Come Early Stay Late

New York Live Arts welcomes you to Come Early/Stay Late, a vibrant re-imagining of the pre- and post-show experience! Join us as we experiment with edgier ways of connecting your Live Arts experience to the greater conversations surrounding performance, embodied practice, art theory, politics, and more. For up to date details on our schedule of activities, including moderators, descriptions, conversation topics, and performance installations, visit our calendar and click on an event to see details for each show.

To view past conversations, please visit our vimeo channel.

Come Early

Pre-Show Events
Oftentimes taking the shape of a moderated conversation, Come Early is your opportunity to engage with some of the leading thinkers, scholars, and artists working in the performance arena today. For the 2012-13 season, Live Arts has curated a series of talks that will enliven your viewing experience of the work showcased on the main stage. All Come Early events take place in the New York Live Arts Lobby from 6:30-7:00 PM on the opening night of a performance.

Stay Late

Post-Show Events
Stay Late provides an opportunity for the Live Arts audience to engage more deeply with the artist's work and their creative process. We invite you to Stay Late in the theater and take the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the artists' creative process & vision. This season, we have planned special dance parties and interactive events to add to the fun!

Upcoming Conversations

Cynthia Oliver
Oct 23 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation
Sequencing Non-Linear Narratives, Choreographer and Educator Nia Love Discusses the Creative Practice of Cynthia Oliver

Oct 24 Stay Late Discussion
Her History - Her Present - Her Future
, Cynthia Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet in Conversation with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko



Gisèle Vienne
Oct 29 Stay Late Discussion
Creating Kindertotenlieder–Choreographers Trisha Bauman and Gisèle Vienne In Dialogue

Oct 30 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation
Collaborating Across Genres–Writer Dennis Cooper and Choreographer Gisèle Vienne in conversation



Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Nov 6 Come Early Conversation
Bjorn Amelan, Janet Wong, and Ted Coffey discuss the Creative Process of making Story/Time


Nov 7 Stay Late Discussion
Chance Procedures and Narrative Structures, Bill T. Jones, Bjorn Amelan, Janet Wong, Ted Coffey and Dancers in Dialogue


Nov 9 Bill Chats
Story/Time: The Life of an Idea


Nov 14 Stay Late Discussion
Creating Story/Time (35, 36, 37, & 38): Bill T. Jones, Bjorn Amelan, Janet Wong, Ted Coffey and Dancers in Dialogue



Neil Greenberg
Dec 4 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation
Beth Gill and Danielle Goldman discuss the creative practice of Neil Greenberg


Dec 5 Stay Late Discussion
Rethinking Meaning–Jen Rosenblit in Dialogue with Neil Greenberg



Taylor Mac
Jan 22 at 6:30pm Come Early
Artist Talk with Visual Designer Machine Dazzle