Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Serenade/The Proposition

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Concert Hall   7:30 pm
$40, $30, $15, Five College/GCC/STCC and Youth 17 and under: $15

"serenade/The Proposition" is a lively, colorful rumination on the nature of history. The refrain “It could be said that history is..." runs through the piece and asks the question of our connection to history, or lack thereof. Video projections fill an iconic set of movable columns that evoke the architecture of history: the White House, the Parthenon, or the ballroom of an elegant plantation parlor. The spare staging is filled by a cast of fierce dancers in beautifully deconstructed costumes performing flowing movement that assembles into moments of still portrait like postcards from the past. The original score draws from Mozart's Requiem, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Dixie to create a contemporary, playful, musical collage for cello, piano, and soprano. The piece premiered at the 2008 American Dance Festival, and is now on tour before being seen in New York at the Joyce Theater, the work's lead commissioner.

 

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