Upcoming Performances

 
 
May 29-30, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2019 - 2020: Residency Showing

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. Fresh Tracks artists present excerpts of new work in development. Featuring works from the five incoming Fresh Tracks artists.

May 22, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS (Live Feed In-Process)

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. CORPS is a new work by Los Angeles-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich examining labor and the feminine body through the lens of regimented movement, and reveals similarities across traditional, militaristic, ritual, athletic, and folk movement forms. The work is a...

May 2, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Daniel Alexander Jones: Daniel Alexander Jones (Live Feed In-Process)

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. 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 Daniel Alexander Jones’s process and ideas before they...

May 1, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Holly Bass: RACE: Talc & Ash (Live Feed In-Process)

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. RACE: Talc & Ash (RTA) is a dance duet about gentrification staged as a sporting event. The original iteration was set in Washington, DC, while this newest iteration will explore West Chelsea and specifically Hudson Yards. Community workshops on...

Apr 8-11, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: abysmal water, so dearly beloved...

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. “Indeed, Blackness provided the occasion for self reflection as well as for an exploration of terror, desire, fear, loathing, and longing.” – Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (Race and American Culture) absymal water, so dearly...

Mar 25-28, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colleen Thomas: Light and Desire

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. Transition. Change. Going nowhere. Perception. Perception is 2/3rds of the law. This piece is about women artists during fascist times. Oppression. Going backwards.

Mar 18-21, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. Radioactive Practice is the newest evening length work by choreographer Abby Zbikowski and her company, Abby Z and the New Utility. This genre-bending dance for ten performers breaks down the physicality, socio-cultural functions and psychological states of an eclectic...

Mar 14, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Ashley R.T. Yergens: CU*T C*NTEMPORARY (Live Feed In-Process)

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. CU*T C*NTEMPORARY is a queer tourist attraction, featuring trans-regurgitated contemporary dances, costumed gay characters & queer baiting soundtracks. It’s a destination wedding between queer nationalism and the American assimilation of trans bodies. The Live Feed creative residency program...

Mar 8, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Open Spectrum: Liliana Dirks-Goodman: Feminist Dinner Party

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. The “Feminist Dinner Party” merges feminist theory with design to create an immersive dining experience where participants discuss and explore feminist futures.

Mar 4-7, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: Untitled

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. You keep flying forward but it’s the image of you, now, this moment, that I need. Are you there? You ask as you crawl through shards which are ice which are glass. It’s so cold there, in that space...

Feb 13-15, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Alexandra Chasin & Zishan Ugurlu: Fragments, Lists & Lacunae

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. Alexandra Chasin and Zishan Ugurlu’s Fragments, Lists & Lacunae is a multi-media production focusing on three college students who are grappling with their own blind spots as well as the (resonant) concepts in a course entitled “Fragments, Lists, & Lacunae.” In each scene,...

Feb 6, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Raja Feather Kelly: RCA In-Process

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. the feath3r theory is remaking the film Dog Day Afternoon as a speculative documentary dance theater queer-fantasia where psychological realism meets pop soap opera at a cabaret club called Wednesdays. In our show, WEDNESDAY, the members of the...

Jan 10 - 13, 2020
Live Artery 2020

Full lineup to be announced in the Fall/Winter season. Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. New York Live Arts’ dynamic platform of new and recent works by resident commissioned artists and curated guests. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, Live Artery...

Dec 18 - 20 at 7:30 PM, Dec 21 at 2 PM & 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ZviDance: MAIM

“One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable.” (Dance Magazine) MAIM sets out to raise awareness to issues related to...

Dec 13 - 14 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2019 - 2020: Auditioned Works

A fully produced evening of the auditioned works by the five incoming Fresh Tracks artists. Live Arts’ legacy Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its 55-year commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. The program provides five emerging artists with a 50-hour studio residency, a...

Dec 9 at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Elizabeth Diller

Bill T. Jones in conversation with Elizabeth Diller (world renowned artist/architect of projects including The High Line and The Shed, partner/founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro) about their collaboration on the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s upcoming work premiering in Spring 2020. Live Arts encourages a culture of respect...

