Past Time

Bill T. Jones presents The Life Of An Idea: Investigating Belonging, Appropriating And Adapting In The Context Of Time
April 17, 2012 8:00 PM
Richardson Auditorium
Bill T. Jones presents The Life Of An Idea: Investigating Belonging, Appropriating And Adapting In The Context Of Time
April 17, 2012 8:00 PM
Richardson Auditorium
Presenters:
Bill T. Jones

Jones’s ruminations on the moment when he entered the conversation about creative practice, aesthetic hierarchy, history, and the modernist project from the point of view of dance (or, more precisely, body-based movement investigation). John Cage’s thoughts and philosophy on the subject of composition as reported in his book Silence will figure prominently here. The dislocation and discomfort Jones experienced when attempting to fit in his paradigm will be discussed in ways analytical and anecdotal. Questions of identity, aesthetic value, and criticism will also be explored.

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“Past Time”
Jones’s ruminations on the moment when he entered the conversation about creative practice, aesthetic hierarchy, history, and the modernist project from the point of view of dance (or, more precisely, body-based movement investigation). John Cage’s thoughts and philosophy on the subject of composition as reported in his book Silence will figure prominently here. The dislocation and discomfort Jones experienced when attempting to fit in his paradigm will be discussed in ways analytical and anecdotal. Questions of identity, aesthetic value, and criticism will also be explored.

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