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A Letter to My Nephew
Oct 3—Oct 7, 2017
 
Dance

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
In association with New York Live Arts
Conceived and directed by Bill T. Jones

 

The latest from choreographer Bill T. Jones is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of his beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards sent home from a fabled liberal Europe, A Letter to My Nephew launches a swirl of images around Briggs’ ever-present hospital bed: a vogue ball, a breathtaking vista, a scene of forced migration. Featuring Janet Wong’s haunting projections, composer Nick Hallett’s delirious score, and live performance by baritone Matthew Gamble, Jones’ cultural critique is rewritten for the time and place of every performance, flashing by each night like a feverish hour of the evening news.

 

Choreography by Bill T. Jones with Janet Wong and the Company
Original score composed by Nick Hallett
Set design by Bjorn Amelan
Lighting design by Robert Wierzel
Costume design by Liz Prince
Projection design by Janet Wong
Sound design by Samuel Crawford

 
 
RUN TIME
1hr 10min
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ACCESSIBILITY
Gallery seating is only accessible by 70 stairs.
Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
 
a letter to my nephew
Article
The Transcendent Artistry of a Legendary Dancer, Four Decades In
At 64, the choreographer, director, dancer and writer Bill T. Jones is making some of the most personal work of his career.
Article
A Letter to My Nephew, by James Baldwin (1962)
a letter to my nephew
Bill T Jones Blog
Blog
Bill T. Jones—A BAM Featured Archival Collection
It's a good occasion to introduce you to the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive, a vast trove of artifacts and ephemera from BAM's 156-year history as a performance and community center. The featured collection on Bill T. Jones includes links to richly detailed entries on all of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's BAM productions, plus a selection of materials from performances.
“It’s a very sincere work, a work for this moment, that’s rubbing against a conscience of this era.”
— BILL T. JONES
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