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.
Suggested donation: $10
A work in progress showing of the Company at Bethany.
During 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. Get an early look at what they’ve been working on at Bethany. It will be an entertaining evening of dance for the whole family!
Join the creative process with the BTJ/AZ Company!
The world renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will be back in residence at Bethany Arts Community during the month of June. They’re seeking volunteers to participate in the creative process of the company’s latest work. Participants will be asked to join in the process of making and sharing; in creating community with the members of the BTJ/AZ Company, Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong and Artistic Director Bill T. Jones. This is a rare opportunity to work closely with a master of post-modern dance, a man who has received every award available to him, who believes in the world of ideas and wants to find out what Ossining’s community can bring to the project.
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Where: Joseph Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
Participants should be Ages 16-75. No dance experience required. However, backgrounds in movement (martial arts, dance, gymnastics, sports, walking, even gardening, just to name a few!) would be ideal. You’ll be in movement, so please dress accordingly!
This community workshop will begin with the simple tasks of sharing your name, your heritage, and your dreams for the future, which will then connect with the movement sourced by the individuals from the workshop. There will be exercises in avoiding confrontation, redirecting and trusting. You will follow, lead, and find the space in between those distinctions. The tasks will grow as the individuals in the room become more open, more vulnerable to their own artistic ability and to those around them. We need people to join us to help understand what loneliness is, how loneliness can be experienced inside such a large group. Where is the salvation in finding a community? What is the difference between understanding and empathy?
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Have Questions? Find more details at www.bethanyarts.org or contact Veronica Falborn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waivers will be required at check in. * If under 18, your parent or guardian will be required to sign as well.
Meet the makers: Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong.
Join us in an intimate setting for an evening of conversation with choreographer, dancer, writer Bill T Jones, the founder and artistic director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and their Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong.
Hear from two of the biggest creative forces in contemporary dance and culture. With his artistry and creativity, Bill T. Jones has inspired generations of dancers and choreographers. His works have entertained and engaged audiences across the globes. In addition to leading their performance and humanities programming, Janet Wong is an accomplished projection designer who’s created all of the company’s multimedia works since 2006.
Buy GA Ticket $75 General Admission
Buy VIP Ticket $125 VIP Admission
Come celebrate and support the return of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company for their second residency at Bethany this June. The evening will feature guest of honor Bill T Jones, who will share thoughts on his company’s time at Bethany, the meaningful work they will be developing while at Bethany and a sampling of their work. The festivities will include music, gourmet delights and beverages, and a chance to view a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of Ed Malsberg, a 100 year old practicing artist based in Ossining.
Residencies give artists like Bill T. Jones and his company time to immerse themselves in the creative process and develop new works that will be presented globally. Bethany’s programs support artists at every stage of their career through presenting opportunities, residencies and professional development for artist as entrepreneur. With the generous support of individuals like you, our residency programs make it possible to support artistic development while allowing our community to enjoy access to the most innovative artists working today.
VIP tickets include admission to two special events during the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company residency this June: an evening artist talk featuring Bill and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, and a work-in-progress showing of the stunning piece they have been developing- “The Deep Blue Sea”.