“[A] dancer abundantly blessed with musicality . . . he appears to find the best movement for the right moment.”–Boston Herald
Renowned for creating emotionally resonant works that bridge personal and social concerns, choreographic icon Bill T. Jones presents the world premiere of his new solo evening. Featuring two works by the award-winning digital-design team of Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar–the acclaimed Chaconne, an uncanny synthesis of the physical and the digital set to Bach paired with stunning motion-capture animation; and a very different visual universe of digital images mixed live and set to an electronic score by Roger Reynolds. The third solo work, commissioned by the Walker to inaugurate the new McGuire Theater and celebrate its decades-long relationship with Jones, will be set to the signature be-bop monologue/rap by the 50s proto-hipster poet Lord Buckley. The evening will also include a mix of transitional musical, text, and media elements, sure to combine for an unforgettable performance experience. Copresented with the Northrop Jazz Season.
World Pemiere; Walker Commission