The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is in residence with the Dancer's Workshop at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts this week, holding master classes and performing its new work “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane.”
Bill T. Jones, the company’s choreographer and artistic director, was inspired to create the piece after hearing his mother-in-law Dora Amelan’s stories about her time as a French-Jewish nurse in World War II. But Jones says the work is meant to reach beyond a simple retelling of history. "This is not just a reportage about a Jewish woman. This is actually about the construction of time and space that an audience sees when they watch any concert of mine. The way things are moved on stage recalls memory coming and going," says Jones. Performances of Tramontane will take place at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts at 8pm August 14th and 15th, and will be followed by a discussion with the audience.