Managing Mortality: A Dance Symposium About Living

In conjunction with campus performances of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's opus Still/Here, Dance Celebration will present a free public symposium in which members of the arts, health and spiritual communities discuss the challenges and rewards faced in the struggle to understand mortality.

At the symposium, to be held May 18 at 3 p.m. in Zellerbach Theater, panel members include choreographer Bill T. Jones; Elizabeth Blair, WHYY arts reporter; Joan Applegate, coordinator of the Childhood Cancer Program of the American Cancer Society in Philadelphia; Helana Agi and Kimberly Dolan, patients and Survival Workshop participants; Ted Menten, author and court jester of the hospital ward; and Edward Leitz, founding member and first president of the Philadelphia Buddhist Association.

Still/Here uses words, images and movement that choreographer Bill Jones, who is HIV positive, gleaned from "Survival Workshops" he conducted in 1993 and 1994, encouraging people of all ages living with terminal illnessessuch as cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosisto share their lives and experiences.

Still/Here performances will be held May 16, 7 p.m.; May 17 and 18, 8 p.m.; and May 19, 3 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theatre.

For information about the symposium or to order dance tickets ($26, $12/students), call the Annenberg Center Box Office, 898-6791.


Volume 42 Number 32
May 14, 1996

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