Bill T. Jones and Eiko Otake Interview

Long time friends and celebrated dance artists Bill T. Jones and Eiko Otake are both appearing at CAP UCLA this month. We loved reading this conversation between them in the @nytimes. They reflect on turning 70 and making a career out of tackling weighty issues.

For each artist, they are compelled to continue making art:

JONES If not now, when? If you’re going to be here, what are you doing? OK, I’m going to make one more piece and try to say things I haven’t been able to say.

OTAKE For me, I feel like I need to do certain things now. I raised two kids, I took care of my parents. Since my mom died in 2019, I have no other personal duties. At 3 a.m., I’m working.

Don’t miss Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company on November 19 performing “What Problem?”

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