Artist Series

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

A Letter to My Nephew

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 • 7:00 PM

Shockley-Zalabak Theater

A Letter to My Nephew is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. This dramatic work is an evocative and moving composition of imagery, movement, and sound. Featuring Janet Wong’s haunting projections, composer Nick Hallett’s delirious score, and live performance by baritone Matthew Gamble and Hallett, Jones’ cultural critique is rewritten for the time and place of every performance, flashing by each night like a feverish hour of the evening news.

This piece contains mature themes and content.


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