Season at a glance

 
Oct 20 & 21, 7:30PM, Oct 22, 6PM
@ Pioneer Works
 
Walter Dundervill: Skybox

World Premiere Presented Off-Site with Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St Brooklyn, NY 11231 We suggest taking the South Brooklyn Ferry from Manhattan. Bessie Award winner Walter Dundervill, known for his immersive performance environments fusing dance, costume, sound and visual art, returns to Live Arts for the first time since 2011....

OCT 27-28 AT 8PM | OCT 28 AT 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The Laramie Project by Marymount Manhattan College

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project, directed by Johanna Pinzler. The Laramie Project is a piece of documentary theater created by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project in 2000. The play documents the reaction to the 1998 murder of University...

OCT 28, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Preeti Vasudevan: Shared Practice-Stories by Hand

The two-hour Shared Practice will showcase aspects of the world premiere piece Stories by Hand, by Preeti Vasudevan.  The background of this process is based on identity and memories. The audience will see a rehearsal of excerpted parts in a ‘stop-and-go’ manner. The time will be...

Nov 2-4, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Preeti Vasudevan: Stories by Hand

World Premiere Stories by Hand is a solo work searching for an individual identity through stories which are personal, mythical, and social, narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. The work takes the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) as the basis for a...

NOV 4 at 8:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Post-Show Sounds at the Live Arts Gallery Cafe: Richard Kennedy

Richard Kennedy is a New York based artist and performance curator rooted in Brooklyn’s queer underground. He has written songs for Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair and casted for fashion designer Luar Zepol. His solo album, Open Wound in a Pool of Sharks, recently debuted in October 2016. Runtime: 40 minutes  

Nov 6, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Commissioning and Presenting in Confusing Times

In these confusing times, why and how do performing arts presenters and curators decide what work to present in their season? What is the interplay of determining factors – sociopolitical climate, curatorial vision, audience trends, diversity, the bottom line? To what extent do risks drive budgets? How is success measured?...

Nov 8-11, 7:30pm, Nov 11, 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ZviDance: LIKE

LIKE is the third in Gotheiner’s trilogy, reflecting on our ever-increasing dependency on technology and how technology is shaping our current models of social interactions. Like both works in the trilogy, ZOOM (2010) and SURVEILLANCE (2014), LIKE will allow audiences to reflect on their own notions of friendships, social belonging,...

NOV 12 AT 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mimi Garrard: Mimi Garrard and Friends

“I am writing to you as a new fan. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I happened upon your program on the local Manhattan cable station. I was captivated by the imaginative collaboration of dance and video. I applaud your artistic accomplishment and look forward to viewing more dance/video programs. It is...

Nov 15-19, 7:30PM
@ The Collapsable Hole
 
Marjani Forté & Works: Memoirs of a… Unicorn

World Premiere Presented Off-site with The Collapsable Hole 55 Bethune St New York, NY 10014 Marjani Forté-Saunders teams up with media designer Meena Murugesan, sound designer Everett Saunders, set designer Mimi Lien, lighting designer Tuce Yasak, and her own father as set builder, for a dynamic evening of storytelling...

NOV 18
@ ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant

Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant, is the third and final installment of Bill T. Jones’s acclaimed Analog Trilogy. Inspired by W.G. Sebald’s celebrated novel The Emigrants, the piece tracks the story of Ambros Adelwarth, a German servant, and his glamorous...

Nov 30-Dec 2
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts

Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live arts features three world premieres and the geometrically virtuosic Concerto by postmodern icon Lucinda Childs. The premieres are by Shannon Gillen, founder of Vim Vigor Dance Company, whose high octane choreography fluidly moves between the physical power of risk and the human experience; Okwui...

Dec 4, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Is There An Artist Class? (And must they stay hungry?)

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Dec 8 & 9, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Nora Alami, Brendan Drake, Lisa Fagan, Alethea Pace, Jessie Young

An evening of works by the 2017-18 Fresh Tracks Resident Artists. Nora Alami, maktoub “It is written.” Maktoub is the notion that our future is written on our foreheads. Although it is always there, we cannot see it for ourselves. In this iteration, maktoub questions the prescriptive perceptions we place on...

Dec 13-16, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
zoe | juniper: Clear & Sweet

NYC Premiere Clear & Sweet is a multi-disciplinary performance by zoe | juniper incorporating dance and live singing based on an inquiry into Sacred Harp Singing, a form of spiritual acapella choral singing founded in Southern Baptist churches. Runtime: 65 minutes DEC 14 Stay Late Conversation DEC 16, 2-4PM

DEC 16, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
zoe | juniper: Shared Practice

In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

JAN 16-20, 10AM-12PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Open Company Class

Open Company Classes with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing from somatic floor work to standing exercises, technical and creative challenges culminate in lush, expressive phrase work.

Jan 22, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS: Salman Rushdie

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats begins with a discussion between Bill T. Jones and British author and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie.

Feb 1-3, 8PM
@ Meany Hall, Seattle, WA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. Works to be performed are Analogy/Dora:Tramontane (Feb 1), Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape...

