HHC at the IU Auditorium:
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Thursday, February 25, 2010 *
8 p.m. * IU Auditorium * SIGN-UP
Refreshments Provided * Post-performance Talkback with Bill
T. Jones * Balcony Student Tickets: $13
HHC Ticket Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 16!
In 2007, the Ravinia Festival and the IU Auditorium
award-winning Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, "recognized
of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world,"
to create a performance that would commemorate the bicentennial
of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The result, Fondly Do We Hope . . .
Fervently Do We
is a multimedia extravaganza that explores what Abraham Lincoln meant
(and means) to various people and what his legacy means now and to
future generations. The performance features dance, live music, film,
and the spoken word (with passages drawn from the Bible, Lincoln's
writings and speeches, Walt Whitman's poetry, and other sources). A PBS
documentary, A Good Man, which will explore the making of this
production, will air in 2011. Since its inception in 1982, the company
has performed in more than 200 cities and 30 countries around the world,
including Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, France, Germany,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and South Africa.
created more than 140 works for his own company, Bill T.
has also choreographed for the AXIS Dance Company, the Berlin Opera
Ballet, the Boston Ballet, and many other prominent dance companies.
Jones is the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, a Tony, an Obie
award, and other honors. He co-founded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane
Dance Company in 1982, and, as the artistic director of the company, he
choreographs and dances in the company's productions. Jones has been
featured on PBS and the Colbert Report and has received honorary
doctorates from a number of prestigious universities and institutes of
higher learning, including the Juilliard School. He published his
memoir, Last Night on Earth, in 1995. Jones choreographed and
the current Broadway show Fela!, a musical about the life and
Nigerian activist and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
After enjoying a performance of Fondly Do We Hope . . . Fervently Do
Pray at the IU Auditorium, you will have the opportunity to
in a post-performance talkback with Bill T. Jones and members of his
If you are interested in attending this performance, please come to
HHC between 8 a.m. and noon or 1 and 5 p.m. weekdays and see Hannah
room 210H. You will need to pay for your ticket with cash or a check at
that time (tickets are $13/each). The deadline to purchase tickets
through the HHC is 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 16.