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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Program: Curriculum II

Run time: 65 minutes, no intermission

“I have oscillated between two or more polarities my entire career: love, mortality, and what it means to be human.” – Bill T. Jones

For over 40 years, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has shaped the evolution of contemporary dance through creation and performance of over 140 works. ADF-commissioned work Curriculum II, which premiered in June 2022, applies the ideas of Cameroonian historian and political theorist Achille Mbembe, Nigerian-born writer and scholar Louis Chude-Sokei, and Jamaican writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter. Curriculum II explores the historical and persistent connection between race and technology and the pursuit of what is human. This is part of a series of works entitled Curriculum through which Bill T. Jones juxtaposes formal exploration with a range of today’s urgent topics as expansive as Jones’s artistry.

“Jones is not a choreographer in the sense that he just makes dances. He likes to tackle unlikely theatrical themes in unconventional ways…” – Hilary Ostlere, The Financial Times

Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm *post performance discussion

Friday, June 30 at 7:30pm

Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Thursday, June 29
  • Friday, June 30