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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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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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Review: ADF Review: 'Analogy/Dora' a moving homage
07/12/2015
The Herald Sun
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s American Dance Festival premiere of Jones’ 2015 “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane” provided a rich offering and tribute to Dora Amelan, who had worked to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

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Review: New Bill T. Jones dance-theater piece vividly depicts a refugee's journey
06/19/2015
NJ Arts
Midway through “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” the extraordinary dance-theater piece that the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company unveiled on Thursday as part of the Peak Performances series at Montclair State University, dancer I-Ling Liu finds herself boxed in.

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Review: 'A Rite' powerfully reveals fragility of Stravinsky's work
03/08/2015
Los Angeles Times
Stravinsky’s ballet may have revolutionized rhythm and caused a riot at its Paris premiere in 1913. But the ritual glut of anniversary “Rite” performances — along with such numbing offerings as a CD set of 38 recordings of the ballet — made a piquant score seem as quaint as comfort...

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