Mitchell Artist Lecture featuring Bill T. Jones
September 12, 2013
The Mitchell Center launched a landmark public program, the Mitchell Artist Lecture, which annually features a major figure in the world of artistic collaboration. The Center’s inaugural speaker was Bill T. Jones. A legendary choreographer, Macarthur “Genius”, and Kennedy Center Honors award winner, Jones’s innovative career has led to a reputation of enthralling, provoking, challenging, and deeply engaged work. He has choreographed more than forty-five works for his own company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and was granted Tony Awards for his recent ventures into Broadway theater as co-creator of FELA! and choreographer of Spring Awakening. Jones has also choreographed pieces for major companies such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Lyon Opera Ballet and others.
In his Mitchell Lecture, Jones will discuss his significant legacy of interdisciplinary collaboration over the course of his career, including artistic partnerships with Louise Nevelson, Kiki Smith, Toni Morrison, Jessye Norman, Keith Haring, and dozens of others.
The annual Mitchell Artist Lecture features individuals emblematic of artistic collaboration and innovation. Each fall, the event will include a leading artist discussing the power and potential of interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information visit mitchellcenterforarts.org.