See one, two, or all three haunting works of “exceptional sophistication and grace” (LA Times) 

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 Cosmo 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/Ambros: The Emigrant*

Sun, Feb 17, 2 PM: Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant*

Pre-performance conversations will take place 30 minutes before each performance. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s conversations feature Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong with John Andress, Bill T. Jones Director/Curator of Performing Arts at the ICA. Sunday’s conversation features Janet Wong with John Andress.

* Please note that strobe lights are used in both Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist and Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant.

This performance is supported, in part, by the David Henry Fund for Performance.

Support for the ICA’s 2018–19 Performance Season is provided by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, Ellen Poss, and The Boston Foundation.

Access for Boston’s dance community is supported in part by the Pratt-Hall Fund.