Season at a glance

 
DEC 19-22, 10AM-12PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Classes: Christina Robson & Jenna Riegel

Christina Robson and Jenna Riegel are both members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Read the class descriptions below: CHRISTINA ROBSON | DEC 19 &  DEC 21 Through a combination of yoga, guided improvisational states, a touch of bodywork and several simple, full-bodied tasks we will build heat in the body...

JAN 13, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Walter Dundervill: Skybox (Excerpt)

Bessie Award winner Walter Dundervill, known for his immersive performance environments fusing dance, costume, sound and visual art, returns to Live Arts for the first time since 2011. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a 17th century mathematical theory, and a late mannerist painting as departure points, Skybox examines how we construct...

JAN 13, 3PM | JAN 14, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: X

RoseAnne Spradlin’s remount of her critically acclaimed trio “X” explores body consciousness and structural form in contemporary dance. The work features dancers Asli Bulbul, James Raney, and Connor Voss and sound design by New York City-based visual artist Glen Fogel. Spradlin’s production was named one of the outstanding dance productions...

JAN 13, 2PM | JAN 15, 6:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: I hunger for you (Work-in-progress)

As part of Live Artery, Kimberly Bartosik presents a work-in progress excerpt from I hunger for you (working title), a two-phase, dual-venue choreographic project. This project marks the culmination of a long-term examination into faith, ecstasy, compassion, and violence within specific, radical religious practices, and delves into Bartosik’s experiences within Evangelical communities and Charismatic rituals. I hunger...

JAN 13, 5PM | JAN 15, 11AM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities (Work-in-progress)

Paramodernities is a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, generated through deconstructions of landmark modern choreographies, performed alongside contributions by scholars and writers who situate these iconic works within the larger project of Modernism. Exploring foundational tenants of modern discourse— such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and nihilism —Paramodernities includes public discussions...

JAN 13, 12PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Zbikowski: Abandoned Playground

Inside the intimate stadium setup of abandoned playground (2017), 9 dancers rip through the space performing complex sequences of hyper-physical dance that push their understandings of their own capabilities and endurance. Recognized with the 2017 Juried Bessie Award for her “unique and utterly authentic movement vocabulary in complex and demanding...

JAN 13, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Susan Marshall & Company: Construction and Closed System (Work-in-progress)

Two pieces, both are excerpts of works-in-progress. Construction is a collaboration with Sō Percussion Ensemble. PRESENTERS RSVP HERE

JAN 14, 1PM | JAN 15, 5PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: What we will be like when we get there (Work-in-progress)

Bessie award winner (for the ravishing It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen) Joanna Kotze presents a work-in-progress performance of What will we be like when we get there. “The ruthlessly elegant dancer-choreographer…” (Time Out) performs with long-time collaborators dancer/choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, visual artist Jonathan Allen, and composer/musician Ryan Seaton. Her new work investigates...

JAN 14, 4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination (Excerpt)

Darkness Odyssey is a series of dances inspired by the written words of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”. This series explores the idea of the body and dance as a black hole, which absorbs everything, even seemingly unrelated...

JAN 14, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Deborah Hay/Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, and Leslie Seiters: Pause,

Pause, was choreographed, coached, and directed by Deborah Hay over two residencies and two years of practice. Co-choreographed and performed by Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, and Leslie Seiters, this is the first time independent artists have collaborated to commission an ensemble work from Hay, who describes the dance as: “a...

JAN 14, 8:30PM | JAN 15, 3:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jack Ferver: Everything is Imaginable (Work-in-progress)

Jack Ferver’s interdisciplinary performance work, Everything Is Imaginable, juxtaposes the lives, virtuosity and fantasies of its five queer performers. In turns manic and poetic, the work addresses ideas of genre, sexuality, success, friendship, and loss. Ferver is joined by American Ballet Theater principal James Whiteside, principal dancer with Martha Graham Lloyd...

