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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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Choreographer Bill T. Jones’ Literary Inspiration and Continuous Innovation
01/31/2018
CityArts
“When we move away from the thematic, there’s something about the form of contemporary performance. It’s important to look at questions of what does time mean in Ambrose, in Lance and in Dora? What does history mean in Ambrose, in Lance and in Dora? How does sexuality work in Ambrose, Lance and Dora. What is the movement like? When Arnie Zane and...

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Bill T. Jones Combines Immersive Dance and Storytelling in Lance: Pretty
01/03/2018
Miami New Times
“I liked so much the feeling of embodying an oral history that I took the same technique when I was dealing with my nephew, Lance Theodore Briggs, who was very ill at that time,” [Bill] says. Lance was a performer in the ‘90s club scene who faced drug addiction, prostitution,...

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A Moving Meditation on Context
11/02/2017
The Brooklyn Rail
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s A Letter to My Nephew is a study in personal and historical layers. The BAM Harvey Theater, where the piece was performed as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival, is gilded and rich in adornment, yet weathered around the edges. Jones’s Letter is similar, simultaneously grand and...

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BILL T JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY - NEXT WAVE
10/16/2017
Solomons Says
‘Letter’ is another of Jones’s biographical distillations of fact and feeling, related to someone in his life — a gritty, impressionistic tone poem.

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Life in a Whirlwind
10/16/2017
Arts Journal
Movements and groupings echo one another as unsettlingly as the reverberations that Samuel Crawford’s sound design creates in the score that’s vividly performed by composer-keyboard player Nick Hallett and singer Matthew Gamble. And, in fact, Jones’s collage of repetition and fragmentation does evoke a life going in circles.

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"To our next...." A letter from Bill T. Jones and company
10/16/2017
Infinite Body
Jones reaches beyond this single relationship [with his nephew]–described elsewhere as “complicated”–to embrace the culture and resistance of today’s youth as they confront our violent, racist, homophobic society…and themselves.

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"Still/Here" Turns AIDS Into Art
09/13/2017
Out Magazine
In the early 1980s, Bill T. Jones emerged as an exciting young choreographer who deftly bridged modern and post-modernist dance by mixing elegant physicality with unfussy aesthetics and pedestrian movement. As he was a black man dancing with his white, Jewish partner Arnie Zane, politics of race and sexuality were an...

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"Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant" at ADF
08/02/2017
INDY Week
If the American Dance Festival performance of Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant didn’t fully illustrate director Bill T. Jones’s hunger for such an artistic fusion in the service of text and storytelling, the postshow talkback left no doubt.

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