National Dance Week Day 6, Kevin Jenkins “Finding Narnia”

Posted on April 27, 2011

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Recently I have realized that in this crazy world of 21st century of social networking, the dance community is one of the last surviving social networks that still smothers their comrades with love each and everytime they see them. In most other communities that I’m involved in, a lot of our information sharing happens primarily online.

The dance community is spread out across the world, but traveling is a big part of what makes the network so closely intertwined. The internet has come to play a large part in keeping each member involved and informed. Even though many dancers don’t always connect with computers as a form of close communication, it is important that dancers and dance companies stay involved with networking in person as well as online.

Case in point: my friend Kevin Jenkins of Garage Contemporary Ballet. Recently, Kevin has married and moved away from the dance community in San Diego that he has grown so close to. I haven’t seen him since I moved out of San Diego, but I still get the chance to see some of his work through Facebook and Youtube posts. Today is day 6 of National Dance Week and I am posting this video not only because it’s one of my favorites, but also to help Kevin raise money to make another dance for camera in Arizona. The following video is called “Finding Narnia” and it recently won Dance Magazine’s Editors Choice Award. Kevin is a super talented guy so please check out this website, watch the video, and donate to help him reach his goal of $1,500 which is needed in order for him to produce his next dance for camera.

Performance, Choreography, Cinematography, and Editing: Kevin Jenkins.
Music: Postal Service “Be Still My Heart”

Check out Kevin’s other dance films “Intersection” and “Chess”.

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