Young Artists

Live Arts Thinkers & Movers

Located in the heart of Chelsea, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry, a place where thinking and movement meet the future. In alignment with that philosophy, New York Live Arts is happy to provide educational programs for young people!

Imagination is everything at our multidisciplinary performing arts program! Taking the stage in Live Art’s state-of-the-art theater or 3rd floor studios, established artist instructors work closely with your young artist to engage in the world of ideas. Over the course of each session, we will collaborate and build community. Your Thinkers and Movers will run, jump and spin, compose, glitter costumes and craft their own stories.

 

MAKE

Screen-Free Zone

A series of 3 class sessions to promote community building, critical thinking and physical engagement through the arts!

Fueled by imagination, young artists command the space in Live Arts state-of-the art studio- a screen free zone! In MAKE, a weekly, two hour workshop, an established artist instructor will work closely with young artists to engage in the world of ideas.Through our work together, we will collaborate and build community, as we work toward a lifelong appreciation of movement-based arts and live gathering!

Students will gain confidence as thinkers and movers, increasing their strength and range of motion while deepening their artistry through a study of improvisational and choreographic techniques.

Classes 1 & 2:
Thinkers and Movers will run, jump, spin and compose, concluding each session with a brand new piece of live art! At the end of class two, we will put on our dance critic hats, comparing & contrasting the impact of our new dance works.

Class 3:
We will rehearse our favorite work and invite friends & family for an informal showing and talk back.

Ages: 8-11

Tiny Thoughts
An Adult & Child Movement Class

Thinkers & Movers: Tiny Thoughts is Live Arts first movement class for the smallest artists! Explore elements of space with this movement class tailored to toddlers and their caregivers. Through a 45 minute class, an established artist instructor will work closely with these tiny thinkers. Your Thinkers and Movers will run, jump, spin and make shapes. Build a bridge to the future with your child, literally and figuratively!

Ages: 18 months – 3 years old

Summer Workshop

Located in the heart of Chelsea, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry, a place where thinking and movement meet the future. In alignment with that philosophy, we invite young artists to leap into summer at our second annual Thinkers & Movers Summer Workshop.

Taking the stage in Live Art’s state-of-the-art studio, established artist instructors will work closely with your young artist to engage in the world of ideas. Over the course of two weeks, we will collaborate and build community. Your Thinkers and Movers will run, jump and spin, compose, glitter costumes and craft their own stories.

In Week 1, the city is our muse! Following movement technique and drama class, we will dynamically explore different forms through expeditions to local museums, architectural landmarks and performing arts venues. Make your body mimic the lines of The Highline, the paint on a Pollock at The Whitney and the crashing waves at Chelsea Piers!

In Week 2, through a series of workshops in movement composition, music and storytelling led by instructors from Live Arts All-Star roster of performing artists, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company members & more, students will craft their own original work.

Weeks 1 and 2 stand alone and compliment each other. Interested young artists may participate in Week 1, Week 2 or both.

Ages: 8-11

Click here to register!

If you have any trouble, please contact Rakia Seaborn at education@newyorklivearts.org or (212) 691-6500 x215.