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Week two of Spoleto makes sense of who – and where – we are
06/06/2019
Charleston City Paper
And, finally, the inimitable choreographer Bill T. Jones covered artistic ground in three works for his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Propelled by narrative, two of them drawn from deeply personal connections, each of the three works is punctuated time and again by arriving and departing, settlement and dislocation, sometimes...

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Review: With ‘Lance,’ Bill T. Jones tells story of struggle and acceptance
05/30/2019
The Post and Courier
The second evening of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s performance of the “Analogy Trilogy” examined the challenging journey of Jones’ nephew through drug addiction, prostitution, jail and illness during the 1980s and ‘90s. “Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist” used text, music and set design, showcasing the great talent of...

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Bill T. Jones tells innovative, complex stories in new trilogy of works
05/27/2019
The Post and Courier
This year marks the sixth appearance of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at Spoleto Festival USA. Much has changed for the company since its first Charleston performance. One thing that hasn’t is the constant innovation of Bill T. Jones’ work. Since co-founding the company in 1982 with his late partner...

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Bill T. Jones doesn’t just “participate in the big conversations,” he changes them
05/25/2019
Queerty
What he’s accomplished: In 1982, Jones and his partner of over a decade Arnie Zane formed the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. To date, the troupe has created over 100 works, performed in over 200 cities in over 40 countries. Throughout his career, Jones has combined art with activism. In 1989,...

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Body, Movement, Language: AI Sketches With Bill T. Jones
05/01/2019
Experiments with Google
Explore the intersections of art, technology, identity and the body with this suite of PoseNet and voice experiments developed by Google Creative Lab and pioneering choreographer, Tony Award winner and MacArthur Fellow, Bill T. Jones.

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Review: ‘Analogy Trilogy’ by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at the Kennedy Center
04/03/2019
DC Metro
It’s too simplistic to call Bill T. Jones a choreographer, although that’s been his stock and trade for more than 40 years. This past week his Analogy unfolded as a trilogy, over three nights at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, where Jones later held court after each show, taking questions from the...

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BWW Review: BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY ANALOGY TRILOGY: DORA: TRAMONTANE at The Kennedy Center
03/29/2019
Broadway World
Jones/Arnie Zane Company of New York Live Arts has a formidable reputation – the company is known for its innovative, musically-driven works that often incorporate vocal and stagecraft techniques into the dance performances. The Company’s Analogy Trilogy began development in 2013, and the first work, Dora: Tramontane, premiered in 2015. In the subsequent...

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Dancemaker Bill T. Jones isn’t always sure art is useful. Here’s why he keeps at it.
03/22/2019
The Washington Post
It’s not just that his tall, broad-shouldered frame gains a few inches from the black wool beanie that stands upright, no hint of slouch, atop his clean-shaven head. At 67, Jones inhabits this space the way he commanded...

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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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