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Deep Blue Sea: Bill T. Jones | Diller Scofidio + Renfro | Peter Nigrini
Mar 21, 8pm

Co-Presented with MASS MoCA

Deep Blue Sea, which will have its world premiere in April at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, is a culmination of years of work by the iconic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones. This work-in-progress performance follows an artist residency that will transform MASS MoCA’s largest venue, the Hunter Center, which will be stretched to the very limits of its physical capacity. The work, a meditation on the nature of finding community in this confusing era of ours, will eventually incorporate a cast of 100 performers.

Jones conceived this highly personal work in pursuit of the elusive “we” during these fractious times through a cast of 100 dancers/community members led by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, a deconstructed text from Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech, and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The large-scale project’s collaborators include Elizabeth Diller of the renowned architecture team Diller Scofidio + Renfro, projection designer Peter Nigrini, and lighting designer Robert Wierzel. The soundscape is an original composition by Nick Hallett with an electronic component by New York-based music producer Hprizm aka High Priest.


This program is supported in part by the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance at MASS MoCA in association with Jacob’s Pillow.

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Deep Blue Sea: Bill T. Jones | Diller Scofidio + Renfro | Peter Nigrini

At MASS MoCA: Mar 21