Grant Recipient Details

Location

New York, NY

Artist
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, New York, NY
Project Title
Untitled
Fiscal Year Awarded
2020
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$45,000

Inspired by Herman Melville’s description in Moby Dick of Pip, the young black cabin boy floating alone in the sea, this as-yet untitled work explores the relationship of loneliness/aloneness as it pertains to, or contrasts with, community identity. It is envisioned as an 80 minute evening-length work to premiere in spring 2020. This piece will use the idea of being lost at sea as a metaphor for the African American experience, and is designed to incorporate a diverse cast of guest artists recruited from local communities in which the piece tours.  

Estimated Artist Fee: $40,000/performance; $70,000/week.

Presenter Partners

  • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) 
  • Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA) 
  • UNC Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) 

Tour Coordinator

Kyle Maude, Producing Director
tel 212-691-6500 ext. 262