Margaret Jenkins Dance Company: Times Bones


Margaret Jenkins Dance Company

Times Bones
September 13 & 14, 2013 . 8PM
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
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90 minutes including prelude
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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of her company, choreographer Margaret Jenkins returns to the Clarice Smith Center with the world premiere of Times Bones, a new work co-commissioned by the Center.

Created in collaboration with the MJDC dancers, composer Paul Dresher, visual designer Alexander V. Nichols and poet Michael Palmer, Times Bones features live music by the Paul Dresher Ensemble.

A special prelude will begin in the Center lobby at 7:40PM and move to the Kay Theatre, drawing the audience along in an actual — as well as a metaphorical — journey.

Inspired by the myth of Osiris, Jenkins, with her dancers and collaborators, gathers the scattered “bones” of her past repertory, finding a new dance at the collision of past and present. One of the great masters of dance, Jenkins propels the artists and the audience on a journey forward into a rich and unknown territory.

During a one-week residency leading up to the performance, members of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company will work with students from the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the UMD School of Music.

The presentation of Times Bones was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Review by The Washington Post

Suffice it to say that the awesome task of deboning and rebuilding was beautifully realized. “Times Bones” points to a circular, enduring notion of time — time that is defied by the body.

– SARAH KAUFMAN, The Washington Post, September 16, 2013

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