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An oxymoronic event of purposeful randomness
07/15/2012

BECKET — The vibrant, very much living members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company are surrounded by ghosts in “Story/Time.” In a general way, this is not so unusual; contemporary dance often bears a proud aura of its ancestral shadows. But Jones, the creator of “Story/Time,” has long...

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company help launch SaratogaArtsFest
06/07/2012

When it premiered in Paris in 1913, Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” with choreography by Vaslav Nijinksy, was greeted with the vocal equivalent of rotten tomatoes. “The people were so upset by the music and the choreography that they started screaming and shouting insults, and a riot ensued,” said Anne...

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Dances with stories by Bill T. Jones & Co.
02/17/2012

Before launching into his radically engaging new work “Story/Time” at the Walker Art Center choreographer Bill T. Jones leads the audience in a “conceptual warm-up” exercise. He asks us to raise a hand when we think a minute has passed. Most everyone is early by several seconds. It’s the first...

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The New York Times: Bill T. Jones Takes a Turn on the Stage in New Work
01/18/2012

It’s tempting to say that Bill. T. Jones has followed the classic trajectory from artistic outsider to consummate insider. Mr. Jones, a choreographer, writer and theater director whose reputation was built on provocative work that marries high-art aesthetics with social concerns, has journeyed from the stages of downtown dance to...

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Bill T. Jones: Religious Roots Of His Choreography And Dance
01/11/2012

Bill T. Jones has stormed Broadway in recent years with his Tony Award winning choreography in Spring Awakening and Fela! Yet Jones is no newcomer to the dance world. He has been a leading dancer and choreographer since arriving in New York in the 1970s with partner and collaborator Arnie...

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The Montclair Times: Gather 'round: Bill T. Jones has some stories to tell
01/10/2012

Is he a showman or provocateur? Is he creating a performance of alienation or entertainment? What’s that giant digital clock doing on stage?

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The Sunday Conversation: With Bill T. Jones
12/11/2011

Bill T. Jones won his second Tony Award for choreographing “Fela!,” a musical about the late Nigerian Afrobeat singer, composer and political activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Jones, 59, also cowrote the book and directed the high-energy show about the government’s crackdown on his commune. “Fela!” comes to the Ahmanson Theatre...

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Sunday Arts
11/14/2011
WNET channel 13
New York Live Arts is an organization formed earlier this year by a merger of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the Dance Theater Workshop. The first presenting season of New York Live Arts started in September and will continue through the spring of 2012.

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A Move to Strengthen Two Merged Dance Companies
11/12/2011

The Kresge Foundation is stepping forward with a housewarming present of sorts for New York Live Arts, the newly created organization that merged Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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Revisiting the past, looking to the future: Bill T. Jones launches New York Live Arts
09/21/2011
nj.com
To launch a new era as the executive artistic director of New York Live Arts, the latest incarnation of Dance Theater Workshop, choreographer Bill T. Jones has reached into his past and unearthed works with the spring and resiliency of youth. The first of two programs dubbed “Body Against Body,”...

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