Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company : Continuous Replay: Come Together
Nov 19 @ 8pm (EST)
FREE WITH RSVP
Continuous Replay: Come Together
Hosted by Bill T. Jones
Opening conversation with Anthony D. Romero, Patrisse Cullors, Nikki Porcher, and Khary Lazzare-White
Amidst the isolation and racial uprisings of the Covid-19 pandemic, forty four current and former company members came together (while being apart) to create something as a community. At the center of this virtual presentation is a recreation of Arnie Zane‘s Continuous Replay, an iconic work that began as a duet and solo. In 1988, at the height of the AIDS pandemic, Bill T. Jones made Zane’s choreography into a full company work just three years after Arnie’s passing. Continuous Replay has connected generations of company members and was, for most of them, the only way to know Arnie. The diverse cast of performers spanning four decades—including Arthur Aviles, Sean Curran, Odile Reine-Adelaide, Stefanie Batten Bland, Rosalynde LeBlanc, Heidi Latsky, Jenna Riegel, and many others—filmed themselves while in isolation across four continents. The soundtrack was created by composer John Oswald and editing of the videos was done by Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong.
For the duration of the livestream on November 19th, this event will serve as a fundraiser in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, raising money for Black Strategy Fund, The Brotherhood SisterSol, and Buy From A Black Woman. Scheduled to begin with a conversation between Bill T. Jones and Anthony D. Romero, executive director of ACLU, the two will then be joined by the directors of each organization benefitted that evening. The event will then culminate with the streamed premiere of Continuous Replay: Come Together. 100% of donations raised over the course of the event will be split evenly between the three organizations.