‘Continuous Replay’ Arrives at New York Live Arts

“Continuous Replay: Come Together” premieres online at 8pm on Thurs. Nov. 19. | Photo via newyorklivearts.org

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | In 2012, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company took over Dance Theater Workshop’s space at 219 W. 19th St., and Jones’s energy has powered it ever since. Now called New York Live Arts, it is a producer and presenter of the new Can You Bring It. On Nov. 19 at 8pm, the company will present a global, virtual recreation of Arnie Zane’s pioneering 1977 work Continuous Replay, expanded in 1991 into a full company work and developed this summer, across four continents and in isolation, into a streamed premiere of a version of the dance.

Continuous Replay: Come Together features a cast of 44 current and former company members from the past four decades. Co-director Rosalynde LeBlanc and other figures from the new documentary Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters will perform in this piece, to be screened as a benefit for three organizations led by Black women (Black Strategy Fund, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), and Buy From A Black Woman), and preceded by a conversation between Jones and Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Premieres Thurs, Nov. 19 at 8pm. Free, with RSVP or option to donate. To do either, click here.

ABOUT THE EVENT | On November 19, 44 current and former members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company perform in Continuous Replay: Come Together in support of Black Lives Matter. The cast includes Arthur Aviles, Seán Curran, Rosalynde LeBlanc, Stefanie Batten Bland, Jennifer Nugent, and many others, spanning four decades of company history and across four continents, each dancer was filmed in isolation. This digital version of the seminal work Continuous Replay, originally choreographed in 1977 by Arnie Zane, will have an original score created specially by John Oswald. The livestreamed fundraiser performance will be hosted by Bill T. Jones and will open with a conversation with the Executive Director of The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Anthony D. Romero. The event is in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, raising money for the Black Strategy Fund, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (BroSis), and Buy From A Black Woman.


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