JAN 14 AT 5PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: The Deep Blue Sea (Working title, Work-in-progress)

You are invited into a very early work-in-progress of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work, The Deep Blue Sea. This work will premiere as part of the 2019-2020 season. Drawing from inspiration from Melville’s evocative description of Pip, the young black “cabin boy”, floating alone in the sea, The...

JAN 15, 1PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson with Ted Coffey: Visual Proof (2017) (Excerpt)

Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award receiving performers, have been collaborating together since 1999.  Their current duet evening captures a history of coming together, the passing away of support, and the changing nature of intimacy over time.  Moment to moment physical negotiations lie at the heart of the work. ...

JAN 16-20, 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.

Jan 20 at 2PM, Jan 21 at 1PM & 4PM
Alumni Concert: Jan 20 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,...

Jan 22, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS: Salman Rushdie

The second Bill Chats will feature Bill T. Jones in conversation with British Indian author and essayist Salman Rushdie.

JAN 25-27, 8PM
FEB 1-3, 8PM
FEB 8-10, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lumberyard: KEI TAKEI’S MOVING EARTH ORIENT SPHERE | ROBBIE MCCAULEY | DANA REITZ

LUMBERYARD In The City Winter Festival at New York Live Arts Kei Takei’s Moving Earth Orient Sphere JAN 25-27, 8PM TICKETS LIGHT, Part 44 (Bamboo Forest) is a choreographic meditation on sacrifice that depicts the archetypal cycle of life and death through the image of the blossoming of bamboo flowers (which...

Feb 1-3, 8PM
@ Meany Hall, Seattle, WA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. Works to be performed are Analogy/Dora:Tramontane (Feb 1), Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape...

Feb 12, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Spectrum: Open Spectrum III

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

FEB 18, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: A Night in Vegas

Presenting show dances of all styles, prepared by the students and professionals of the Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studio.

February 19 -23, 2018, 10:00 - 4:00pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Thinkers & Movers: THAW

Located in the heart of Chelsea, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry, a place where thinking and movement meet the future. With an emphasis on live gathering, collaboration & community building, we are happy to introduce THAW, our first Winter Break workshop for...

Feb 21-24, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: The Making Room

NYC premiere The Making Room is an investigation into innovative ways of sharing the creative process from start to premiere. Organized by Bebe Miller Company, the project brings together choreographers Bebe Miller and Susan Rethorst to generate a joint experience of the choreographic process. Audiences follows the artists’ engagement in each...

FEB 24, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: Shared Practice

In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

Mar 5, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.

Mar 6-10, 7:30PM, | Mar 10, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BalletNext: Spring Season

New choreography by Michele Wiles with special guest artist Jazz trumpet legend Tom Harrell, Deaf choreographer and dancer Bailey Vincent, Dancers Violetta Komyshan, Egle Andreikaite, Alice Regnouf and others.

MAR 17, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: Shared Practice

In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

MAR 19-23, 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 23 & 24, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kaneza Schaal: Live Feed In-Process - The Cotillion

The Cotillion is a companion piece to Schaal’s Jack & Jill and expands the investigation of ceremonial entrances into society. From re-entry into society after prison, to ‘entering society’ at debutante balls, The Cotillion draws on traditions of...

MAR 25
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Arnie Zane: A Celebration of Arnie Zane

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Arnie Zane’s passing. This full day of events is the beginning of a year long celebration of the multi-faceted artist and co-founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Join us for a live engagement of performances, workshops, discussions, and gallery installations.

Mar 28-31, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Joanna Kotze: What will we be like when we get there

World premiere Bessie Award winner Joanna Kotze presents What will we be like when we get there, a new interdisciplinary dance performance created with long time collaborators Netta Yerushalmy (dancer/choreographer), Jonathan Allen (visual artist) and Ryan Seaton (composer/musician). This team investigates physical, emotional, and artistic spectrums while reflecting on personal...

April 2-6, 2018 10:00 - 4:00pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Thinkers & Movers: Sprung

Located in the heart of Chelsea, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry, a place where thinking and movement meet the future. With an emphasis on live gathering, collaboration & community building, we are happy to announce SPRUNG, our annual Spring Break workshop for...

