Park Avenue Armory - Interpreted Performances

09/28/2021 7:30 pm


Interpreters available at all performances.

Following this spring’s sold-out run of AFTERWARDSNESS, renowned director, choreographer, and dancer Bill T. Jones returns to Park Avenue Armory to present and perform in the world premiere of his massive new work, Deep Blue Sea, which revolves around the interplay of single and group identities. Jones, Janet Wong, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company conceived this highly personal work in pursuit of the elusive “we” during these fractious times through a cast of 100 dancers/community members, and a deconstructed text from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Conceived for the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, Deep Blue Sea magnifies the vast space through a visual environment by Elizabeth Diller of the architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Tony Award-nominated projection designer Peter Nigrini. The production creative team also includes lighting designer Robert Wierzel and costume designer Liz Prince. An original vocal score by composer Nick Hallett and electronic soundscape by Hprizm aka High PriestRena Anakwe, and Holland Andrews echoes the words of King and Melville. In addition to choreographing and directing, for the first time in over 15 years, Jones himself performs.

NoteAn ASL interpreter will be available for all performances. Select American Sign Language Zone to be seated in the designated viewing section.



September 28–October 9, 2021

Monday–Thursday at 7:30pm

Friday–Saturday at 8:00pm

Sunday at 3:00pm

Tickets start at $40 (plus fees)

Wade Thompson Drill Hall


Deep Blue Sea is approximately 105 minutes with no intermission. This performance is recommended for ages 12 and up. Assistive Listening Devices will be available upon request.

Health and Safety Protocols

All ticket-holders must be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means that you received your final dose at least 14 days before your performance date. At check-in, ticket-holders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR PASS or a hard copy or photo of your vaccination card).

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