Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company presents "D-Man in the Waters" (1989)
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
Originally Premiered 1989
Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a two time New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings. in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.
Choreography by Bill T. Jones
Music By Felix Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings in E-flat major, Op. 20 (1825)
Music Performed by The Durham Symphony Orchestra: Anne Leyland, Tasi Matthews, Emi Hildebrandt, Gentry Lasater (violins), Suzanne Rousso, Michael Castelo (violas), Nate Leyland, Chris Johns (celli)
Costumes by Liz Prince
Lighting by Robert Wierzel
Performed by Antonio Brown, Talli Jackson, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, LaMichael Leonard Jr., I-Ling Liu, Paul Matteson, Erick Montes, Jennifer Nugent, and Jenna Riegel
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