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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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Body Against Body, New York Live Arts
09/20/2011
ft.com
With choreographers who came up in the 1970s – the “dance decade” – now reaching a certain age, New York has been swimming in retrospectives. The anniversary events may be educational, but they have hardly revised my sense of earlier decades or even the choreographers’ work – until now. The...

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Dancing between liberation and disaster
09/20/2011
metro.us
Bill T. Jones, the much-decorated director of Chelsea’s newly minted New York Live Arts, first streaked across the city’s dance firmament nearly 35 years ago. He has since won every award the country confers on its artists, including two Tonys. His troupe, now the resident company at NYLA, this week shows...

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