Reviewed by Tony Villecco For the past 34 years, Binghamton University alumni Bill T. Jones has been bringing his innovative and thought-provoking choreography to the forefront of modern American dance movement. Performances by the professional company developed by Jones and his fellow choreographer, the late Arnie Zane, leave one to ponder in amazement at the human body used as an instrument to propel, not only movement, but an emotional depth sometimes underplayed in the dance world today. On Saturday night (Sept. 24) in Binghamton University’s Anderson Center, members of the Bill T....Read more
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Did you see the Dec. 1 New York Times story about changes for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.? If not, here's the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/arts/dance/02workshop.html .
Jones, a Tony Award-winning dancer, choreographer and director who is set to receive a Kennedy Center Honor on Sunday, studied theater and dance at SUNY-Binghamton (now Binghamton University). Reminder: The ceremony will be broadcast Dec. 28 on CBS. Other recipients to be honored at the 33rd annual national celebration of the arts are: singer and songwriter...Read more
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today (Sept. 7) announced the selection of the individuals who will receive the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors, and one of them is Bill T. Jones, a Tony Award-winning dancer, choreographer and director who studied theater and dance at SUNY-Binghamton (now Binghamton University). Other recipients to be honored at the 33rd annual national celebration of the arts are: singer and songwriter Merle Haggard, composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, songwriter and musician Paul McCartney and producer, television host and...Read more
A while back, BAMirror encouraged Southern Tier theater buffs to tune into the Tony Awards on June 13 and root for Bill T. Jones, director and choreographerof the new musical "Fela!" The story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti tied for the most nominations -- 11 -- with the revival of the musical “La Cage aux Folles.” What we didn't realize at the time was that "La Cage" also had local ties. Jones studied both theater and dance at the State University of New York at...Read more
Long ago I realized that Binghamton is divided into two types of people: those who worry about living only three hours from NYC and those who are grateful that they only have to travel three hours to get to NYC. For the latter group, a Broadway note: The May 4 announcement of the 2010 Tony Awards nominees was headed by an 11-nomination tie between the revival of "La Cage aux Folles" and "Fela!," the story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Among those 11 nods for "Fela!"...Read more