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Body Against Body (2011) returns to Bill T. Jones¿s roots in the avant-garde with a program that revives and reconsiders the challenging, groundbreaking works that launched the careers of Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years.
Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on a new life through the diverse dancers of Jones¿s company, providing a rare look at the origins of an iconoclastic artistic sensibility.
New York Magazine (9/29/2003) notes, ¿The combination of brisk formality and a deeply sensual attack was riveting decades ago and it¿s riveting today.¿
Body Against Body is presented as part of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series at Emory University, Thursday, February 5 through Saturday, February 7, 2015, with all performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 general admission or $25 for qualifying discount category members. Tickets are available from the Arts at Emory Box Office (Schwartz Center, 1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, 30322) in person, by phone at 404.727.5050, or online at tickets.arts.emory.edu. Seating is limited. Note: The show on Friday, February 6 is SOLD OUT.
Body Against Body was originally commissioned by the ICA/Boston.
Emory Dance ProgramEmory Dance and Movement Studies explore the intersections of mind and body that are reflected in history and in the poetic sensibilities of the body.