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Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:30 PM // Detroit Opera House

A Letter to My Nephew
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company

Photo credit: Liza Voll Photography

Choreographer Bill T. Jones has never shied away from giving audiences a lot to think about, and his latest work brings together two impulses: the social/political and
the deeply personal.

A Letter to My Nephew is an intimate multimedia piece for nine dancers, composed as a celebration of and meditation on the life of his nephew, Lance T. Briggs. A scholarship student at the San Francisco Ballet School, Briggs became a successful model and songwriter before falling into drugs and prostitution. Jones set the work as a series of postcards to his cherished nephew, weighing the difficulties of his life alongside today’s political landscape.

Presented by Michigan Opera Theatre

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10/27/18 7:30 PM
Detroit Opera House

A Letter to My Nephew
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company

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Choreographer Bill T. Jones has never shied away from giving audiences a lot to think about, and his latest work brings together two impulses: the social/political and
the deeply personal.

A Letter to My Nephew is an intimate multimedia piece for nine dancers, composed as a celebration of and meditation on the life of his nephew, Lance T. Briggs. A scholarship student at the San Francisco Ballet School, Briggs became a successful model and songwriter before falling into drugs and prostitution. Jones set the work as a series of postcards to his cherished nephew, weighing the difficulties of his life alongside today’s political landscape.

Presented by Michigan Opera Theatre

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