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NYPSI Presents "Conversations with.." Bill T. Jones on March 13th

NYPSI Presents "Conversations with.." Bill T. Jones on March 13th


New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute


247 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028-2701


Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:30pm



New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

January 26, 2015 - The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute continues the popular "Conversations with...." series & is pleased to present Dr. Lois Oppenheim in conversation with award winning choreographer Bill T. Jones.

Friday, March 13, 2015
7:30 pm


New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY


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$25 General Admission

$20 Mt. Sinai Employees with valid ID

$15 NYPSI Members'

$10 NYPSI trainees, residents and students with valid ID


Bill T. Jones (Artistic Director/Co-Founder /Choreographer: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; Artistic Director: New York Live Arts) is the recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Award; the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; a 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography of the critically acclaimed FELA!; a 2007 Tony Award, 2007 Obie Award, and 2006 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation CALLAWAY Award for his choreography for Spring Awakening; the 2010 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award; the 2007 USA Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship; the 2006 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography for The Seven; the 2005 Wexner Prize; the 2005 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement; the 2005 Harlem Renaissance Award; the 2003 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize; and the 1994 MacArthur "Genius" Award. In 2010, Mr. Jones was recognized as Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and in 2000, The Dance Heritage Coalition named Mr. Jones "An Irreplaceable Dance Treasure."

Mr. Jones choreographed and performed worldwide with his late partner, Arnie Zane, before forming the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982. He has created more than 140 works for his company. In 2011, Mr. Jones was named Executive Artistic Director of New York Lives Arts, an organization that strives to create a robust framework in support of the nation's dance and movement-based artists through new approaches to producing, presenting and educating.

Lois Oppenheim, Ph.D. has authored or edited eleven books, the most recent being Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion (Routledge, 2013), awarded the 2013 Courage to Dream Prize by the American Psychoanalytic Association; A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2005); and The Painted Word: Samuel Beckett's Dialogue With Art (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2000). She has been Visiting Scholar at the Psychiatric Institute of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, on the Boards of The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies, and a past president of the international Samuel Beckett Society. Dr. Oppenheim continues as host of NYPSI's popular "Conversations with..." series of discussions on creativity. She is co-creator of the documentary films on mental health stigma called How to Touch a Hot Stove: Thought and Behavioral Differences in a Society of Norms, awarded 2014 Honorable Mention by SAMHSA, and CRAZY?

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