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?”