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Meany Center for the Performing Arts

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

March 24–26, 2022
Meany Hall

Maria Baranova

For over 38 years, the groundbreaking Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has revolutionized modern dance while exploring issues of identity. The company’s work What Problem? evokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation in divisive times. Jones pursues the elusive “we” in this highly personal work with a performance that includes a cast of local community members. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick serve as the basis for the spoken text Jones delivers as a performer in this work. Composer and vocalist Nick Hallett provides a multilayered score.