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Just Dance

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

Hosted by:
Bare Bait Dance
The Roxy Theater and Bare Bait Dance are proud to present Just Dance, a monthly celebration of dance on screen.

"Goes to the very heart of the vital role art plays in our society during times of social crisis." - Henry Louis Gates Jr.

“This gripping ode to creativity and to the resiliency of the human spirit. A definitive ‘must-see’ for every dancer.” - Mikhail Baryshnikov

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS brings to life the creative process that culminated in choreographer-dancer-director 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. Through an extraordinary collage of interviews, archival material, and uniquely powerful cinematography, this lyrical documentary uses the story of this iconic dance to illustrate the power of art and the triumph of the human spirit. 
Director: Tom Hurwitz, Rosalynde LeBlanc
Duration: 90 min
Released: 2020
Genre: Documentary/Dance

Just Dance

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters