Bill Chats: Elizabeth Alexander

Sep 17 at 6 PM

@New York Live Arts Studios

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Bill Chats: Elizabeth Alexander


In Partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please join us for a reception at 5:30 PM.

Bill T. Jones, legendary choreographer and artistic director of New York Live Arts joins Elizabeth Alexander, renowned poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, cultural advocate and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to discuss the role of the dance arts in preserving the cultural record for a new generation. The conversation will be preceded by a special work-in-progress screening of the anticipated new documentary film, Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (co-dir. Rosalynde LeBlanc, Tom Hurwitz), about a group of dancers who must overcome the physical and emotional challenges required to learn Jones’s 1989 tour-de-force on risk and sacrifice, love, loss, and resurrection.