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fjord Review of Deep Blue Sea: "Deep Dive"
10/01/2021
fjord review
To look at the ocean can be deceiving. With feet planted in the sand, facing the horizon, we think we know where we are; the tide signals for how long. To look into the ocean is a different story: Looking in offers no sense of start and stop, no sides to stand on, no tide nor...

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TIME Magazine Conversation with Bill T. Jones
10/01/2021
TIME Magazine
Bill T. Jones, 69, is a choreographer, MacArthur Genius Fellowship Award winner, two-time Tony award winner, author and cofounder of the Bill T. Jones /Arnie Zane Dance Company. He’s performing with his own company for the first time in 15 years from Sept. 28 to Oct....

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The New Yorker: Going Ons About Town: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
09/25/2021
The New Yorker
“Deep Blue Sea,” by Bill T. Jones, was conceived for the vastness of the Park Avenue Armory’s Drill Hall. Drawing on “Moby-Dick” and the life of M.L.K., designed by the architect Elizabeth Diller, and building from a single, lonely figure (Jones himself, in a rare appearance) to a flood of a...

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All the Ways to Fall for Dance Again Onstage and Beyond
09/17/2021
The New York Times
This season’s highlights? A new festival at Little Island, a birthday celebration for Twyla Tharp — and the return of all the things you’ve missed.

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TIME: 8 Question with Bill T. Jones
09/13/2021
TIME Magazine
Bill T. Jones the 69-year old choreographer and artistic director on performing again, Moby Dick and why he doesn’t call his work dance.

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3 Lessons the New Bill T. Jones Documentary Offers Dance Educators Going Back to the Classroom
08/06/2021
Dance Magazine
“What are we desperate for?” Rosalynde LeBlanc stares at her cast of dancers waiting for an answer. It’s the final rehearsal for D-Man in the Waters. The first run of the piece showed the choreography but not the “why” of the movement. The dancers need to know, collectively, what makes the stakes...

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New York Live Arts Announces Celebration Season
08/05/2021
The New York Times
New work by Bill T. Jones, Colleen Thomas, Christopher Williams and Raja Feather Kelly will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Manhattan arts center. The coming season at New York Live Arts, announced Thursday, will include two important milestones: the 10th anniversary of the arts organization and the 40th...

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The Genius of Dancer Bill T. Jones Stars in Can You Bring It
07/22/2021
The Advocate
In 1989, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company premiered what became known as its greatest dance piece, D-Man in the Waters, created against a background of loss. Zane, Jones’s partner in life and work, had died of AIDS complications the previous year, and a member of the company, Demian “D-Man” Acquavella, was...

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‘Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters’ Review: Still Making Waves
07/15/2021
The New York Times
A striking new documentary explores the enduring legacy of a dance piece created by Bill T. Jones at the height of the AIDS crisis. What happens to a work of art when time displaces it from its original context, and from the impetus that inspired it? That’s a question that can...

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Bill T. Jones Dancing Through Disease in Can You Bring It and Afterwardsness
06/10/2021

A new documentary and dance together offer seemingly contradictory but ultimately profound lessons in moving through personal and societal grief. Demian Acquavella was dying. In one of the most poignant moments of the new documentary Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters, Jones recounts carrying company dancer...

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