Season at a glance

 
Sep 14
@ Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore
 
Bill T. Jones: Making and Doing

Bill T. Jones returns to the stage in a new talking solo made specifically for the Singapore International Festival of Arts. Through rapid movement and gesture, Mr. Jones speaks about creativity; how to take an idea from inception to stage and what it means to be a maker in the...

Sep 15-17
@ Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter/Singapore

A Letter to my Nephew is Bill T. Jones’ latest work that sets out to bring together two impulses: the social/political and the deeply personal. This work is a kind of postcard: a street-scene or a still from the evening news that superimposes violent street battles in the...

Sep 19 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Ford Foundation Live Gallery: Obama Out–Say It Loud Opening Party

Presented as the first “Obama Out” event is Say It Loud!, a participatory installation in the Ford Foundation Live Gallery by For Freedoms, the first artist-run super PAC. The installation opens September 19, 2016, 6PM and continues through December 5, 2016. Visitors are invited to add to the installation sharing their thoughts about freedom, the election, the...

Sep 24, 2016
@ SUNY Binghamton, Anderson Center, Binghamton, NY
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Music & Movement

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...

Sep 28 – Oct 1, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Nichole Canuso, Geoff Sobelle, Lars Jan: PANDÆMONIUM

Somewhere between everyday experience and a fever dream, to the left of the Mojave Desert, under burnt-out telephone lines, empty swimming pools and unfinished suburban developments is a place called Pandæmonium. This cinematic dance-theater concert, directed by Lars Jan, explores the fear and enticement embedded in the American desert landscape, taking on...

Sep 30 & Oct 1, 2016
@ Dance St. Louis, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St Louis, MO
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 5 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Obama Out–SUPERUNKNOWN

Curated in association with MAPP International Productions. What future awaits when we leave the familiar path? The question has special meaning to us as New Yorkers, whose lives and careers are almost always evolving and as Americans, preparing to elect a new president who could be radically different from the one who...

Oct 9, 2016
@ University of Akron, EJ Thomas Hall, Akron, OH
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 14, 2016
@ George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 18, 2016
@ Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 21 & 22, 2016
@ August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 24 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Open Spectrum: Obama Out–Mic Drop!

Curated in association with MAPP International Productions. MC / Poet Baba Israel hosts a super jam of NYC performers, poets and provocateurs putting the Obama Era to the ultimate soul-infused test, NYC style. Featuring a few of NYC’s most dynamic political and musical voices in an evening of poetry and song, the...

Oct 25-Nov 6
@ Joyce Theater, New York, NY
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy 1 & 2

Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist Based on an oral history Jones conducted with his nephew, Lance T. Briggs. A tragic, yet humorous journey through the sex trade, drug use and excess during the 1980s. Analogy/Dora: Tramontane Based on an oral history Jones conducted with 95-year-old Dora Amelan. A meditation on...

Oct 29 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones: in conversation with Carrie Mae Weems & Mary Marshall Clark: Public, Private, Political?

Presented in conjunction with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s performance at the Joyce Theater. Bill T. Jones in conversation with multi-media artist Carrie Mae Weems and oral historian Mary Marshall Clark Bill T. Jones in Conversation is sponsored by Metropolitan Capital.

Nov 5 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones: in conversation with Moisés Kaufman & Mary Marshall Clark: Performing Oral History

Presented in conjunction with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s performance at the Joyce Theater. Bill T. Jones in Conversation is sponsored by Metropolitan Capital.

Nov 6 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Pretty Ball

PRETTY BALL, a closing night dance party, featuring DJTONYMONKEY and special guests, will rock the house at New York Live Arts.

Nov 11-13, 2016
@ Institute of Contemporary Art ,Boston, MA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew US PREMIERE

A Letter to my Nephew is Bill T. Jones’ latest work that sets out to bring together two impulses: the social/political and the deeply personal. This work is a kind of postcard: a street-scene or a still from the evening news that superimposes violent street battles in the...

Nov 15 at 7pm
@ New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
 
Bill T. Jones: Presidential Lecture

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones reflects on a life in the arts, with a 40+ year career dedicated to ideas and action. This evening will be an intimate and candid unpacking of the processes of art-making, along with the dilemmas of self and identity as seen from the point...

