Body Against Body @ The Dance CenterChicago, IL

Program A:
Thu, 9/29 * 8:00 p.m.
Sat, 10/1 * 3:00 p.m.
Valley Cottage (1980)
Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)
Monkey Run Road (1979)

Program B:
Fri, 9/30 * 8:00 p.m.
Sat, 10/1 * 8:00 p.m.
Duet X 2 (1982, revised 2003)
Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)
Blauvelt Mountain (1980, revised 2002)

Bill T. Jones returns to The Dance Center with Body Against Body, a new repertory program that revives and reconsiders the groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years. The company will present two different programs that challenge both performer and viewer through their notions of task-based movement and non-narrative structure. Program A includes Valley CottageContinuous Replay and Monkey Run RoadProgram B includes Duet X 2Continuous Replay and Blauvelt Mountain. Conceptually and physically rigorous, these works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’ company, providing a rare look at the avant-garde origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer. These pieces also balance conflicting ideas underlying all of the Company’s work: challenge or cooperation, structuralism versus pure athletics, abstract formality against raw introspection.

Both programs contain full frontal nudity.

Body Against Body in Repertory