Upcoming Performances

 
 
Launching Spring 2021
Ari Melenciano: Baïlaurâ

Live Feed Creative Technologist in Residence Ari Melenciano’s Baïlaurâ uses computer vision, machine learning, modular synthesis, and human-computer movement interactivity to modulate algorithms that produce symbolic meaning through a quantum-mechanics-inspired pixel analysis. In its simplest essence, movements in response to the synthesized soundscape are converted into data and interpreted into...

Launches 2021
Curating the End of the World: Red Spring

The Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) returns to New York Live Arts with the second installment of their acclaimed online group exhibition, Curating the End of The World: Red Spring. Organized by Reynaldo Anderson, and curated by Sheree Renée Thomas, Danielle L. