Season at a glance

 
Dec 4, 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...

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

A Discussion on Women’s Lives After the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. With Special Remarks from the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. An Open Spectrum: Critical Dialogues Forum Presented by New York Live Arts · With MAPP International Conceived by Brian Tate · Curated by Brian Tate...

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 10-14, 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 4 at 2pm, Feb 5 at 12pm & 4pm
Alumni Concert: Feb 4 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

For over 20 years, Ellen Robbins has worked with young dancers from ages 5 to 18, helping them to stretch their technical modern dance skills and their imaginations in a warm and supportive atmosphere where improvisation reigns. The works in Dances by Very Young Choreographers can be humorous, dramatic, lyrical,...

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 & Martha@...20

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts Live Ideas 2017 with the world premiere of XXYY and 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. It combines...

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: 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 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