NYU Skirball presents two marathon performances of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s acclaimed Analogy Trilogy. This is a rare opportunity to see the three parts of the Trilogy performed as a whole. The complete Trilogy is made up of Dora: Tramontane; Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist; and Ambros: The Emigrant (in its New York City premiere).
*Please Note: The run time is 6 ½ hours, which includes a 45 minute intermission and 90 minute dinner break.
Analogy Trilogy, inspired by W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants, was created by Bill T. Jones, Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, and the company, over the course of four years. It combines dance, theater and oral history in an investigation of memory, storytelling and form. Performed to live music composed by Nick Hallett, the complete trilogy searches for the connection between three varying stories, focusing on memory and the effect of events on the actions of individuals.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, founded in 1982, was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948–1988). During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world. NYLA/Bill T. Jones
Conceived and Directed by Bill T. Jones
Choreography by Bill T. Jones with Janet Wong and Current and Original Cast
Vinson Fraley, Jr., Barrington Hinds, Shane Larson, I-Ling Liu, Penda N’diaye, Jenna Riegel, Christina Robson, Carlo Antonio Villanueva and Huiwang Zhang
Original Score Composed by Nick Hallett
Décor by Bjorn Amelan
Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel
Costume Design by Liz Prince
Projection Design by Janet Wong
Sound Design by Samuel Crawford
Skirball Moves programming is generously supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.