Feb 12, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Spectrum: spring

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Feb 21-24, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: The Making Room

NYC premiere The Making Room is an investigation into innovative ways of sharing the creative process from start to premiere. Organized by Bebe Miller Company, the project brings together choreographers Bebe Miller and Susan Rethorst to generate a joint experience of the choreographic process. Audiences follows the artists’ engagement in each...

FEB 24, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: Shared Practice

In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

Mar 5, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.

MAR 17, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: Shared Practice

In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

MAR 19-23, 10AM-12PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Open Company Class

Open Company Classes with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing from somatic floor work to standing exercises, technical and creative challenges culminate in lush, expressive phrase work.

Mar 23 & 24, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kaneza Schaal: Live Feed In-Process - The Cotillion

The Cotillion is a companion piece to Schaal’s Jack & Jill and expands the investigation of ceremonial entrances into society. From re-entry into society after prison, to ‘entering society’ at debutante balls, The Cotillion draws on traditions of...

Mar 28-31, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Joanna Kotze: What will we be like when we get there

World premiere Bessie Award winner Joanna Kotze presents What will we be like when we get there, a new interdisciplinary dance performance created with long time collaborators Netta Yerushalmy (dancer/choreographer), Jonathan Allen (visual artist) and Ryan Seaton (composer/musician). This team investigates physical, emotional, and artistic spectrums while reflecting on personal...

April 4-7, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jack Ferver: Everything is Imaginable

World premiere Writer, director, and choreographer Jack Ferver, presents Everything Is Imaginable, performed by a stellar cast: Principal Dancer with Martha Graham Lloyd Knight, American Ballet Theater principal James Whiteside, dancer and costume designer Reid Bartelme, and Ferver himself. An interdisciplinary performance work, Everything Is Imaginable juxtaposes the lives, virtuosity,...

Apr 13 & 14, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: Live Feed In-Process - Untitled (1-2)

Kimberly Bartosik explores faith, ecstasy, and violence within specific, radical religious practices in Untitled (1-2). This two-phase, dual-venue work delves into her experiences of growing up in North Carolina and her family’s embrace of Born-Again Christianity and Charismatic rituals. The Live Feed creative residency program...

Monday, April 16th, 2018
@ Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
 
3rd Annual Live Ideas Gala: Radical Vision

SAVE THE DATE MONDAY, APRIL 16th, 2018 3rd Annual LIVE IDEAS GALA: RADICAL VISION Gala Co-chairs Ruth & Stephen Hendel and Slobodan Randjelovic & Jon Stryker Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St New York, NY 10011

May 4 & 5
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance

Member pre-sale starts on July 10th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 10th. Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School, Arts , “home to one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York” (New York Times), offers a unique...

May 5 & 6, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Rashaad Newsome: Live Feed In-Process - FIVE

Newsome’s FIVE explores Voguing, a competitive dance form created by a subculture of Black and Latino LGBTQ and GNC New Yorkers in the 1970’s. Accompanied by a makeshift orchestra, five dancers perform five individual elements of vogue fem. The Live Feed creative residency program is...

May 10-12, 7:30PM
ADF Presents-
dendy/donovan projects: Elvis Everywhere

New York Premiere The ADF-commissioned “Elvis Everywhere” is dendy/donovan projects’ latest work. “America is Elvis Presley–the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you’re in your Vegas years. You’ve squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you’re wheezing your way through ‘Love Me...

May 11 & 12, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Live Feed In-Process - Paramodernities

Yerushamly’s Paramodernities engages with the canon of modern dance in radical ways in order to spark new ideas and new choreographies. The project involves deconstructions of landmark modernist choreographies, as well as contributions by writers, philosophers, and historians who situate these iconic works in...

May 18 & 19, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Live Feed In-Process - Darkness Odyssey Part 3

The third installment of Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic celebration of “becoming others”. Inspired by writings of authors Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and Butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”, the series explores the idea of the body as a black hole. The Live...

May 21, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS Wynton Marsalis

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.

JUN 1 & 2 at 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: Work in Progress

RoseAnne Spradlin is the 2017-18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). This award continues a long relationship with New York Live Arts and Dance Theater Workshop, beginning with Fresh Tracks in 1990, and several presentations and commissions since. Join us for this special work in progress showing of the new work...

Jun 15 & 16, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Residency Showing

Join us for an informal showing of work developed by the 2017-18 Fresh Tracks Artists Nora Alami, Brendan Drake, Lisa Fagan, Alethea Pace, and Jessie Young. Live Arts’ legendary Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its 53-year commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. The program...

JUN 18-23
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: 2018 Summer Workshop

Led by members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, students explore the choreography and creative procedures in Bill T. Jones’ work in this 6 day workshop. The week culminates in a showing.

Jun 24
Pride

Co-curated with Tyler Ashley Live Arts’ take on Pride. A building wide celebration in the historic gayborhood, Chelsea, just blocks from the pride march. NYC’s queer nightlife and art stars serve up the city’s most colorful and fierce performance, music and more.