Dec 5 - 7 at 7:30 PM & Dec 8 at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: CrossCurrent

In celebration of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s 30th year anniversary, the company will present a retrospective production CrossCurrent showcasing Chen’s distinctive cross cultural style and diverse influences that has informed her work. The program will open with one of Chen’s earliest signature work Calligraphy II which explores the spirituality, the flow...

Nov 23, 8 PM
@ Icebox Project Space
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE

FIVE is a multimedia performance that abstracts the art of Vogue Femme, a dance form originating from the African-American and Latino LGBTQ community of 1970s Harlem. In the performance five dancers represent the five elements of Vogue Femme—hands, catwalk, floor performance, spin dips, and duck-walking. As each dancer takes the...

Nov 21 - 22 at 7:30 PM + Nov 23 at 2 & 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts

Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts features the U.S. premiere of Again? Now What? by the legendary Yvonne Rainer, the 2019 Lida A. Orzeck ’68 Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Barnard College, plus two other dances by Bessie-winning choreographers: the exquisite Caruggi by the preeminent American director and dance maker Doug...

Nov 16, 8 PM
@ Icebox Project Space
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: Champion Art Ball

Since 2013, Rashaad Newsome has staged his annual King of Arms Art Ball, a live performance event that brings together renowned figures from the LGBTQ+ ballroom community with luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, music, literary, and activism. For The Champion Ball

Nov 14 - 16 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Young Dance Collective: Everything I Was Never Taught

Everything I Was Never Taught is a coming-of-age story that offers perspective on growing up in the world today. It follows 6 teenagers as they navigate the pressures of high school and work to find themselves and their place within a sea of peers searching for the same thing. Caught...

Nov 10, 5 & 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say: Lecture/Performance/Competition

Presented as part of Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say 5 PM Ballroom: Trans Sounds of Black Freedom A Lecture / Performance / Discussion exploring the history of the House | Ballroom community as a Black Trans-Womanist theological discourse, a freedom movement, and its spiritual formation responses to race, class,...

Nov 10, 2:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say: Class, taught by JASON A. RODRIGUEZ AND PONY ZION

Presented as part of Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say Voguing Class co-taught by FX’s Pose cast member Jason A Rodriguez (Vogue New Way) and Ballroom Icon Pony Zion (Vogue Fem). Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today,...

Nov 8-9, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE

FIVE is a multimedia performance that abstracts the art of Vogue Femme, a dance form originating from the African-American and Latino LGBTQ community of 1970s Harlem. In the performance five dancers represent the five elements of Vogue Femme—hands, catwalk, floor performance, spin dips, and duck-walking. As each dancer takes the...

Nov 6 at 8 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Christopher Williams: Narcissus (Live Feed In-Process)

Set to Nikolai Tcherepnin’s ballet score Narcisse et Echo composed in 1911 for the Ballets Russes, Narcissus is an original evening-length work reappropriating themes of the eponymous ancient Greek myth on which it is based to re-imagine the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens. Choreography: Christopher Williams Costume Designs: Andrew...

Oct 23, 25-26 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Armitage Gone! Dance: You Took a Part of Me

“Armitage’s work is vivid, ideas tearing through bodies and escaping.” — London Financial Times  RETURN ENGAGEMENT FOLLOWING SOLD-OUT SHOWS AT JAPAN SOCIETY You Took a Part of Me is a mysterious and hypnotic display of erotic entanglement and unresolved attachment by “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage. Modeled after Noh,...

Oct 19 at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: In | Between

In | Between is a group showcase co-curated by Yanira Castro and Martita Abril that assembles artists from the New York Foundation for the Art’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. In this showcase, alumni of the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program are gathering to share ideas on Live Arts stage....

