Bill T. Jones: Dancing to the Promised Land
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(60 minutes) Bill T. Jones is one of the most powerful forces in the world of modern dance and ballet. Built around the creation and performance of his epic masterpiece, “Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin / The Promised Land,” this film guides us through the life and creative process of Jones and the extraordinary Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company. The choreographer himself is our charismatic host for this BBC produced documentary, offering insight into the person and the masterpiece that confronts issues of our time: Race, Faith, Gender and Sexuality. His influences include Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham, but his style is applauded for creating provocative modern dance classics known for their energy, innovative partnering, and technical virtuosity. In conjunction with the exhibition Dance Theatre of Harlem: Forty Years of Firsts