Among the most significant of Jones’ Walker-commissioned works is The Promised Land, the final segment of the uncompromising Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which took on the complex topics of slavery, racism, homophobia, American history, AIDS, and religion. The Promised Land developed into a massive community-based initiative, with workshops, discussions, and community members participating as part of its cast.
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...