Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company


Mana Contemporary

Bill T. Jones presents Curriculum, a shared exploration in going back to school; a study on how history provides perspective to contemporary conversations: what it means to be a global citizen, issues of public and private identity, inclusion, morality, consciousness, and the anxieties of our era. Curriculum takes us back to the past in order to return to form, which has been lost in the race to infuse art with political content.
This work is intended to be received as a process; the cast and musical elements are interchangeable, often chosen by indeterminate means. The adventure for Jones is providing an opportunity for the audience to watch formality unfold, while finding a way to be direct about how this formal language of movement must share other conversations between and around this ensemble of performers. It is Jones’s hope that the work be a teaching tool for himself and his ensemble about the nature of movement through generations of bodies; that they discover the necessary knowledge we need at this time to live in this world. What is the curriculum for the well-informed free person?