Jones s nephew, lance briggs, is the subject of two works performed by the bill t. Jones studied classical ballet and modern dance in the 1970s at the state university of new york suny in binghampton. Jones was one of the architects of the memphis soul sound of the 1960s as the leader of booker t. May 30, 20 this season, dancer and choreographer bill t. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover davids connections and jobs at similar companies. A very simple book that uses words and photographs of bill t. Founded as a multicultural ensemble in 1982, the company was born of an elevenyear artistic collaboration between bill t. Jones, leader of the famed stax records house band, architect of the memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music.
The company has also spent creative time at the pillow, developing part of last supper at uncle toms cabin during a 1990 residency. At 17, he recorded the instruments anthem, green onions, with his band booker t and the mgs. Jones and ted fellows joshua roman and somi didnt know exactly what was going to happen when they took the stage at ted2015. After a brief warmup, dancers dive into generating movement, working collaboratively, and familiarizing. Jones subsequently appeared on the 40th anniversary edition of willy and the poor boys in 2008, as well. Both explore the trajectory of briggss life, which descended from promise as a dancer, model and songwriter to involvement with drugs and prostitution, an aids diagnosis and. Below is the edited telephone interview with bill t. Joness words and susan kuklins photographs are simple but they are stunning. Widely regarded as one of our greatest living choreographers, bill t.
Jonesarnie zane dance company on wednesday, february 24, 2016 at 7. Jones s words and susan kuklins photographs are simple but they are stunning. Jones was born on november 12, 1944 in memphis, tennessee, usa. The company they founded in 1982, the bill t jonesarnie zane company, still bears his late partners name. Jonesarnie zane dance company jones was the 10th of 12 children of migrant farmworkers. Oct 26, 2011 read an essay on the life and achievements of renown dancer and choreographer bill t. Joness earliest years in segregated memphis, music. The company has since drawn international acclaim, performing in more than 200 cities in. Jones and arnie zane, the company made its debut performance at the brooklyn academy of music with the world premiere of intuitive momentum with lauded drummer max roach. I was 19 years old and at the state university of new york at binghamton. A graduate of the state university of new york suny at binghamton, jones began his career by forming a globally touring, twoman dance choreographer team with his. Jones sat down at the organ and, accompanied by the superlatives, launched into the immediately recognizable green onions, the classic instrumental booker t. At 17, he recorded theinstrument s anthem, green onions npr it can be argued that it was booker t. A graduate of the state university of new york suny at binghamton, jones began his career by forming a globally touring, twoman dancechoreographer team with his.
Others choose a professional career in dance with companies such as alvin ailey american dance theater, bill t. Jones in dance poses to create a poem in picture book form. Jones arnie zane dance company is an american dance company based out of harlem in new york city. Jones biography, birth date, birth place and pictures. Jonesarnie zane dance company perform as jones reads his oneminute works at the premiere of storytime. Jones arnie zane dance company story time founded as a multicultural ensemble in 1982, the company was born of an elevenyear artistic collaboration between bill t. Jones returned to suny, where he became cofounder of the american dance asylum in 1973.
Medal of arts 20 macarthur fellow, and artistic director of new york live arts, bill t. Read an essay on the life and achievements of renown dancer and choreographer bill t. Over the years, jones has created more than 140 works for the. An improvised piece they call the red circle and the blue curtain, so extraordinary it had to be shared. A good man is a coproduction of a good man film llc, kartemquin films, independent television service itvs, thirteens american masters for wnet, and media process group, with. Jones is an american multiinstrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band booker t. Repertory includes dman in the waters 1989, a modern dance.
Jones and arnie zane, published by station hill press in 1989. Jones young childhood of moving around the american south with eleven siblings and his parents before landing in new york was a big inspiration for his art. Jones new songs, albums, biography, chart history, photos, videos, news, and more on billboard, the goto source for whats hot in music. Jones, byname of william tass jones, born february 15, 1952, bunnell, florida, u. He did not start training in dance until he arrived at the state university of new york in 1970. Booker was a musical prodigy, playing oboe, saxophone, trombone and piano at school, and the organ in church. Jones and ted fellows joshua roman and somi didn t know exactly what was going to happen when they took the stage at ted2015. Jonesarnie zane dance company, leads this indepth exploration of the movement material and creative structures used to create this seasons a rite. In a program note for the piece, which had its new york debut at the brooklyn academy.
