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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

What Problem?

Mar 18Mar 20

Performance Dates

  • Thu Mar 18 2021 8:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 19 2021 8:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 20 2021 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

For more than 35 years the landmark Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has revolutionized modern dance while exploring issues of identity. The Company’s latest work, What Problem?, evokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation in divisive political times. Jones pursues the elusive “we” in this highly personal work with a performance that includes a cast of local community members. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick serve as the basis for the spoken text Jones delivers as a performer in this work. Composer and vocalist Nick Hallett provides a multi-layered score. 

For him, dance is theatre, not just movement.
The Guardian