CenterSeries

CenterSeries presents
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & SITI Company : A Rite

Integrated Programming

Class visit THEA 204
with Anne Bogart
Class visit THEA 103
with Anne Bogart
Bill T. Jones Master Class
A Rite : The Book Unbound "What’s the Story"
SITI Company founder Anne Bogart gives a specially commissioned site-specific presentation in the library.
Mt. Greylock High School Movement Class
with Bill T. Jones dancers Reservations required
Post Show Q & A
with Chair and Professor of Theatre David Eppel.
Bill T. Jones Class Visit
to THEA 360/DANC 303 taught by Associate Professor of Theatre Amy Holzapfel and Artist-in-Residence in Dance Erica Dankmeyer
Panel: Cradling the Past in Dance of the Present: Architecture, Archive, Agency
with Bill. T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Dancer & Collaborator Jenna Riegel, Carrie Noland, Kimerer LaMothe, and Ron Brown moderated by Associate Professor of Theatre Amy Holzapfel and Artist-in-Residence Erica Dankmeyer.

A Rite
Conceived, directed, and choreographed by
Anne Bogart, Bill T. Jones, and Janet Wong

In collaboration with
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & SITI Company

Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel
Costume Design by James Schuette

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company join forces for A Rite, a work that celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring. Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking masterpiece and celebrated collaboration with choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky was so revolutionary at the time of its Paris premiere that it incited a riot, and A Rite attempts to imagine the consequences of hearing the piece played for the very first time, with a libretto that pulls from the diaries of World War I veterans, the writings of physicist Brian Greene, and many other sources.

Now in its 32nd year, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, during which time they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form, and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The Company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theatre world.

SITI is an ensemble-based theatre company founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. Originally envisioned as a summer institute in Saratoga Springs, SITI now includes a year-round program based in New York City and a summer season in Saratoga.