The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent. The Company's repertory is widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery and stylistic approach to movement, voice and stagecraft and includes musically-driven works as well as works using a variety of texts. The Company has been acknowledged for its intense collaborative method of creation that has included artists as diverse as Keith Haring, Cassandra Wilson, The Orion String Quartet, the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center, Fred Hersch, Jenny Holzer, Robert Longo, Julius Hemphill and Daniel Bernard Roumain, among others.
Some of its most celebrated creations are evening length works including Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land (1990, Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music); Still/Here (1994, Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, France); We Set Out Early... Visibility Was Poor (1996, Hancher Auditorium,Iowa City, IA); You Walk? (2000, European Capital of Culture 2000,Bolgna, Italy); Blind Date (2006, Peak Performances at Montclair State University); Chapel/Chapter (2006, Harlem Stage Gatehouse); and Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray (2009, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL). The ongoing, site- specific, Another Evening was last performed in its seventh incarnation as Another Evening: Venice/Arsenale (2010, La Biennale di Venezia).
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Mon. 6/20 - Sat. 6/25
The 2016 Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Summer Workshop will draw inspiration from the intricate integration of speech and movement embodied in its most recent work, Analogy/Dora:Tramontane. Each day we will delve into contemporary technique and partnering informed by the company's values of rigor, sensitivity, musicality and qualitative eclecticism. We will explore creative methodologies used in repertory past and present, as well as strategies for designing dynamic relationships between dance and spoken text. The week will culminate in an informal showing of our own workshop version of Analogy using material developed and refined over the course of the week.