Bill T. Jones, Analogy/Ambrose: The Emigrant. Photo by Paul B. Goode
Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W. G. Sebald’s award-winning novel the Emigrants. Part one, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor. Part Two, Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist is a tragic yet humorous journey through the sex trade and drug use of the 1980s. The final part of the trilogy, Ambros: The Emigrant, tells the story of a German valet and his glamorous travels with his charge Cosmos through Europe and the Middle East on the eve of WWI, and then his life after Cosmo’s descent into madness and death.
Thu, Feb 14, 8 PM: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane
Fri, Feb 15, 8 PM: Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist
Sat, Feb 16, 8 PM: Analogy/Ambrose: The Emigrant
Sun, Feb 17, 2 PM: Analogy/Ambrose: The Emigrant
Support for the ICA’s 2018–19 Performance Season is provided by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and Ellen Poss.