Bill T Jones


Iconic American choreographer, artistic director and dancer who together with his late partner, Arnie Zane, redefined the form of a dance duet.

  • Founded the Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982.
  • This two time Tony award winner received the Kennedy Award from President Obama, for a lifetime of contribution to American culture – the same year as Oprah Winfrey and Sir Paul McCartney.
  •  His erotically charged early work was highly political and often centered around sexuality and HIV. With his later work, Jones says he is more concerned with: ‘pure movement”

Quotable Bill: “What was being said in those earlier works was as important as how it was being danced. Here, I’m trying to think about how it’s danced first” to Salon .com

Bill to his 16 year old self: “don’t be intimidated by Estella. She is your mother. She feels overwhelmed and very afraid.”

Bill was 16 in 1968, the year that… Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was released and the musical Hair opened on Broadway.


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