Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company
in Residence at Bethany May 7th – June 1st
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is in residence at Bethany Arts Community May 7 – June 1, 2018.
During this four-week residency, the company will be creating a new work and expanding existing work. They will use the facilities at BAC to immerse themselves in the creative process, spending valuable time together and with the BAC community through open rehearsals, community dialogues and public events. The nature of a residency outside of the city, even if just a few short train stops away, allows the artists to truly leave mundane activities that can sometimes get in the way of process and focus on engaging on the art form and their colleagues.
Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company is beginning a new work, currently titled “The Deep Blue Sea”, which they will continue to work on at Bethany Arts Community during their residency.
Drawing from inspiration from Herman Melville’s evocative description of Pip in Moby Dick, the young black “cabin boy”, floating alone in the sea, The Deep Blue Sea will be exploring the relationship of loneliness/aloneness as it pertains to, or contrasts to group identity. The work will begin with a solo figure that will be performed by Mr. Jones or a company member, evolving over time into an ensemble of ten (the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company), that further expands into a community of one hundred people. Deep Blue Sea will be a meditation on the nature of community building in a confusing era.
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AGES : 16 – 22 Dance class series, led by members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Details and sign up here
Join the creative process with the BTJ/AZ Company and volunteer to participate in the company’s latest work, The Deep Blue Sea. Participants will be asked to move, think and create with the nine members of the company with Bill T Jones and Associate Artist Director Janet Wong. Sign up for any of these dates here.
Feature performance of the Company at Bethany As we conclude the dance company’s residency at Bethany, we are offering a rare opportunity to see a Westchester performance by the world-renowned Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company. It will be an entertaining evening of dance for the whole family!
Dancer's Showcase Many of the talented dancers in residence are also working on their own independent projects. Here’s another rare opportunity to see a diverse group of dance professionals sharing the pieces in various stages of development. Join us for a sampling of the different works and hear from the creative talents behind them.