We know it ain’t easy for a woman to keep a dance company going. So kudos on the 40th anniversary of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. With her experimental spirit, nurturing presence, and dance-body wisdom, Jenkins has helped make San Francisco a hub of dance. As a master teacher, she started the CHIME program to pair up mentors with emerging dance artists, a much needed service. As a choreographer she has expanded globally to work with dancers in China and India and, most recently, Jerusalem. Inspired by Israeli and Palestinian poets—and her own Jewish roots—she’s made a new work for the occasion, The Gate of Winds, in collaboration with the Kolben Dance Company of Israel. Also on the program is Times Bones, a look back on her past work performed to live music by the popular Paul Dresher Ensemble. The anniversary is April 3–6 at Yerba Buena Center Forum and Theater, and will also tour to Connecticut, Louisiana, and Jerusalem. For more info click here.
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