Upcoming Performances

 
 
June 30, 2 - 8 PM
Live Arts Pride 2019: THE HOUSE PARTY - 50 for 50

Curated by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick. Live Arts’ epic 6-hour celebration honors the historical importance and unwavering power of collectives in LGBTQAI culture and pays tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Both legendary and young families from NYC’s queer nightlife and art scene come together under...

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 7-8, 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2018-19: Residency Showing

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 Dolores (Lola) Sanchez, Liana Conyers, J. Bouey, Emma Rose Brown, and Collin Ranf.

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 20, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Claudia Rankine and Tracy K Smith

Bill T. Jones talks with Claudia Rankine, poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies, and Tracy K. Smith, poet and educator, who is currently serving as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, an office she assumed in 2017. Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections...

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 17, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Live Feed In-Process - Radioactive Practice

Radioactive Practice is the newest work by Juried Bessie award winning Illinois-based choreographer Abby Zbikowski, commissioned by New York Live Arts and set to premiere during their 2019-20 Season. This genre-bending dance for ten performers breaks down the physicality, socio-cultural functions and psychological states...

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...

May 3-4, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance: Lang Dance Spring Concert

This year’s Eugene Lang Dance Production features works created in the Susan Rethorst Guest Artist Residency led by Jodi Melnick and Vicky Shick; guest choreographer luciana achugar; and Rebecca Stenn, Lang faculty; along with student-created works. All choreography will be performed by students of the Eugene Lang College Dance Program. “Home to one of the...

MAY 3, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Raphael Xavier: Live Feed In-Progress - Sassafrazz: Roots to Mastery

Sassafrazz is a new evening-length dance inspired by the word sassafras: A dried root used for flavoring, early character based dance styles and flavor in Breaking and the privilege of maturing as a dancer in this form. With an original, improvisationally structured composition for 3 Breakers and 3...

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...

APR 26, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Live Feed In-Process: Last Audience

Last Audience is a piece made with the audience. It grapples with questions of agency, manipulation and the complexity of choice inside a theatrical context. It utilizes, twists, and re-forms language from requiem masses on Last Judgement and from the Greek Tragedies of Aeschylus on democratic formation. Enacted specifically and uniquely with...

Apr 17-20 & 24-27, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kaneza Schaal: JACK & with The Cotillion

JACK & is a performance that considers the metric-less damages of being in prison; not the time one has served but the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state. The performance explores markers of transition and transformation, and draws on aspirational class stories like those in The...

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...

Apr 11, 8PM
@ State Theatre New Jersey
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones’ latest dance theater work, is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards...

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...

APR 3-6, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non-Opera, Becoming

World Premiere Darkness Odyssey Part 3, the final installment of Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic celebration of the act of “becoming otherself.” Inspired by writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness,” the series explores the...

Mar 28-30
@ Kennedy Center, Washington DC
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W.G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part One, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor. Part Two Analogy/Lance:...

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 18, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Paradigm Shift

A Conversation On the Kind of Leadership America Needs Now with Kristina Newman-Scott, Lisa Lucas, Sarinya Srisakul and Aurora Flores. Opening remarks from Sayu Bhojwani and moderated by Rev. Kaji Douša.   About the Conversation We have been told that America is in the grip of a national emergency. It is hard...

MAR 14-16, 7pm
MAR 17, 3pm
Audio description Mar 16th
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities

Runtime: 4 hours with 2 intermissions The complete six-part encyclopedic series is a multidisciplinary work that weaves theory and performance into a four-hour-long hybrid event. Yerushalmy and a cast of 20 dancers and scholars, ranging in age from 20 to 68, perform deconstructed installments of Nijinsky’s Sacre (1913), Graham’s Night Journey...

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...

MAR 10, 5 & 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Liliana Dirks-Goodman: Dinner Party 1960-2000s

Live Arts celebrates Women’s History Month with Dinner Party: 1960s-2000s, a performance installation that explores feminist history and community building through the act of sharing a meal. Set in the 2nd wave feminist movement, the work addresses trauma, body autonomy, and the erotic in an act of remembering that aims...

MAR 6-9, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: Body Comes Apart

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith present the New York City premiere of Body Comes Apart, an intimate duet based on a dynamic improvisational score. Lieber and Smith, who were nominated for a 2013 Bessie Award for Emerging...

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...

MAR 1, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Live Feed In-Process - Chameleon

Through a sequence of fabric and sound manipulations designed to obscure and reorganize how the Black body is witnessed and expressed in confined environments, Chameleon (The Chelsea Installments) examine the shapeshifting, illegible, and fugitive realities of Black diasporan people. The work explores how minoritarian communities record &...

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...

Feb 14-17
@ Institute of Contemporary Art ,Boston, MA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W.G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part One, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor. Part Two Analogy/Lance:...

FEB 11, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Oskar Eustis

Bill T. Jones talks with Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of New York’s Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musical Hamilton. Oskar Eustis has served as the Artistic Director of The Public Theater since 2005. In the last three...

Feb 8 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Alexandra Chasin & Zishan Ugurlu: Live Feed In-Process - Fragments, Lists, & Lacunae

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...

Jan 26, 2PM & Jan 27, 1pm & 4pm
Alumni Concert: jan 26, 730PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances By Very Young Choreographers

Ellen Robbins’ Dances by Very Young Choreographers, a showcase of young talent dancers, has become one of New York Live Arts’ most beloved community programs, inspiring children by exposing them to live performances created and performed by their peers. Alumni Concert An evening concert of work by Alumni who...

