September 22, 2021

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATER on 7/17 only

Showing: Saturday, July 17 at 8:00
Title: CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATER
Year: 2021
Country: USA
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SOLD OUT! CHANGE OF VENUE! Because of rain forecast all weekend, this program has been moved to the Nyack Center, located at Broadway and Depew in Nyack, on Saturday. No further tickets are being sold. Please arrive by 7:40 for a complimentary “welcome back” drink and snack.  Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters is a feature documentary that traces the history and legacy of one of the most important works of art to come out of the age of AIDS – Rockland County resident Bill T. Jones’ tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company felt as they were embattled by the AIDS pandemic. As a group of young dancers reconstructs the dance, they learn about this oft forgotten history and deepen their understanding of the power of art in a time of plague. The film argues that Bill T. Jones is the most socially, politically and emotionally compelling choreographer alive today. Thirty years ago, he embedded motifs of risk and sacrifice, love, loss and resurrection in the choreography for D-Man in the Waters. The story is traced through an extraordinary series of interviews, archival material, and uniquely powerful cinematography of movement. USA, 2021, 94 minutes, documentary

The film will be introduced and discussed with Bessie Winner Sean Curran, of the Sean Curran Company. He was a dancer in the original production of D-Man in the Waters and appears throughout the film. Myrna Packer of Bridgman Packer Dance will moderate.

Community Partners: Rockland County Pride Center, Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center

Complimentary margarita cocktails provided by John Henry of El Buho Mexcal and snacks by Hudson Market on Main (the RCC Culinary Arts cafe).

 

 

 

 

Location: Backyard of Edward Hopper Museum and Study Center, 82 N. Broadway in Nyack
Date: Saturday, July 17 (rain date, July 18)
Time:  8:o0
Tickets are available HERE: $15 general, $12 for members of Rivertown Film, Rockland County Pride Center, and the Edward Hopper House

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters opens nationwide on July 16 in select theaters and virtual cinemas.

“Goes to the very heart of the vital role art plays in our society during times of social crisis.” –

“This gripping ode to creativity and to the resiliency of the human spirit… is a definitive ‘must-see’ for every dancer.” –