Friday, February 21
Saturday February 22
Sunday, February 23
$25 members + students
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones returns to the ICA at the center of a new work. Inspired by John Cage’s Indeterminacy, in which the legendary artist and composer recounted 90 one-minutes stories from his life, Story/Time brings together 70 randomly selected one-minute vignettes with dance segments drawn from his four-decade body of work. While the stories, read aloud by Jones, are drawn from his own life and tales handed down through the generations of his family, the arrangements are determined anew for each performance. In layering a traditional form (the stories) against the avant-garde compositional concerns found in the dance and music, Jones explores chance, indeterminacy, and the tension between high and low art.
Story/Time includes a live acoustic and electronic score by Ted Coffey based upon chance procedure and interactive technologies. Longtime company collaborators Robert Wierzel (lighting design), Bjorn Amelan (décor), and Liz Prince (costume design) create the stage environment.
The ICA recently sat down with Bill T. Jones to discuss Story/Time, indeterminacy, and working with the ghost of John Cage on his shoulder. Read the full interview here.
Free pre-show talk by ICA Director of Programs David Henry 30 minutes before the February 21 performance.
Free pre-show conversation with David Henry and Company Assistant Artistic Director Janet Wong, 30 minutes before the February 22 and 23 performances.
Free post-show Q&A with the company following each performance.
Click below to view an introduction to Story/Time by David Henry, Director of Programs.
To learn more about Story/Time, please click here.
The 2013–14 performance season at the ICA is presented with support from The Robert E. Davoli and Eileen L. McDonagh Charitable Foundation.
Access for Boston's dance community is supported in part by the Pratt-Hall Fund.
Photo: Paul B. Goode