There are people whose anger sparkles and bubbles, who are exhilarated and inspired by their angry feelings–poets of anger who will follow this river underground and trace its backwaters, rivulets, and torrents wherever they lead. That’s the kind of artist Bill T. Jones is, and a good thing too: with nothing to lose, he can risk everything. Anger fueled his Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land, made him confront the audience with a whole stageful of naked people, made him throw different bits and pieces of Americana into a postmodern stew just to see what happened, who minded. And anger is the force driving the joyful, abstract D-Man in the Waters, in which the dancers dive across the stage, wrestle their way over it, leap over one another as if over breakers, sometimes buoyed by an all-encompassing medium, sometimes struggling against it. You can see the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company perform this far-from-saturnine 1989 piece, so oddly appropriate to the holidays, on a program that’s a stimulating mix of old and new: Jones’s new solo, Last Night on Earth, dedicated to his longtime partner, Arnie Zane, who died of AIDS-related illness in 1988; several other new works by Jones; pieces by Zane; and one by company member Sean Curran. Thursday and Friday, December 17 and 18, at 8 at the Merle Reskin-Blackstone Theatre, 60 E. Balbo; $15-$25. Call Performing Arts Chicago for tickets and info, 242-6237.