Tag: bill t jones

2021–22 Season Preview: The Shows We Can't Wait to See

While “subject to change” is a given these days, here’s what we’re most excited to catch if all goes as planned during the 2021–22 season. Who Was It For? Clarissa Dyas RJ Muna, Courtesy Joe Goode Performance Group Are you ready to revisit the Summer of Love? With Time of Change, the Joe Goode Performance […]

How Both Martha Graham and Trisha Brown's Archives Landed at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division

The world’s largest dance archive just keeps growing. Over the summer, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Jerome Robbins Dance Division began welcoming two new collections to its illustrious archive. The legacies of Martha Graham and Trisha Brown will be safely housed at NYPL’s Lincoln Center campus, featuring rarely seen treasure troves […]

The Show That Would Have Been: Bill T. Jones Talks Deep Blue Sea

Editor’s note: The following interview was conducted by phone on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2020. Eight weeks later, on March 17, New York Live Arts announced the cancellation of the premiere of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company ‘ s Deep Blue Sea, originally scheduled to run April 14–25 at the Park Avenue […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in October 2019

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Karen Kain Karolina Kuras, Courtesy National Ballet of Canada Karen Kain will retire as artistic director of National Ballet of Canada in January 2021, at which time she will be named artistic director emeritus. A […]

Need Some Inspo? Watch These 8 Great TED Talks Given by Dancers

It’s no surprise that dancers make some of the best TED Talk presenters. Not only are they great performers, but they’ve got unique knowledge to share. And they can dance! If you’re in need of a midweek boost, look no further than these eight presentations from some incredibly inspiring dance artists. Prumsodun Ok: Artists are […]

Bill T. Jones Has A Choreographic Marathon In Store For NYC

Bill T. Jones is one of the few choreographers who can weave together social consciousness with choreographic inventiveness. This is visible in all three parts of his Analogy Trilogy, a 6½-hour marathon that comes to NYU Skirball Center on Sept. 22 and 23. In this Trilogy, Jones goes beyond his own cultural identity. The first […]

Why Physically Integrated Dance Still Faces So Many Challenges

After 30 years of pioneering work in physically integrated dance, AXIS Dance Company co-founder Judith Smith has announced plans to retire from the Oakland, California, company. Throughout her tenure, she strived to get equal recognition for integrated dance and disabled dancers, commissioning work from high-profile choreographers like Bill T. Jones. Her efforts generated huge momentum […]