The whole body is played like a percussion instrument in African dance.

In a sense, what makes [Bill T. Jones] controversial is he cares passionately about the world he lives in, and he’s not just making beautiful things, he’s dealing with the world…

Gordon Quinn, co-director of A Good Man

Watch Bill T. Jones: A Good Man on PBS. See more from AMERICAN MASTERS.

Did you miss the World Television Premiere of A Good Man on PBS American Masters? No worries, watch it here (via the PBS website)

LOVE IT? Buy the DVD from the Kartemquin Films store.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
Abraham Lincoln
All I humbly ask is that I’m allowed to participate in a world of ideas…
Bill T. Jones in A Good Man

Bill T. Jones on Chicago Tonight! Watch here (via WTTW’s Chicago Tonight website)

Bill T. Jones will be on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight…TONIGHT at 7pm!

Watch A Good Man on November 11 at 9pm EST.

Creating Sets and Costumes for Bill T. Jones

The experience of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s Fondly Do We Hope … Fervently Do We Pray is enhanced by an extensive visual design that includes a minimal yet versatile set, video projections, and creative costuming that shifts the dancers into new characters. This exhibit, through outtakes, photos and an interview with creative director Bjorn G. Amelan, shows the artistic process of building sets and designing costumes; techniques that the crew used in problem solving; and how the cast and crew worked together to bring Bill T. Jones’s vision to life.

(via PBS Arts)