Carpenter Performing Arts Center

In Collaboration: Bill T. Jones and CSULB Dept. of Dance

Fri/Sat, Nov. 16-17, 2012 at 8pm


Internationally renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones teams with the Carpenter Center and CSULB Department of Dance for the Southern California premiere of his landmark piece, Reading Mercy and the Artificial Nigger—a work inspired by a Flannery O’Connor short story—that transcends boundaries as it mixes dance, literature and race.


The finest dancers from the CSULB Department of Dance have been selected to perform the work, in an evening that kicks off three premiere works by noted CSULB faculty choreographers—Gerald Casel, Sophie Monat, and Andrew Vaca.


Note: Image is of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company in Reading Mercy and the Artificial Nigger. The performance at Carpenter Center will be performed entirely by CSULB students.


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