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Jones, Bill T.

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Most widely held works by Bill T Jones
Dancing in the light( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 454 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
Black is... black ain't : a personal journey through black identity( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final film by filmmaker Marlon Riggs, Black is ... black ain't, jumps into the middle of explosive debates over Black identity. Black is ... black ain't is a film every African American should see, ponder and discuss. White Americans have always stereotyped African Americans. But the rigid definitions of "Blackness" that African Americans impose on each other, Riggs claims, have also been devastating. Is there an essential Black identity? Is there a litmus test defining the real Black man and true Black woman? Riggs uses his grandmother's gumbo as a metaphor for the rich diversity of Black identities. His camera traverses the country, bringing us face to face with Black folks young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban, gay and straight, grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contested definitions of Blackness. Riggs mixes performances by choreographer Bill T. Jones and poet Essex Hemphill with commentary by noted cultural critics Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, Cornel West, Michele Wallace, Barbara Smith and Maulana Karenga to create a flavorful stew of personal testimony, music, and history. While Black is ... black ain't rejoices in Black diversity, many speakers bare their pain at having been silenced or excluded because they were perceived as "not Black enough" or conversely "too Black." Black is ... black ain't marshals a powerful critique of sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, colorism and cultural nationalism in the Black family, church and other Black institutions. Cornel West concludes, "We've got to conceive of new forms of community. We each have multiple identities and we're moving in and out of various communities at the same time. There is no one grand Black community." Riggs' own urgent quest for self-definition and community, as a Black gay man dying from AIDS, ties the multiple perspectives together. Hooked up to an IV in his hospital bed, Riggs takes strength for his struggle against AIDS from the continual resilience of the African Americans in the face of overwhelming oppression. As his death nears, he conjures up the image of a Black community nurturing and celebrating the difference and creativity in each one of us
Never stand still( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 401 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
The 11th of September : Moyers in conversation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 376 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 )

8 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 310 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
Bill T. Jones : dancing to the Promised Land( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built around rehearsal and performance of his epic masterpiece "Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land", this film takes a look at Bill T. Jones' life and work
Bill T. Jones : Still/here( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 263 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
Continuous replay : the photographs of Arnie Zane by Arnie Zane( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill T. Jones : still/here( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 247 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."
Bill T. Jones : dancing to the promised land( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 244 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 Co
Story/Time : the life of an idea by Bill T Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 242 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
The universe of Keith Haring by Christina Clausen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 151 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
Retracing steps : American dance since postmodernism by Sally Banes( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 125 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 88 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
A good man( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 83 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
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, 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
The Black list( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 77 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. Watch the interview-portraits contained in The black list, and get a sharper snapshot of where this country has been and where it's headed"--Container
PBS NewsHour : Interview with Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 75 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)
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

 
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Alternative Names
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 (103)

French (4)

Italian (2)

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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