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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane”

September 30, 8:00 pm TO 11:00 pm
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| Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at University of Missouri-St. Louis | $30 - $50

Dance St. Louis kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the incomparable Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company. Led by artistic director/founder and two-time Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones, the New York City-based, award-winning company performs its profoundly moving modern dance work, “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” which is based on an oral history Bill T. Jones conducted with Dora Amelan, a French Jewish Holocaust survivor. Since its 2015 world premiere, the work has thrilled and awakened audiences with its honesty, compassion and humanity. Dance St. Louis presents Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company on September 30 and October 1 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

“Analogy/Dora: Tramontane” is based on the oral history Bill T. Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker and World Ward II survivor. Amelan’s harrowing, touching and inspirational story is broken into approximately 25 episodes that become the basis for choreography and songs.  Mimicking the interview format between Jones and Amelan, the story unfolds in multiple levels of transformation with the threads of Dora’s narrative paralleling the choreography.

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