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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Bill T. Jones, 2010 recipient of the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors for being one of America’s most accomplished dance-makers and creative force behind Broadway hits Spring Awakening and Fela!, returns to the Walker with his 12-member international company and a new work. Story/Time weaves together a cascade of 90 one-minute stories told center stage by the iconic choreographer himself and drawn from his life and ideas—minimal, funny, poignant, surreal, philosophical, anecdotal, political, and poetic. Original music and video complement his inventive narrative and choreography. With a formal structure inspired by composer John Cage’s Indeterminacy (1959) and a set reminiscent of Merce Cunningham’s OCEAN, the work operates on the principle of chance to create and layer movement and music and reach a truth that mirrors real life.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Story/Time

Photo by Akiko Miyake