April 4-7, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jack Ferver: Everything is Imaginable

World premiere Jack Ferver’s interdisciplinary performance work, Everything Is Imaginable, juxtaposes the lives, virtuosity and fantasies of its five queer performers. In turns manic and poetic, the work addresses ideas of genre, sexuality, success, friendship, and loss. Ferver is joined by American Ballet Theater principal James Whiteside, principal dancer with Martha Graham...

Apr 13 & 14, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: Live Feed In-Process - Untitled (1-2)

Kimberly Bartosik explores faith, ecstasy, and violence within specific, radical religious practices in Untitled (1-2). This two-phase, dual-venue work delves into her experiences of growing up in North Carolina and her family’s embrace of Born-Again Christianity and Charismatic rituals. The Live Feed creative residency program...

Monday, April 16th, 2018
@ Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
 
2018 Live Ideas Gala: Radical Vision

MONDAY APRIL 16TH, 2018 HIGHLINE BALLROOM, NYC CATERING BY BITE FESTIVE ATTIRE GALA CO-CHAIRS RUTH & STEPHEN HENDEL AND SLOBODAN RANDJELOVIC & JON STRYKER PRESENTING THE LIVE IDEAS HONOR TO ELIZABETH A. SACKLER, public historian, social activist, Founder of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at...

Apr 18-22
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
LIVE IDEAS: Radical Vision

Live Ideas: Radical Vision brings together artists, activists, thinkers, and philanthropists to examine a radical vision for the future. From conversations to performances to cultural interventions, the festival will add unique perspectives from diverse sectors, examining new ways forward to deepen understanding, enliven dialogue, and inspire further...

May 4 & 5
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance

Member pre-sale starts on July 10th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 10th. 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...

May 5 & 6, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Rashaad Newsome: Live Feed In-Process - FIVE

Newsome’s FIVE explores Voguing, a competitive dance form created by a subculture of Black and Latino LGBTQ and GNC New Yorkers in the 1970’s. Accompanied by a makeshift orchestra, five dancers perform five individual elements of vogue fem. The Live Feed creative residency program is...

May 10-12, 7:30PM
ADF Presents-
dendy/donovan projects: Elvis Everywhere

New York Premiere The ADF-commissioned “Elvis Everywhere” is dendy/donovan projects’ latest work. “America is Elvis Presley–the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you’re in your Vegas years. You’ve squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you’re wheezing your way through ‘Love Me...

May 11 & 12, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Live Feed In-Process - Paramodernities

Yerushamly’s Paramodernities engages with the canon of modern dance in radical ways in order to spark new ideas and new choreographies. The project involves deconstructions of landmark modernist choreographies, as well as contributions by writers, philosophers, and historians who situate these iconic works in...

May 18 & 19, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Live Feed In-Process - Darkness Odyssey Part 3

The third installment of Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic celebration of “becoming others”. Inspired by writings of authors Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and Butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”, the series explores the idea of the body as a black hole. The Live...

May 21, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS Wynton Marsalis

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.

JUN 1 & 2 at 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: Work in Progress

RoseAnne Spradlin is the 2017-18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). This award continues a long relationship with New York Live Arts and Dance Theater Workshop, beginning with Fresh Tracks in 1990, and several presentations and commissions since. Join us for this special work in progress showing of the new work...

Jun 15 & 16, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Residency Showing

Join us for an informal showing of work developed by the 2017-18 Fresh Tracks Artists Nora Alami, Brendan Drake, Lisa Fagan, Alethea Pace, and Jessie Young. Live Arts’ legendary Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its 53-year commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. The program...

JUN 18-23
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: 2018 Summer Workshop

Led by members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, students explore the choreography and creative procedures in Bill T. Jones’ work in this 6 day workshop. The week culminates in a showing.

Jun 24
Pride

Co-curated with Tyler Ashley Live Arts’ take on Pride. A building wide celebration in the historic gayborhood, Chelsea, just blocks from the pride march. NYC’s queer nightlife and art stars serve up the city’s most colorful and fierce performance, music and more.