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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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At New York Live Arts, Thomas O. Kriegsmann Is Ready to Take Risks
09/06/2015
New York Times
Maverick. Radical. Transformer. Socialist. Re-animator. These are the brash words New York Live Arts uses to describe the artists who make up its fall season, which begins with Louise Lecavalier on Wednesday.

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Okwui Okpokwasili Named Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts
07/13/2015
New York Times
Okwui Okpokwasili, the writer, performer and choreographer, has been named the next resident commissioned artist by New York Live Arts, the organization announced Monday.

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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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