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Black Pride Events Save LGBTQ+ Lives. Now What?
06/15/2020
refinery29
Twenty-nine years ago in Washington, D.C., Ernest Hopkins, Theodore Kirkland, and Welmore Cook organized the “first Black PRIDE.” It was held on Memorial Day weekend in tribute to the Club House, a social club that, over its 15-year tenure, became a pillar of the Black LGBTQ+ community....

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Bill T. Jones Knows Life Will Change, and His Art Will Too
05/20/2020
The New York Times
It’s not a shock that the choreographer Bill T. Jones would be thinking about AIDS right about now. “‘This is my second plague,’” he said he told his company recently. “I know it’s kind of a coarse thing to say. They’re different, but they...

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SNFestival: RetroFuture | What’s on | Online 21-28.06.2020
05/19/2020
The National Herald
Dancing along as some of our favorite musical artists find their beat and run with it? Check. A mathematician as versed in football end runs as he is in running machine-learning algorithms? Check and check. Some of the greatest chess players in the world? Check and mate.

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WATCHING AND MOVING : DanceAfrica, Dormeshia and Contact Improvisation (for One)
05/19/2020
The New York Times
Diary: Pause/Intermission New York Live Arts, led by its artistic director, the choreographer Bill T. Jones, hosts a robust digital series, Diary: Pause/Intermission, that includes choreography that you can learn from home. Recently Shane Larson, a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, presided over 

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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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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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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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Storytelling is the key ingredient in the year’s best dance works
12/12/2019
Washington Post
Strong storytelling defined my favorite dance performances this year. The events took vastly different forms but offered a great deal to think about, whether the curtain opened on fresh retellings of familiar tales, true stories of courage and optimism, new stories about everyday struggles and universal themes, or short sketches...

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Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2020 Season
11/12/2019
New York Times
Among the highlights are a commission for Bill T. Jones, a staging of Monteverdi by Pierre Audi, and Alex Lawther in “Hamlet.”

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