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New York Dance Company Workshop Held at U of M

Dance program students had the opportunity to train with world-renowned dance innovators during a Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company dance and composition workshop at the University of Memphis in November.

Part of a scheduled trip to perform at the Buckman Performing Arts Center, two members of the prominent dance group conducted the workshop requested by the U of M Dance Program. The workshop gave students unique insight into the world of professional dance and access to artists that many dancers dream of getting.

“For us to have the ability to share our material with artists-in-training is a fantastic way of seeing what they do with it. It’s a way for us to learn about them and ourselves, as well,” said Leah Cox, education director of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Supported by the University’s Student Activity Fee, the two-day workshop immersed participants in the Company’s movement style and choreographic methods. The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is a nine-member company that has performed worldwide in more than 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent.

For more information about the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, go to For more information about the U of M Dance Program, contact Moira Logan at 678-2350 or Holly Lau at 678-2523.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company publicity shotBill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is a world-renowned nine-member company recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world. The company conducted a workshop on Nov. 2-3 in the DanceSpace in the Communication and Fine Arts Building at the University of Memphis.

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