Bill T. Jones: Bringing Art to an Evolving Audience
MacNeil/Lehrer Productions - ...
Bill T. Jones has long been recognized as one of this country's leading contemporary dancers and choreographers, known for his mix of athleticism and his willingness to take on big subjects from the world around him. Most recently, Jones is tackling history: Traveling around the country are works about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, on Broadway is 'Fela: the Musical,' which is about a 1970s African pop star and political activist. He discusses his work with PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeff Brown.
REHEARSAL CLIP: Directing a musical Jones has to think beyond dance choreography to lighting, dialogue, costumes, and set design. Watch an exclusive behind the scenes rehearsal as lead choreographer, Bill T. Jones, and, associate choreographer, Maija Garcia direct the cast of Fela in a rehearsal of the Storming scene from the musical.