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8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
10/10/2019
The New York Times
YANIRA CASTRO/A CANARY TORSI at New York Live Arts (Oct. 16-20, 7:30 p.m.). Since Castro, a Puerto Rican artist and choreographer, founded her interdisciplinary collective in 2009, a driving question has been how humans — performers and spectators alike — behave in situations together. Her...

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Youthful Dances Get a Youthful Jolt
10/02/2019
The New York Times
In her early 20s, the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker created two dances that remain among her most distinguished: “Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich” (1981), for two women; and “Rosas Danst Rosas” (1983), for four. The last time she brought these minimalist masterpieces to New...

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The Universe in Verse: Bill T. Jones Performs Poet Ross Gay’s Ode to Our Highest Human Potentialities
09/20/2019
Brain Pickings
Legendary choreographer and New York Live Arts artistic director Bill T. Jones, subject of the inspiring forthcoming documentary Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters, stole the show with his electrifying performance of Gay’s poem at the third annual Universe in Verse — please enjoy:

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Goings On About Town: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
09/16/2019
The New Yorker
If someone turned “The Breakfast Club” into a dance for four women, it might look like Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “Rosas Danst Rosas.” Clad in gray, with sleeves that slip provocatively from their shoulders, the women squirm, thrash their hair, pull at their clothes, or create elegant loop-the-loops, now and then smiling...

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Magic Man: A deep dive inside the interdisciplinary mind of artist Rashaad Newsome
09/14/2019
Philadelphia Weekly
The New Orleans-born, NYC-living, queer, black artist is putting together what he calls “a holistic reflection on agency, blackness and the futurity of intersectional identities and oppression.” On top of all this, Newsome is a Master of Heraldry with a capital ‘M’, heraldry being both the science and the art...

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Positively Black: Sarah Jones
09/01/2019
NBC New York
Tracie Strahan speaks with ‘Sell/Buy/Date’ playwright, star and writer Sarah Jones on this week’s Positively Black.

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Dancing Across Disciplines with Vinson Fraley Jr.
08/21/2019
Interview Magazine
If, as Martha Graham once said, dancers are the messengers of the gods, then Vinson Fraley Jr. is, quite literally, divine. The 24-year-old native of Atlanta studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and then under the tutelage of dance-world icons at the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. He has collaborated on projects with...

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Archive
08/20/2019
The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that it has acquired the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Archive, a comprehensive collection spanning the entirety of the company’s existence. Beginning today, the paper-based materials in the collection — including photographs, correspondence, production notes, company records,...

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Toni Morrison Dancing: Photos of the Author at Work and Play
08/06/2019
The New York Times
There’s an image that will stay with me forever: Toni Morrison, Bill T. Jones and Max Roach were all onstage together. Toni Morrison read her beautiful text, Max Roach was at the drums and Bill T. Jones was dancing. And at the end of the evening, Jones took Morrison in his...

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New York Live Arts Lineup Puts the Focus on Community
07/19/2019
The New York Times
For Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong, the artistic leaders at New York Live Arts, community is a pressing political concern. The lineup they chose for the organization’s coming season is meant to reflect that urgency and highlight the role that art can play in examining societal problems.

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