Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
The Loud Boy
Residency August 1999
Performance April 2000

We have tentatively planned for a week of tech/rehearsal for an upcoming solo show to be premiered in the spring of 2000 with a possible informal local showing of the new work. The week would also include the next layer of community activities/workshops leading toward the development of the new work called The Loud Boy. Among other potential community activities, the 1999 residency would likely include workshops with local dancers and actors.


Born in 1952, Jones began his dance training at the State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY). In 1974, he became cofounder of the American Dance Asylum. Before forming Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (then called Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Company), Jones choreographed and performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and with his late partner, Zane. Recently, Jones served as choreographer-in-residence at the Lyon Opera Ballet (1995-1997) and has directed projects for theater, including Derek Walcott's Dream on Monkey Mountain at the Guthrie Theater in 1994.

In addition to a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 1994, Jones has received a number of awards throughout his career, including choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) awards, an "Izzy" Award, and the Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Award. Last Night on Earth -- part memoir, part meditation, and part performance -- was published by Pantheon Books in 1995. An in-depth look at the work of Jones and Zane can be found in Body Against Body: The Dance and Other Collaborations of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, published by Station Hill Press. With Gretchen Bender, Jones codirected a television adaptation of Still/Here produced with KTCA-TV in St. Paul and Amaya in Paris. It won two awards: the FIPA Palme d'Or Biarritz (1996) and the Grand Prix, Scenes d'Ecrain, Bruxelles (1997).