March 6, 2021
What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations.
March 6, 2021* at 8 p.m.
Ferst Center for the Arts
*This is a new date announcement for the performance of "What Problem?"
About Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zanie Company
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company was born in 1982 out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948–1988). During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form, and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The New York City-based company is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world.
** While Georgia Tech Arts is proceeding with planning for fall events to begin as scheduled, we will follow the lead of the Institute, the University System of Georgia, the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia and public health experts to determine when it is safe and appropriate to resume public gatherings. For information on Georgia Tech Arts' commitment to patrons please visit this page: https://arts.gatech.edu/commitment-georgia-tech-arts-patrons
This engagement with Georgia Tech Arts is supported by The Charles Loridans Foundation.
The presentation of "What Problem?" was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Adapted from "Deep Blue Sea," which was originally commissioned by Park Avenue Armory and Manchester International Festival in collaboration with Holland Festival. Additional commissioning support provided by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts with original support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, Carolina Performing Arts, Indiana University Auditorium, the Center for the Arts at George Mason University, Lumberyard Center for Film and Performing Arts, Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson Hole, WY. Rehearsed at Mana Contemporary and Bethany Arts Community. "What Problem?" was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Photos by Maria Baranova.