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Jones, Bill T.

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Most widely held works by Bill T Jones
Bill T. Jones : dancing to the Promised Land( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill T. Jones is one of the most powerful forces in the Modern Dance World. His influences include Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham and José Limon, but his style is fresh and unique, creating contemporary classics known for their energy, innovative partnering and technical virtuosity. Built around rehearsal and performance of his epic masterpiece, "Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land", this film guides us through the life, work and creative process of Bill T. Jones and his extraordinary company. The choreographer himself is our charismatic host, offering penetrating insight into his style, and the piece confronts some of the most sensitive and provocative issues of our time: Race, Faith, Gender and Sexuality."--Container
Bill T. Jones : still/here( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it like to live with a life-threatening illness? Can fear, anger, and joy be translated into movement? In this program, journalist Bill Moyers and filmmaker David Grubin give viewers a rare glimpse into 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 their feelings into expressive movement, which Jones incorporates into the dance performed later in the program. Jones demonstrates for Moyers the movements of his own 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. "My job," Jones tells Moyers, "is to evoke the spirit of survival."
Black is... black ain't : a personal journey through black identity( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 473 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."
Dancing in the light by Madison Davis Lacy( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 453 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
Never stand still( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bailarines legendarios y coreógrafos Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison, y Bill Irwin aparecen junto a los nuevos innovadores para revelar la pasión, disciplina y atrevido del mundo de la danza. Destacado son increíbles actuaciones de bailarines de renombre mundial entretejidas con entrevistas íntimas, detrás de las escenas de percepciones y raro material de archivo
The 11th of September : Moyers in conversation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 371 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
Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fela! : original Broadway cast recording by Fela( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the life of groundbreaking African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Fela! is the critically acclaimed Broadway musical that uses Fela's music to explore his life as an artist, political activist and revolutionary musician."--Publisher description
Continuous replay : the photographs of Arnie Zane by Arnie Zane( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story/Time : the life of an idea by Bill T Jones( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time, a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Presenting personally revealing stories, richly illustrated with striking color photographs of the work’s original stage production, and featuring a beautiful, large-format design, the book is a work of art in itself.Like the dance work, Story/Time the book is filled with telling vignettes—about Jones’s childhood as part of a large, poor, Southern family that migrated to upstate New York; about his struggles to find a place for himself in a white-dominated dance world; and about his encounters with notable artists and musicians. In particular, Jones examines his ambivalent attraction to avant-garde modernism, which he finds liberating but also limiting in its disregard for audience response. As he strives to make his work more personal and broadly engaging, especially to an elusive African American audience, Jones—who is still drawn to the avant-garde—wrestles with questions of how an artist can remain true to himself while still caring about the popular reception of his work. A provocative meditation on the demands and rewards of artistic creation, Story/Time is an inspiring and enlightening portrait of the life and work of one of the great artists of our time
The universe of Keith Haring by Christina Clausen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 157 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 Michael Blackwood( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores avant-garde dance in the 1980's through interviews with young choreographers and excerpts from dance performances
Never stand still : dancing at Jacob's pillow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 119 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 in Never stand still. Filmed at the iconic Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage. Founded in the 1930s by visionary dance pioneer Ted Shawn on a farm in the Berkshires, today the Pillow is an idyllic mecca for artists and audiences from around the world, a place where dance in all its forms--from ballet to jazz to contemporary--is studied, created, performed and celebrated. A wonderful companion to the recent hit Pina, Never stand still immerses us in the lives of extraordinary artists and the power of dance. Narrated by Bill T. Jones. WINNER! Best Documentary- San Francisco Dance Film Festival. WINNER! Best Documentary- Dance Camera West Festival
PBS NewsHour : Interview with Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a 1987 interview with Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (founded in 1983)
A good man( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 84 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 Black list( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 80 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
Free to dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of African American dance; emphasizes the role that African-American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance as an American form of art. Featuring the African American Dance Ensemble and other Black dance groups
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

Music is the weapon by Fela( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 1982 in Lagos, Nigeria, the documentary mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his not-so-palatial Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life
Bill T. Jones : solos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 69 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
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The 11th of September : Moyers in conversation
Alternative Names
Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones Amerikaans choreograaf

Bill T. Jones danseur et chorégraphe

Jones, Bill 1954-

Jones, William Tass

Jones, William Tass 1954-

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English (116)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Art performs life : Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. JonesContinuous replay : the photographs of Arnie ZaneFocus on dance pedagogy : the evolving art of teaching excellenceFifty contemporary choreographersBody against body : the dance and other collaborations of Bill T. Jones & Arnie Zane13 ways to look at a Black manDance! with Bill T. Jones