Since its premiere, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, its humanity.

Based on an oral history Bill T. Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker and survivor of World War II, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane chronicles her harrowing, touching and inspirational story from early family life through her encounters with the internment camps while working for a Jewish underground organization.

Mimicking the interview format between Jones and Dora, the story unfolds in multiple levels of transformation with the threads of Dora’s narrative paralleling the choreography. The nine dancers of the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company move seamlessly between dancing, speaking and singing in the evening length work.

Dance St. Louis’ presentation of Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company is a part of the annual St. Louis Arts Experience.


In addition to Dance St. Louis’ presentation of the company, Bill T. Jones received Washington University’s 2016 International Humanities Medal – the largest U.S. award for the humanities that honors the lifetime work of a noted scholar, writer or artist who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the world of letters or the arts – on September 29 at Washington University’s Edison Theatre. The Medal adds to a long list of honors for Mr. Jones, including the Kennedy Center Honors, two Tony Awards, MacArthur “Genius” Award and Obie Award.

Further information about the weeklong events in celebration of Bill T. Jones is listed here.


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Directions & Parking


Directions: The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Take I-70 to Florissant Road (Exit 240).  Travel South on Florissant Rd. to the second University entrance at Grobman Drive.  Turn right.  

From Natural Bridge, turn left onto University Drive and follow it around to the right as it turns into Grobman Drive.

Parking is available in the garage to the left, just under the bridge, and in Parking Lot E on the right, about 500 feet past the bridge


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