Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company : in residence at Bethany Arts Community
MAY 7-Jun 1
in residence at Bethany Arts Community
During this four-week residency, the company will be beginning a new work, currently titled The Deep Blue Sea. The facilities at BAC will be used emersed in the creative process, spending valuable time together and with the BAC community through open rehearsals, community dialogues and public events.
Drawing from inspiration from Herman Melville’s evocative description of Pip in Moby Dick, the young black “cabin boy”, floating alone in the sea, The Deep Blue Sea will be exploring the relationship of loneliness/aloneness as it pertains to, or contrasts to group identity. The work will begin with a solo figure that will be performed by Mr. Jones or a company member, evolving over time into an ensemble of ten (the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company), that further expands into a community of one hundred people. Deep Blue Sea will be a meditation on the nature of community building in a confusing era.