Bill T. Jones to be honored by Human Rights Campaign

File-In this June 10, 2007, file photo, Bill T. Jones accepts the award for Best Choreography for the musical "Spring Awakening" at the 61st Annual Tony Awards in New York. The Tony Award-winning choreographer and mentor,  Jones will be honored by the Human Rights Campaign with its Visibility Award, which recognizes those who shine a light on the struggles of people living with HIV. The nationís largest LGBT civil rights organization said that Jones would be toasted at a gala dinner on Feb. 6 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

File-In this June 10, 2007, file photo, Bill T. Jones accepts the award for Best Choreography for the musical "Spring Awakening" at the 61st Annual Tony Awards in New York. The Tony Award-winning choreographer and mentor, Jones will be honored by the Human Rights Campaign with its Visibility Award, which recognizes those who shine a light on the struggles of people living with HIV. The nationís largest LGBT civil rights organization said that Jones would be toasted at a gala dinner on Feb. 6 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file

NEW YORK — Tony Award-winning choreographer and mentor Bill T. Jones will be honored by the Human Rights Campaign with its Visibility Award, which recognizes those who shine a light on the struggles of people living with HIV.

The nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization said Monday that Jones would be toasted at a gala dinner on Feb. 6 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

Jones won Tonys for choreographing “Spring Awakening” and “Fela!,” and also a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient. He formed the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982 with his late partner Arnie Zane.

He has tackled racism and faith in “Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land,” explored those with AIDS in “Still/Here” and created a hip-hop adaptation of Aeschylus’ “The Seven.”

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