Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Global Moves brings together four dance companies from different parts of the world to respond to the growing international atmosphere of fear, xenophobia, and isolation.
This evening-length dance performance, led by Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, will include contributions from long-time collaborators from the company’s 50-year history, including Paul Dresher and Joel Davel (composer/music), Jack Beuttler (visual design), Michael Palmer (poet/text), Rinde Eckert (text and performance), and Mary Domenico (costumes). The international dance companies will include Tanusree Dance Company from India, Yahui Lu and Guanglei Hui from China, and Kolben Dance Company from Israel, who will all be working together for the first time.
The event, featuring live music by the Dresher Davel Invented Instrument Duo, will take place inside and outside the Presidio Theatre in the historic Presidio of San Francisco, with portions of the evening happening on the Theatre’s beautifully restored stage, as well as the outdoor plaza that opens to the national park.
Global Moves is a recipient of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions.
Global Moves is a timely investigation exploring how the globe moves and how we move – conceptually, virtually, and in reality. It asks the questions: What would a world without borders look and feel like, where we could move easily from one place on the globe to another? What, as if the bird, we could land on a wire, or the sand, or in a forest – be welcomed – no interrogation. To explore these questions, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company is collaborating with artists from China, India, and Israel, communicating their choreographic ideas through letters, conversations, and video recordings of their movement investigations, offering a window into each other’s cultures. The artists will unite in San Francisco to rehearse and perform together in June.
Global Moves features collaborators who have worked with the MJDC over the last 50 years, including Paul Dresher and Joel Davel (composer/music), Michael Palmer (poet/text), Rinde Eckert (text and performance), and Mary Domenico (costumes). Visual design is by Jack Beuttler.
The MJDC dancer/collaborators are critical to the development of Jenkins’ physical and gestural world – creating dances by continually layering, disrupting rhythms, and shattering spatial planes. The current dancer/collaborators are Allegra Bautista, Corey Brady, Tristan Ching Hartmann, Carolina Czechowska, Kelly Del Rosario, and Olivia Caldeira Holston. Joining them for the performance are international artists Irit Amichai Gabinet, Nitzan Bardichev, Indranil Ghosh, Guanglei Hui, Yahui Lu, and Joyita Pal.
“Having worked with each international company over the past two decades, the questions provoked continue to resonate, inspiring me to bring us all together for the first time to revive the exchange and continue to learn from one another – what internal and external pressures or freedoms are upon each of us as we navigate the streets of our cities, and how do we remain vulnerable to the discoveries and lessons ahead?”
– Margaret Jenkins
Either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test are required for entry to this event. Masks are required while indoors. For more information, please see the theatre’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.
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Photo by Kegan Marling