Enjoy an inspiring tribute to the power of mentoring and the vital role it plays in passing on our artistic cultural heritage from one generation to the next. The documentary features acclaimed artists across the disciplines, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert Redford, Rosie Perez, Bill T. Jones, Frank Gehry, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Guare and Kathleen Turner working with some of the nation’s most talented students selected by the National YoungArts Foundation. BECOMING AN ARTIST is a celebration of our cultural vitality and the need to ensure its continuance.
View on PBS | Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:30-11:00 p.m. ET
American Masters marks its 25th anniversary season with Bill T. Jones: A Good Man.
This 90-minute documentary film provides a window to the rich creative process and creative crisis of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, Bill T. Jones – a two-time Tony Award winner for Best Choreography. The program follows him as he tackles his most ambitious work: to lead the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the creation of Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray, which is an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man follows one of our nation’s most enduring, provocative artists as he explores what it means to be a good man, to be a free man, to be a citizen.