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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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Bill T. Jones’ trilogy ends ADF season on a rare note
07/30/2017
The News & Observer | NewsObserver.com
Once again, Bill T. Jones and his “crew” of collaborators create a compelling, multimedia production – the third and last part of his “Analogy Trilogy: Ambros: The Emigrant.” The world premiere, before a large and attentive Durham Performing Arts Center audience on Saturday, marked the last performance in the American...

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The Elegant Legacy of Bill T. Jones
05/04/2017
The Advocate
There are few men as accomplished as choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Bill T. Jones, who cofounded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company with his late partner in 1982. A double Tony winner (choreography for Fela! and Spring Awakening), Jones garnered a MacArthur Genius Award and, in 2014, a National Medal of Arts. He’s...

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Bill T. Jones Etches a Nightmare Landscape
11/02/2016
Village Voice
Since the beginning of his distinguished career, Bill T. Jones has combined talking and moving, riding the seam between theater and dance, welding it with the sheer force of his beauty and brains, his compelling voice and blunt personality. Now well into his sixties, he leaves the stage to his...

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Review: Dance That Tries to Capture One Body, Two Selves
10/26/2016
The New York Times
At the start of Bill T. Jones’s “Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist,” we hear a conversation between two voices. “I’ve got to deal with Lance,” says one. “And who the hell is that?” says the other.

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Bill T. Jones Plans Premiere for New York Live Arts
06/10/2016
New York Times
The second installment of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s “Analogy” trilogy will have its New York premiere in October as part of the coming season at New York Live Arts, the organization announced Friday.

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The Transcendent Artistry of a Legendary Dancer, Four Decades In
06/06/2016
T Magazine
“FAME,” WROTE Rainer Maria Rilke, in 1902, “is, after all, only the sum of all the misunderstandings that gather around a new name.” The line appears at the beginning of a short book on Auguste Rodin that a 27-year-old Rilke published when the world-­famous sculptor was 63. However much we...

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Life’s Work: An Interview with Bill T. Jones
05/20/2016
Harvard Business Review
Bill T. Jones revolutionized modern dance through the company he founded in 1982 with his partner Arnie Zane, who later died of AIDS-related lymphoma. He’s since choreographed over 120 works (including the Broadway hit Fela!).

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