Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director
“Visually and sonically stunning.” The New York Times
“All of my work is in pursuit of the 'we.' What Problem? is the notion of 'WE THE PEOPLE.'“ - Choreographer Bill T. Jones
This new work from Tony Award-winning MacArthur “Genius“ Bill T. Jones features a live original score and excerpts from Herman Melville's Moby Dick and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech.
Jones is known for his ability to visualize the human condition through choreography and dance. The recipient of the National Medal of Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, a Kennedy Center Honors Award and multiple Tony Awards, there is little imaginative territory Jones has not attempted. His latest, highly-personal work, What Problem? is performed to live music, in part by local community members.
The performance will be followed by a Q & A session with Bill T. Jones, members of the dance company, and community participants.
Dance Series Sponsors: Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Bob Feinberg, Ellen & Peter O. Johnson, Barbara Stupay, and Sheila Wald
Through its Justice for All Programming Initiative, A&L remains committed to addressing issues of social injustice
Presented in association with UCSB Dept of Theater and Dance and UCSB Global Engagement, as part of International Education Week
photo: Jim Coleman