October 17, 6 PM
@ Rhoden Arts Center/PAFA
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: Conversation with Jasmine Wahi

Rashaad Newsome in conversation with To Be Real curator Jasmine Wahi at Rhoden Arts Center/PAFA. Interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome’s multipart project, Black Magic, at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and New York Live Arts, is a holistic reflection on agency, Blackness, and the futurity of intersectional identities and...

Oct 16 - 20, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Last Audience

Last Audience is a work embodied by its audience–a live laboratory for the communal work of conjuring. Comprised of a set of unique scores written for each performance, the piece grapples with agency and manipulation, negotiating the individual and the collective inside a theatrical context. Drawing on language and...

Oct 13 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mimi Garrard Dance Company: Mimi Garrard and Friends LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO

MIMI GARRARD DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS Mimi Garrard and Friends LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO “Mimi Garrard and Dancers at the New York Live Arts displayed her creativity and a mind ever open to experimentation.” 3 Premiers and a repeat of Cosmic Man Sarah Daley in premiere Flux in Time exploring the transitory nature...

Oct 10 at 7 PM, Oct 11 - 12 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
FJK Dance: Season 2019

FJK Dance is a contemporary dance company, based in New York City. Founded in 2014 by Fadi J. Khoury and Sevin Ceviker. Through its performances FJK Dance supports cross-cultural dialogue, presenting a unique fusion of dance genres from classical ballet to ballroom and Middle Eastern to jazz. FJK Dance continues its...

Oct 1-5 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas: Rosas danst Rosas

2019 – 2020 Season Opener, tickets available exclusively to Live Arts members before August 9th. Want first dibs on this blockbuster show? Become a member today! Tickets become available to the general public on August 9th. In 1983, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker had her international breakthrough with Rosas danst...

Sep 28, 2 - 4 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas: Masterclass

The Rosas Masterclass is sold out. We have started a small waitlist and will begin offering slots to the individuals on the waitlist at 1:55pm. Registered students can arrive early to guarantee participation. Rosas dancers Yuika Hashimoto and Laura Maria Poletti will give a workshop based on the Rosas performance Fase (1982). Participants will learn the basic...

Sep 24 - 28 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas: Fase

2019 – 2020 Season Opener, tickets available exclusively to Live Arts members before August 9th. Want first dibs on this blockbuster show? Become a member today! Tickets become available to the general public on August 9th. Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich, choreographer Anne Teresa...

Sep 19 Opening reception 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE SFMOMA Prints

FIVE SFMOMA Prints An expansion of the digital data captured during his 2016 FIVE SFMOMA performance. Using 3D data obtained during the live performance, he translated the fierce, spiraling movements of five vogue dancers to the two-dimensional surface of the prints. In collaboration with Tamarind Institute, ten plates were...

Sep 17 at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill Chats: Elizabeth Alexander

In Partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please join us for a reception at 5:30 PM. Bill T. Jones, legendary choreographer and artistic director of New York Live Arts joins Elizabeth Alexander, renowned poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, cultural advocate and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to discuss...

Sep 12 - Nov 30
@ Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: To Be Real

Interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome’s multipart project, Black Magic, at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and New York Live Arts, is a holistic reflection on agency, Blackness, and the futurity of intersectional identities and oppression. To Be Real is an exhibition of all new work in collage and sculpture. At the conceptual center...

Sep 12 - 15 & 18 - 21
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sarah Jones: Sell / Buy / Date

For sold-out performances, a waiting list will begin at 1pm on the day of the sold out performance. Names may be placed on the list by calling our Box Office at 212.924.0077. Back by popular demand, New York Live Arts presents the return of Tony Award® -winning playwright and performer...

Aug 8 - Sep 6
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Wild, Wild Earth

Presented in partnership with NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Wild, Wild Earth is a group exhibition co-curated by Yanira Castro, Martita Abril, and Dain DeltaDawn that assembles artists from the New York Foundation for the Art’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program who are re-imagining and re-assigning the world in which they...

