Lunch and A Letter to my Nephew

Date: Sunday, November 13th 2016
Time: from 12 PM

Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210

bill-t-jones-analogy-lance-ericpolitzerfull-011Join the Scholars Program for the US premiere of Bill T, Jones' A Letter to my Nephew at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The production, MacArthur "Genius" and National Medal of the Arts winner Bill T. Jones brings together the political and the personal in a story inspired by his own nephew, a "young black man, model, dancer, sex worker, crack addict."

From the ICA:

A Letter to my Nephew is a street scene or a still from the evening news that superimposes violent street battles in the U.S. and desperate immigrants rushing towards freedom in Europe over the image of a hospital bed untethered from reality.

Composer Nick Hallett, baritone Matthew Gamble, and DJ Tony Monkey accompany the accomplished dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company with a delirious mixture of pop music, lullabies, house music, and more. Video design by Janet Wong turns the stage into a simulated battleground; through the fog, Jones’s words to his nephew come alive on stage.

Registration will be available at 7 PM on November 3rd at