New York Live Arts presents Bill Chats with Bill T. Jones and Wynton Marsalis In Conversation

Legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones and renowned jazz master Wynton Marsalis are celebrated throughout the world, honored with numerous awards including the National Medal of Arts (2013 Jones, 2005 Marsalis), Pulitzer Prize (1997, Marsalis), and MacArthur “Genius” Award (1994, Jones). In addition to their artistic contributions, both are heading important cultural institutions: Marsalis leads Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jones is the artistic director of New York Live Arts.

Jones and Marsalis come together to discuss some of the most intriguing questions they face as artists and arts administrators. They will discuss artistic challenges, such as using tradition versus experimentation, maturing with an art form, the role of the artist today, and the challenges of being a working artist while leading an arts organization.

WHO: Bill T. Jones and Wynton Marsalis
WHAT: Bill T. Jones and Wynton Marsalis discuss their work as artists and leaders of prominent arts institutions
WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2018, 7 PM

219 West 19th Street, NYC (btw. 7th and 8th Avenue)
Tickets $15, Students and Seniors $12 and may be purchased at 212 924 0077 or online at newyorklivearts

Located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, New York Live Arts produces and presents dance, music, and theater performances in its 20,000 square-foot home, which includes a 184- seat theater and two 1,200 square-foot studios. New York Live Arts offers an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people and supports the continuing professional development of performing artists. New York Live Arts serves as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and is the company’s sole producer, providing support and the environment to originate innovative and challenging new work for the Company and New York’s creative community.

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