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San Francisco, United States
Monique Jenkinson (AKA Fauxnique)
NOV 29 - DEC 9, THU-SUN @ 8PM
$20 - 30
Presented in partnership with the de Young Museum and Dancers’ Group
Instrument, the new solo by Monique Jenkinson exploits the vibrancy of the body in the ever-dying moment of live performance. Created in an experimental collaboration with three choreographers – Miguel Gutierrez, Chris Black, and Amy Seiwert – Instrument enacts, exposes and undermines the roles of dancer as workhorse and choreographer as auteur. The artist’s slippery relationship to authority and authorship is a major theme, as is the dancing body as translator, container of knowledge and preserver of culture. In her unique voice, dancer/performance artist Jenkinson (AKA Fauxnique), calls upon ballet star Rudolph Nureyev, Performance Art heroes of the 60’s and 70’s, and current discussions about ‘the body as archive’ to create a collage of iconic movement, historical anecdote, and personal narrative.
Discretion Advised: partial nudity & adult themes
Located in SOMA in San Francisco, CounterPULSE is a non-profit theater, performance space, community center, and gallery with roots deep in the Bay Area’s provocative performance and dance scenes. CounterPULSE produces its own shows, helps support local artists and activists with its programs and can be rented for productions and rehearsals.
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