Celebrated choreographer and frequent Peak Performances guest artist Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

Christina Lane.

Bill T. Jones

President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House.

Bill T. Jones, whose longtime affiliation with Peak Performances has produced some of his most profoundly moving works, including Blind Date, A Quarreling Pair, Story/Time, and the upcoming Analogy (working title), is recognized for his contributions as a dancer and choreographer.  Renowned for provocative performances that blend an eclectic mix of modern and traditional dance, Mr. Jones creates works that challenge us to confront tough subjects and inspire us to greater heights. 

Read the full release from the National Endowment for the Arts.