Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bill T. Jones: Death is a life worth dancing
by Becker, Kathy, M.F.A., Mills College, 2014, 43; 1557454
Abstract (Summary)

In this paper I will present an introduction to the life and work of Bill T. Jones. I will then discuss the process and performance of the dance piece Still/Here. I will consider the controversy around Arlene Croce's response to Still/Here claiming it was "victim art". I will set up the theoretical framework of white supremacist and imperialistic cultures to illustrate how through that lens, Arlene Croce's article reflects white supremacist values.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smith, Sheldon
Commitee: Hauss, Sarah, Murphy, Ann
School: Mills College
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Dance, Social structure
Keywords: Croce, Arlene, Jones, Bill T., Social discourse, Still/Here, White Supremacy culture, White privilege
Publication Number: 1557454
ISBN: 9781303948725
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