TUESDAY, SEP. 17, 2019
06:00 P.M. - 08:00 P.M.
NEW YORK LIVE ARTS, 219 WEST 19TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY
Presented in partnership with New York Live Arts. Please also join us for a reception beginning at 5:30pm.
Bill T. Jones, legendary choreographer and artistic director of New York Live Arts joins Elizabeth Alexander, renowned poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, cultural advocate and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to discuss the role of the dance arts in preserving the cultural record for a new generation. The conversation will be preceded by a special work-in-progress screening of the anticipated new documentary film, Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (co-directed by Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz), about a group of dancers who must overcome the physical and emotional challenges required to learn Jones’s 1989 tour-de-force on risk and sacrifice, love, loss, and resurrection. Film co-directors Ms. LeBlanc and Mr. Hurwitz will also join Mr. Jones and Dr. Alexander on stage in conversation.