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Dance review: Performance brings words, deeds of Abraham Lincoln to life

Thursday, July 29, 2010
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The thundering work that spans Abraham Lincoln’s life and causes was presented by Jones’ dignified ensemble, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night. Titled “Fondly Do We Hope … Fervently Do We Pray” after Lincoln’s own words, the piece was a model of dance, music, words and scenery binding to elevate a narrative and the audience experience. Too bad it played only one night as this work, jammed with metaphor, could be viewed again and again with great interest....

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