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Summer is quickly upon us and we have lots of exciting news to share!

June 7, 2019

Our Spring Season in Oakland (April 12-14) at the Dresher Studio was a wild and wondrous success! With sold-out performances every night, the Company and Margy premiered two new works in progress – Shadows and Embers with Rinde Eckert; and Shadows and Water, a duet for Margy and Rinde.

 

      “It was wonderful to perform in Paul’s new space for our East Bay friends

      and West Bay travelers in this intimate setting, and to reconnect artistically

      and personally with our dear friend and collaborator Rinde, with whom we

      have made so many works since 1986.”  - M. Jenkins

 

We’ve expanded the availability of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab. Besides being MJDC’s home where new works are created, the Dance Lab is also home to many working artists and students, offering a quiet and artistically provocative space to investigate new ideas and generate work. We are deeply grateful to all who have helped support this Lab: most recently a grant from The Fleishhacker Foundation and new contributions from many generous individuals who make it possible for us to stay in our gorgeous home of 15 years. Learn More >>> 

 

      “In this special room, I have made over 15 works with over 50 dancers and

      collaborators from all over the Bay Area, this country, and China, India, and

      Jerusalem. Its walls hold stories, secrets and our future.”  - M. Jenkins

Work Exchange Opportunity: The MJDC is seeking a dedicated individual to assist with the management and oversight of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, in exchange for free time at the Dance Lab. We are seeking someone with a flexible schedule who is able to work 3 hours per week at the office, plus 1-3 additional hours per week at the studio as needed. Learn More >>>

Upcoming FREE Performance: ChoreoFest (July 14, 1pm): Part of the annual Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, ChoreoFest highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a two-day mini festival of site specific work. Join the MJDC in front of the Martin Luther King Fountain for a FREE performance: July 14, 1pm. Learn More >>>

Audition/Workshop (July 22): Come join the MJDC for a day-long audition/workshop including company class, repertoire, and explorations in composition. This is an opportunity to work closely with Margaret Jenkins and her dancers, to learn existing material and generate new movement, interact with one another and receive feedback from Margy and her Company. Learn More >>>

Fall Season: Trace Figures (September 13-15): Save the date for the MJDC’s latest collaboration as the Company joins the Dresher Davel Invented Instrument Duo performing live on Paul Dresher and Daniel Schmidt’s invented instruments and sound sculptures. Performances will be at the stunning DZINE located at 128 Utah Street, SF. More information coming soon!

New Program: Encounters Over 60: We are thrilled to announce support from the San Francisco Arts Commission for Margy to curate a new series, Encounters Over 60, focusing on increasing the visibility of a generation of significant choreographers absent from our community’s vision for too long. Margy will curate and present 2 artists for a week-long series of workshops and performances in early 2020. Look for the full announcement this Fall! 

CHIME Live! 2019 (December 8, 3pm): Celebrate the 2019 CHIME mentee artists (Jesselito Bie, randy e. reyes, and Nadhi Thekkek) as they present work developed during the year and share insights into their mentorship with Margaret Jenkins, guest artists, and each another. FREE. Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, SF.

Updates from the MJDC Dancers: We are delighted to share the wonderful news that Chinchin and Qiké will welcome their first child, a daughter, and Kristen and Jason their second, a daughter as well, later this fall. Congratulations to all!! We look forward to welcoming our newest members to the MJDC family!

 

And for 10 performances in August, Dalton will explore the effect information overload from media - mainstream & social, and various modes of dispersal - has on his human body in relation to his return to the US from Europe. August 9 - 25. Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez St. SF Learn More >>>

 

 

We have sprung ahead, but always need, welcome and are grateful for your support to make all our programs soar. Donate Now!

 

 

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