Power/Full Residency Interview: Shayla-Vie Jenkins with Andrea E. Woods Valdés

December 6, 2016
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Shayla-Vie Jenkins was in residence at Duke University re-staging Bill T. Jones’ “Power/Full” for Andrea E. Woods Valdés’s Modern Dance Repertory course from September 13th-22nd, 2016. Video produced by Andrea E. Woods Valdés.

Shayla-Vie Jenkins is a New York City-based dance artist. From 2005-2015 she was a principal dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. During her tenure, the company received two ensemble NY Dance and Performance Awards/The Bessies. Shayla taught numerous masterclasses and workshops for the company, and restaged some of Bill’s most notable works. Her artistry has been deeply affected by her work with such a richly diverse and collaborative dance company. She has been involved in several choreographic and “dance for the camera” projects and is currently investigating her own choreography while pursuing her MFA. Shayla-Vie will be in residence re-staging Bill T. Jones’ “Power/Full” for the Modern Dance Repertory course from September 13th-22nd. “Power/Full” will be performed at “November Dances 2016” at Reynolds Industrial Theater on November 18 and 19, 2016.

“Bill T. Jones dancer Shayla-Vie Jenkins is a collection of opposites: majestic yet modest, poised yet relaxed, explosive yet contained. She dances as if she’s having an intimate conversation with each member of the audience.” –Dance Spirit, Maggie McNamara 2014