[Ebook] ➦ Story/Time: The Life of an Idea Author Bill T. Jones – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea 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 Itself.Like 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 Work.A 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