As part of UNCG’s War and Peace Imagined series, the College of Visual and Performing Arts will host “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” a performance by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, choreographed by MacArthur Genius Bill T. Jones.
The performance is Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. in UNCG Auditorium.
The much acclaimed “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” comes from the oral history of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse and social worker who survived World War II. The twenty-five episodes within the piece tell the story, through choreography and song, of the author’s early family life in Belgium, her mother’s death as the German soldiers invaded her country, and her work with the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants, a French humanitarian organization that rescued many Jewish refugees from certain death within concentration camps.
The piece is part of a trilogy developed by Jones and Janet Wong. Composer Nick Hallett has created original music informed by the text, as well as by German Romantic Leider songs from both world wars and pop music from the 1950s through 90s.
Throughout 33 years, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has made an impact worldwide, changing the dance-theater world through innovative performances with a focus on dynamic subject matter. They also bring their collaborative methods to a variety of educator-training programs and workshops for professional and pre-professional dancers.
Orchestra/Mezzanine tickets are $30, or $5 for students and $25 for seniors.