100 Migrations

A collaborative performance, residency, and research project of the Bill T. Jones Arnie/Zane Dance Company, premiered at the University of Virginia in November 2008.

I live with the uneasy feeling that I have been shaped in part as a result of something that was taken from us as a nation. The cynicism and alienation that I struggle with is the result of many incomprehensible factors. Perhaps one of the most important – though remote – might well be the betrayal of Abraham Lincoln's legacy. –Bill T. Jones

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company visits select cities across the country to ask: “Had Lincoln lived, what would we be like today?” During each week-long residency the Company and collaborators host lecture/demonstrations, panel discussions, and masterclasses exploring the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Through workshops, a diverse group of 100 local community members and musicians create and perform a site-specific event with movement, text, and music drawn from the participants' own feelings of a historical figure “hiding in plain sight.” Visit the University of Virginia's web archive of the residency at www.100migrations.org.