Jun 27 - 29 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
10 Hairy Legs: 2019 New York Season

World Premieres by Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch A World Premiere score by Roarke Menzies will accompany Mr. Barruch’s work These World Premiere works were underwritten in part by a Major Grant from The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation. Bud

June 20-22 at 7 PM, Champagne reception on 6/21 + Gala on 6/22
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre: Crossroads

Crossroads is an evening-length work that explores forging into unchartered waters and that tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of Magritte and Escher, Selwyn and scenic & costume designer, Anna-Alisa Belous will shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or...

June 11 - 15, 7:30 PM
June 15 - 16, 2:00 PM

VIP Tickets available for performances on 6/11 and 6/12 and includes access to an opening night reception at The Works Studio (131 W 24th Street, 4th Fl)
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
WOMEN / CREATE!: WOMEN / CREATE! A Festival of Dance

Women choreographers are the pioneers of contemporary dance and WOMEN / CREATE! – A Festival of Dance reconnects with those roots to present a season of strong works by seven visionary female choreographers. During this 8th season, Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, The Francesca Harper Project, Jennifer Muller/The...

Fri Jun 7, 7 PM
Sat Jun 8, 7 PM
Sun Jun 9, 12 PM & 4 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Annual Student Concerts

Culminating a year’s work with world-renowned dance educator and choreographer Ellen Robbins, each student creates his or her own dance solo, steeped in the unmistakable individualism that resides in every child. Their works span a variety of theater experiences: humorous, dramatic, lyrical, minimal, abstract. Music selections also cover a broad...

Jun 6 at 5:30 PM
What is 21st Century Liberation? Opening Reception

Designed by Avram Finkelstein, co-creator of SILENCE=DEATH, and Rodrigo Moreira. The installation is produced in conjunction with Visual AIDS’ 2019 Pride Broadsheet project and in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and NYC/World Pride.  What Is 21st Century Liberation? highlights quotes from...

June 2nd at 5:00pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Drye/Marinaro Dance Company: Elements

A full-length contemporary dance experience using biblical references to explore humanity, existing, living, loving, and sharing light in this world. Like the elements we can never walk this life alone. We are more powerful together than we are apart.

June 1, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Steps Conservatory: Showcase

The Steps Conservatory is proud to present our dance artists in their end-or-year showcase. The range of pieces presented exemplifies the diverse training offered in the program as we prepare dancers to meet the demands of today’s dance industry.  From contemporary to Broadway, the choreographers represented in this...

May 31st, 8:00pm & June 1st, 2:00PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The School at Steps: Ballet Showcase

The Showcase concludes a year’s work for the pre-professional dancers of Steps on Broadway’s Youth Program by celebrating the accomplishments of Steps on Broadway’s dedicated young students. Showcase includes two defined performances, one with all ballet levels and another with all other disciplines including theater dance, Horton-based modern,...

May 29 - 30, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The School at Steps: Theater Showcase

For tickets, please email lisab@stepsnyc.com The Showcase concludes a year’s work for the pre-professional dancers of Steps on Broadway’s Youth Program by celebrating the accomplishments of Steps on Broadway’s dedicated young students. Showcase includes two defined performances, one with all ballet levels and another with all other disciplines including theater...

May 26th at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mimi Garrard Dance Company: Live Dance & Video with Austin Selden

The Mimi Garrard Dance Company will present a concert of live dance and video at New York Live Arts May 26, 2019. Three premieres will be presented: a new work by Austin Selden and two new works by Mimi Garrard: Selfie and Cosmic Man, featuring Austin Selden. Also on the...

May 22 - 25, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Purchase Dance Company: Spring Season 2019

CONSERVATORY OF DANCE AT PURCHASE COLLEGE, SUNY The Purchase Dance Company is thrilled to debut the next generation of leading dance artists during their fourth New York City season at New York Live Arts. Cast members are selected from the highly competitive Conservatory of Dance BFA program at Purchase College, SUNY,...

May 19, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Miriam Barbosa Dance: Simultaneity

Simultaneity is the expression of a multi disciplinary collaboration between contemporary dance, visual arts, poetry, music and multi-media. Miriam Barbosa, former Martha Graham Dancer and former USC Dance Professor, presents her most recent work Simultaneity premiered in Boulder, Colorado performed by Ms. Barbosa and former Martha Graham Principal Dancer Jennifer...

