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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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Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation Struggles
06/21/2019
The Daily Beast
Bill T. Jones is a choreographer, director, author, dancer, co-founder of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and artistic director and co-founder of New York Live Arts. When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots, and what did you make of them? I’m not quite sure. At the time...

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Week two of Spoleto makes sense of who – and where – we are
06/06/2019
Charleston City Paper
And, finally, the inimitable choreographer Bill T. Jones covered artistic ground in three works for his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Propelled by narrative, two of them drawn from deeply personal connections, each of the three works is punctuated time and again by arriving and departing, settlement and dislocation, sometimes...

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Review: With ‘Lance,’ Bill T. Jones tells story of struggle and acceptance
05/30/2019
The Post and Courier
The second evening of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s performance of the “Analogy Trilogy” examined the challenging journey of Jones’ nephew through drug addiction, prostitution, jail and illness during the 1980s and ‘90s. “Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist” used text, music and set design, showcasing the great talent of...

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Bill T. Jones tells innovative, complex stories in new trilogy of works
05/27/2019
The Post and Courier
This year marks the sixth appearance of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at Spoleto Festival USA. Much has changed for the company since its first Charleston performance. One thing that hasn’t is the constant innovation of Bill T. Jones’ work. Since co-founding the company in 1982 with his late partner...

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Bill T. Jones doesn’t just “participate in the big conversations,” he changes them
05/25/2019
Queerty
What he’s accomplished: In 1982, Jones and his partner of over a decade Arnie Zane formed the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. To date, the troupe has created over 100 works, performed in over 200 cities in over 40 countries. Throughout his career, Jones has combined art with activism. In 1989,...

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Review: Chic Ghosts, as Backup Dancers to the Big Star of Technology
05/09/2019
The New York Times
Looking more like a Japanese pop band than a dance company, five women, all in white down to their nail polish — toes and fingers — stand or sit on white stools behind vertical screens. Is this a dance or a fashion show? Maybe a little of both.

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Body, Movement, Language: AI Sketches With Bill T. Jones
05/01/2019
Experiments with Google
Explore the intersections of art, technology, identity and the body with this suite of PoseNet and voice experiments developed by Google Creative Lab and pioneering choreographer, Tony Award winner and MacArthur Fellow, Bill T. Jones.

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Review: An Actor’s Life Story Grounds ‘Jack &’ With ‘The Cotillion’
04/18/2019
The New York Times
The avant-garde is not usually associated with star turns, but it has often relied on them — Kate Valk’s performances in Wooster Group productions immediately come to mind, or Scott Shepherd’s in “Gatz,” Elevator Repair Service’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” What Cornell Alston...

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Review: ‘Analogy Trilogy’ by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at the Kennedy Center
04/03/2019
DC Metro
It’s too simplistic to call Bill T. Jones a choreographer, although that’s been his stock and trade for more than 40 years. This past week his Analogy unfolded as a trilogy, over three nights at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, where Jones later held court after each show, taking questions from the...

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