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Monique Jenkinson | CounterPULSE | Dancers' Group

February 15, 2012December 31, 2012

Monique Jenkinson brings the physicality and presence of nightclub culture to the institution of the museum as she engages with the de Young's permanent collection and current exhibitions, specifically the textile/fashion collection and the Gaultier exhibition.


Friday Nights at the de Young

3.30.12 Monique Jenkinson kicks off the runway show, starring you! on Friday Night
4.27.12 Jenkinson brings the creative energy of San Francisco’s club scenes to the de Young

Open Process

9.5-9.30Jenkinson and collaborators choreograph, write, and rehearse new work inspired by Rudolf Nurayev

World Premiere

11.29-12.2 and 12.6-12.9
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Monique Jenkinson's newest performance piece premieres after a year of presenting works-in-progress at the de Young.


Monique Jenkinson (aka Fauxnique)

Monique Jenkinson is a dancer and performance artist whose work is informed by traditions of queer/feminist theory and the cultural currents of fashion, design and nightlife.

Photo: Arturo Cosenza


CounterPULSE is a theater, performance space, community center, and gallery that serves as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. In pursuit of greater breadth and depth in public discourse, we commission and present new work, host weekly discussions and performance salons, and fiscally sponsor more than 30 arts, media and cultural projects. CounterPULSE acts as a catalyst for art and action; creating a forum for the open exchange of art and ideas, sparking transformation in our communities and our society. We work towards a world that celebrates diversity of race, class, cultural heritage, artistic expression, ability, gender identity & sexual orientation. We bring people together in an environment that is physically and economically accessible to everyone.

Dancers' Group

Dancers’ Group promotes the visibility and viability of dance. We serve San Francisco Bay Area artists, the dance community and audiences through programs and services that are as collaborative and innovative as the creative process. As the primary dance service organization in the Bay Area, we help artists produce work, build audiences, and connect with their community through artist-focused programs and services including presenting opportunities, funding resources, fiscal sponsorship and In Dance publication.

This project has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation’s Innovation Fund.