Bill T. Jones Takes On Abe

‘How do you solve a problem like Abraham Lincoln?’ wonders the New York Times. ‘Or more specifically, how do you make a dance about his life as well as place his ideas in a contemporary context? In creating “Fondly Do We Hope … Fervently Do We Pray,” the choreographer Bill T. Jones tries to do both and also ponders something more personal: What would his own life have been like if Lincoln hadn’t been killed?’

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