Season at a glance

 
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 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 13–14 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. 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 recommended.    

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...