Times Bones

West Coast Premiere

Taking place in both the YBCA Forum and Theater,
Times Bones features a visual design by celebrated designer Alexander V. Nichols. The dance begins in
the Forum, with a performance by Margaret Jenkins herself alongside her Company, before moving into
the YBCA Theater. With an original score by composer Paul Dresher, Times Bones also features a live performance by the Paul Dresher Ensemble.

The Gate of Winds

World Premiere

Developed and performed with the
Kolben Dance Company

In Jenkins' new cross-cultural collaboration with Israeli choreographer Amir Kolben and his Jerusalem-based company, the MJDC and Kolben dancers move together to explore how the ambiguities and divisions, carried by the winds of their two countries, can be both revealed and healed.

Sponsored by The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest


40th Birthday Bash

Thursday, April 3, 2014

YBCA Forum
$25 Special Event Ticket*

Support the MJDC and party the night away in the Forum. Join the artists in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Company with a champagne toast, raffle, birthday cake and dancing.

Special event tickets available at the door or ybca.org/margaret-jenkins.

*Price of admission does not include performance ticket.

A Night Out With Margaret Jenkins and Amir Kolben

Saturday, April 5, 2014
5:30 – 7pm
Private Reception
and 7:30pm Performance

Terrace Lobby, YBCA Theater $200 Special Event Ticket (includes performance ticket)
This intimate pre-show event celebrates
The Gate of Winds, Jenkins' new collaboration with the Kolben Dance Company of Jerusalem. Indulge in specialty cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres with Artistic Directors Margaret Jenkins and Amir Kolben. Tickets to this exclusive event also include premium seating for the evening's performance and a post-show champagne toast backstage with the MJDC and Kolben dancers.

To purchase tickets, call Jessica Mitchell at (415) 861-3940.

MJDC Artistic Director: Margaret Jenkins

MJDC Dancer/Collaborators: Brendan Barthel, Margaret Cromwell, Kelly Del Rosario, Chinchin Hsu, Risa Larsen, Ryan T. Smith and Megan Wright

MJDC Artistic Collaborators: Michael Palmer, Alexander V. Nichols, Paul Dresher, David Draper and Mary Domenico.

Kolben Dance Company Artistic Director: Amir Kolben

Kolben Dancers: Irit Amichai, Nitzan Bardichev, Harel Grazutis, Daniel Maser, Ron Matalon, Inbar Shalev, Erin Elizabeth Shand and Aviv Shem-Tov

Times Bones is commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The commissioning and production of the West Coast premiere of Times Bones is also made possible by The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 2011 Choreographer Commissioning Awards Initiative. Times Bones is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The activities of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company are made possible by the Center for Cultural Innovation, The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Gaia Fund, The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, Koret Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, and generous individuals.
Photos (top to bottom): MJDC in Times Bones (photo by M.K. Dubose/KmDb Studios); Margaret Jenkins in No One But Whittington (Doug Winter); Amir Kolben and Margaret Jenkins; and Aviv Shem-Tov in Charlie Mandelbaum (Tami Weiss).