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Choreography

Studio 360

“An American in Paris” Dances Its Way to the Stage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

“An American in Paris” is one of Hollywood’s most famous Golden Age musicals. Now it's a Broadway musical, up for 12 Tony Awards.

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Studio 360

Khandi Alexander Choreographs Her Career

Friday, September 26, 2014

When Khandi Alexander started her career, there weren't very many parts for black female actresses. She explains how that’s changing — and why it’s so important.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill T. Jones' Stories

Monday, September 15, 2014

Choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones discusses his career and the influence on him of pioneering musician/composer John Cage in his new book.

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On Being

Meredith Monk — Archaeologist of the Human Voice [remix]

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A kind of archeologist of the human voice, Meredith Monk says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. The longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

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On Being

[Unedited] Meredith Monk and Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A kind of archeologist of the human voice, Meredith Monk says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. The longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

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WQXR Features

On-Demand Video: Bill T. Jones and the Orion String Quartet

Monday, March 18, 2013

On Monday night, Bill T. Jones, the Orion Quartet, and dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company came to The Greene Space at WQXR. See the video.

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Soundcheck

Karole Armitage

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tony-nominated choreographer Karole Armitage has danced for George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham, worked for the celebrated film team of Merchant and Ivory, and choreographed music videos for Madonna and Michael Jackson. Once dubbed "the punk ballerina" for her postmodern edginess, she has been directing operas and ballets throughout Europe and recently choreographed the Broadway revival of “Hair.”

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The Takeaway

'Fela!' The Latest Work of Choreographer Bill T. Jones Nominated for 11 Tonys

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Nominations for theater's Tony awards have been announced, and three productions have taken the majority of the nominations. The revival of August Wilson’s “Fences” received 10 nominations, the musical version of the classic drag comedy “La Cage aux Folles” snapped up 11: the same number as “Fela!” It's a depiction of the life of Nigerian composer and political activist Fela Kuti.

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Studio 360

Bill T. Jones on Merce Cunningham
Willie Nelson on Django Reinhardt

Saturday, September 10, 2005

A choreographer and a country music legend talk about the people who inspired them. Produced by Trey Kay.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Elizabeth Streb

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Kurt Andersen and the choreographer Elizabeth Streb explore the dangerous sides of creating dance, music, and sculpture.

Elizabeth Streb is a choreographer with few boundaries. She combines elements of dance, athletics, extreme-sports, circus arts, and action-movie stunt work into a new kind of movement, where she and her dancers dive ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Bill T. Jones

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Kurt Andersen and choreographer Bill T. Jones talk about how artists, dancers, filmmakers, and photographers use nakedness in beautiful and shocking ways.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Bill T. Jones

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Kurt Andersen and choreographer Bill T. Jones talk about how artists use the nude and its mix of beauty and shock.

Bill T. Jones is a choreographer and performer in the forefront of contemporary dance. He co-founded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Now in it's twentieth ...

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Studio 360

Documenting Dance

Saturday, August 02, 2003

You may remember a part of a dance you’ve seen, a beautiful movement or a striking arrangement of bodies. But you probably couldn’t recreate those things, and you'd have a tough time trying to convey someone else how to do the dance. As David Krasnow discovered, dancers themselves are ...

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Studio 360

Descent

Saturday, December 14, 2002

While a choreographer wraps her dancers around the railing of a 250-foot stairwell, the audience must find its way through, around and under the space. Produced by Sarah Lilley.

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Studio 360

Documenting Dance

Saturday, December 07, 2002

You may remember a part of a dance you’ve seen, a beautiful movement or a striking arrangement of bodies. But you probably couldn’t recreate those things, and you'd have a tough time trying to convey someone else how to do the dance. As producer David Krasnow discovered, dancers themselves ...

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Studio 360

Inspiration in Dance and Music

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Choreographer Bill T. Jones talks about Merce Cunningham and Willie Nelson reflects on Django Reinhardt.

(Originally aired: April 25, 2002)

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Studio 360

Trisha Brown

Saturday, August 24, 2002

Trisha Brown is a modern dance choreographer whose focus has changed over the past 30 years, but she continues to return to some of the same gestures and ideas.

(Originally aired: February 14, 2002)

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Studio 360

Now Playing: Homer Avila

Saturday, July 27, 2002

The dancer Homer Avila is touring a new solo piece after years of working with master choreographers such as Bill T. Jones and Twyla Tharp. Sharon Lerner explains how Avila has adapted his dancing since he experienced a profound physical loss. 

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Studio 360

30 and 73

Saturday, June 15, 2002

Choreographer Robin Harris creates a dance about a 35-day adventure her father had taken in his youth.

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Studio 360

Merce Cunningham's Digital Dance

Saturday, March 23, 2002

The 82-year-old modern dance master Merce Cunningham describes what happened when he began choreographing on a PC.

(Originally aired: June 9, 2001)

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