Other Suns (A Trilogy)

Fall 2009 Performances:

Sep. 24, 25, 26 (World Premiere)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, CA

with live music performed by
The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Oct. 15, 16, 17, 18
Peak Performances at
Montclair State University, NJ
with live music performed by
The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Oct. 24
Pittsburgh Dance Council,
Pittsburg, PA

Oct. 29, 30
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center,
University of Maryland College Park

Nov. 4
UC Riverside Presents
Riverside, CA

In her 35-year career, Margaret Jenkins has created a body of work that is physically demanding, intellectually rigorous, and always imbued with interpretations about the human character. Other Suns is a trilogy of dances created by Jenkins and her Company in a cross-cultural collaboration with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company of Guangzhou, China and its deputy artistic director, Liu Qi. Created over the past two years in both the U.S. and China, the trilogy features music by composers Paul Dresher and Bun Ching-Lam, visual design by Alexander V. Nichols and costumes by Laura Hazlett and Vivi Zhang. Investigations of symmetry and asymmetry in both cultures reveal many balances and imbalances in our world— Other Suns examines that fragile place. With athleticism, technical acuity and nuance, the dancers from the MJDC and the GMDC create a highly charged landscape that transcends national and cultural borders.

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Other Suns has been co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State University in New Jersey, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Live music preparation commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State University.

Additional support for Other Suns has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Hellman Family Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, The San Francisco Arts Commission, The San Francisco Foundation, The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and generous individuals.