The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company creates and performs new works that tour nationally and internationally, as well as operates the Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, a leading space for dance research and development. The latter is home to Leaders at The Lab, a series of public conversations between national leaders in the dance field, and Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME), a unique mentorship program for professional choreographers in all styles. To mark the company’s fortieth anniversary, Margaret Jenkins will create and tour a work that explores her four decades of making dance and that incorporates guest artists from her previous work in India, China, and Japan. Renewed support would enable the company to keep developing and presenting new works with preview performances at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and a home season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; continue its Leaders at The Lab and CHIME programs; and begin to make the necessary arrangements to support this seminal dance leader’s artistic legacy and future transition.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for the 2020 50 Arts Commissions for dance and movement-based performance
In recognition of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative supports the creation and premiere of 50 exceptional works of performing arts. This grant will support the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in developing and presenting "Global Moves" by choreographer Margaret Jenkins. In the face of waves of national/international isolationism and xenophobia, "Global Moves" will be a collaborative dance event of hope and unity that draws on the combined creativity of choreographers from the United States, India, Israel, and China.
for general operating support
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company is a choreographer-led dance company in San Francisco that contributes to artistic innovation, collaboration, and experimentation. It creates and performs new works that tour nationally and internationally, operates a community space for developing dance and providing dance classes, and provides a year-long mentorship program for professional choreographers. Its programs employ 20 artists and engage approximately 1,500 audience members each year. This grant to Margaret Jenkins Dance Company advances the Performing Arts Program’s Continuity and Engagement strategy through the Innovative Works component.