Bill T. Jones with his late partner Arnie Zane
Bill T. Jones will be awarded in September the 2016 International Humanities Medal from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The medal, accompanied by a $25,000 prize, is given every two years to artists, writers or scholars who significantly impact the fields of arts or letters. The award-winning choreographer is known for his poignant commentary on politically charged subjects, such as race, sexuality and AIDS, through movement, imagery, text and sound.
Photo by Lois Greenfield, courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis