tion from other dedicated members of our team. From our staff to our board, we are believers. The realization of an artistic vision is a risky process, and over the years, it has been particularly difficult for artists of color who have been traditionally under-resourced. We have been able, and sometimes barely, to provide commissions, development support and a platform for the presentation of their work. We bring community and an audience of witnesses who are open to being affected, challenged and ultimately transformed to think and see the world a little differently and hopefully to feel their own courage to act and participate in the creation of a more just society. I suppose we could be called activist fans. Now we are breaking new ground, as we turn to producing new work. New frontiers await Brad and me, and our board and supporters. IA
“ODC glitters…a style built on risk and nerve” -The New York Times
Winner of Best Dance Company, San Francisco Bay Guardian 2013 PHOTO: RJ MUNA
and expansive humanity. I simply conjure one of their faces and their brilliant work, and I fully understand what compels me to do this work. It has become a sacred calling to do whatever I can to create space for art as a vehicle for change in a world going through such a challenging and fundamental shift. I believe art can do this like nothing else. To witness that creative flow reverberating from artists through audiences can be pure joy. I am honored and humbled by the work and by each of the artists and colleagues I encounter and learn from. We think deeply. We create passionately. We work hard. And we have lots of fun. We dance! I wouldn’t have it any other way. Patricia Cruz I have worked with Brad for 15 years at Harlem Stage. It has been my joy. We complement one another as we collaborate and get inspira-
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