Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones



Bill T. Jones is one of the most charismatic and powerful forces in the world of Modern Dance. One of his former dancers, Rosalynde LeBlanc in collaboration with Emmy Award Cinematographer, Tom Hurwitz created a lyrical documentary that illustrates the power of art and the triumph of the human spirit. Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters brings to life the creative process that culminated in Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (both partners at the time) felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic. As a group of young dancers in the present re-interpret the work, they deepen their understanding of its power – exploring what is at stake in their own personal lives in order to commit and perform it successfully.
This is a film about humanity, bravery, and hope that can resonate with everyone.