Nov 16-19 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Gillian Walsh: Dance Demon by Formaldehyde G
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This is a new work for the void, in the dance mall. This performance is supported by the Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Dec 1-3 7:30pm, Dec 3 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Sasha Waltz, Jennifer Archibald, Joanna Kotze, David Thomson

This fall’s edition of Barnard/Columbia Dances at NewYork Live Arts features three world premieres and a revival of Sasha Waltz’s Fantasie, the first time this work by Germany’s leading dance-theater icon has been performed by American college dancers. The premieres are by Jennifer Archibald, whose choreography reveals an array of...

Dec 5 at 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Obama Out–What Will Be Different?

Curated in association with MAPP International Productions. A Discussion on Women’s Lives After the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. No matter who wins this historic election, the lives and rights of women—of all of us—will be transformed as a result. What impact did Barack Obama’s presidency have on...

Dec 9-11 and 14-17 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sonya Tayeh: you'll still call me by name

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner, Drama Desk–and Emmy Award nominated) brings us you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally-charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. The piece exposes the cellular desire for familial acceptance, intimately investigating and...

Dec 16–17 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Walter Dundervill: Live Feed In Process: Skybox

Walter Dundervill’s new dance begins where his previous work ARENA left off – with a group of mysterious individuals gathered in the skybox of a stadium. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a  17th century mathematical theory, and a late mannerist painting as departure points, this new work examines how we construct...

Jan 9-13, 2017 10am-12pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Open Company Class

Morning class with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company are perfect for dancers who desire a thorough and thoughtful morning practice or tune up for the day ahead of them. Classes are rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing...

Jan 13-14 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks: 2016-17

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 their careers. Created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, Fresh Tracks continues as a signature program in New York Live Arts’...

Jan 17, 2017
@ University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Bill T. Jones: Gardner Lecture
Jan 20, 2017
@ The Granada, Santa Barbara, CA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time

Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage at the center of an acclaimed new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John

Jan 22, 2017
@ Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, CA
 
Bill T. Jones: Lecture
Feb 3, 2017
@ University of North Carolina Greensboro, Aycock Auditorium, Greensboro, NC
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Feb 3–4 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Carlos J. Soto: Live Feed In Process: Everything Alright

Everything Alright follows the dissolution of a community faced with the intrusion of a visitor. The piece revolves around seemingly infinite variations of views and values centered on a traumatic event as perceived by a group of people, overlaying their various experiences so that events are distinguished as a plurality...

Feb 9-11 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Andrea Kleine: My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist

My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist began as a dance about the music deployed in the CIA’s torture program. Utterly depressed, Kleine abandoned that idea and channeled theater shaman André Gregory from his 1981 film My Dinner with André, creating a new version of the...

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, 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. I...

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

Making its world premiere as the opening performance of the Live Ideas festival is Richard Move’s collaboration with acclaimed theatre artist Alba Clemente and esteemed visual artist Paolo Canevari. XXYY is a poetic, multi-sensorial and otherworldly theatrical event exploring the multiplicity of chromosomal combinations that genetically encode and produce gender identity, revealing the...

Mar 14-19
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas 2017: Mx'd Messages

A special highlight of the 2016–2017 season is New York Live Arts’ annual interdisciplinary humanities festival Live Ideas. For the 2017 edition, trans-genre artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond curates a series examining the idea of a world without binaries. Titled Mx’d Messages, the festival arrives at a critical moment...

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 seniors from Larissa’s citywide dance-fitness classes, creating a multi-generational interdisciplinary...

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

Wild Bore features three of the international cabaret circuit’s most notorious artists: Truscott, Zoe Coombs Marr and Ursula Martinez. Using reviews and critical writing about live performance, Wild Bore looks at what it is to walk the tightrope between elitist and accessible,...

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 out stage. Taking place within the intimate working space of the Live Arts...

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...

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 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

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 their careers. Created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, Fresh Tracks continues as a signature program in...

Jun 16–17 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Paloma McGregor: 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, Paloma McGregor’s process and ideas before they hit out stage. Taking place within the intimate working space of the Live...

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