Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company in Analogy/Lance. Photo by Eric Politzer.
This performance is SOLD OUT
A Letter to my Nephew, Bill T. Jones’s latest work, makes its U.S. premiere at the ICA. The work brings together two impulses: the social/political and the deeply personal. A Letter to my Nephew is a street scene or a still from the evening news that superimposes violent street battles in the U.S. and desperate immigrants rushing towards freedom in Europe over the image of a hospital bed untethered from reality.
Composer Nick Hallett, baritone Matthew Gamble, and DJ Tony Monkey accompany the accomplished dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company with a delirious mixture of pop music, lullabies, house music, and more. Video design by Janet Wong turns the stage into a simulated battleground; through the fog, Jones’s words to his nephew, a talented dancer whose life took a tragic turn, come alive on stage.
Don’t miss free pre-performance talks with Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director of New York Live Arts, 30 minutes before each performance in the State Street Corporation Lobby.
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