Bill T. Jones’ digital series Diary: Pause/Intermission can be found across our various social media platforms, including on our Live Arts and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Instagram accounts.

Bill’s Diary: Pause/Intermission is an intimate look into the ways Bill T. and the company continue their creative explorations in the midst of COVID-19. This will include photos, videos, texts, songs, classes/workshops, and other artistic inspirations as well as live-streamed discussions between Jones and guests.

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Courtesy of Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: We Set Out Early...: The Works of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

In further recognition of Bill T. Jones’ long association with BAM, seven archival performances by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will be streamed on BAM’s website beginning on June 25. This special archival collection features Secret Pastures (1984), The Animal Trilogy (1986), Still/Here (1994), We Set Out Early…Visibility Was Poor...

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Originally filmed June 13, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Bill T. Jones: Action/Phase 1: Reading

Saturday June 13 from 1 pm to 6 pm, our Artistic Director Bill T. Jones will be in the lobby of New York Live Arts for a unique pop-up event that he’s titled Action/Phase 1: Reading. Bill T. will be reading in-person (at a distance) excerpts from Moby Dick, Invisible Man,...

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Originally presented June 23, 2020
LIVE from NYPL: Pride of the 80s & 90s

Artists and activists including Pamela Sneed, Bill T. Jones, and Toshi Reagon  speak with moderator Kia LaBeija about their reflections on the various stances of their respective generations, the rise of identity politics, and the day-to-day realities of creativity and activism within that environment.

On View through June 21
How Can I Recognize You? A Portrait

Visit this web-based portrait of Bill T. Jones and his illustrious career by Italian writer Alessandra Nicifero, author of Bill T. Jones (Società Editrice L’Epos, 2010). In different circumstances Bill T. Jones would have stayed in Amsterdam for over three weeks this June for the Holland Festival; Three weeks time to...

Streaming @ 2 pm (EST)
June 14 -June 21 2020
The Problem (Film)

This film is a rumination on Deep Blue Sea, originally set to premiere at the Park Avenue Armory in April 2020. This visual collage, created by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and New York Live Arts Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, features a glimpse into the creative process of Jones and...

Streaming @ 2 pm (EST)
June 17 - June 21 2020
Is There A We? (Panel Discussion)

Led by Ikenna Azuike and featuring Bill T. Jones with a collection of speakers, this panel will explore the Jones’ feelings around Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement “We shall overcome,” particularly in a time when the divisions between groups in the United States—and around the world—only seem to be growing.

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POSTED ON @BILLTJONESARNIEZANECO
June 6, 2020
ESTELLA’S CRY (June 6)

ESTELLA’S CRY: (Then/Now and every step in between…) “ Lead me! Guide me! Come by y’ere!!” – Bill T. Jones, June 6, 2020   Video featuring excepts from the @billtjonesarniezaneco ‘s works “100 Migrations,” “Deep Blue Sea,”...

June 10th at 3 pm
Instagram Live
@billtjonesarniezaneco
Shapes with Jenna Riegel - June 10th

Learn the 45 moves or positions that Arnie Zane choreographed in 1977 for our seminal work Continuous Replay! Wednesday, at 3pm EST: Company alum Jenna Riegel teaches the shapes on our Instagram Live (seen here in CR, front and center)! How do performers learn choreography from archival video footage and...

June 5th at 5 pm

Instagram Live
@nylivearts
Friday Live @ 5! June 5: Bill T. Jones & Dr. Reynaldo Anderson

Instagram Live (@nylivearts) June 5th at 5:00 PM EDT Part of Bill’s Instagram Diary: Pause/Intermission, Bill T. Jones will be joined by the renowned and curator for Live Ideas 2021 Dr. Reynaldo Anderson , for a live conversation. Dr. Reynaldo Anderson currently serves as an Associate Professor of Communication at Harris-Stowe...

May 29th at 5 pm

Instagram Live
@nylivearts
Friday Live @ 5! May 29: Bill T. Jones & Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Instagram Live (@billtjonesarniezaneco) MAY 29 at 5:00 PM EDT Part of Bill’s Instagram Diary: Pause/Intermission, Bill T. Jones will be joined by curator and critic Eva Yaa Asantewaa, for a live conversation. Eva Yaa Asantewaa (pronouns: she/her) is Senior Director of Artist Development and Curation as well as Editorial Director at Gibney,...

May 22nd at 5 pm

Instagram Live
@billtjonesarniezaneco
Friday Live @ 5! May 22: Bill T. Jones & Lil Buck

Instagram Live (@billtjonesarniezaneco) MAY 22 at 5:00 PM EDT Part of Bill’s Instagram Diary: Pause/Intermission, Bill T. Jones will be joined by critically-acclaimed dancer and jookin aficionado, Lil Buck, for a live conversation.

May 15 at 5 pm
ON @billtjonesarniezaneco
INSTAGRAM LIVE
FRIDAY LIVE @ 5! MAY 15 - BILL T. JONES & J. BOUEY

J. Bouey & Bill T. Jones May 15th at 5 pm (EDT) Instagram LIVE @billtjonesarniezaneco Tomorrow 5/15, Friday Live @ 5! On the company’s IG account: Bill will be joined by company member J. Bouey to discuss self-care, mental health, and how humanity functions in their creative practice.

