Margaret Jenkins

May 8th, “Margaret Jenkins Dance Company: An Intimate Evening of Three Choreographers”

Choreography by Margaret Jenkins, Katie Faulkner, and Risa Jaroslow

Last year I saw the Margaret Jenkins anniversary show at YBCA.  It was the first time I had seen her work live, and it was a great show so I was keen to see what she’d been up to.  I also wanted to go to see Katie Faulkner’s new piece, Coat of Arms.  I was happily surprised to see Lauren Simpson dance again (Still Life for Two No. 2) but this time in a different piece – a lovely mover.  Katie is also a lovely mover, and her piece was also lovely. The piece by Jenkins, A Gallery of Rooms, was not that interesting.  The dancers were great – as expected – but the choreography didn’t seem to do much, or rather say much. I really wasn’t inspired by the end of the evening.  I wasn’t disappointed.  I was just….well, just. 

PS – Just realized I didn’t write about Jaroslow’s two pieces, Thinking Aloud  and Evolutionary Tales.