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New York Dance Company Conducts Workshop at U of M

For Release, October 9, 2012
For more information, contact Kimberly Rogers at (901) 678-4164.

Dance Company at Work

The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will host a dance and composition workshop with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Nov. 2-3, in the DanceSpace, room 124 of the Communication and Fine Arts Building.

The U of M Dance Program arranged for two members of the prominent post-modern dance group to conduct the workshop while in Memphis for a performance at the Buckman Performing Arts Center on Nov. 4.

"For us to have the ability to share our material with artists-in-training is a fantastic way of seeing what they do with it. It's a way for us to learn about them and ourselves, as well," said Leah Cox, education director of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

The workshop is open to select U of M students and a limited number of intermediate and advanced community participants, ages 18 and above. Pre-registration is required for both students and community dancers. 

U of M Dance Student Registration

Community Dance Participant Registration

The two-day event opens Friday, Nov. 2, from 5-8 p.m. On Saturday, the workshop concludes with an all-day session from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $60. Supported by the University of Memphis Student Activity Fee, the event is free to intermediate and advanced U of M dance students. 

As part of the workshop, participants will immerse themselves in the Company’s movement style and choreographic methods. Closely tied to the Company’s current repertory, the workshop will develop participants’ abilities to work collaboratively and refine their voices as movers and makers through the focused study of a selected work’s process and product. 

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is a nine-member company that has performed worldwide in more than 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent. The Company was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world. In 2010, the Company merged with Dance Theatre Workshop to form New York Live Arts. 

For more information about the workshop, contact Moira Logan at 678-2350/ or Holly Lau at 678-2523/

For more information about the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, go to

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