Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

March 31, 2023

Can You Bring It, a feature-length documentary about choreographer Bill T. Jones’ most well-known piece D-Man in the Waters, explores the history of the AIDS crisis and the transcending impact Jones’ work continues to have decades later. Jones created D-Man in the Waters in 1989 after the passing of his partner Arnie Zane and company member Demian Acquavella. The film follows Rosalynde LeBlanc, a former member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and Jones as they teach the work to a group of Loyola Marymount University students, while also helping them understand the historical importance it represents. “We were hurting, but our work was a way that we kept going,” says Jones in the trailer. Awarded “Best Documentary” at the 2021 San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Can You Bring It streams April 3 on WORLDChannel’s website and YouTube, Black Public Media’s YouTube, and PBS platforms starting at midnight. On television, the documentary will air on the WORLDChannel on April 3, at 8 pm ET, and will begin airing on PBS stations on May 1. Check you local listings.