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Bill T. Jones: Dancing to The Promised Land

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Price: $19.98
Item Number: 2222
Artist: Jones, Bill T.

Bill T. Jones is one of the most powerful forces in the world of Modern Dance & Ballet. Built around the creation and performance of his epic masterpiece, “Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/ The Promised Land,” this BBC produced documentary film, entitled Bill T. Jones: Dancing to the Promised Land, guides us through the life, work, and creative process of Jones and the extraordinary Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company.


The choreographer himself is our charismatic host, offering penetrating insight into his dance style and the masterpiece that confronts some of the most sensitive and provocative issues of our time: Race, Faith, Gender and Sexuality. His influences include Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham and Jose Limon, but his uniquely fresh style is applauded for creating provocative, contemporary Modern Dance classics known for their energy, innovative partnering, and technical virtuosity.


Noted by Billboard Magazine as “poignant on several levels… A fascinating study of art, philosophy, and politics,” this DVD, Bill T. Jones: Dancing to the Promised Land,  creates a mesmerizing portrait of both the personal life and creative process of the contemporary legend that New York Times dance critic Anna Kisselgoff hails as “among the best in American Modern Dance.”




"...a fascinating study of art, philosophy and politics..."- Billboard Magazine


"...this engrossing (program) will surely make the viewer hungry to see live performance...recommended for all..."- Library Journal

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Bill T. Jones Body of Work
  • Bill T. Jones Biography
  • Bill T. Jones Awards & Honors
  • Dance Company Photo Gallery
  • Bonus Music (4 songs by Uli Lenz, T.K. Blue, Reggie Workman and David Lahm)
  • Over 25 Scene Selections
  • Dolby Digital Stereo Audio
  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
  • Multi-Directional Interactive Menu
  • (1 hour, plus multiple bonus features)


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