Watch PBS Arts from Chicago 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.
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In this outtake from Bill T. Jones: A Good Man,the crew discovers that the curtains used for projections in Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray are subject to large movements from wind gusts in the open-air venue and finds a solution. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival.