A Good Man
Dirs. Bob Hercules, Gordon Quinn. 2011, 86 mins. Digital projection. To salute Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial, Tony Award-winning dance choreographer Bill T. Jones mounts an ambitious dance-theatre piece called “Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray.” A Good Man details Jones’s personal struggles with race and how he comes to grips with the legacy of the Lincoln Presidency and the American Civil War. From early pre-production to the show’s final performance, we follow Jones as he attempts to convey the spirit of the civil rights movement, and how it has inspired him as an artist, to both his collaborators and the audience.
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