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The Aesthete, Vanessa Manko, March 2013
03/01/2013

Profile article on Bill T. Jones

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New York Live Arts Introduces Arts and Ideas Festival
01/13/2013
New York Times
Arts Beat story announcing the launch of Live Ideas

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Bill T. Jones: Inside the Famed Choreographer's Rehearsal Process
09/25/2012

In his long career, Bill T. Jones has gone from experimental downtown artist to two-time Tony winner. Bridging such different worlds makes for an uncomfortable perch, from which he must contend with purists who question his authenticity and Broadway operators who ignore his past 30 years in the arts.

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Dance review: Bill T. Jones at Wolf Trap
08/01/2012

In his long career, Bill T. Jones has gone from experimental downtown artist to two-time Tony winner. Bridging such different worlds makes for an uncomfortable perch, from which he must contend with purists who question his authenticity and Broadway operators who ignore his past 30 years in the arts.

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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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