Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Full Episode

Bill T. Jones, the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur “genius” grant and winner of two Tony Awards, has been named “an irreplaceable treasure” by the The Dance Heritage Coalition. Above all, he is a socially conscious choreographer who never shies away from controversy — tackling thorny subjects such as race and politics with elegance and […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Behind the Scenes: The Cutting Room Floor

In this mini documentary, originally produced for ITVS, see how the directors chose which scenes and storylines to cut from the final edit of the film and see footage from one of the cuts that was made. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Jamyl’s Jump

Jamyl Dobson, the actor in the production, describes how he adapted to Jones’s physically-demanding staging, as well as how his experience with voice helped the dancers approach their speaking roles. 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 […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Wardrobe

In this outtake from Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, see the dancers in their initial costume fitting with designer Liz Prince and the following critique by Bill T. Jones. 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 […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Gordon Quinn

Co-directors Bob Hercules of Media Process Group and Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films discuss their verite approach, how they learned to shoot dance-theater, and their favorite moments from the documentary. 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 […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Creative Director Bjorn Amelan

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 […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Biographical Essay and Tribute

Read an essay on the life and achievements of renown dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones written by John Rockwell, originally presented in 2010 when Jones was bestowed with the Kennedy Center Honors.

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones discusses his creative process, the origins of the documentary Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, and how President Abraham Lincoln and related subject matter has inspired his work for Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

About the Film

The 90-minute film chronicles the intense creative journey of Bill T. Jones – a 2010 Kennedy Center Honors recipient and two-time Tony® Award winner for Best Choreography – as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career and leads the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the creation of Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently […]