Bill Chats: Elizabeth Alexander
Please Respect the Reservation
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.
To celebrate this exciting conversation, we invite you to join us for a pre-chat reception in the Live Arts lobby at 5:30 PM. Please note there is limited capacity for this event. A free reservation does not guarantee entry. Please arrive early. Doors open at 6 PM. Runtime is approximately 2 hours.
Live Arts encourages a culture of respect around our free programming. It’s easy to forget that, in reality, none of our events are “free” to produce. An engaged and supportive community of artists, scholars, foundations, individual donors, government agencies, sponsors, and partners have generously joined in our efforts to make various events accessible to all audiences without charge. We ask audiences to respect this collective effort and simply let us know if you cannot attend.
If you have a reservation, and will not be able to make the event for whatever reason, just let us know at least as soon as you can. You can reach the box office at 212.924.0077 or boxoffice@newyorklivearts.