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One of the foremost choreographers of contemporary dance theater, Bill T. Jones, will visit the Milton campus on March 13. Milton’s Melissa Dilworth Gold ’61 Visiting Artist Fund makes his visit with students and faculty possible.

At Milton Bill T. Jones will teach a master class, enjoy lunch with students, and offer an evening performance in King Theatre at 7:30. That performance will include solo dancing, video presentation and speaking, and will be followed by a reception in Straus.

The Melissa Dilworth ’61 Gold Visiting Artist Fund commemorates Melissa’s life and interests by bringing a nationally recognized artist to campus each year so that students may benefit from dynamic interaction with an inspirational and accomplished professional. Provisions of the Melissa Dilworth Gold Fund include sharing an artist’s time with public school students, and after his Milton visit, Bill T. Jones will teach a master class at the Boston Arts Academy.

Bill T. Jones, a 1994 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, is co-founder of the American Dance Asylum (1973) and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (1982). Mr. Jones choreographed and performed internationally as a soloist and with his late partner, Arnie Zane. In addition to creating over 40 works for his own company, Mr. Jones has received many commissions to create dances for modern dance and ballet companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Berkshire Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet, Diversions Dance Co., and others.

Mr. Jones has received a number of prestigious awards including the Creative Artists Public Service Award in choreography, Choreographic Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, N.Y. Dance and Performance (“Bessie”)Award, an “Izzy” award, The Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Award for his innovative contributions to performing arts, a 1993 Dance Magazine Award and an honorary doctorate from Bard College.