New York Live Arts’ Studio Series presents devynnemory/beastproductions: Feb 24-25

two Studio Series work-in-process showings by
this horse is not a home
February 24 & 25 at 6:00PM

New York, NY, February 17, 2012 – New York Live Arts’ 2011-2012 Studio Series presents devynnemory/beastproductions in this horse is not a home, two work-in-process showings on February 24 & 25 at 6:00PM.

A transgender artist, emory presents a work-in-process titled this horse is not a home, investigating the consequence of action initiated or applied to the weighted body. Throughout the process, emory asks, “If I push down hard enough, will you rise up to meet me? Trust. If you are going to do something, do it.” Performed by emory with Margot Bassett, Jaamil Kosoko, and Meghan Milam.

The work-in-process showings will take place in New York Live Arts’ studios. There will be an In-Process Talk after each showing moderated by Andrew Simonet. Tickets are $5. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. There will be no late seating.

Created in 2005 by Dance Theater Workshop and continued by New York Live Arts, the Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on creative process. Each Studio Series artist receives a commission and 100 hours of creative residency time and is invited to conduct two informal showings. These in-process showings create a framework for the artist to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated by Artistic Director Carla Peterson in conjunction with New York Live Arts programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC. This year’s Studio Series artists are Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Arturo Vidich, Antonio Ramos, Sidra Bell, devynn emory, Stacy Spence, Paige Martin, RoseAnne Spradlin, Vanessa Justice, Keely Garfield, Joanna Kotze, and Eleanor Smith.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Jerome Foundation.

*** Studio Series work-in-process showings are not open for review. ***

About devynn emory
devynn emory is a choreographer and dancer from Philadelphia, and has been in New York for two years. emory strives to make space for gender variant bodies on stage, and makes work with their company devynnemory/beastproductions that supports this idea. Currently de/bp has a Studio Series residency at New York Live Arts and is a company member of Headlong Dance Theater and has been touring the piece More co-designed by HDT, Tere O’Connor and the dancers. The company has had a Space Grant residency at BAX, and Fresh Tracks residency at Dance Theater Workshop. emory was a New Edge Mix recipient, three-year resident choreographer of the Susan Hess Choreographers Project, and a recipient of the Independence Fellowship Foundation in Philadelphia. Work has been shown at DraftWork, DNA, BAX, AUNTS, Roof Top Series, Danspace Project, Dixon Place and Movement Research, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Philadelphia Dance Boom’s Motion Pictures, Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven, The London International Film Festival at The Place. As a dancer they have worked with Faye Driscoll, Daria Fain, Jen Rosenblit, Vanessa Anspaugh, Jules Skloot and Yve Laris Cohen in New York and previously with Jerome Bel, White Oak Dance Project, Rennie Harris Pure Movment, and Paule Turner in Philadelphia.

About New York Live Arts
New York Live Arts strives to create a robust framework in support of the nation’s dance and movement-based artists through new approaches to producing, presenting and educating. In addition to our deep commitment to individual artists at all stages of their careers, we strive to create rich, meaningful experiences for our audiences by engaging them in ways that are intimate and thought-provoking. With our audience, we seek to become a place for dance that is vital to the fabric of social and cultural life in New York, the United States and beyond.

Formed in February 2011 by a merger of Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts is a re-imagining of the legacies of these two extraordinary organizations. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street in New York City and is led by Bill T. Jones as Executive Artistic Director, Carla Peterson as Artistic Director, and Jean Davidson as Executive Director and CEO.

Funding Support
Lead support for New York Live Arts is provided, in part, by Ford Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of New York, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and EmcArts Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Rockefeller Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, SeaChange Capital Partners, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation and The Scherman Foundation.