Don't Miss DEDICATE IT With Bill T. Jones, Seán Curran, and Lois Welk

Don't Miss DEDICATE IT With Bill T. Jones, Seán Curran, and Lois Welk

Emily Ludolph's Dedicate It explores the stories behind the people and experiences that motivate our favorite writers, musicians, and scientists. Each show isolates a single great dedication, holds intimate conversations with the people we admire most about the people they admire most, and hosts an open mic for everyone to make a dedication to someone who got them where they are today.

Not all dedications live in books. Acclaimed choreographer and "irreplaceable dance treasure" Bill T. Jones gathers early collaborators and performance colleagues Lois Welk and Seán Curran to discuss the legacy of Jones's dance company dedicatee Arnie Zane, share stories, and together reify the spirit of the former co-Artistic Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

The show is on April 2, only at Caveat at 21 A Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002.
Doors open at 7:00pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
This event is 21+.
Purchase tickets in advance for $15 here or buy them at the door for $20.

Dedicate It is a live show and podcast that zeroes in on the dedication page. Come hear host Emily Ludolph find the stories about the people and experiences that motivate our favorite writers, musicians, and scientists. Dedicate It examines the greatest dedications in history, holds intimate conversations with the people we admire most about the people they admire most, and hosts an open mic for everyone to make a dedication to someone who got them where they are today.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Lois Welk founded founded the American Dance Asylum Inc. (ADA), a collaborative model for producing dance in 1972. From 1973-1979, she co-directed the ADA with Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane. For more than 30 years the ADA produced Welk's choreography. In 2007, Welk became Director of Dance/USA Philadelphia.

Seán Curran's career in dance and the performing arts spans 30 years and includes awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Robbins Foundation, and many others. His contemporary dance ensemble Seán Curran Company was founded in 1997 and he is the Chair of the Department of Dance at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

A multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer, Bill T. Jones received major honors ranging from the Human Rights Campaign's 2016 Visibility Award, 2013 National Medal of Arts to a 1994 MacArthur "Genius" Award and Kennedy Center Honors in 2010. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2009 and named "An Irreplaceable Dance Treasure" by the Dance Heritage Coalition in 2000. In 2010, he earned a Tony Award for Best Choreography in the critically acclaimed FELA!, the new musical co-conceived, co-written, directed and choreographed by Mr. Jones. He also earned a 2007 Tony Award for Best Choreography for Spring Awakening as well as an Obie Award for the show's 2006 off-Broadway run. Mr. Jones's is the author of numerous works including a memoir, Last Night on Earth and Story/Time: The Life of an Idea.

Emily Ludolph is an alum of TED Conferences, where she shepherded business speakers to the stage as part of the TED Institute program. She has produced full cast recordings of American plays as part of the radio show and podcast Playing on Air. In her time working in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art she developed an attachment to Alexander Hamilton's fifteen-foot-tall clock. Before that, Emily and the BEAT Festival programmed Brooklyn performers in nontraditional spaces. Her favorite job of all has been coaching high school juniors on personal essays for their college applications. She has also published in Design Observer, Quartz, and Narratively.

Subscribe on iTunes to hear podcast episodes of Dedicate It with guests such as Aja Monet, Robert Pinsky, Joyce Maynard, Lois Lowry, Dr. Tererai Trent, and Improv Everywhere's Charlie Todd.

Photo by: Lois Greenfield

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