Bill T. Jones speaks at UVA tonight

If you caught the Met in HD production of FELA!, or checked out the piece he organized here in 2008 to celebrate Abe Lincoln’s 200th birthday Fondly Do We Hope—Fervently Do We Pray…, then you already know about the dance giant Bill T. Jones.

The 1994 McArthur Fellow returns to UVA tonight for a panel hosted by UVA Architecture prof George Sampson called Design Thinking Mashup, a three-day event that explores "collaboration, creative research, and community, using Architecture and the Arts as exemplars of creative problem solving techniques."

Also speaking tonight is Warren Berger, author of Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World, and representatives from UVA’s arts departments.

Jones’ panel visit tonight—“Chance, Indeterminacy & the Creative Process"—is the beginning of a conversation that will continue when returns in April to use UVA as part of a creative process that will lead to an evening-length work, set to premiere next January.

Check out Design Thinking Mashup’s website here. "Chance, Indeterminacy and the Creative Process" is tonight at UVA’s Campbell Hall, room 153 from 6:30-8pm, and panels continue tomorrow and Thursday, when "Innovation, Collaboration & Charlottesville"—featuring players from Brendan Fitzgerald’s recent article on how Charlottesville thinks—rocks CitySpace.

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