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Making and Shaping Work as Artists and as a Cohort
01/09/2019
Culturebot
One version of the artist’s fantasy is to have complete creative control over the context of how a work is shared with a public – for dance, this could include the venue, date, time, audience engagement, pre-show music, etc. With programs like New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks, a fair amount...

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Bill T. Jones on Slumming, Stephen Foster, and Trump’s Second Term
12/14/2018

Bill T. Jones, Tony-winning choreographer of Spring Awakening and Fela! and artistic director of New York Live Arts and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, next lends his talents to Paradise Square, a new musical with a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan and the music of...

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DANCENOISE makes some noise on West 19th
12/13/2018
Infinite Body
There’s no business like show business, and the best in the biz know how to zing you with surprises here and there. So, the only thing I’ll say about the opening of DANCENOISE’s Lock ’em Up is some advice. Keep your coat on and your cellphone camera ready. Night’s are cold, and there’s so...

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Bjorn Amelan: Portrait of the Artist
11/09/2018
WyoFile
Bjorn Amelan, a sculptor, set designer, painter and artistic director took up his brush in Wyoming last month. The creative director of New York Live Arts, he visited Jackson Hole with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, which is based at Live Arts. Members of the Jones/Zane...

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Review: The power of memory shines through in Bill T. Jones’ remembrance of things past and present
11/05/2018
The Los Angeles Times
“The sun has an appointment with the moon.” That is how a Jewish Belgian teenager, Dora Amelan, described her world turned upside down by the invasion by Nazi Germany in 1940. It is also, in one way or another, the essence of displacement felt by emigrants, for whom memories of one...

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IMPRESSIONS: Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson in "another piece apart" at New York Live Arts
10/29/2018
The Dance Enthusiast
Onto a stage shrouded in silence and shadows, Jennifer Nugent walks slowly, as if listening to the space with her whole body. Paul Matteson enters, equally receptive, and together they embark on a journey of splintered togetherness and intricate partnership. Nugent and Matteson display a captivating connection, a soulful awareness of each other that...

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'A Letter to My Nephew' asks the audience to read Detroit between the lines
10/29/2018
Detroit Metro Times
Think of a postcard. A snapshot of a city meant to capture a tourist’s experience. The few sentences on the back, banal at best; “Wish you were here.” Bill T. Jones’ recent Michigan Opera Theatre presentation at the Detroit Opera House describes A Letter to My Nephew as a series of postcards,...

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another piece apart: two parts as a whole
10/11/2018
The Brooklyn Rail
Watching choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson discuss their creative process and personal rapport during one of New York Live Arts’ signature “Stay Late Conversations,” spoken language seems a limited vehicle to convey the intricacies of their decades-long artistic partnership. But, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then...

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Review: Sit Still and Watch the Dance Revolve
09/28/2018
The New York Times
Now and again, a complex bit of choreography can provoke a desire for instant replay, another chance to notice more. In “Y,” the RoseAnne Spradlin work that had its debut at New York Live Arts on Thursday, that desire is fulfilled abundantly. The opening section is repeated no...

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An 8-Sided Dance
09/26/2018
The New York Times
#SpeakingInDance | “I’m thinking about how to let the audience in,” said the dancer @cashcon, of performing this section of “Y,” a new work by @roseannespradlin. “I’m really trying to see the whole tone of the whole room of the whole piece in that moment.” “Y,”...

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