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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bill T. Jones Brings His Tribute to His Mother-in-Law, a World War II Survivor, to YBCA

Bill T. Jones Brings His Tribute to His Mother-in-Law, a World War II Survivor, to YBCA

Legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones has a warm relationship with his mother-in-law, Dora Amelan, a French-Jewish survivor of World War II, who calls him her third son, along with her two biological ones. Jones decribes Amelan, who was a nurse…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Making It Rite: <i>Rite of Spring</i> by Bill T. Jones and SITI

Making It Rite: Rite of Spring by Bill T. Jones and SITI

Bill T. Jones is making the dances everyone wishes they were making. Multi-ethnic, intergenerational, international, interdisciplinary, and collaborative -- all these they certainly are. Covering the centennial of Igor Stravinsky's monumental Rite of Spring: check. Yet all of these,…
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Calendar, Night&Day rite of passage

rite of passage

In a year with an overabundance of interpretations of Igor Stravinsky's monumental The Rite of Spring, in its centennial year, autumn brings us yet one more. New York City's Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company brings A Rite to…
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Calendar, Night&Day mr. jones and me

mr. jones and me

In his autobiography Last Night on Earth, choreographer Bill T. Jones writes eloquently about his upbringing, the forces that have gone into his celebrated dance company, and the magic that happens between dancers and audiences. "The dancer steps, he…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist How Bill T. Jones Turned Radical African Music Into the Broadway Hit <i>Fela!</i>

How Bill T. Jones Turned Radical African Music Into the Broadway Hit Fela!

It's easy to take for granted that Fela! would be a smash Broadway musical -- that it would make its big-stage debut to critical acclaim ("music that gets into your bloodstream," said the New York Times), that it would garner…
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