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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.

 

Watch the full episode of Bill T. Jones: A Good Man here.

 

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Creative Director Bjorn Amelan explains the process of collaboration between the production designers, technical crew, and artists when creating new work for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. 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.

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