Bill T. Jones in Conversation with Robert Reid-Pharr

MAR 26, 2015 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


C200: Proshansky Auditorium


March 26, 2015: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


Free, Reservations Required


Public Programs



What is the role of art and culture in breaking down boundaries of race, gender, sexuality, nation, and class? As a featured event of the conference Stuart Hall: Geographies of Resistance, master choreographer, dancer, and director Bill T. Jones discusses his work and its boundary-breaking impact with the GC's Robert Reid-Pharr. The artistic director and co-founder of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and executive/artistic director of NY Live Arts, Jones has been a National Medal of Arts recipient, a Kennedy Center honoree, a Tony Award winner, and a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award. Reid-Pharr, distinguished and presidential professor of English and American studies and director of IRADAC, is the author of Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual, among other books.
Presented by GC Public ProgramsCo-sponsored by the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, the Advanced Research Collaborative, the Center for the Humanities, and Revolutionizing American Studies.