Tag Archives: Bill T. Jones

Dancing to the Holocaust

As a choreographer, Bill T. Jones has never been one to shy away from narratives about history.  He has tackled contemporary stories, most notably about AIDS in D-Man in the Water (1989) and Still/Here (1994).  He has reached back into … Continue reading

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Bill T. Jones’ Surprising Ascent

My first exposure to dancing began on childhood Saturday nights when my parents cut a rug to Lawrence Welk.  Then there were close encounters with latter-day Busby Berkeley routines courtesy of the June Taylor dancers on The Jackie Gleason Show.  Ed Sullivan offered the … Continue reading

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Rites of Spring

Spring is in the air, and a man’s thoughts turn to Stravinsky. Stravinsky’s work was the first classical music I sought out on my own, mostly because Frank Zappa told me to.  His recommendation, in a published interview I read … Continue reading

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