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Bill T. Jones Documentaries
October 12, 2013
Screening Room


Bill T. Jones Documentaries
Sat, Oct 12, 3:30 & 5:30 PM

In conjunction with our celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, we present these free screenings of two outstanding works that focus on Jones’ artistic process.

YBCA is hosting a month-long celebration in honor of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s 30th anniversary. More details »

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  • Bill T. Jones: A Good Man
    Oct 12, 2013 2:30pm
    FREE w/ RSVP

    by Bob Hercules and Gordon Quinn
    (Trailer) We follow the acclaimed director/choreographer as he and his company create their most ambitious work, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial. Through two tumultuous years, we witness raw moments of frustration as Jones struggles to communicate his vision to his dancers and collaborators, as well as moments of great exhilaration when movement transcends the limitation of words. (2011, 86 min, digital)

  • Bill T. Jones: Still/Here with Bill Moyers
    Oct 12, 2013 4:30pm
    FREE with RSVP

    by David Grubin
    Journalist Bill Moyers and filmmaker David Grubin give viewers a rare glimpse into Jones' creation of the highly acclaimed dance Still/Here. At workshops around the country, people facing life-threatening illnesses are asked to remember the highs and lows of their lives, and even imagine their own deaths. They then transform their feelings into expressive movement, which Jones incorporates into dance. (1997, 57 min, digital)

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YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
Koret Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.