Jeremy Smith and Yayoi Kambara
When Jeremy Smith, now with San Francisco’s ODC/Dance, was a student at Florida State University, modern teacher Lynda Davis put him through his paces.
“Her classes were rigorous. One of her methods was to have us do the same phrase for long stretches of time, maybe 15–20 minutes for just one exercise. At the time it seemed crazy, but what ended up happening was that I built memory and endurance, and I started having more efficiency in my body. I learned to do things in the most practical manner.”
Smith stars as “The Boy” in ODC’s production of The Velveteen Rabbit running through Sunday, December 13, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.
Photo by RJ Muna, courtesy of ODC/Dance