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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Artist-in-Residence

Bill T. Jones

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is the second of the Center for the Arts’ inaugural cohort of Mason Artists-in-Residence, a new initiative serving the mission of the Center and the College of Visual and Performing Arts to make the arts an intrinsic part of the lives of every Mason student and Northern Virginia resident.

The Company’s weeklong residency will include: 

  • critical technical rehearsal time for the premiere of What Problem?
  • working rehearsals with the 30 Fairfax community members participating in the piece along with Mason University Singers;
  • three masterclasses with the Mason School of Dance; 
  • a masterclass with Fairfax County Public Schools’ Fairfax Academy dance students; 
  • as well as multiple Mason classroom visits by members of the Company across academic disciplines.

In addition, the residency will also include a Town Hall with Bill T. Jones: A Conversation on Community, Identity, and Art at Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr, Fairfax, VA), Wednesday January 29 at 7:30pm. Additional details including Guest panelists and topics, will be announced at a later date. 

The week culminates with the world premiere of What Problem?, which is a co-commissioned work by the Center, Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m.

What Problem? is co-commissioned by the Center for the Arts at George Mason University.  Support for the creation of What Problem? is provided by the Mason Artist-in-Residence program, which is funded, in part, by the George Mason University Office of Research, Innovation and Economic  Impact and ARTSFAIRFAX.