Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Premieres Story/Time
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The last date listed for Story/Time was Saturday February 25, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Smuin Ballet breaks the boundaries of traditional dance with this evening of vibrant, innovative works from some of the Bay Area's most exciting choreographers. Choreographer Garrett Ammon unleashes his own take on Tchaikovsky's iconic score in Serenade for Strings, using movement to reflect the composition's intensity and precision. In Objects of Curiosity, Smuin's choregrapher-in-residence Amy Seiwert explores the tensions between desire and restraint, pairing them with a delicate score by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso that mirrors her study on stage. The evening concludes with Frankie and Johnny, Michael Smuin's passionate tribute to the legendary Gene Kelly, danced to a soundtrack of some of the biggest names in Latin and mambo music. Learn More
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Bill T Jones is an acquired taste. I like how he challenges the audience with his art. This performance was no different. It was typical Bill T Jones - wonderfully abstract. His stories are (auto-) biographical and were fascinating to listen to in and of themselves. The movement (a mixture of dance and contact improvisation) and singing around him challenged the audience's preconceived notion of what should accompany the stories. I did not grasp all the references (musical, verbal and otherwise) but his 20 min chat after the performance with the audience elucidated much of his inspiration and the process of developing this work. The only part I disliked were the roughly 4 mins towards the end which used very a loud grating sound as backdrop. I found it to be aural torture. Aside from that, I'm glad I was able to catch this performance for a great price!
Conceived and Directed by Bill T. Jones
Choreographed by Bill T. Jones with Janet Wong
and members of the Company
Music by Ted Coffey
Text by Bill T. Jones
Décor by Bjorn Amelan
Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel
Costume Design by Liz Prince
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