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ASU Gammage presents digital performance of 'Continuous Replay: Come Together'


Amidst the racial justice protests in the early summer of 2020 and as the COVID-19 pandemic continued its spread, 44 current and former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company members came together (in isolation and across four continents) to create “Continuous Replay: Come Together” in support of the movement for racial justice.

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November 09, 2020

In partnership with ASU Gammage, New York Live Arts will present the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in a global virtual recreation of Arnie Zane’s “Continuous Replay” on Nov. 19. 

Hosted by Bill T. Jones, the event will open with a conversation between Jones and Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. The evening will culminate with the streamed premiere of “Continuous Replay: Come Together,” featuring a diverse cast of current company performers and alumni spanning four decades.

“Continuous Replay” is a pioneering work that began as a duet and solo in 1977 choreographed by Arnie Zane. In 1991, at the height of the AIDS pandemic, Jones made the piece into a full company work — just three years after Zane's passing. “Continuous Replay” has connected generations of company members and was, for most of them, the only way to “know” Zane. 
 
Amidst the racial justice protests in the early summer of 2020 and as the COVID-19 pandemic continued its spread, 44 current and former company members came together (in isolation and across four continents) to create “Continuous Replay: Come Together” in support of the movement for racial justice.
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Jones and Zane (1948–1988). During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 35 countries, and it is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world. 
 
The repertory of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery and stylistic approach to movement, voice and stagecraft, and includes music-driven works as well as works using a variety of texts. 
 
“Continuous Replay: Come Together” is free with RSVP. Get all the details on the show.

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