Welcome to Iowa Public Television! If you are seeing this message, you are using a browser that does not support web standards. This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Read more on our technical tips page.

Iowa Public Television

  • Bill Moyers Journal

Bill Moyers | The Journal: Bill T. Jones: Lincoln Expressed in Dance | PBS

Duration: 52:04 (Full Program)
Program: Bill Moyers Journal #1342
Broadcast Date: Feb. 12, 2010

On Lincoln's birthday, BILL MOYERS JOURNAL takes a unique look at our nation's 16th president — through the eyes of critically acclaimed, veteran dance artist Bill T. Jones. In a groundbreaking work of choreography called Fondly Do We Hope ... Fervently Do We Pray , Jones reimagines a young Lincoln in his formative years through dance. Bill Moyers speaks with Jones about his creative process, his insights into Lincoln and how dance can give us fresh perspective on America's most-studied president. "The number of ways in which one could ask the question 'Who was this man?' is less interesting to me than 'Can we see that man anywhere in ourselves or around us right now?'" says Jones.



Post Date: February 15, 2010