Can You Bring It – Bill T. Jones & D Man in the water

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CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES & D-MAN IN THE WATERS | JULY 16 – AUG 12

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters brings to life the creative process that culminated in Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (both partners at the time) felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic.
As a group of young dancers in the present re-interpret the work, they deepen their understanding of its power – exploring what is at stake in their own personal lives in order to commit and perform it successfully.
“Can You Bring It goes to the very heart of the vital role art plays in our society during times of social crisis…” — Henry Louis Gates Jr., Historian/Filmmaker.
Watch exclusive DOCNYCfest Q&A with director Rosalynde LeBlanc, co-director & cinematographer Tom Hurwitz and subject Bill T. Jones.