Season at a glance

 
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 2 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The Jinah Parker Project: SHE

The best way to describe SHE is Eve  Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES meets Ntozake Shange’s FOR COLORED GIRLS. It is dance, it is music, it is about sexual violence, what happened to Sandra Bland after being stopped by a police officer in Texas, and it is storytelling  about healing from trauma and pain. When it premiered in April It featured women who were actual survivors of sexual violence, in their childhoods, as adults, or both. Since then the show has been reworked into a full book written by Jinah Parker.  The show now features 4 actors portraying survivors in addition to 6 dancers that continue to drive the story through movement.  If you happen to see it the first time you are in for a much different and even better ride.  For more information on the show please visit http://www.jinahparker.com/the­show.

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 6-8, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Caterina Rago Dance Company: Labir Into

Labir Into named after “labirinto,” Italian for “labyrinth,” will investigate the challenge of finding your most authentic self, the center of your own personal labyrinth. Dancers oscillate between the dark and the ethereal, a contrast of broad sweeping gestures and controlled staccato movements—bobbing, swirling, weaving, coiling and uncoiling, boldly traveling across the space only to retreat again—interspersed...

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

The renowned company returns to The Joyce to perform two pieces from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Analogy Trilogy, a work based on oral histories that Jones conducted. Each part reveals Jones’ ongoing exploration of how text, storytelling, and movement pull and push against each other as the performers...

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. About the panelists: Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy nominated...

Nov 6, 6-10pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Pretty Ball

New York Live Arts & The Dauphine of Bushwick Present PRETTY BALL **A closing night dance party celebrating the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Joyce Season** Hosted by BILL T. JONES CAIN COLEMAN, JR. as “PRETTY” THE DAUPHINE OF BUSHWICK Music by DJTONYMONKEY DJ HORRORCHATA Performances by KIMBERLY SMALLZ LABEIJA MISTER WALLACE *Beer has been...

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: xgzdiiiiiicdiirrwjfffffffff (pronounced grief)

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

The Canales Project (TCP) has been created to give voice to issues of identity and culture through the arts and conversation. TCP’s concert series, BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, will explore these ideas via music and interaction with artists who also understand the cultural divisions which threaten our society today.

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: Doug LeCours/Jessica Pretty/Lily Bo Shapiro/Sophie Sotsky/Ashley R.T. Yergens

Featuring work by Doug LeCours, Jessica Pretty, Lily Bo Shapiro, Sophie Sotsky, and Ashley R.T. Yergens. Ashley R.T. Yergens will present Tra(n)sh. Equipped with cookies and an open invitation for political incorrectness, Tra(n)sh takes a humorous ride from overzealous optimism to total despair as Yergens simultaneously seeks a “safe...

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 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, 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 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 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 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