Jones/Zane dancers in Patten series show

By Staff Report Article posted on Thu. Nov. 8th, 2012
IF YOU GO

• What: "Body Against Body" by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in Patten Performances.

• When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

• Where: Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.

• Admission: $22 adults, $19 seniors, $15 students/children.

• Phone: 425-4269.

A troupe recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in modern dance will present the next installment of the Patten Performances series on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will perform "Body Against Body." According to the ensemble, the performance revisits Jones' roots in the avant garde while reviving the groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years.

Both conceptually and physically rigorous, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. They are still considered some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic.

The diverse dancers of Jones' company give them new life, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

The company emerged onto the international scene in 1983 with the world premiere of "Intuitive Momentum," featuring legendary drummer Max Roach, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Since then, the company has performed in more than 200 cities in 30 countries.

The dance company has received numerous awards and was nominated for the 1999 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and Best New Dance Production for "We Set Out Early ... Visibility Was Poor."

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