Global Moves is a timely investigation exploring how the globe moves and how we move.

What if, as the bird, we could land on a wire or the sand – free from boundaries?


To explore this, MJDC 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 MJDC over the last 50 years, including Michael Palmer (poet/text), Paul Dresher and Joel Davel (composer/music), Rinde Eckert (text and performance), Mary Domenico (costumes), and Jack Beuttler (production design).

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.