Now in his third year at the helm of the former Dance Theater Workshop, Bill T. Jones adds intellectual heft to the operation with a project called Live Ideas. In 2013, he and curator Lawrence Weschler celebrated Oliver Sacks. This week, a diverse consortium of academics and artists gather for James Baldwin, This Time!, five days of attention to the pioneering black, gay writer’s life and prose, on the eve of what would have been Baldwin’s 90th birthday. Carrie Mae Weems and Jamaica Kincaid talk with Jones on opening night (Wednesday), Stew previews his new work, Notes of a Native Song, on Friday, and Charles O. Anderson and Dianne McIntyre offer new dances inspired by Baldwin’s work. Plus, appearances by poets, scholars, activists, and actors.
Thursdays-Sundays, noon. Starts: April 24. Continues through April 27, 2014