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Bjorn Amelan: Portrait of the Artist
11/09/2018
WyoFile
Bjorn Amelan, a sculptor, set designer, painter and artistic director took up his brush in Wyoming last month. The creative director of New York Live Arts, he visited Jackson Hole with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, which is based at Live Arts. Members of the Jones/Zane...

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Review: The power of memory shines through in Bill T. Jones’ remembrance of things past and present
11/05/2018
The Los Angeles Times
“The sun has an appointment with the moon.” That is how a Jewish Belgian teenager, Dora Amelan, described her world turned upside down by the invasion by Nazi Germany in 1940. It is also, in one way or another, the essence of displacement felt by emigrants, for whom memories of one...

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IMPRESSIONS: Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson in "another piece apart" at New York Live Arts
10/29/2018
The Dance Enthusiast
Onto a stage shrouded in silence and shadows, Jennifer Nugent walks slowly, as if listening to the space with her whole body. Paul Matteson enters, equally receptive, and together they embark on a journey of splintered togetherness and intricate partnership. Nugent and Matteson display a captivating connection, a soulful awareness of each other that...

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'A Letter to My Nephew' asks the audience to read Detroit between the lines
10/29/2018
Detroit Metro Times
Think of a postcard. A snapshot of a city meant to capture a tourist’s experience. The few sentences on the back, banal at best; “Wish you were here.” Bill T. Jones’ recent Michigan Opera Theatre presentation at the Detroit Opera House describes A Letter to My Nephew as a series of postcards,...

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another piece apart: two parts as a whole
10/11/2018
The Brooklyn Rail
Watching choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson discuss their creative process and personal rapport during one of New York Live Arts’ signature “Stay Late Conversations,” spoken language seems a limited vehicle to convey the intricacies of their decades-long artistic partnership. But, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then...

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Bill T. Jones Is Making Room in Dance for More Than Dance
09/18/2018
The New York Times
Pure dance no longer holds the allure it once did for Bill T. Jones. So what’s this award-winning choreographer to do? For one thing, he has removed the word “dance” from his company’s name. “We’re a contemporary performance ensemble,” he said on a recent afternoon. His ensemble,...

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Review: Bad Girl Makes Good in a Glorious ‘Carmen Jones’
06/27/2018
The New York Times
In its own way, this production is as primal and breathlessly seductive as the great director Peter Brook’s “La Tragédie de Carmen” (seen at Lincoln Center in 1983), which set Bizet’s opera in a bull ring. No voyeuristic detachment is allowed in this “Carmen Jones,” which has been electrically choreographed...

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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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