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Divining the Shadows Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room
04/01/2017
The Brooklyn Rail
As of this writing, the writer, performer, and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili is entering the final phase of Poor People’s TV Room, the multidisciplinary (and multisensory) performance she is creating in closely-knit partnership with her collaborator Peter Born. Three years in the making, this month’s premiere also represents the culmination of...

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A Dance Troupe Adds Fresh Faces. The Youngest Is 66.
03/28/2017
New York Times
“Keep the arms heavy, feel the weight of the step,” the choreographer Larissa Velez-Jackson called to her performers, a group of women ages 66 to 87, as they practiced walking like runway models in a studio at New York Live Arts. Every few steps, they paused as if posing for...

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Justin Vivian Bond's LIVE IDEAS Series 'Mx'd Messages' Reimagines a World Without Binaries
03/14/2017
OUT Magazine
Running this week is New York Live Arts’ 2017 LIVE IDEAS festival, which features a series called “Mx’d Messages,” curated by queer icon and trans-genre artist Justin Vivian Bond. The event includes panels, workshops, keynotes, installations and performances from global LGBTQ artists including Hari Nef, Macy Rodman, Kate Bornstein...

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Review: ‘xgzdiiiiiicdiirrwjfffffffff (pronounced grief).’ Not a Typo.
11/18/2016
The New York Times
About 15 minutes into Gillian Walsh’s latest work, in the dim light of a studio at New York Live Arts on Thursday, I had a minor epiphany. The text that the performers were reading sounded familiar. Had I read it on Facebook? Could that be right?

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Bill T. Jones Etches a Nightmare Landscape
11/02/2016
Village Voice
Since the beginning of his distinguished career, Bill T. Jones has combined talking and moving, riding the seam between theater and dance, welding it with the sheer force of his beauty and brains, his compelling voice and blunt personality. Now well into his sixties, he leaves the stage to his...

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Review: Dance That Tries to Capture One Body, Two Selves
10/26/2016
The New York Times
At the start of Bill T. Jones’s “Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist,” we hear a conversation between two voices. “I’ve got to deal with Lance,” says one. “And who the hell is that?” says the other.

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Bill T. Jones Plans Premiere for New York Live Arts
06/10/2016
New York Times
The second installment of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s “Analogy” trilogy will have its New York premiere in October as part of the coming season at New York Live Arts, the organization announced Friday.

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The Transcendent Artistry of a Legendary Dancer, Four Decades In
06/06/2016
T Magazine
“FAME,” WROTE Rainer Maria Rilke, in 1902, “is, after all, only the sum of all the misunderstandings that gather around a new name.” The line appears at the beginning of a short book on Auguste Rodin that a 27-year-old Rilke published when the world-­famous sculptor was 63. However much we...

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Life’s Work: An Interview with Bill T. Jones
05/20/2016
Harvard Business Review
Bill T. Jones revolutionized modern dance through the company he founded in 1982 with his partner Arnie Zane, who later died of AIDS-related lymphoma. He’s since choreographed over 120 works (including the Broadway hit Fela!).

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Adham Hafez & Farah Saleh Think Globally, Stage Locally
04/29/2016
American Theatre
The curators of the recent Live Ideas Festival, which presented more than 40 performing arts events and panel discussions by and with artists from the Middle East and North Africa at the Bill T. Jones-run New York Live Arts between Feb. 8 and April 2, certainly planned its programming well...

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