Season at a glance

 

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Feb 23 & 24 at 7pm, Feb 25 at 3pm & 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ballet Academy East: 2017 Winter Performance

The Ballet Academy East 2017 Winter Performance presents the talented students of the Pre-Professional Division in a diverse program guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. The program will include a world premiere by choreographer William Whitener set to the enchanting music of Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Prokofiev and more, in Raymond...

MAR 1–4, 730PM MAR 4, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
New York Theatre Ballet: Spring concerts

“Never before in my experience of this troupe have its performers made so engaging and memorable an impression,” said The New York Times of New York Theatre Ballet’s debut performance at New York Live Arts. NYTB returns with a brand new season of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series, exploring the past with classic...

Mar 3–4 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jack Ferver: Live Feed In Process: Everything Is Imaginable

Written and Choreographed by Jack Ferver Performed by Reid Bartelme, Jack Ferver, Lloyd Knight and James Whiteside “When I was a child I was very isolated. I dreamed that one day I would have these major queer friends and we would play and play and be totally courageous and outrageous and LIVE....

Mar 5 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
National YoungArts Foundation Salon Series: Critical Junctures: Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon, Visual Artist in conversation with Samora Pinderhughes (2009 YoungArts Winner in Jazz) Conceptual artist Glenn Ligon explores race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity across mediums. One of the most influential artists of the last decade, he is a Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of numerous other...

Mar 8-11 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Richard Move and MoveOpolis!: XXYY & Martha@20

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts Live Ideas 2017 with the world premiere of XXYY and Martha@20, a special performance celebrating the 20th anniversary of Martha@… XXYY is a poetic and otherworldly dance-theater event exploring the multiplicities of the gender spectrum while deconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female....

Session 1: Saturdays, 10 - 12 pm, Mar 11, 18, 25
Session 2: Saturdays, 10 -12 pm, Apr 15, 22, 29
Session 3: Saturdays, 10 -12 pm, May 13, 20, 27
Session 4: Saturdays, 10 - 12 pm, Jun 3, 10, 17
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Thinkers & Movers: 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...

Mar 14 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Keynote Conversation: QUEER AS IN F@*K YOU: UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF HOMOCORE

Moderated by Kenny Mellman of Kiki and Herb with musician, writer and performer Lynn Breedlove and musician and artist Joel Gibb, the conversation will look at the transformative powers of Punk through the lens of Homocore/Queercore.  “The Queercore scene grew out of a generation that bristled against what it...

Mar 14 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Live Ideas-OPENING NIGHT VIP RECEPTION

Celebrate the start of the second week of Live Ideas with the curators, artists, and participants.

Mar 15 at 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Lunch Time Reading: M. Lamar Funeral Doom Spiritual

Composer, musician, performer, multimedia artist, and counter tenor will share his recently released book Funeral Doom Spiritual.  Published by RITA Books.

Mar 15 at 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Afternoon Delight by Dirty Looks: Hardcore Home Movies

Dirty Looks assembles a screening of “Hardcore Home Movies,” a program of explicit, Homocore shorts from luminaries of the scene, like G.B. Jones, Bruce La Bruce, Scott Treleaven and Vaginal Davis, as well as lesser known works by artists like Jill Reiter, Jonesy (of the queercore band Fagbash) and Greta...

Mar 15 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Happy Hour: Creating Black Futures

Artists, theorists, and activists discuss the radical potential of genre fiction and Afrofuturist art in relation to current social justice movements. Panelists include artist niv Acosta, artist E Jane, activist/writer/artist Reina Gossett, and author Andre Carrington among others.

Mar 15 at 8:30pm
@ PARTICIPANT INC.
 
Prime Time: Trajal Harrell - The Return of La Argentina

Presented offsite at Participant Inc. In this solo the choreographer/dancer invites audience to a fictional archiving of Butoh co-founder Kazuo Ohno’s renowned solo Admiring La Argentina as directed by Butoh’s other founder Tatsumi Hijikata and dedicated to the famed Spanish dancer Antonia Mercé. Performance followed by a...