May 15 - 18, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Tabula Rasa Dance Theater: Inside Our Skins

Tabula Rasa Dance Theater’s minimalistic, explosive, and provocative work is performed by a diverse company of 12 dancers, from 9 different countries. Felipe Escalante’s choreography, which incorporates elements from a variety of dance techniques, embraces the human body, in all its pain, beauty, poetry, and ugliness. With powerful lines and designs...

May 12, 1:30 - 3 PM
@ New York Live Arts Conference Rooms
 
Class: How to Question Technology, Or, What Would Neil Postman Say?

Want to learn more about Neil Postman? Read the digital archive and watch the videos below! When new technologies are introduced to the public, much is said about the benefits they will bestow upon us, and the brave new world that will result. Very little is mentioned about what they...

May 12 at 11 AM - 1:00 PM
@ New York Live Arts Conference Rooms
 
Workshop: Machine Learning for Artists

This hands-on workshop demystifies machine learning and explores how machine learning tools have been and can be used for artistic expression. Participants will learn about the concept of machine learning, its history and critical issues, examples of art projects that use ML, and explore resources that allow them to continue...

May 11, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Symposium: AI x ART

Get access to this symposium and our amazing other panels at a reduced rate with our Panel Pass! Art and Technology have always been bedfellows. How are artists, technologists, administrators, curators using AI to create, communicate, disseminate art? How is AI changing the dialogue around creativity, equity, inclusivity...

May 11
11 AM - 12:30 PM
Robotics for Juniors

12:30 - 2 PM
Robotics for Apprentices
@ New York Live Arts Conference Rooms
 
Workshop: Robotics for Kids

Robotics for Juniors (Ages 5 – 7), 11 AM – 12:30 PM Robotics for Apprentices (Ages 8 and up), 12:30 – 2 PM With a growing economy that has a higher demand for STEM fields, it’s important that the next generation learns how they can make a difference in their...

May 10, 9 PM - 12 AM
Cash bar
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Algorave: LiveCode.NYC

Experiments with AI, machine learning and other algorithmic techniques Featuring: Scorpion Mouse CIBO + Ulysses Popple Colonel Panix + Doc Mofo Koala Tokki+ Zach Krall Codie

May 10 at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Panel: Does Truth Need Defending?

Get access to this panel and more at a reduced rate with our Panel Pass! Is Reality still Real? A discussion on the fragility of truth and reality in the age of deepfake videos and synthetic images. Examining the tension between democratic scientific openness and the need to defend...

Awards Ceremony May 12 @ 6:30
Free to public with RSVP
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
HACK-ART-THON: ACT Labs NYC/Live Ideas 2019

BREAKING THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL ILLNESS In partnership with FINE ACTS and NAMI NYC, National Alliance of Mental Illness. ACT = Art x Change x Technology What Eight pairs of carefully selected and matched Fellows, an artist and an AI technologist, take part in a two-day HACK-ART-THON to work on prototype...

May 9, 9 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Performance: Rational Numbers: Music and AI

Rational Numbers: Music and AI, featuring Yuka C. Honda and Angélica Negrón Artificial Intelligence software can compose symphonies at the push of a button, but this fact has overshadowed its significant but largely untapped potential as a tool to support human composers—without dominating the creative process—in their search for new means...

May 9 at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Panel: Future of Work

Get access to this panel and more at a reduced rate with our Panel Pass! “Foxconn’s Terry Gou says the company plans to replace 80% of workers with robots in 5-10 years.”  – Samson Ellis  “According to our estimate, 47 percent of total US employment is in the...

Opening Reception, May 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Pop-up Performance, May 8 - 11 at 8 PM
On view until May 28
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Opening Reception: Portrait on the Fly / See Sound / Xoromancy

As part of Live Ideas 2019, AI: Are You Brave Enough for the Brave New World, the Ford Foundation Live Gallery hosts four interactive installations including Portrait on the Fly, See Sound, and Xoromancy through May 28th. Free and open to the public, an opening reception will be...

