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Bill T. Jones's 'Continuous Creation'


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Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones will discuss his seminal dance work and lead an open rehearsal with Princeton students Jan. 18 in the Stewart Theater. Read more.


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Princeton University's Program in Dance is
honored to welcome the internationally acclaimed

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director and choreographer of the Bill T.
Jones/Arnie Zane dance company and 2010

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Kennedy Center honors recipient Bill T. Jones
to the Lewis Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

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Jones will discuss the origin and evolution
of "Continuous Replay," a seminal dance work

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that was originally choreographed as a solo
by Mr. Jones's late partner, Arnie Zane, in

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1978 and will be performed as a group work
by Princeton University students at the Spring

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Dance Festival in February.

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In a recent interview conducted in Venice,
Italy, Mr. Jones reflects on time past and

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present, expressing that much has changed
since he co-founded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie

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Zane Dance Company 28 years ago, around the
same time that "Continuous Replay" was first created.

Bill T. Jones:
The company is now 28 years old. There's nobody
in my world who remembers when the company started.

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There's no one, save the lighting
designer, Robert Wierzel, who remembers Arnie Zane...

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who knew him. So, this passage of
time is very real.

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This memory that as time goes on becomes my memory,
as opposed to the group memory.

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But I have to make my peace with the fact

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that everything is changing, and it changes
rapidly... quickly. Sometimes, it makes me very anxious.

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Sometimes, it makes me sad. And sometimes, it's exhilarating.

Bill T. Jones:
Like a parent with a child, the child is going to learn
as they learn. The parent has to enjoy that

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as opposed to being frightened by it. I am
trying to enjoy it -- this change, this rapid

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change, new personalities, new problems --
I'm trying to enjoy it, the change.

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Excerpts from "Continuous Replay" were staged

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on Princeton University students, shown here
in rehearsal.

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Bill T. Jones's choreography will be performed
during the Spring Dance Festival at the Berlind

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Theatre on Feb. 18-20, 2011.

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For ticket information, call University Ticketing
at (609) 258-9220.

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