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College of Arts and Humanities Dean's Lecture Series Presents Bill T. Jones - Monday, October 24th, 2011

UMD College of Arts and Humanities Dean's Lecture Series: Bill T. Jones

Monday, October 24, 2011 5:30 pm - Kay Theatre

Bill T. Jones, one of America's most accomplished choreographers, is the creative force behind Broadway's Spring Awakening (2007) and Fela! (2010), which he co-conceived, co-wrote, directed, and choreographed. He has received numerous major honors, including four Tony Awards, a 1994 MacArthur "Genius" Award and the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors.

He will join Professor Leigh Smiley of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies on the set of RENT for an installment of the

ARHU Dean's lecture series to discuss his work, his life and the big questions that motivate him artistically. Learn more about the choreography of Bill T. Jones in the UM Libraries:

  Film: Dances choreographed by Bill T. Jones, including the highly-acclaimed "Still/Here", in which Jones asks people facing life-threatening illnesses to remember the highs and lows of their lives and then transform these feelings into expressive movement

  Books: Essays on the choreography of Bill T. Jones, as well as interviews with the artist himself; includes an essay by Jones detailing his thoughts on the relationship between dance and cameras

   Streaming video: Watch a performance of "D-Man in the Waters" from Dancing on the Edge, Volume 1, choreographed by Bill T. Jones and performed by Bill T. Jones and the Arnie Zane Dance Company on Alexander Street Press's Dance in Video