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“The depth of this film is enormous. It touches the heart and stimulates the mind. It’s a work of such great feeling, poetic beauty, and relevance in the times through which we are living.” –Andre Gregory
Directed by Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz.
Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters brings to life the creative process that culminated in choreographer-dancer-director Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (both partners at the time) felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic. As a group of young dancers in the present re-interpret the work, they deepen their understanding of its power – exploring what is at stake in their own personal lives in order to commit and perform it successfully. Through an extraordinary collage of interviews, archival material, and uniquely powerful cinematography, this lyrical documentary uses the story of this iconic dance to illustrate the power of art and the triumph of the human spirit.
Director's Workshop conversation with ROSALYNDE LEBLANC following the film.
Rosalynde LeBlanc’s career as a performer, choreographer, and educator spans over twenty-five years. She danced with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (1993-1999), Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (1999-2002), and the Liz Gerring Dance Company (2003-2006), as well as many independent choreographers. Her choreography has been presented in venues around the country and she produced and co-directed the recently released documentary film "Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters". She holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University and is the Chair of the Dance Program at Loyola Marymount University. In 2020, Rosalynde was inducted as an honorary member into the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu.