Skies Calling Skies Falling - a world premiere - in the Taube Atrium Theater at the Wilsey Center in the War Memorial Building. This will be the first Margaret Jenkins Dance Company home season since 2014, and will include media from filmmakers and video artists David and Hi-Jin Hodge. Site Series (Inside Outside) will also be performed following its successful tour in Sweden. Save the date!
Who Do You Trust
Who Do You Trust has been selected to be in the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. This is the 8th annual festival, featuring over 90 dance films at multiple San Francisco venues
It will be screened on October 22nd at 6:30pm as one of the local shorts featured in the festival at the Brava Theater. You can watch trailers and learn more about the festival here.
This film explores the universal question of what trust means and how we perceive it … using new cinematic portraiture techniques and modern dance we hope to draw viewers deep into the questions of how our ever changing society interacts with the concepts of trust. Also will technology change our ideas about trust as we move deeper into a transparent world?
The film features KAMBARA + DANCERS and a score by Joan Jeanrenaud.
Photographer Quincy Stamper, who documented over twenty-nine Artist Drawing Club projects over the past five years, shares his unique perspective on the significance of this dynamic program series through an installation and conversation with artists. Michael Arcega, Julie Chang, Eliza Gregory, Ranu Mukherjee, Hadi Tabatabai, Weston Teruya and others join Stamper for a conversation about how museum practice needs to evolve to serve artists and the public in the twenty-first century. Stamper’s photographs of artists in their studios will be on view during the event. An informal mixer follows the discussion.
About the artist
Quincy Stamper is a photographer based in San Francisco. A teacher, husband and father of three, he focuses on portrait and event photography. Stamper’s discovery of the work of Gordon Parks sparked his love of photography and inspired him to build his practice, listening to and watching his community to learn how to capture the right moments.
In The Light of Bergman - A life in Fårö
As video artists, filmmakers and followers of Ingmar Bergman’s influential work we are planning to make a short narrative film about the people of Fårö, the beautiful natural setting that so attached Bergman and what the future holds for the island’s residents. We imagine this all being told through stories of the local residents of Fårö. We are curious about the impact Ingmar Bergman and his distinctive work had on this community and everyone who currently lives there.
In Bergman’s documentaries Fårödokument (1969) and Fårödokument 1979, Bergman directed attention at the depopulation of Fårö and the drastic changes in the economic basis for the remaining population of the island – from agriculture and fishing to tourism in the summer. Today the number of full time residents is less than 500 people. What are their lives like today? Did Bergman’s influential work impact the people of Fårö in some way?
We imagine this work taking several forms. First a single channel narrative film that is less than 30 minutes. Second a multi-channel artistic video installation suitable for a museum and last it could be an online exhibition that is available to a global audience.