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Event Scheduled

Belonging and Community: A Conversation on Atlanta, Art, and Connections

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Courtesy of WABE
Thursday June 25, 2020 03:30 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Join Georgia Tech Arts and WABE for a virtual town hall featuring Bill T. Jones, Ángel Cabrera, and Lois Reitzes.

Georgia Tech Arts in partnership with WABE present a virtual town hall discussion with renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones that explores the importance of community when facing the sense of isolation and divisiveness present in society today. Jones will be joined by Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera and student Mykala Sinclair, with the conversation moderated by Lois Reitzes, host of WABE’s “ City Lights. ” Together, they will examine questions probing the ways in which we all have felt isolated before and during this pandemic; how we can come together and create a sense of community, of belonging; and how art can help us to imagine a new future of connections. This event is free and open to all. Long before the pandemic, Jones was exploring this concept of community while developing a new work titled " What Problem ?" that is inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the character of Pip from Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick" . It is an adaptation of Deep Blue Sea made for a proscenium performance. Georgia Tech Arts will present " What Problem? " at the Ferst Center for the Arts in October, and it will also include opportunities for professional and novice performers from the Atlanta community to participate in the production along with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company members. Visit https://arts.gatech.edu/content/what-problem to learn more.

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