A conversation with Bill T. Jones: The social messages of dance

Nov 10, 2011

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It’s hard to overstate the difference Bill T. Jones has made on dance.  Jones is recognized as a ground-breaking, multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer.  He is a Kennedy center honoree and has won a Tony award.  He is the co-founder and artistic director of the renowned Bill T. Jones Arnie Zane dance company.  This year, add the title of University of Wyoming Eminent Artist in Residence.  He and those connected with his dance company are training UW dancers to perform four of his works November 15th through the 19th.  Jones is also the focus of a PBS special this month called A Good Man.  Jones is noted not only for his innovation, but also for the social message that frequently is part of his performances.   When his career started, the goal was to take dance in a new direction.