Continuing its rich tradition of bringing the most important dance companies to Chattanooga, the Patten Performances present the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as part of our 33rd season. This company needs little introduction; its importance springs from the 11-year collaboration between Jones and Zane (1948-1988) that redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. 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 over 200 cities in 30 countries on every major continent. It is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world.
The repertory of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery and stylistic approach and includes musically-driven works as well as works using a variety of texts. Some of its most celebrated creations are evening length works including Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land (1990, Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music); Still/Here (1994, Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, France); We Set Out Early... Visibility Was Poor (1996, Hancher Auditorium,Iowa City, IA); You Walk? (2000, European Capital of Culture 2000,Bolgna, Italy); Blind Date (2006, Peak Performances at Montclair State University); Chapel/Chapter(2006, Harlem Stage Gatehouse); and Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray (2009, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL).
The Company has been featured in many publications and has received numerous awards, including New York Dance and Performance Awards in 1986, 1989, 1990, 2001 and 2006. The Company 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.
Photo by Paul B. Goode
adults - $22
seniors (age 60 and over) - $19
students - $15