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Presented May 13th 2020
on NewsOne Facebook
NewsOne: Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weems, Khary Lazarre-White & Dr. Aletha Maybank

The Brotherhood/Sistersol, Bill T. Jones,  Carrie Mae Weems, Khary Lazarre-White, and Dr. Aletha Maybank in conversation on NewsOne, moderated by Jamilah Lemieux. #COVID19 conversation on the intersection of Race, Art, Social Justice, & Medicine. NewsOne x The Brotherhood/Sister Sol#COVID19 conversation on the...

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Originally posted May 12th 2020
on @billtjonesarniezaneco Instagram
Deep Blue Sea: Shapes & Hymn

Bill T. here: Here is a portrait of our community working remotely and arriving at a deep and moving response to the COVID-19 crisis itself. The company’s Pause/Intermission has left me, like so many creators, feeling hungry if...

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Originally Posted May 8th 2020
on @nylivearts instagram
FRIDAY LIVE @ 5! May 8 - Bill T. Jones & Raja Feather Kelly

Raja Feather Kelly & Bill T. Jones May 8th at 5 pm (EDT) Instagram LIVE @nylivearts   Bill T. Jones sits down (virtually) for a conversation with 2019-20  Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned...

May 7pm at 6-8pm EDT
A Conversation with the Creative Team Of Deep Blue Sea

Join Wingspace and New York Live Arts, for a conversation with Bill T. Jones, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Nigrini, Robert Wierzel, and Nick Hallett, the creative team behind “Deep Blue Sea”, a massive new work commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory that was recently canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic....

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Posted May 1st on @billtjonesarniezaneco
Deep Blue Sea Compilation

Bill T. here: “Looking at this compilation of outtakes from various communities we encountered in the making of “Deep Blue Sea” and its ancillary work “What Problem?” is sobering. The proximity of bodies is shocking now in this era of COVID-19! ‘The pursuit of the we,’ which the works aim...

Streaming 5 pm, April 24 2020
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Friday Live @ 5! April 24 - Bill T. & Shane Larson

Bill T. here: “Tomorrow, 4/24 Friday Live @ 5! Company member Shane Larson will join me in a discussion about learning from video, thinking inside a moving body, and the poetics that are revealed in the relationship between choreographer, performer and archival material, as we strive to find the material’s...

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Choreographic Sentences - Barrington Hinds

Bill T. Jones goes Live on @billtjonesarniezaneco Instagram account with members of the company as they explore the technique seen here being rehearsed by Barrington Hinds – outside the studio, in their current, individual environments. Bill and...

Streaming 5 pm, April 17 2020
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Friday Live @ 5! April 17 - With Peter Nigrini & Mark Hairston

4/17 – Friday Live @5! With Bill T. and celebrated theater projection designer Peter Nigrini and noted dramaturg Mark Hairston. Bill and the collaborators will discuss the new Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company piece Deep Blue Sea, which was originally scheduled to have its world premiere at the Park Avenue Armory...

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Posted on @billtjonesarniezaneco
Choreographic Sentences - Huiwang Zhang

Bill T. Jones goes Live on @billtjonesarniezaneco Instagram account with members of the company as they explore the technique seen here being rehearsed by Huiwang Zhang – outside the studio, in their current, individual environments. Bill and members...

April 16, 2020 at 1 pm
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Shapes with Shane: April 16

The sun is out and Shane Larson is ready to teach you the next 10 shapes from our new piece “Deep Blue Sea,” TODAY AT 1PM ON IG LIVE! **Catch up or review shapes from Shane’s previous demos on our IGTV!** The piece was scheduled to have its world premiere this...

April 10, 2020 at 5 pm
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Friday Live @ 5! April 10 - Choreographic "sentences" with Bill T. & the Company

Join Bill and members of the company for Friday Live at 5 on the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Instagram! Learn more about what s. lumbert is exploring above. Tune in to learn more about the process of creating choreographic “sentences” using the time honored technique of a keyboard in space – an idea that...

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Recorded April 8, 2020
Bill in conversation with Eiko Otake

After reconnecting in 2015 at The American Dance Festival presentation of Dora/Tramontane, Bill T. Jones and renowned artist Eiko Otake started a correspondence to discuss the work and their artistry! The passing of Dora has brought the two together again. With Eiko in Japan and Bill upstate, please enjoy this unique and...

April 7 , 2020 at 5 pm
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Shapes with Shane: April 7

LEARN MORE SHAPES ON OUR IG LIVE! Shapes with Shane! For the next few weeks, company member Shane Larson will be teaching us the long list of poses from the company’s new work Deep Blue Sea. Last week, Shane taught the eight cardinal shapes – join us April 7 at 5 pm on...

March 27, 2020
On @nylivearts
Instagram Live
Bill in conversation with Nick Hallett

March 27 at 1pm on @nylivearts Instagram account Live! Bill T. in conversation with collaborator and composer for multiple Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane works, Nick Hallett! Diary: Pause/Intermission is Bill and the company’s new platform for sharing about their newest works Deep Blue Sea and Curriculum. NICK HALLETT (Composer,...

March 26, 2020 at 2 pm
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Shapes with Shane: March 26 - the Eight Cardinal Shapes

March 26, 2pm, on @billtjonesarniezaneco Instagram LIVE: Company member Shane Larson teaches the “eight cardinal shapes” from new work Deep Blue Sea, and more! Part of Bill T.’s new digital IG series “Diary: Pause/Intermission”. Here he is flying in the company’s last work “Analogy Trilogy” for your