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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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The Universe in Verse: Bill T. Jones Performs Poet Ross Gay’s Ode to Our Highest Human Potentialities
09/20/2019
Brain Pickings
Legendary choreographer and New York Live Arts artistic director Bill T. Jones, subject of the inspiring forthcoming documentary Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters, stole the show with his electrifying performance of Gay’s poem at the third annual Universe in Verse — please enjoy:

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Dancing Across Disciplines with Vinson Fraley Jr.
08/21/2019
Interview Magazine
If, as Martha Graham once said, dancers are the messengers of the gods, then Vinson Fraley Jr. is, quite literally, divine. The 24-year-old native of Atlanta studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and then under the tutelage of dance-world icons at the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. He has collaborated on projects with...

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Archive
08/20/2019
The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that it has acquired the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Archive, a comprehensive collection spanning the entirety of the company’s existence. Beginning today, the paper-based materials in the collection — including photographs, correspondence, production notes, company records,...

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Toni Morrison Dancing: Photos of the Author at Work and Play
08/06/2019
The New York Times
There’s an image that will stay with me forever: Toni Morrison, Bill T. Jones and Max Roach were all onstage together. Toni Morrison read her beautiful text, Max Roach was at the drums and Bill T. Jones was dancing. And at the end of the evening, Jones took Morrison in his...

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New York Live Arts Lineup Puts the Focus on Community
07/19/2019
The New York Times
For Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong, the artistic leaders at New York Live Arts, community is a pressing political concern. The lineup they chose for the organization’s coming season is meant to reflect that urgency and highlight the role that art can play in examining societal problems.

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