History, it is said, does not recognize itself until it sees its own reflection in the eyes of the future. Occasionally, however, a time arrives when history is fully aware of its existence and its urgency is deeply felt by those living within it. In the midst of such a time did Abraham Lincoln become the 16th President of the United States, and the legacy of his leadership and determination to preserve the Union still resonates with profundity today.
But the story of history is often skewed by the perspective of those who tell it. In the case of Lincoln and The Civil War, the sheer immensity of scope, the complexity of actions and reactions, and the enormous number of lives involved, make telling the whole tale an exceedingly difficult and challenging undertaking.
Given this fact, should we not then explore the very essence of what we call history? Indeed we should, and one artist has created the vehicle with which we may do so. That artist's name is Bill T. Jones and his masterpiece is entitled Serenade/The Proposition:
Wow. Just wow.
Celebrated the world over, Bill T. Jones carries many titles--dancer, choreographer, artistic director and co-founder of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company--and has deservedly received numerous awards, including a 1994 MacArthur Fellowship and a 2007 Tony Award for his choreography for Spring Awakening--remember that joyous romp into adolescent frustration and angst? Sure ya do.
As is the duty of Alverno Presents to bring Milwaukee the very best the planet has to offer, they'll be welcoming Jones and his company for a 3PM performance of Serenade/The Proposition this Sunday, February 28. Tickets are $40 a peep, but anything this gorgeous and brainy is well worth every penny.
Buy tickets now and let history rightly judge you for the magnificent genius you are!Related:
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