Bill T. Jones


The relationship Walker has enjoyed with Jones is a rich one, starting with a summer residency in 1981 where he premiered Break, an outdoor duo work (performed with local dancer Maria Cheng) on Nicollet Island. He has returned, usually with his full company, eleven more times from 1983-2005, developing community-based productions, researching and mounting new solo and large-scale company works, hosting community discussions, curating exhibitions, performing in schools, teaching masterclasses, and becoming a much admired part of this community.


Biographical Information

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...