Legendary choreographer, director, dancer, activist, and MacArthur “Genius” Bill T. Jones will grace Bovard Auditorium for a one-of-a-kind evening of dance and discussion. In 2011, Jones was named executive artistic director of New York Live Arts, an organization that supports dance and other movement-based artists through new approaches to producing, presenting, and educating. In a unique two-part presentation, Jones will talk with Kenneth Foster, director of the USC Arts Leadership Program, about the challenges and rewards of being an artist-leader. In the second half of the evening, Jones will collaborate with students from the USC Thornton School of Music and USC Kaufman School of Dance on an adaptation of his fascinating multidisciplinary work Story/Time, which fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music.
TICKETS and INFO: http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/the-artist-as-leader-meet-bill-t-jones/