May 8 at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Keynote/Performance: What is AI?

Opening Keynote and Lecture Performance to the 2019 Live Ideas Festival. A LECTURE in the form of a PERFORMANCE, a PERFORMANCE in the form of a LECTURE to give the audience an overview of AI’s past, present and future. Composer and vocalist Nick Hallett

May 8-11 at 8:30 PM, May 11 at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Rhizomatiks Research x ELEVENPLAY x Kyle McDonald: discrete figures 2019

New York City premiere of discrete figures 2019 by Japanese companies Rhizomatiks Research and ELEVENPLAY, and American media artist Kyle McDonald as the feature performance of the 2019 annual Live Ideas.  This year’s festival, titled AI: Are You Brave Enough for The Brave New World? runs...

Apr 28th at 3:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Visual Art for Music

Music Community Lab presents an afternoon of artist talks from three pioneering live visual artists. They’ll discuss their techniques, their collaborations with musicians, and the analog and digital live performance tools they have invented. Joshua White is best known for the improvised abstract visuals he created and performed with his...

April 12 & 13 at 7 PM
April 13 at 2PM
April 14 at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Dances Patrelle: Madame X / The American Dream: It's Only Business / American Overture

Lust. Power. Impropriety. Jealousy. Scandal… Francis Patrelle’s “Madame X” brings the famed John Singer Sargent painting to riveting life. A proud young society woman, Amelie Gautreau, embarks on a love affair with the infamous philanderer, Dr. Samuel Pozzi. Rumors of their liaison become the talk of Belle Epoque Paris, especially after...

April 7 at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
A'Very Special Night of Dance

A unique evening with prestigious New York choreographers and dance companies to benefit pediatric cancer research. Avery Dudasch succumbed to a brain tumor at the tender age of 11. A’Very Special Night of Dance honors Avery with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Morgan Adams Foundation for...

March 25
2019 Live Ideas Gala

TICKETS   Save the Date | 2019 Live Ideas Gala | Monday, March 25th CO-CHAIRS MATTHEW PUTMAN AND SLOBODAN RANDJELOVIĆ & JON STRYKER HONORING Award-winning actor JEFFREY WRIGHT for his profound commitment to using art as a catalyst for social and political change, and for his award-winning role in Westworld,...

Mar 24th at 6:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The Giving Tree 19: Series Two

The Giving Tree 19 is a series of concerts by a collective group of New York City choreographers. In our 7th season, we’re uniting to raise awareness and funds for Pediatric and Breast Cancer. With over 16 artists, we are giving 100% of the proceeds to: St Jude’s Research Center...

March 21-23, 26, & 28-31 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sasha Velour: Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour‘s first one-woman show, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 12 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals,...

Mar 11 - Apr 1, 10 AM - 10 PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Lily Baldwin: Quick Slice

Inspired by Netta Yerushalmy’s project Paramodernities.   THINGS AREN’T WHERE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE  IN QUICK SLICE   A Fosse inspired dance plague contaminates a pizza shop in this anti-disciplinary film installation. Traces of the choreography from his Sweet Charity are undressed from their historic narrative and resummoned inside a quintessential NYC locale. Yerushalmy’s movement...

3/1 at 7PM, 3/2 at 1PM and 5PM, 3/3 at 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ballet Academy East: 2019 Winter Performance

The Ballet Academy East 2019 Winter Performance presents the talented dancers of the BAE Pre-Professional Division in a diverse program, which promises to delight and inspire audience members. The joyful and exciting program includes two ballets by George Balanchine, Valse-Fantaisie, staged by Darla Hoover and Elégie, staged by Deborah Wingert, as well as...

Feb 24 at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: Around the World

Whether you’re from Down Under, the Cradle of Civilization, the Motherland, or just Below the Border, you’re welcome to attend our newest and most illustrious dance performance ever! Hop “over the pond” to the magnificent New York Live Arts theatre and prepare to be amazed by a host of incredibly talented...