Jones could have gone in any direction after 2009s grammywinning potato hole. Jones appointed associate artist 2020 holland festival. Jones, souls ultimate sideman, takes the lead at last october 21, 2019. For experienced and professional dancers with an interest in collaboration janet wong, the associate artistic director of the bill t. Aint no sunshine is a song by bill withers from just as i am by booker t. The extraordinarily diverse and accomplished bill t. He has been married to nanine warhurst jones since june 18, 1985. Jonesarnie zane dance company, continues to receive funding for its highly creative work. David jones regional director booker group linkedin. Meadows dance ensemble presents 2014 spring dance concert.
Booker t jones and sol roots perform at the hamilton in dc. View david jones profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Celebrates 50th anniversary of staxvolt tour september 2, 2017. They love the photos and together we create a dance with small and whole body moves. Jones comes together with the esteemed marlon jamesman booker. But jones accomplishments dont stop there, and as a producer, songwriter, arranger, and instrumentalist, hes worked with a remarkable variety of artists, from willie nelson and john.
Jonesarnie zane dance company was formed as a multicultural dance company in 1982 and if you were fortunate enough to see their work at that time, you witnessed a company that was not only multicultural, but one which broke all the stereotype rules about dancer body types. His parents moved from rural florida when he was three years old, and he grew up in wayland, new york, just south of rochester. Jones arnie zane dance company jones was the 10th of 12 children of migrant farmworkers. Jones arnie zane dance company, analogylance 2016 and letter to my nephew 2017. The transcendent artistry of a legendary dancer, four decades. Jones and marlon james in conversation gay city news. Jones born november 12, 1944 is a multiinstrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known for fronting the band, booker t. Jones is a multiinstrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band booker t. Jones arnie zane dance company was formed as a multicultural dance company in 1982 and if you were fortunate enough to see their work at that time, you witnessed a company that was not only multicultural, but one which broke all the stereotype rules about dancer body types. Washington to the oklahoma class 6aii state title in 2017 and in the championship game win over bixby, he tallied one interception, 19 tackles, eight pass receptions. Jonesarnie zane dance company is an american dance company based out of harlem in new york city. See more ideas about bill t jones, dance company and dance. They just knew they wanted to offer the audience an opportunity to witness creative collaboration in action. Jonesarnie zane company carries the similar title a letter to my nephew.
Dallas smu the meadows dance ensemble at smus meadows. On the road from memphis, jones and his b3 choose to do some nonlinear musical storytelling. Jonesarnie zane dance company has produced more than 140 work for his own company which is why it is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world, having performing worldwide in over 200 cities in 30 countries on every major continent. Looking ahead to the future of modern dance with bill t. Jonesarnie zane dance company was born out of an 11year collaboration between bill t. Jones was the 10th of 12 children of migrant farmworkers. Jones is the recipient of the 2006 stage directors and choreographers foundation callaway award for excellence in the craft of. The transcendent artistry of a legendary dancer, four. Jones name is synonymous with the hammond b3 organ. Jones celebrates the 30th anniversary of the bill t. The new yorker jones name is synonymous with the hammond b3 organ. Jones comes together with marlon james, the man booker prize winner and author of a brief. May 02, 2011 jones name is synonymous with the hammond b3 organ.
Jones held sway, over the course of his lengthy career, as one of the foremost choreographers, dancers, and dance company artistic directors to emerge from the u. During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of american dance. Jones bio, photos, theatre credits, stage history bill t. Jones and the late arnie zane 19481988, appearing multiple times at the pillow since its debut engagement in 1989. Hyperion books published dance, a childrens book written by bill t. Jones, born february 15, 1952 is an american choreographer, director, author and dancer. Jones the muchlaureled 64yearold choreographer, director, dancer and writer discusses his lifes work and performs poses from his 1983 solo work, 21. Jones, 70years young son of memphis, is a musician, producer, writer and bandleader whose influence in shaping the funky side of pop soul is as vast as his available. Jones has challenged theatrical and political conventions in dance since. See all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. A good man is a coproduction of a good man film llc, kartemquin films, independent television service itvs, thirteens american masters for. Each work is its own problem, and thats another way of saying one must find different ways into the work, and different ways to actually do what i call negotiate the distance from the inner world.
Jones written by john rockwell, originally presented in 2010 when jones was bestowed with the kennedy center. Booker ts stax revue monterey international pop festival. Hes traveled the musical map with his ubiquitous mgs as recent reissues 1977s discocentric universal language and the 1970 classic mclemore avenue, a collection of beatles covers attest. Jones and arnie zane can be found in body against body. Jonesarnie zane dance company perform as jones reads his oneminute works at.975 1300 1112 362 1099 182 1520 1032 576 150 426 1361 1521 572 952 1037 337 328 910 424 488 400 968 636 466 438 917 1436 433 1371 512 779 671 378 17 1445 318 537 930 156 1242 65