Mar 15, 2017
@ Teatro Ponchielli
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: PLAY & PLAY: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT AND MUSIC

Performed with live musicians,* Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

Mar 16 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Prime Time: the TEAM – RoosevElvis (Re-MX’D)

On a hallucinatory road trip from the Badlands to Graceland, the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt battle over the soul of Ann, a painfully shy meat-processing plant worker, and what kind of man or woman Ann should become. A duet performed by actresses Libby King and Kristen Sieh,...

Mar 16 at 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
LUNCHTIME READING: Casey Legler, Godspeed

Best known for being the first woman with a contract as a male Ford Model, the artist/activist and former Olympic swimmer will share her forthcoming memoir Godspeed at this Lunchtime Reading. Publisher-Atria Books /Simon and Schuster.

Mar 16 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Happy Hour: Specter Spectrum: Exploring Trans Theologies

What are the possibilities when we consider how the study of beliefs, spiritual practices, and the divine are always already “trans”?  Join our panelists theologian Linn Marie Tonstad, artist/activist Viva Ruiz, Wazina Zondon (Coming Out Muslim) and Rabbi Mark Sameth whose NY Times article “Is God Transgender” went viral.  Moderated...

Mar 16 at 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Afternoon Delight by Dirty Looks: Bight of the Twin

Hazel Hill McCarthy III, HD Video, 55min., 2016 Transcending assumptions of what it means to be “gendered,” Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and late wife Lady Jaye underwent a series of surgical procedures to become physically identical to one another, seeking to perfect a gender-neutral state through a process they termed Pandrogyny. In...

Mar 17 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Prime Time: CHRONIC/ECLIPSE

A two-part evening of performance by Bay Area artists that confronts identity and politics. Brontez Purnell Dance Company will perform the world premiere of Chronic: A Dance About Marijuana. Oakland-based trans musician, pop singer/songwriter Star Amerasu will present the musical project AH-MER-AH-SU.

Mar 17 at 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Lunch Time Reading: Vetch Poetry Journal

A selection of readings organized by the Vetch Poetry Journal, the first literary journal devoted to transgender writers.

Mar 17 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Happy Hour: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: Where is my Box?

Presented in conjunction with OutRight and on the occasion of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, will look at the tension between creating a world without binaries and the diminishing rights of women. Panelists include ACLU staff lawyer and LGBTQI activist, Chase Strangio and moderated by Siri...

Mar 17 at 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Afternoon Delight by Dirty Looks: Stadt Der Verlorenen Seelen (City of Lost Souls)

Directed by Rosa Von Praunheim, 16mm on dv, 91min., 1983. Angie Stardust has a lot on her plate, running a boarding house called Pension Stardust filled with misfit lodgers: an erotic trapeze duo, a magikal group therapist, assorted layabouts, nymphomaniacs and Lila (Jayne County), a Southern blonde who dreams of Hollywood....

Mar 18 at 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
What Would An HIV Doula Do?: WORKSHOP: What Would an HIV Doula Do?

The What Would an HIV Doula Do? collective will host a participatory workshop about how to honor, support and activate transitions in personal health and the political climate through the lens of the ongoing AIDS crisis. The collective will partner with members of the 1990s group WAVE (Women’s AIDS Video...

Mar 18 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Prime Time: HOUSE OF WHIMSY

An alluring, edgy and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene—selected and introduced by Mx Justin Vivian Bond. Performances from artists Dane Terry, Wo Chan, Janani Balusbramanian, Kate Bornstein, Lynn Breedlove, Severely Mame, Nath Ann Carrera and Taja Lindley. Established favorites mingle with talented newcomers...

