Shall We Dance Friday: Dman In the Waters (1998)- Bill T. Jones /Arnie Zane Dance Company

Shall We Dance628x471Bill T. Jones choreographed D-Man in the Waters in 1989, when the mortal danger of AIDS was at a high tide. The work celebrates the buoyant spirit of dancer Demian Acquavella. He had AIDS and died in 1988, but “swimming in its waters” are many others, including Mr. Jones’s partner and company co-founder, Arnie Zane, who had died in 1988. The cast includes Miguel Anaya, Stefanie Batten Bland, Germaul Barnes, Eric Bradley, Catherine Cabeen, Christian Canciani, Rosine Leblanc, Toshiko Oiwa, and Daniel Russel Kubert.

A revival of DMan in the Waters will be presented during the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Lincoln Center performances June 11 through June 22. For more information visit

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