora Cliburn in Post:ballet's "Yours is Mine"

Dance Magazine Feature

January 2022 Edition

Cora was honored to share her mom's New Mexican green chile stew recipe with Dance Magazine on behalf of ODC/Dance.


Dance Spirit Article

"10 Contemporary Ballet Companies You Should Be Obsessed With"

Cora represented Post:ballet in discussing Robin Dekkers' work with Dance Spirit Magazine.

Cora Cliburn and Ricardo Zayas

Stanford News Article

"New Stanford dance performances highlight different views toward ‘space’"

Cora discussed an upcoming Dept. of Theater and Performance Studies performance with Stanford News.


Santa Fe New Mexican Newspaper Article

"Teen blends her two loves — dance, photography"

Cora was featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper after receiving the Santa Fe Mayor's Melissa Engstrom Youth Artist Award.

Cora Cliburn photo by Paulo Tavares

Past Performances & Film Premieres


ODC/Dance Downtown

March 31-April 10, 2022
Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA

Dance Downtown features two seminal works by ODC Founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way that exemplify the company's emotional and virtuosic choreographic style: "Investigating Grace" and "Speaking Volumes."

The season will also feature two world premieres by guest choreographers: Dexandro Montalvo's "Vámonos" (Program A) and Amy Seiwert's "No Alibi" (Program B).