Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is embarking on a new partnership with Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY and will be in residence at BAC 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 In May.
Drawing from inspiration from Melville’s evocative description of Pip, 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.