Bill T. Jones at Medical Center Hour

Bill T. Jones and Still/Here: Learning from Survivors at the Medical Center Hour, November, 2011

As part of his UVA residency, (7-11 Nov), dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones comes to the Medical Center Hour to offer reflections on the body, illness, mortality, storytelling, and the spirit of survival.

These themes play out prominently in his work, especially in his 1997 piece, Still/Here, which he created in workshops with persons who were living with terminal illness.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

  • 5:30-7:15 pm
  • Jordan Conference Center Auditorium
  • Screening and Discussion: “Bill T. Jones—Still/Here with Bill Moyers”
  • A screening of the 1997 documentary video Still/Here, Still/Here, Still/Here.Bill T. Jones’s landmark work on mortality and the spirit of survival, Follow-up discussion led by medical students.
  • Copresented with the Gold Humanism Honor Society, UVA chapter

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

  • 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Jordan Conference Center Auditorium
  • John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture A Meditation on Still/Here:  Learning from Survivors
  • Bill T. Jones Executive Artistic Director, New York Live Arts, and Cofounder and Artistic Director, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York NY Bill T. Jones reflects on Still/Here. Now, fourteen years after its creation, how does its spirit infuse his present work? What does Still/Here show us about healing?
  • About resilience in the face of our mortality?

Copresented with the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and the Center for Design and Health, School of Architecture

These programs are free and open to the entire university and the public. Health professionals who attend the Medical Center Hour (but not the video screening) may apply for continuing education credit. Medical Center Hour programs count toward first-year medical students’ SIM course requirements.

The Medical Center Hour is produced weekly during the academic year by the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Our series includes History of the Health Sciences Lectures, which we produce together with Historical Collections in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

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