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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy (part of DIRECT CURRENT)
 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019

Contemporary Dance DIRECT CURRENT The Human Journey

A true pillar of modern dance, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company makes a triumphant return to the Kennedy Center with three separate evening-length works that delve into the voice of the marginalized in our society. 

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“The choreography flows with an engaging slipperiness.”—The New York Times

A true pillar of modern dance, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company makes a triumphant return, having last performed at the Kennedy Center in 2011. Choreographed by Artistic Director and Kennedy Center Honoree Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, the company brings three separate evening-length works that delve into the voice of the marginalized in our society, exploring identity, migration, survival, and family. Dancers move, sing, and speak as they are accompanied by live music, video, and projections that help guide the story.

Analogy Trilogy

Analogy/Dora: Tramontane (Mar. 28)
Based on an oral history that Jones conducted with his mother-in-law, a French Jewish nurse and social worker, the work tells her story of survival during World War II.

Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist (Mar. 29)
Jones shares the emotional struggle and hardships that his nephew Lance faced in the underworld of the late ’80s and early ’90s club culture and sex trade.

Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant (Mar. 30)
Inspired by W.G. Seblad’s historical novel The Emigrant, Jones creates a fictionalized narrative for the characterAmbros Adelwarth to explore the impact of trauma on the psyche.

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Part of DIRECT CURRENT, the Kennedy Center's two-week celebration of contemporary culture

This event is part of The Human Journey,collaboration between the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. The Human Journey invites audiences to investigate the powerful experiences of migration, exploration, identity, and resilience through the lenses of the performing arts, science, and visual art.

Watch and Listen

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane | The Kennedy Center

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist | The Kennedy Center

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant | The Kennedy Center