Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company was in residence in September 1998 and engaged in 16 educational and community programs as well as performing a new work, We Set Out Early . . . Visibility Was Poor
at Northrop Auditorium. The company appeared in conjunction with the Walker's exhibition Art Performs Life: Merce Cunningham/Meredith Monk/Bill T. Jones
During the residency, Jones and company members lead numerous public and private community activities, including forums, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, master classes, and post-performance discussions. Jones participated in a forum on art and race with leaders in the African-American community, and lead workshops and discussions with emerging local artists at Intermedia Arts and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. . . .
American, b. 1952
A courageous, at times conflicted, choreographer, Bill T. Jones has deftly balanced social/political concerns with abstract work of formal beauty and complexity. Together with partner Arnie Zane, he helped introduce elements now common in contemporary dance: partnering between men; the casting of...