BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY
AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL AT DPAC
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company presents the second part of Analogy: A Trilogy developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong. In this ADF commissioned world premiere work, Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist, we meet Lance, whose battles with his own personal demons of drugs and excess expose us to another type of war. It was the battlefield of the nightlife and underworld of the late 80s and early 90s club culture and sex trade. This “pretty boy-gangster thug,” a name he acquired in prison, holds steadfast to his often tragic and sometimes outrageously humorous narrative, while facing an uncertain future.
Inspired by W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants, Jones continues his exploration of how text, storytelling, and movement pull and push against each other and how another experience can be had through the combination and recombination of these elements. All three stories in the trilogy, while wildly different, ruminate on the nature of service, duty, and the question of what is a life well lived.
Program contains adult content and language as well as partial nudity.