August 15, 2016
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company returns to Northeast Ohio October 9 at The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall for Matinee Performance of "Analogy/Dora: Tramontane"
"Jones is not a choreographer in the sense that he just makes dances. He likes to tackle unlikely theatrical themes in
unconventional ways" - Hilary Ostlere, The Financial Times
"'Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,' the extraordinary dance-theater piece"
Robert Johnson, NJArts.net, on Analogy/Dora: Tramontane
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company returns to Northeast Ohio October 9
at The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall for Matinee Performance of "Analogy/Dora: Tramontane"
Performing the powerful dance-theater work based on the life of Dora Amelan, a young Jewish woman during World War II.
CLEVELAND (August 15, 2016) Hailed by The New York Times as "illustrative and formally abstract" Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company return to northeast Ohio to perform a mixed repertoire matinee performance including their Ohio debut of Analogy/Dora: Tramontane on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm at The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall. The performance is presented by DANCECleveland in collaboration with The University of Akron's Dance Program and continues their 11 year partnership.
Tickets, starting at $25, are available at www.DANCECleveland.org or by calling 330-972-7570. Until October 7, tickets can also be purchased in person at The Akron Civic Theatre box office, located at 182 S. Main Street, Akron, OH 44308. Groups of five or more can call DANCECleveland at 216-991-9000 for more information about discounted group tickets.
The Akron performance at E.J. Thomas Hall will feature, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, a remarkable work that blends theater and dance together on stage for an extraordinarily powerful and touching performance. Through modern choreography, Bill T. Jones tells the story of his 95 year-old mother-in-law, Dora Amelan, a young Jewish nurse who strived to save lives during World War II and gives a unique perspective on the subjects of struggle, perseverance and the power within ourselves. Featuring live music, spoken word and raw emotion, the performance is a special tribute to Dora, who inspired the work through her memories of life during and after World War II. The choreography chronicles her early life in Belgium, her mother's death as the Germans were marching into Belgium and her experiences working at an underground Jewish organization in Vichy France's internment camps, Gurs & Rivesaltes.
Original music for the piece is composed by Nick Hallett as well as a soundscape that combines German Romantic Lieder, songs from both world wars, the 50s and 60s classic pop music and the club music from the 80s and 90s. DANCECleveland is also thrilled to welcome back company member and dancer, Antonio Brown, who is a graduate of The Cleveland School of the Arts and will be returning to perform the work with the company of nine dancers.
The performance will be surrounded by an array of educational outreach events including artist-run master classes, a residency program for The University of Akron dance students, pre-performance lectures and post-performance Q&A sessions, designed to provide community access to the world renowned dance companies DANCECleveland brings to Northeast Ohio.
Recognized as a leader in the national ecosystem of modern dance, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has performed throughout the world with a wide array of exquisite and powerful repertory. Now in its 33rd year, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (19481988). The Company has performed in over 200 cities worldwide in 40 countries. Winner of two Tony Awards and recipient of a MacArthur "genius" Award, Jones has continually expanded the possibilities of dance and is considered one of the most innovative choreographers in the dance-theater world. The Company has received numerous awards, including New York Dance and Performance Awards ("Bessie") for Chapel/Chapter at Harlem Stage (2006), The Table Project (2001), D-Man in the Waters (1989 and 2001), musical scoring and costume design for Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land (1990) and for the groundbreaking Joyce Theater season (1986). The Company was nominated for the 1999 Laurence Olivier Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Dance and Best New Dance Production" for We Set Out Early... Visibility was Poor.
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Funding for this performance is provided by:
Mary S. & David C. Corbin Foundation
DANCECleveland, a Cleveland, Ohio based non-profit, is one of a handful of presenters in the nation that is dedicated solely to the presentation of modern and contemporary dance. The centerpiece of the organization's programming is its annual performance series. The performances are surrounded by an array of educational outreach events including artist-run master classes, residency programs, student matinees, pre-performance lectures and post-performance Q&A sessions, designed both to break artistic boundaries and provide community access to the dance aesthetic and dance luminaries that DANCECleveland brings to Northeast Ohio.
DANCECleveland's 2016-2017 Season is generously supported by:
Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation The George Gund Foundation
George W. Codrington Foundation