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Bill Moyers Journal [electronic resource]: Choreographer Bill T. Jones and the Reimagining of Abraham Lincoln

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At the close of Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial year, this edition of the Journal takes a different look at America's 16th president-through the eyes of critically acclaimed dance artist Bill T. Jones. In a groundbreaking work of choreography called Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray, Jones reimagines the iconic Lincoln. Bill Moyers speaks with Jones about his creative process, his insights into Lincoln, and how dance can offer a fresh perspective on the man who is arguably the most-studied president in U.S. history.
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57 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 02, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Choreographer Bill T. Jones and the Reimagining of Abraham Lincoln
  • Abraham Lincoln (1:58)
  • "Fondly Do We Hope, Fervently Do We Pray" (3:47)
  • Lincoln and Todd Scene (3:47)
  • Careful Composition (3:53)
  • Bill T. Jones on Mary Todd (2:00)
  • Fictional Biographies (2:36)
  • Leader of a Nation (1:36)
  • The Civil War (3:25)
  • Childhood (3:07)
  • Aspects of the Body (2:24)
  • Walt Whitman (2:08)
  • Slavery (2:10)
  • Association (2:14)
  • The Problem With History (2:16)
  • Language (1:28)
  • Speakers (2:17)
  • Current Events (2:56)
  • Personal Issues (1:58)
  • The Democratic System (3:29)
  • Ghost Train (3:11)
  • Credits (2:15)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
Recording Info
Broadcast dates: December 25, 2009, and February 12, 2010.
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41343 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (57 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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