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Jones, Bill T.

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Bill T. Jones dancing to the promised land ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video guides the viewer through rehearsals and performance of choreographer Bill T. Jones' most highly regarded work, Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land, as performed by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Dancing in the light ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dancing in the Light presents six historic works by African American choreographers, filmed by the American Dance Festival to preserve and celebrate the black tradition in modern dance. Created from 1938 to 1959, when viewed together in chronological order these works dramatically illustrate the important role black choreographers have played in the development of American modern dance. Host Taye Diggs introduces each dance, and gives précis biographies of the creative men and women who conceived them and brought them to the public
Bill T. Jones Still/here ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones's highly acclaimed dance, "Still/Here". At workshops around the country, people facing life-threatening illnesses are asked to remember the highs and lows of their lives, and even imagine their own deaths. They then transform these feelings into expressive movement, which Jones incorporates into the dance "Still/Here". Jones demonstrates the movements of his life story--his first encounter with white people, confusion over his sexuality, his partner Arnie Zane's untimely death from AIDS, and Jones's own HIV status
The 11th of September Moyers in conversation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just hours after the attacks on America Bill Moyers began a unique dialogue with an unparalleled and diverse group of guests. Instead of dwelling on the horrific images of the tragedy, these poised and clear voices provided perspective and soothed a wounded, yet resilient, nation, creating a video that presents both a snapshot of our reactions on 9/11, and a testament to human spirit
Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness. He shows many who have felt uncomfortable and even silenced within the race because their complexion, class, sexuality, gender or speech has rendered them "not black enough," or conversely, "too black."
Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fela! original Broadway cast recording by Fela ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never stand still ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison, and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance. Featured are amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage
Continuous replay : the photographs of Arnie Zane by Arnie Zane ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The universe of Keith Haring ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christina Clausen's documentary offers an affectionate, deeply personal glimpse into Haring's life, from his early years growing up in a small, conservative Pennsylvania town to his heyday as a world-renowned artist, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna and others. Includes audio excerpts of original interviews with Keith Haring conducted by his biographer, John Gruen
Retracing steps American dance since postmodernism by Sally Banes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores avant-garde dance in the 1980's through interviews with young choreographers and excerpts from dance performances
Free to dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of African American dance, with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance. Part one focuses "on the early development of modern dance-and set against the background of the Harlem Renaissance, racial segregation and the Great Depression ... [examining] how African Americans overcame a 'segregated aesthetic' to become recognized as modern dance artists." Part two features Katherine Dunham, whose "priority is to create new choreography with her dancers." Part three examines the "1960s through the 1980s ..." -- Container label
Focus on dance pedagogy : the evolving art of teaching excellence by National Dance Association Pedagogy Conference ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill T. Jones solos by Don Kent ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A major figure on the contemporary choreography scene, Bill T. Jones is also a remarkable dancer and a performer with an electrifying stage presence. Here, alone in a studio and filmed from a totally cinematic point of view, he speaks to us of violence, gentleness and emotion in three short pieces: Ionization to music by Edgar Varese; Chaconne, from Bach's Partita for solo Violin in D minor; and Tea for Two, the famous classic song. The 2nd film (l'Homme qui danse/Dancing man) shows Jones working with a master class, and in rehearsal
The Black list [volume 1] by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a new chapter begins in this country, The Black List offers a dynamic and never-before-heard perspective from achievers of color. This series of inspired - and inspiring - observations on African American life in the 21st century forms a roll call of some of the most compelling politicians, writers, thinkers and performers ever to tackle their fields of endeavor." - Container
Bill T. Jones a good man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"... follows Bill T. Jones and his company create an original dance-theater piece, Fondly do we hope... fervently do we pray, in honor of Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial. ... Jones and his company comes face to face with America's unresolved contradictions about race, equality and the legacy of Abraham Lincoln."--container
The spirit of dance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Dance Umbrella, a presenter of dance in the Boston area, its founder and director Jeremy Alliger looks back at its origin and history. Among the activities he discusses are residency programs for artists in Boston, the commissioning of new works, the presentation of underrepresented dance forms, the educational outreach program, working with other presenters, bringing companies from abroad, and plans for an international festival of wheelchair dance. The many video excerpts include an a cappella tap solo by Gregory Hines ; Mark Morris in a solo from his work Three preludes ; the Mark Morris Dance Group in an excerpt from Morris's Gloria ; the American Indian Dance Theatre ; Elizabeth Streb's Ringside company ; an aerial dancing piece titled Night thoughts ; Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Company in an excerpt from Jones's Still/Here ; the Butō dance company Sankaï Juku ; and AXIS Dance Troupe and Cando/Co in examples of wheelchair dancing. Additionally, a compilation of the highlights of Dance Umbrella's upcoming season includes briefer excerpts of Michael Moschen, Savion Glover, scenes from the musical Stomp, and a hip hop company
Choreographer Bill T. Jones and the reimagining of Abraham Lincoln ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the close of Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial year, this edition of the Journal takes a different look at America's 16th president - through the eyes of critically acclaimed dance artist Bill T. Jones. In a groundbreaking work of choreography called Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray, Jones reimagines the iconic Lincoln. Bill Moyers speaks with Jones about his creative process, his insights into Lincoln, and how dance can offer a fresh perspective on the man who is arguably the most-studied president in U.S. history." -- Container
Dancing on the edge. selections from the American Dance Festival archives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains performances by those groups who have been instrumental in the history of the American Dance Festival
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Alternative Names
Jones, Bill 1954-
Jones, William Tass
Jones, William Tass 1954-
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