☁ Story/Time: The Life of an Idea PDF / Epub ✎ Author Bill T. Jones – Pcusati.info

☁ Story/Time: The Life of an Idea PDF / Epub ✎ Author Bill T. Jones – Pcusati.info An Autobiographical Meditation On Art From The World Renowned Dancer And ChoreographerIn This Ceaselessly Questioning Book, Acclaimed African American Dancer, Choreographer, And Director Bill T Jones Reflects On His Art And Life As He Describes The Genesis Of Story Time, A Recent Dance Work Produced By His Company And Inspired By The Modernist Composer And Performer John Cage Presenting Personally Revealing Stories, Richly Illustrated With Striking Color Photographs Of The Work S Original Stage Production, And Featuring A Beautiful, Large Format Design, The Book Is A Work Of Art In ItselfLike The Dance Work, Story Time The Book Is Filled With Telling Vignettes About Jones S Childhood As Part Of A Large, Poor, Southern Family That Migrated To Upstate New York About His Struggles To Find A Place For Himself In A White Dominated Dance World And About His Encounters With Notable Artists And Musicians In Particular, Jones Examines His Ambivalent Attraction To Avant Garde Modernism, Which He Finds Liberating But Also Limiting In Its Disregard For Audience Response As He Strives To Make His Work Personal And Broadly Engaging, Especially To An Elusive African American Audience, Jones Who Is Still Drawn To The Avant Garde Wrestles With Questions Of How An Artist Can Remain True To Himself While Still Caring About The Popular Reception Of His WorkA Provocative Meditation On The Demands And Rewards Of Artistic Creation, Story Time Is An Inspiring And Enlightening Portrait Of The Life And Work Of One Of The Great Artists Of Our Time Kirkus Reviews


10 thoughts on “Story/Time: The Life of an Idea

  1. Liralen Liralen says:

    Story Time is very much a thinking book It s a performance in written form withthan a nod to John Cage but it s done in such a way that you can really see all the thought that s gone into it.Although this isn t a memoir or autobiography or anything like that, Jones s background as a performer not just a dancer really comes through here The book is very thoughtful in te


  2. Maya Man Maya Man says:

    Bill T Jones is an iconic figure in the dance world I find him especially impressive given his humble beginnings in the south plus the added layer of him navigating the white avant guarde being both black and queer This book gave me a lot of respect for his work because it s clear that everything he does is completely intentional and well thought through conceptually Movement


  3. Mills College Library Mills College Library says:

    792.8028 J764 2014


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