October 29, 2020
Tickets will go on sale later this summer.
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.
October 29, 2020
Ferst Center for the Arts
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.
This engagement with Georgia Tech Arts is supported by The Charles Loridans 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.
** 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.