Season at a glance

February 19 - 22 at 7:30pm, Feb 23 at 2pm & 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
BalletNext: 2019 Season in Collaboration with University of Utah Dance

2019 SEASON IN COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF UTAH DANCE Be prepared for a blast of fresh air when Michele Wiles’ BalletNext returns to New York Live Arts, February 19-23. Look out for the debut of a crop of new dancers hand-picked from the University of Utah’s professional ballet program, where Wiles...

Feb 24 at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: Around the World

Whether you’re from Down Under, the Cradle of Civilization, the Motherland, or just Below the Border, you’re welcome to attend our newest and most illustrious dance performance ever! Hop “over the pond” to the magnificent New York Live Arts theatre and prepare to be amazed by a host of incredibly talented...

MAR 1, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Live Feed In-Process - Chameleon

Through a sequence of fabric and sound manipulations designed to obscure and reorganize how the Black body is witnessed and expressed in confined environments, Chameleon (The Chelsea Installments) examine the shapeshifting, illegible, and fugitive realities of Black diasporan people. The work explores how minoritarian communities record &...

3/1 at 7PM, 3/2 at 1PM and 5PM, 3/3 at 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Ballet Academy East: 2019 Winter Performance

The Ballet Academy East 2019 Winter Performance presents the talented dancers of the BAE Pre-Professional Division in a diverse program, which promises to delight and inspire audience members. The joyful and exciting program includes two ballets by George Balanchine, Valse-Fantaisie, staged by Darla Hoover and Elégie, staged by Deborah Wingert, as well as...

MAR 6-9, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: Body Comes Apart

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith present the New York City premiere of Body Comes Apart, an intimate duet based on a dynamic improvisational score. Lieber and Smith, who were nominated for a 2013 Bessie Award for Emerging...

MAR 10, 5 & 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
Liliana Dirks-Goodman: Dinner Party 1960-2000s

Live Arts celebrates Women’s History Month with Dinner Party: 1960s-2000s, a performance installation that explores feminist history and community building through the act of sharing a meal. Set in the 2nd wave feminist movement, the work addresses trauma, body autonomy, and the erotic in an act of remembering that aims...

MAR 14-16, 7pm
MAR 17, 3pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities

Runtime: 4 hours with 2 intermissions The complete six-part encyclopedic series is a multidisciplinary work that weaves theory and performance into a four-hour-long hybrid event. Yerushalmy and a cast of 20 dancers and scholars, ranging in age from 20 to 68, perform deconstructed installments of Nijinsky’s Sacre (1913), Graham’s Night Journey...

MAR 18-22, 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 18, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Open Spectrum: Paradigm Shift

A Conversation On the Kind of Leadership America Needs Now with Kristina Newman-Scott, Lisa Lucas, Sarinya Srisakul and Aurora Flores. Opening remarks from Sayu Bhojwani and moderated by Rev. Kaji Douša.   Curatorial Statement  We have been told that America is in the grip of a national emergency. It is hard to argue with...

March 21-23 & 28-30 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Sasha Velour: Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour‘s first one-woman show, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 12 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals,...

Mar 24th at 6:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
The Giving Tree 19: Series Two

The Giving Tree 19 is a series of concerts by a collective group of New York City choreographers. In our 7th season, we’re uniting to raise awareness and funds for Pediatric and Breast Cancer. With over 16 artists, we are giving 100% of the proceeds to: St Jude’s Research Center...

March 25
2019 Live Ideas Gala

TICKETS   Save the Date | 2019 Live Ideas Gala | Monday, March 25th CO-CHAIRS MATTHEW PUTMAN AND SLOBODAN RANDJELOVIĆ & JON STRYKER HONORING Award-winning actor JEFFREY WRIGHT for his profound commitment to using art as a catalyst for social and political change, and for his award-winning role in Westworld,...

Mar 28-30
@ Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W.G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part One, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor. Part Two Analogy/Lance:...

APR 3-6, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non-Opera, Becoming

World Premiere Darkness Odyssey Part 3, the final installment of Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic celebration of the act of “becoming otherself.” Inspired by writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness,” the series explores the...

Apr 11, 8PM
@ State Theatre New Jersey
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones’ latest dance theater work, is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards...

April 12 & 13 at 7 PM
April 13 at 2PM
April 14 at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Dances Patrelle: Madame X / The American Dream: It's Only Business / American Overture

Lust. Power. Impropriety. Jealousy. Scandal… Francis Patrelle’s “Madame X” brings the famed John Singer Sargent painting to riveting life. A proud young society woman, Amelie Gautreau, embarks on a love affair with the infamous philanderer, Dr. Samuel Pozzi. Rumors of their liaison become the talk of Belle Epoque Paris, especially after...

Apr 17-20 & 24-27, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Kaneza Schaal: JACK & with The Cotillion

The Cotillion is a multi-channel audio and video installation with live performance that explores ceremonial entrances into society. From re-entry into society after prison, to ‘entering society’ in debutante balls, to rituals of welcoming ancestors back to communities, this new work by Kaneza Schaal is as a companion piece to...

APR 26, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Live Feed In-Process - Last Audience

Last Audience is the newest work by the Bessie-award-winning collaborative group, a canary torsi. It is an immersive performance installation where audience members incarnate the work at each performance. The piece utilizes the structure of a traditional requiem mass as the inspiration to develop scores for the audience. Greetings, processions,...

MAY 3, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Raphael Xavier: Live Feed In-Progress - Sassafrazz: Roots to Mastery

Sassafrazz is a new evening-length dance inspired by the word sassafras: A dried root used for flavoring, early character based dance styles and flavor in Breaking and the privilege of maturing as a dancer in this form. With an original, improvisationally structured composition for 3 Breakers and 3...

May 3-4, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Lang Dance Spring Concert

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 undergraduate dance curriculum centered on recent developments in the field. These performances highlight new...

MAY 17, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Abby Z and the New Utility: Live Feed In-Process - Radioactive Practice

Radioactive Practice is the newest work by Juried Bessie award winning Illinois-based choreographer Abby Zbikowski, commissioned by New York Live Arts and set to premiere during their 2019-20 Season. This genre-bending dance for ten performers breaks down the physicality, socio-cultural functions and psychological states...

May 20, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Bill Chats: Claudia Rankine and Tracy K Smith

Bill T. Jones talks with Claudia Rankine, poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies, and Tracy K. Smith, poet and educator, who is currently serving as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, an office she assumed in 2017. Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections...

Jun 7-8, 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Fresh Tracks 2018-19: Residency Showing

Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. Fresh Tracks artists present excerpts of new work in development. Featuring works from Dolores (Lola) Sanchez, Liana Conyers, J. Bouey, Emma Rose Brown, and Collin Ranf.

June 20-22 at 7 PM, Champagne reception + Gala on 6/22
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre: Crossroads

Crossroads is an evening-length work that explores forging into unchartered waters and that tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of Margritte and Escher, Selwyn and scenic & costume designer, Anna-Alisa Belous will shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or...

Coming in June
Live Arts Pride 2019

New York Live Arts’ daylong performance party celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and World Pride. Queer nightlife and art scene come together under one roof to serve up the city’s most colorful and fierce performance, music, and more for a multi-space, back-to-back party for the...