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Envisioning Inclusive, Soulful Spaces for Artists
03/01/2019
Hyperallergic
Watching Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum of Harlem, swaying to the blues of Toshi Reagon’s BIGLovely in a crowded room at the Park Avenue Armory, felt like a fitting end to a symposium called “Interrogations of Form: Culture in a Changing America.” Wearing...

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Choreographer Bill T. Jones Brings Exploration Of Trauma And Oral History To ICA
02/11/2019
The ARTery
Renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones craves more than just mastery of movement on stage. He wants to tell stories, to explore trauma and memory, to challenge the audience to question its privilege. At Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art from Thursday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 17, Jones’ dance company will present a...

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Bill T. Jones connects three disparate lives in his ‘Analogy’ trilogy
02/06/2019
The Boston Globe
Bill T. Jones has never wanted for ambition. Formed in 1982, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company addressed racism, gender politics, and dance as a performance art that’s not necessarily silent. Zane died in 1988, but Jones has since become a MacArthur Fellow, a Kennedy Center honoree, a two-time Tony...

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The Producer Has a History. So Does This Civil War-Era Musical.
02/01/2019
The New York Times
Now a show he began crafting a decade ago, depicting a multiracial community bound together by misery and music, has become a full-fledged stage production, “Paradise Square,” where it is the costliest musical that the nonprofit Berkeley Repertory Theater has ever mounted.

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Students work with dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
01/15/2019
YaleNews
Current and former members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will work this semester with an ensemble of Yale dancers on a re-staging of Jones’ seminal work “D-Man in the Waters” (1989), set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Octet in E Flat Major.” The collaboration is the ninth spring...

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Berkeley Rep’s new musical ‘Paradise Square’ involving and overwhelming
01/14/2019
San Francisco Examiner
“Paradise Square,” the world-premiere musical at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is so emotionally involving, so beautifully designed, directed (by Moisés Kaufman) and performed, that to suggest it’s too much of a good thing feels like denial of the extent to which it’s effective on so many levels. But with dozens of performers...

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Ambitious ‘Paradise Square’ dances into life at Berkeley Rep
01/14/2019
Berkeleyside
Paradise Square, an innovative, ambitious and multilayered world premiere musical about the companionable life of Irish immigrants and free blacks in the Five Points slum of New York in 1863, opened on Jan. 10 at the Berkeley Rep to an audience more enthusiastic than was this reviewer. An abundance of talent...

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Review: Bad Girl Makes Good in a Glorious ‘Carmen Jones’
06/27/2018
The New York Times
In its own way, this production is as primal and breathlessly seductive as the great director Peter Brook’s “La Tragédie de Carmen” (seen at Lincoln Center in 1983), which set Bizet’s opera in a bull ring. No voyeuristic detachment is allowed in this “Carmen Jones,” which has been electrically choreographed...

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New Arts Community Launches in Ossining
05/10/2018
Ossining Patch
Bethany Arts Community is a new space and environment based at 40 Somerstown Road whose founders hope the many forms of art can be learned, produced and flourish. BAC is pleased to announce a four week residency, this May, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, a world-class dance-theater...

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Six Artists Revisit Their Work From the Early '80s
04/26/2018
The New York Times Style Magazine
How strong is the temptation to tinker with a published piece? T asked artists including Bill T. Jones, Laurie Anderson and Ntozake Shange to reconsider their celebrated 1980s works.

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