February 19 - 22 at 7:30pm, Feb 23 at 2pm & 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BalletNext: 2019 Season in Collaboration with University of Utah Dance

2019 SEASON IN COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF UTAH DANCE Be prepared for a blast of fresh air when Michele Wiles’ BalletNext returns to New York Live Arts, February 19-23. Look out for the debut of a crop of new dancers hand-picked from the University of Utah’s professional ballet program, where Wiles...

Feb 14 - 16 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kathy Westwater: Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part

A co-presentation with Lumberyard Center for Film & Performing Arts In her latest evening-length work Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part choreographer Kathy Westwater extends her exploration, which began over twenty years ago, of pain and the body, including the pain of others. Here Westwater invites the dance artists in the work...

Jan 17 at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Physics and Dance: An Open Reading and Book Signing with Emily Coates and Sarah Demers

Please join us for an open reading and book signing of Emily Coates and Sarah Demers’ exciting new book, Physics and Dance, in the Live Arts Theatre. Featuring demos from Yvonne Rainer, Patricia Hoffbauer, Lacina Coulibaly, and Daniel Ulbricht. Free to the public – please...

Jan 7th at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities (3 Installments)

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery studio showing, for the full theatre performance later this season please click here. Yerushalmy’s acclaimed PARAMODERNITIES series returns to Live Artery with a showing of three installments (75 minutes, Open to presenters only). In this unique project, iconic modern choreographies are deconstructed and performed alongside contributions...

Jan 7th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Lakaï Dance Theatre: The Block: An Afro Musical (Excerpt)

Presenters please RSVP here. Founded by McKersin Previlus, Lakaï Dance Theatre showcases The Block: An Afro-Musical with influences of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Afro-Diasporic styles. As the street becomes a stage for self-reflection, the ensemble displays the realities of an inner city life–the toxic masculinity, the racial profiling, and the violence–through...

Jan 6th at 7 PM, Jan 7th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice (Work-in-Progress)

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of show and will be called 15-30 minutes prior to show. Please call our box office to put your name on the waitlist. Presenter reservations are still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 6th at 5:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Marjani Forté-Saunders: Memoirs of a... Unicorn

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of show and will be called 15-30 minutes prior to show. Please call our box office to put your name on the waitlist. Presenter reservations are still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 6th at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colored

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of show and will be called 15-30 minutes prior to show. Please call our box office to put your name on the waitlist. Presenter reservations are still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 6th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Sean Dorsey: BOYS IN TROUBLE

Sold out to the general public. Presenter Reservations still available with proper credentials. Presenters please RSVP here. Sean Dorsey’s timely and urgent commentary on masculinity places a trans and queer frame onto intersectional questions of embodiment, violence, Black queer love, whiteness, shame and posturing in BOYS IN TROUBLE....

Jan 6th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: Body Comes Apart (Work-in-Progress)

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery showing, presenters please RSVP here. For the theatre showing of Body Comes Apart later this season, click here. Body Comes Apart is a declaration of love, commitment, catharsis, and rage. Continuing our 10-year challenge of making work based in abstraction but in response to...

Jan 5th at 7 PM, Jan 7th at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: I hunger for you

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of show and will be called 15-30 minutes prior to show. Please call our box office to put your name on the waitlist. Presenter reservations are still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 5th at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: another piece apart

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery showing, for the NYC premiere of another piece apart earlier this season, click here. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award-winning performers and former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dancers (2008-2014), are known for their phenomenal partnering work, creating duets that are intense,...

Jan 5th at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Last Audience (Work-in-Progress)

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of showing (January 5). To put your name on the waitlist, please call (212) 691-6500. Presenter reservations still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 5th at 3 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: Y

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery showing of Y by RoseAnne Spradlin. For information on the world premiere of Y at Live Arts earlier this season, click here. New York Lives Arts’ 2017-19 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) RoseAnne Spradlin presents  her latest work “Y”. Spradlin, an alumnus of Fresh Tracks (1990)...

