The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company announces a special opportunity to experience the Company in an up close and personal way. The Company will unveil the first segment of a new work as a local send-off before the Company departs for India.
After presenting site-specific performances in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza (October 2004) and at the opening of the new de Young Museum (October 16, 2005), Jenkins is intrigued to continue to present her work in alternative settings and allow the community to experience this section of her work in a laboratory setting. Limbs akimbo, torsos careening in space, floating images, expansive unison-this potent imagery of Jenkins and her collab- orators will be on view for two nights at the Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab.
This fall, Jenkins and five members of the MJDC will travel to Kochi, India to work with Padma Menon, an Indian choreographer, and some of her dancers. During their stay Jenkins will make one section of her new work, conduct lecture-demonstrations and perform in numerous cities in the state of Kerala. Jenkins’ initial workshop with Padma Menon in February 2005 was critical to learning and absorbing Menon’s distinct physical language, and their time together provoked this new opportunity to collaborate further.
Jenkins’ and Menon’s companies will be joined by two members of the Tanusree Shankar Dance Company, with whom Jenkins worked when she was in Kolkata, India in 2003. Together they will complete the first 30-minute section of the larger work, A Slipping Glimpse, which will premiere in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in May 2006.
Prior to the tour, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the Company in an up close and personal way. The Company will unveil the first segment of the new work as a local send-off before the Company departs for India. Jenkins has decided to continue to strip away the smoke and mirrors of the theater, and allow the community to experience this section in a laboratory setting.
Friday, October 21: 6:30pm
Saturday, October 22: 5:00pm
(includes a post-performance reception)
Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab
301 – 8th Street, # 200 (at Folsom)
Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling (415) 826-8399 or you can send us an e-mail.
For more information about the MJDC, visit www.mjdc.org