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Uploaded by : Valerie Gladstone | 06/12/09

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  • Artist:
    Valerie Gladstone Bill T. Jones
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  • Description:
    Bill T. Jones sees Chapel/Chapter in its present form as the beginning of an investigation. As always, the work is proceeding from a set of questions. For Jones the lead question might be, "How can this event suggest the uneasy distance our mediatized era helps create between the passive observers which we are and the disturbing, sometimes incomprehensible 'news items' we encounter every day. At this stage of his thinking, the choreographer/director sees Chapel/Chapter as a site specific work meaning that while he would ideally install the environment created by set designer Bjorn Amelan, videographer Janet Wong and lighting designer Robert Wierzel in a non-conventional space, even a conventional performing venue will be subject to some rethinking. The goal of Chapel/Chapter is to create an intimate experience between the audience and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as it retells three stories, two of them high visibility news items and one a reminiscence/confession offered by a company member.
  • Disciplines and Movements:
    Architecture, Nonfiction, Postmodern Dance and 20th-Century & Beyond
  • Themes and Tags:
    spiritual, agitated, monumental, dramatic and architectural

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