Mar 18 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Happy Hour: The Road to Trans Visibility: Roles, Trolls, and Tolls

Transgender visibility in the media is at an all-time high, with film and television, fashion shoots, and advertising campaigns featuring trans talent. Film director Silas Howard and model Casey Legler, among others, discuss the responsibilities and challenges, if any, of being a trans person in the public eye during this cultural moment....

Mar 19 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ostara Ball: TEA DANCE AND CLOSING PARTY

An evening of non-binary Punk Pagan Witchery to celebrate the Vernal Equinox. Featuring a spoken word set by visual artist/writer/musician Cristy C. Road, punk musician Lynn Breedlove and The Homobiles, and performance and DJ sets by Macy Rodman and DJ Horrorchata. Hosted by The Dauphine of Bushwick.

Mar 19 at 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colin Self: WORKSHOP: Open Xhoir Practice

Led by Colin Self, participants will blend their voices to create and experiment with new sounds. Xhoir is a non-utilitarian vocal ensemble. The goal of Xhoir is to foster a generative environment for individuals to connect and experiment with voice and vocality on an individual and collective level. Xhoir is...

Mar 20
@ Gallus Hall
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement & Music

Performed with live musicians,* Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

MAR 22–25 at 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company: Jack Charles V The Crown

Co-presented with Performance Space 122 Uncle Jack Charles is an award-winning actor, accomplished musician, indigenous elder and activist, but for a good portion of his 72 years was also considered an addict, thief and a regular throughout the Australian prison system. Jack Charles V The Crown tells the true story of a life...

Mar 29 - Apr 1 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson): Give It To You Stage

Yackez (Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson) debuts Give It To You Stage culminating the art-pop duo’s body of underground performances into a large-scale dance musical in two acts. The performance features their Queer pro-wrestling dance ensemble and a special appearance by older adults from Larissa’s citywide dance-fitness classes, creating a multi-generational interdisciplinary...

Monday, April 3, 2017
6:30pm: Cocktails
7:15pm: Dinner & Program
@ Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
 
2017 Live Ideas Gala

The Board of Directors Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director Sarah Arison, Slobodan Randjelovic & Jon Stryker, Gala Co-Chairs Invite you to the 2nd Annual LIVE IDEAS GALA: MX’D MESSAGES Co-hosted by KATHLEEN TURNER and DELROY LINDO Honoring MARCELO GOMES Presenting the ARCUS...

Apr 5-8 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Adrienne Truscott: THIS

Adrienne Truscott made THIS. THIS is a solo performance which may not always be a solo, created specifically for Live Arts stage. THIS is a small or large or medium act of artistic survivalism and an ever-evolving work that writes, in real time, the libretto of the performance the artist is attempting...

Apr 10 - 14, 10 - 4pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Thinkers & Movers: SPRUNG

A Screen-Free Zone Imagination is everything at Thinkers & Movers: SPRUNG, our first Spring Break workshop for young artists! Commanding the stage in Live Art’s state-of-the-art studios, a screen-free zone, established artist instructors will work closely with burgeoning artists to engage in the world of ideas. Through...

Apr 14–15 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
DANCENOISE: Live Feed In Process

The Live Feed creative residency program is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward our theater. This informal workshop showing offers a sneak peek into resident artist, DANCENOISE’s process and ideas before they hit our stage. Taking place within the intimate working space of the Live Arts...

Session 1: Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Apr 15, 22, 29
Session 2: Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, May 13, 20, 27
Session 3: Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Jun 3, 10, 17
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Thinkers & Movers: 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...

April 17-19th, 12-2pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Cain Coleman, Jr: Open Class with Cain Coleman Jr.

This class will be a ride of modern techniques, contemporary principles  and intentional expression. Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.

Apr 19-22, 26-29 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room

Bessie Award-winning and New York Live Arts’ Stryker/Ranjelovic Resident Commissioned Artist Okwui Okpokwasili presents the culmination of her two-year residency at Live Arts with the New York Premiere of Poor People’s TV Room.  The piece is informed by two historic...

