He was the recipient of a MacArthur Genius award.
The work is based on oral history taken in 2003 by Jones with Dora Amelan, who was 95 years old, a French Jewish nurse/social worker, WWII survivor and his mother-in-law.
The work is 85 minutes in length with no intermission.
Dora’s son, Jones’ current husband, is the company’s creative director.
His company has performed in more than 200 cities in 40 countries.
It is dance, narrative, and music.
He was the recipient of he Human Rights Campaign for Visibility.
He is also the Artistic Director of New York Live Arts.
He formed the American Dance Asylum in Binghamton, New York where I went to college.
Everyone plays the role of Dora and they go back and forth.