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 14, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Brilliant Darkness, A Conversation with Artists on Mental Health

Featuring Panelists: A’Driane Nieves, aka addyeB, multidisciplinary artist Caits Meissner, poet, artist, cultural worker Loubna Mrie, writer and photojournalist Sydney Magruder Washington, professional ballerina, mental health advocate, and singer Moderated by Dior Vargas, Latina feminist mental health activist Curated by Brian Tate The stigma that surrounds our mental and emotional...

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 7, 10PM
Jan 8-12, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jack Ferver: Everything Is Imaginable

January 7 performance free to Presenters, all other performances $10 for Presenters (with valid credentials). Presenters please RSVP here. Presented in collaboration with American Realness Written and Choreographed by Jack Ferver Performed by Reid Bartelme, Jack Ferver, Lloyd Knight, Garen Scribner, and James Whiteside Everything Is Imaginable, is an evening-length interdisciplinary performance work examining...

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...

DEC 12-15, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
DANCENOISE: Lock 'em Up

Premiere of DANCENOISE’s newest work, Lock ‘Em Up, celebrating the duo’s 35 years of collaboration. In celebration of 35 years, we’re hosting a closing party on Dec 15th DJed by legendary DJ Johnny Dynell of Jackie 60! New York Live Arts presents the world premiere...

DEC 7-8, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2018-19: Auditioned Works

Please note that tickets start at $15, and are subject to change with demand. For more information, please visit our Ticketing Policy page. In her What Family Photo (Part One), Emma Rose Brown episodically muses on a myriad of distinctions: the lines between a...

NOV 29-DEC 1, 730PM
Dec 1, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Fall 2018

Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts features choreography by modern dance legend Merce Cunningham in a MinEvent arranged and staged by Jamie Scott and Dylan Crossman expressly for Barnard and Columbia dancers. New works to premier are by David Dorfman, Amy Hall Garner, and Adrienne Truscott....

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 14-17, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill Shannon: Touch Update

NYC Premiere Bill Shannon premieres Touch Update, a new work exploring contemporary modes of digital versus interpersonal representation and physicality. Touch Update “reverse engineers” Shannon’s virtuosic technique for dancing on crutches, as he dissects and dismantles the multiple online identities we create in order to mask and...

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...

NOV 5, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Right to Bear Arms

As part of its Open Spectrum series, New York Live Arts is hosting a discussion on creating safety in an age of aggression. Curated by Brian Tate and presented as part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative. Curatorial Statement   The recent deaths of Nia Wilson and Botham Jean, both victims of unprovoked violence, are unalike...

Nov 3 & 4, 2pm
@ CAP UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

“Memory, often strikes me as a kind of dumbness. It makes one’s head heavy and giddy, as if one were not looking back down the receding perspectives of time but rather down on the earth from a great height, from one of those towers whose tops are lost to view...

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...

Oct 27
@ Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit, MI
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones’ latest dance theater work, is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards...

OCT 16, 7PM
@ Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones’ latest dance theater work, is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards...

Oct 13, 2-5pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: Partnering Workshop

A toolbox of methods for partnering. We explore negative space, interdependent support, responses to touch, and various ways of harnessing momentum. By a quick bridging of improvisation into set work—followed by imaginative reconstruction steps—we develop dances that embolden personal voice within kinetic collaboration.

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...

OCT 10-13, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: another piece apart

NYC Premiere 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, forceful, and passionate. Their latest duet, another piece apart, reflects on a history of a fractured togetherness and...

OCT 8, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Hank Willis Thomas

Presented as part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative  Bill T. Jones will speak with Hank Willis Thomas, conceptual artist and co-founder of For Freedoms, a political art initiative founded by Thomas and Eric Gottesman. They will discuss the role of the artist, civic participation,...

SEP 27-29 & OCT 4-6
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: Y

World Premiere New York Lives Arts’ 2017-19 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) RoseAnne Spradlin presents the world premiere of her latest work “Y”. Spradlin, an alumnus of Fresh Tracks (1990) who received a Bessie award in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, and a US Artist Ford Fellowship in 2014 engages...

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 22-23, 3PM
@ NYU Skirball
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Presented by NYU Skirball Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W.G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part One, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor....

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,...

JUL 13
@ Teatro Comunale Bolzano, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music

Performed with live musicians*, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

JUL 11, 9:30PM
@ Teatro Alighieri Ravenna Festival, Ravenna, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

This letter to Jones’ nephew is a music and dance driven study using movement motifs that reference a troubled life in show business, the sex trade and the hard job of growing up. This is a celebration and meditation on the life of Lance T. Briggs. Composer Nick Hallett’s score, which...

JUL 9
@ Chiostro Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music

Performed with live musicians*, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

JUL 7
@ Teatro Rossini, Civitinova, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music

Performed with live musicians*, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

Jun 29 at 7:30pm, 
Jun 30 at 5pm 
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Wally Cardona: NEW MATERIAL, GIVEN

Given by Joanna Kotze, Molly Lieber, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Ambika Raina and Wally Cardona with new music by Jonathan Bepler WALLY CARDONA is a choreographer/dancer/teacher living in Brooklyn. His work has been presented in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art,...

Jun 19-22, 10-11:50am
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
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. Space is limited. Advance purchase is...