April 20-21st, 12-2pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Antonio Brown: Open Class with Antonio Brown

Class is perfect for dancers who desire a thorough and thoughtful morning practice or tune up for the day ahead of them.Antonio’s class moves in and out of the floor exploring grounded and physical momentum that tests the brain and propels the body of the artist into motion. Space is limited. Advance purchase is...

Apr26-May 3, 2017
@ Macau Arts Festival
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement & Music

Performed with live musicians,* Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

MAY 5–6, 730PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School, Arts , “home to one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York” (NY Times), offers a unique undergraduate dance curriculum centered on research and experimentation within the movement based arts. These performances highlight new works created with...

May 12–13 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: Live Feed In Process

The Live Feed creative residency program is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward our theater. This informal workshop showing offers a sneak peek into resident artist, Joanna Kotze’s process and ideas before they hit out stage. Taking place within the intimate working space of the Live...

May 13, 2017
@ The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist

In Part Two of Analogy: A Trilogy, we meet Lance, whose battles with his own personal demons-drugs and excess-exposes us to another type of war. It was the battlefield of the nightlife and underworld of the late 80s and early 90s club culture and sex trade. This “pretty boy-gangster thug”,...

May 14 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
National YoungArts Foundation Salon Series: Critical Junctures: Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky in conversation with Cassandra Trenary (2011 YoungArts Winner in Dance) Hailed by The New York Times as the “choreographer who leaps even higher,” Alexei Ratmansky has been changing the landscape of ballet and revitalizing the classical genre for  audiences worldwide.  He has been artist in residence at...

May 21 at 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The Canales Project: Between Two Worlds

The “Between Two Worlds” program—part of a series focusing on using the arts FOR SOCIAL IMPACT – was founded by internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales. The Canales Project aims to recruit what Canales calls an “army of compassion,” a diverse roster of artists, each of whom has a personal story about living “between...

May 24-27, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Purchase Dance Company

A diverse program of contemporary work and classical masterpieces by acclaimed choreographers and talented new voices. Featuring stunning premieres and fresh re-stagings that showcase the dynamic range of Purchase College’s professional caliber students and reflects the Conservatory’s stature as a leading center for world-class dance training.

May 25, 2017
@ University of California, San Diego, CA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement & Music

Performed with live musicians,* Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

Jun 14-15 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks: 2016-17 Residency Showing

The 2016-17 Fresh Tracks artists are Doug LeCours, Jessica Pretty, Lily Bo Shapiro, Sophie Sotsky, and Ashley R.T. Yergens. New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks Program is New York City’s leading, season-long residency and performance opportunity for artists exploring hybrid and movement-based work at the early stages of 

Jun 16–17 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Paloma McGregor: Live Feed: Building a Better Fishtrap

Paloma McGregor’s iterative performance project, Building a Better Fishtrap, is rooted in the reclamation of her 91-year-old father’s vanishing fishing tradition. The work centers on three central questions that arise when you leave your ancestral home: What do you take with you? Leave behind? Return to reclaim? In Phase 2, a...

Jun 19-24, 2017
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: 2017 Summer Workshop

This workshop is geared towards advanced and professional level dancers. For 35 years, the BTJ/AZ Company has been on the leading edge of contemporary art, moving audiences around the world with the athleticism, intelligence, and human resonance of its work. Now, the 2017 Summer Workshop will offer immersion in the rigorous training, creative methods...

Jun 28 at 7:30 pm Jun 29-Jul 1 at 7 pm & 9 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jody Oberfelder Projects: The Brain Piece

The Brain Piece illuminates the “dance” that continuously takes place in our minds. The project creates tangible and interactive experiences. Dance, music, film, and words enliven the inner life of the brain through overlapping perceptual domains. Oberfelder wants the audience to experience dance as a language that goes directly to...