Bill T. Jones

Loud Boy
April 2000

Bill T. Jones and company returned to Minneapolis as part of their ongoing home-away-from-home commitment to the Walker and to the Twin Cities. Gathering material for a new dance-theater work called Loud Boy--a contemporary interpretation of Euripides' The Bacchae--the company worked with a broad cross section of the community to explore cultural and personal images of God, a thematic issue at the heart of the Greek tragedy. A series of interactive discussions called "What Does Your God Look Like?" provided Jones with rich source material for the work while giving community participants an active and meaningful opportunity to engage with each other, the company, and the creative process. Additional workshops, master classes, and a lecture/demonstration were presented at venues throughout the Twin Cities.

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American, b. 1952
A courageous, at times conflicted, choreographer, Bill T. Jones has deftly balanced social/political concerns with abstract work of formal beauty and complexity. Together with partner Arnie Zane, he helped introduce elements now common in contemporary dance: partnering between men; the casting of...