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Bill T. Jones (1952) is an outstanding American choreographer, director, author and dancer. He is the co-founder of the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company and nowadays the Artistic Director of New York Live Arts, a cutting edge incubation and presentation facility located in Chelsea, New York City.

This multi-talented artist will talk in BOZAR about race and sexuality, about the avant-garde and the New Wave in 1980 in New York and above all about his collaborations with Keith Haring on Secret Pastures (Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1983) and Long Distance (The Kitchen, 1982). In 1983 Keith Haring has body-painted Bill T. Jones. This was a great moment.​​​​​​​

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  • Keith Haring The Activist

    Keith Haring was an artist who took to the streets. He handed out pamphlets, put up posters, drew in subways and painted on walls in an optimistic battle against those in power. He invested the same unbridled energy in his political and social activism as he did in his art. Quite the ride from paperboy in conservative Kutztown to celebrated artist-activist in NYC.

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  • Keith Haring and the NY club scene

    The Art of the Party

    When Keith Haring arrived in New York at the end of the 1970s it was a very different place from what it is today. The decade had been extremely volatile economically and the city was pretty much bankrupt. The millionaires still swanned around Central Park uptown but downtown neighbourhoods like the East Village were derelict , dangerous and undesirable. Cheap rents made it a magnet for the young, the liberal and the artistic, and Keith Haring and his friends ticked al of those boxes:

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