Dance: Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company

September 26, 2011

Now in its 29th year, the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948-1988). During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form, and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The Company emerged onto the international scene in 1983 with the world premiere of Intuitive Momentum, which featured legendary drummer Max Roach, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Since then, the 10-member Company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 30 countries on every major continent. Today, the Company is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world.

Members of the Bill T. Jones /Arnie Zane Dance Co. will be working with CSULB students from the Department of Dance on setting their piece “Reading, Mercy, and The Artificial Nigger” based on Flannery O’Connor’s short story. Two performances will take place at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on November 17, 2012.

For more information, please contact the Carpenter Performing Arts Center Box Office at 562.985.7000 or visit the event webpage.

This is part of the B-Word Project.