October 15, 2007 |
"Blind Date," a 90-minute dance-theater work by choreographer Bill T. Jones, is a meditation on patriotism and the conflict between enlightenment and anti-intellectual, consumerist and religious values that Jones believes threatens America today. We know all that perhaps more clearly from the choreographer's program notes than from the work itself. Presented Friday by the Bill T.
October 10, 2007 |
BY almost every measure, 2007 has been a good, if hectic, year for postmodern choreographer Bill T. Jones, who will bring his topical evening-length meditation on patriotism, "Blind Date," to UCLA's Royce Hall next weekend. Apart from touring almost nonstop with the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, Jones, 55, was inducted in June into the Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
October 7, 2006 |
Combining his genius for dreamlike, stream-of-consciousness contemporary dancing with a career-long commitment to social issues, Bill T. Jones' "Another Evening: I Bow Down" is an abstract full-evening dance-drama about living through turbulent times and letting catastrophe inspire positive action. On the stage of USC's Bovard Auditorium on Thursday, Jones and nine members of the Bill T.
April 12, 2005 |
Choreographer Bill T. Jones has been awarded the 12th Wexner Prize, the Wexner Center for the Arts announced Monday. The $50,000 prize is given annually "to a major contemporary artist in any artistic field who has been consistently original, influential and challenging to convention," according to the website of the Ohio-based institution. Previous winners include director Peter Brook in 1992, painter Gerhard Richter in 1998 and, last year, designer Issey Miyake.
March 27, 2005 |
SOME WERE IN TEARS AFTER CLASS. Kar-on Brown Lehman's students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts were about to present their latest dance creations at Pasadena City College as part of the high school's Student Choreography Showcase 2005. So they'd been honored that, two days before the event, they would have the opportunity to present those creations before guest instructor Bill T. Jones, artistic director of the acclaimed Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.
October 12, 2003 |
Modern dance choreographer Bill T. Jones is the latest recipient of the 10-year-old Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize -- at $250,000, one of the largest arts prizes in the nation. Co-founder in 1982 of the Bill T.
March 4, 2002 |
As contemporary choreographers reexamine the bedrock relationship between music and dance, a kind of coincidental festival of their findings has taken place on local stages. Featuring the Orion String Quartet and members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, weekend performances at UCLA by the Bill T.
September 23, 2001 |
For much of his career, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, 49, has been a public symbol of the artist-as-rebel. Best known for controversial full-evening dance spectacles such as "Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land," on racism, and "Still/Here," on catastrophic illness, Jones has also been highly visible as an icon of black and homosexual liberation. With his dance and life partner, Arnie Zane, Jones formed the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982.
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March 17, 2001 |
Into a brave new parallel world. That's where genre-crossing artists Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar boldly take us with "Ghostcatching," a mesmerizing virtual dance installation on view today through April 22 at UC Irvine's Beall Center for Art and Technology. Created in collaboration with famed dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, "Ghostcatching" is aptly if eerily titled. Kaiser and Eshkar have in a sense stolen Jones' body and soul for a seven-minute film that is the show's principal work.