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.
Visit Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company at New York Live Arts to learn more.