Revisiting the classics - Page 2

Two veteran choreographers visit the Bay Area with groundbreaking new works

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Choreographer Bill T. Jones with his Arnie Zane Dance Company at Cal Performances

Some, probably too many, depended on a punch line to make their point.

Story kept viewers on their toes, trying to figure out whether the detailed, chock-full-of-ideas choreography swirled by independently, was engaged in a conversation with Jones's text, or was acting out a narrative. What was certain: the work got its power from affirming life in all its messiness. It was in the text, the individual dances, the communal lines, and even the double roundelays that opened and closed these well-told tales.

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