Lighting designer Alexander V. Nichols works with the best: His résumé boasts Metallica, Hugh Jackman, the San Francisco Ballet and other heavy-hitting dance names such as Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris and American Ballet Theatre.
“I have a special affinity for dance,” says Nichols, who is working with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company on the troupe’s 40th anniversary piece “Times Bones,” which previews this weekend at the Jewish Community Center. Read More
One could make the plausible argument that the Bay Area’s post-modern dance movement began in earnest when choreographer Margaret Jenkins returned from New York and founded the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. “What I experienced from working with wonderful people like Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham and Viola Farber was an intellectual, emotional and physical rigor,” she says. “I wanted to continue that rigor here.” Read More