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Bill T. Jones Plans Premiere for New York Live Arts
06/10/2016
New York Times
The second installment of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s “Analogy” trilogy will have its New York premiere in October as part of the coming season at New York Live Arts, the organization announced Friday.

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The Transcendent Artistry of a Legendary Dancer, Four Decades In
06/06/2016
T Magazine
“FAME,” WROTE Rainer Maria Rilke, in 1902, “is, after all, only the sum of all the misunderstandings that gather around a new name.” The line appears at the beginning of a short book on Auguste Rodin that a 27-year-old Rilke published when the world-­famous sculptor was 63. However much we...

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Life’s Work: An Interview with Bill T. Jones
05/20/2016
Harvard Business Review
Bill T. Jones revolutionized modern dance through the company he founded in 1982 with his partner Arnie Zane, who later died of AIDS-related lymphoma. He’s since choreographed over 120 works (including the Broadway hit Fela!).

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Adham Hafez & Farah Saleh Think Globally, Stage Locally
04/29/2016
American Theatre
The curators of the recent Live Ideas Festival, which presented more than 40 performing arts events and panel discussions by and with artists from the Middle East and North Africa at the Bill T. Jones-run New York Live Arts between Feb. 8 and April 2, certainly planned its programming well...

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Middle East Solos: Out of Context, Creating a New One
03/29/2016
American Theatre
Last weekend New York Live Arts presented a program of solo works by four women. This wouldn’t be news in itself, except that these were four writer/performers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, most making their American debuts: Marie Al Fajr, Leyya Mona Tawil, Mona Gamil, and...

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Listening to the Voices of Arab Women
03/24/2016
Wall Street Journal
“Intensity.” That, according to Cairo-based artist and curator Adham Hafez, is what links the four solo works by female performing artists having their U.S. premieres Friday and Saturday at New York Live Arts.

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A FRENCH JEWISH NURSE'S HARROWING HOLOCAUST TALE, BROUGHT TO LIFE BY DANCE
01/31/2016
Newsweek
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company was in Paris last year, performing a new piece titled A Letter to My Nephew/Pretty, inspired by Jones’s nephew Lance T. Briggs, “who is now 46 years old and bedridden after quite a profligate life,” says Jones, “being taken care of by his...

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A Letter to My Nephew, MAC-Maison des Arts, Créteil, France — ‘Stunningly musical’
11/18/2015
Financial Times
France welcomed the latest creation of a quintessential American artist this month. After the premiere in the northern town of Douai, choreographer Bill T. Jones brought A Letter to My Nephew to Créteil. The Paris suburb is a long way from New York, but a fitting context for this portrait...

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Legendary Bill T. Jones Finds Inspiration in His 95-Year-Old Jewish Mother-in-Law
11/01/2015

There’s nothing unusual about dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones appearing onstage. But the venue for his appearance Wednesday night might be something of a first. Mr. Jones will be speaking at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan alongside Dora Amelan, his 95-year-old Jewish mother-in-law.

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Review Bill T. Jones tests the limits of his own comfort zone in 'Story/Time'
10/12/2015
LA Times
We tell stories. We express our emotions. Conventional wisdom calls that the representation of our humanity and, thus, the essence of art.

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