Volume 5, Number 29 | July 20 – 26, 2006
7 Days in Dance
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company In a return appearance to Lincoln Center Festival, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will give the New York premiere of Jones’ “Blind Date,” a theatrical integration of live music, constantly changing juxtapositions of dance styles, and a range of text (poetry, personal memories, Biblical readings) enhanced and reinforced by video and visual imagery. Blind Date—like much of Jones’ work—can be read on many levels: storytelling, visual design, and discourse. The work is Jones’ impassioned response to the issues of our time, and it asks the audience to ponder important questions. What does patriotism mean in an increasingly dangerous world? What do we believe? What would we die for? What is honorable, courageous, or patriotic? What makes us free? LaGuardia Concert Hall, Amsterdam Avenue at 65th St. Jul. 20 at 8 p.m. $50 at 212-721-6500 or lincolncenter.org.
Batsheva Dance Company One of the world’s finest dance companies presents the U.S. premiere of one of the greatest living choreographer Ohad Naharin’s “Telophaza” on Jul. 20, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m. at the New York State Theater, as part of Lincoln Center Festival 2006. $25-$65 at 212-721-6500 or lincolncenter.org.
PILOBUS The popular Pilobolus Dance Theater will celebrate its 35th anniversary season at The Joyce Theater this summer. The engagement features three distinct programs which include two New York premieres – “Memento Mori” and “Prism” – plus the return of the 1971 piece “Pilobolus,” the company’s very first creation. Through Aug. 12 at the Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. $42 at 212-242-0800 or www.joyce.org
Saburo Teshigawara A cult figure in Japan, Saburo Teshigawara performs his “Bones in Pages” a hallucinatory dance-art piece, in its U.S. premiere, at the Rose Theater, Jul. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. as part of Lincoln Center Festival 2006. $20-50 at 212-721-6500 or lincolncenter.org.