"Body Against Body" pre-show conversation with Bill T. Jones and Ishmael Houston-Jones

23 Feb 2013
18:30:00 - 19:30:00
Painted Bride Art Center

The Painted Bride Art Center presents a piece of living dance history as Bill T. Jones revives his avant-garde roots. The pieces in *Body Against Body *address themes of race and sexual orientation in small-scale duets. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the dances take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company.

Bill T. Jones, accompanied by Ishmael Houston-Jones, will discuss both his original works and the context of the recreations in Body Against Body. Topics discussed will include the socio-political and cultural contexts in which the works were made; the examination of the contrast of physical styles, race, gender, and sexuality; the motivations behind reconstructing these works for contemporary casts and Bill T. Jones' personal insights into the pieces. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia

Free admission

Above: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, © Paul B. Goode.