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The Show That Would Have Been: Bill T. Jones Talks Deep Blue Sea
04/13/2020
Dance Magazine
Deep Blue Sea is a massive undertaking. A host of recognized creatives in architecture, design and music are working with Bill T. Jones to fill the Park Avenue Armory’s 55,000-square-foot drill hall—among the largest rooms in New York City. “It is my honor to be commissioned by the Armory,” says Jones,...

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Review: Who Will Save the World? This Dance Leaves It to the Kids
03/05/2020
The New York Times
It begins with children. One, Hunter Liss, walks to the back of the stage to the sound of wind and leans against a wall with his arms balanced on his knees. He seems more knowing than lonely — resigned at the age of 10. Dahlia Bartosik-Murray, 13...

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“Fragments, Lists, and Lacunae”: New School Professors Take the Classroom to the Stage
02/21/2020
The New School Free Press
The name Carlos Santana is uttered by the professor and the class breaks into a knee-bending, hip-twisting dance. The performers  are dressed like college students—beanies, vintage jeans, flannel and floral tops. The dancing and music fade and class is dismissed. So begins a new show opening at New York Live Arts,...

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Why We Gather: Three Shows As Three Meetings
02/15/2020
Vulture
Why do we gather in groups? More and more, we don’t. People are islands — watching TV, telecommuting, getting food delivered in, sending data out. Theater, though, is always made by a group of people for a group of people. Every show grapples with the difference between collective attention and individual focus, and theater-makers...

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‘Fragments’ Review: Guest Lectures from a Famed Professor
02/14/2020
New York Times
Berkeley’s Judith Butler is the star attraction in a stimulating if overlong performance piece by her fellow academic Alexandra Chasin.

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World debut of “What Problem?” performance closes out Artist-In-Residence at the CFA
02/03/2020
GMU Fourth Estate
During the week of Jan. 27, the CFA hosted the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company as the year’s first Artist-in-Residence. Bill T. Jones and members of the company — which was founded in 1982 by Jones and the late Arnie Zane — taught and collaborated with both Mason and Fairfax...

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Interview with renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones ahead of world premiere of ‘What Problem?’ at Center for the Arts
01/24/2020
DC Metro Theater Arts
Social commentary in a dance performance is not unusual, especially in the modern dance community. But in a week-long residency by The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at George Mason University, there will be way more than a world premiere dance performance on the mainstage. Way more.

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Raja Feather Kelly Almost Left Dance Behind For Theater. Now He's Thriving in Both Worlds.
01/13/2020
Dance Magazine
When Raja Feather Kelly was in high school, his weekends consisted of shuttling between two opposing extracurricular activities: competitive dance and competitive speech and debate. One demanded the virtuosity of the body, the other prized the virtuosity of the brain. “And my mouth!” he adds. One day he’d be whipping off...

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Our Favorite Black Excellence Moments From This Decade
12/31/2019
BET
Just a few of our favorite #BlackExcellence moments from this decade. Enjoy! December 2010 saw both Oprah Winfrey and Bill T. Jones celebrated with Kennedy Center honors. 

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Tracks get fresher: bold new moves at New York Live Arts
12/16/2019
InfiniteBody
I came away from last night’s edition of FRESH TRACKS–New York Live Arts’ showcase for rising choreographers–eager to see each of the five pieces separately, with ample contemplative, processing time and space around each. But, of course, an omnibus program like this–squeezing in five 15-minute works, diverse in maker and nature–does...

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