Jan 5th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon (Work-in-Progress)

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of showing (January 5). To put your name on the waitlist, please call (212) 691-6500. Presenter reservations still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 5th at 11 AM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Shannon: Touch Update

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery studio showing of Bill Shannon’s “Touch Update,” for Live Feed theatre showing click here. Known for creating groundbreaking choreography that explores the social constructions surrounding disabled bodies, Bill Shannon’s latest work combines movement, wearable projection technology, and video installation to explore the significant and...

Jan 4th at 8 PM, Jan 5th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Joanna Kotze: what will we be like when we get there

Presenters please RSVP here. what will we be like when we get there premiered at Live Arts in March 2018. Choreographer Joanna Kotze is accompanied by dancer Omagbitse Omagbemi, visual artist Jonathan Allen, and composer/musician Ryan Seaton (2018 Bessie Nominee) in the newest iteration of this charged collaboration. Through their...

DEC 19 @ 7:30PM - GALA CELEBRATION - $100 AT HTTP://WWW.ZVIDANCE.COM/TICKETS / DEC 20 @ 7:30PM / DEC 21 @ 7:30PM / DEC 22 @ 2PM & 7:30PM /
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ZviDance: BEAR'S EARS & DETOUR

“One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable.” (Dance Magazine) ZviDance’s 2018 Home season at New York...

Nov 17, 5-6:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Shannon: The Condition Arriving (Lecture)

Free with purchase of ticket to “Touch Update,” $10 without ticket. The Condition Arriving is an entertaining yet academic lecture that details through storytelling the evolution of Bill Shannon’s invented movement form that he uses for walking, dance, skateboarding and performance art on crutches. Shannon’s framing of a specific subset of his...

Nov 11 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mimi Garrard Dance Company: LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO: MIMI GARRARD AND MARCUS JARELL WILLIS

LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO: Mimi Garrard and Marcus Jarell Willis 2 premieres by Mimi Garrard will be presented and a solo by Marcus Jarell Willis. “Mimi Garrard and Dancers at the New York Live Arts displayed her creativity and a mind that is ever open to experimentation” Joel Benjamin United States...

November 8-10 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
OUI DANSE/Brice Mousset: WORK!

World premiere OUI DANSE with special guest artist Christine Dakin: A challenge to the body, a dare to the imagination, a reconnection with humanity. OUI DANSE in French, means “yes dance”. “YES” for positivity, OUI / “WE” for universality. Artistic director/choreographer Brice Mousset explores the OUI DANSE award- winning first work Travailler in...

November 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lakaï Dance Theatre: The Block: An Afro-Musical

The block is much more than a strip of pavement in an urban neighborhood. It’s a stage for both good and bad to flourish in a community and for its residents to express their hardships and triumphs. Lakaï dissects topics like toxic masculinity, racial profiling, mental health and violence as...

October 12 at 6pm
@ Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
 
Kenyon Adams: Prayers of the People

Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Prayers of the People is a secular liturgical performance of Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” This participatory performance, directed by Bill T. Jones, takes the structure of an Episcopal liturgy to bring to life his words, written...

On-view Fall 2018
SEP 26, 5:30pm Opening reception
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Derrick Adams: The Journey Continues

Derrick Adams: The Journey Continues emerged from Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams​’s continued research into the archive of the influential African-American fashion designer Patrick Kelly​ (1954–1990), housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Featuring abstract collage works on paper framed with glazing. At the center of The Journey Continues is Adams’s...

Sep 13-14, 7pm, Sep 15, 2pm & 8pm, Sep 16, 5pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mark Stuart Dance Theatre: When Change Comes

Featuring cast members from Hamilton, Bandstand, Finding Neverland, and Cats: “When Change Comes: A Movement Forward” is a powerful dance musical that asks one question: Can the act of “seeing” each other without judgment or fear break the cycle of intolerance? When Change Comes transports audiences through a century of music, movement,...