Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ The Joyce Theatre, New York, NY
Sat 2pm & 8pm
Mar 26, Apr 3 7:30pm
Mar 28, Apr 5, Apr 6 8pm
Mar 30, 31 2pm
Mar 27, Apr 2 7:30pm
Mar 29, 30, Apr 4 8pm
Apr 6, 7 2pm
Dance Chat: Wed, Mar 27
“…take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it…”
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater in New York City this spring for an extended two week run of performances including two New York premieres!
The Company commemorates thirty years of creativity and impact with Play and Play: an evening of movement and music, featuring two programs both featuring live music by the Orion String Quartet.
Program A includes:
Spent Days Out Yonder, set to Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23, is a pure musical exploration with movement firmly rooted in Mr. Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary.
Continuous Replay originally choreographed by Arnie Zane in 1977 as the solo work, Hand Dance, and later revised as a group work by Bill T. Jones in 1991. Continuous Replay is based on 45 precise gestures accumulated in space and time set to a score by Jerome Begin that combines motifs from Beethoven’s first and last string quartets with recorded sound to create a surprising soundscape.
D-Man in the Waters, set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20, is an award-winning, joyful tour de force that has not been seen in New York since 2002. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope, and triumph.
Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012) set to the third movement of Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major reflects the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint. New York Premiere
Story/ (2013) is the latest result of the company’s continued investigation in using indeterminacy as a choreographic tool. Created using one of the random menus generated for a performance of the acclaimed Story/Time, Story/ (2013) uses Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No 14 in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) to craft a conversation between the music and the movement. New York Premiere
Programs include nudity