Bill T. Jones to be honored by Human Rights Campaign

Bill T. Jones to be honored by Human Rights Campaign


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NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning choreographer and mentor Bill T. Jones will be honored by the Human Rights Campaign with its Visibility Award, which recognizes those who shine a light on the struggles of people living with HIV.

The nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization said Monday that Jones would be toasted at a gala dinner on Feb. 6 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

Jones won Tonys for choreographing "Spring Awakening" and "Fela!," and also a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant recipient. He formed the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982 with his late partner Arnie Zane.

He has tackled racism and faith in "Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land," explored those with AIDS in "Still/Here" and created a hip-hop adaptation of Aeschylus' "The Seven."

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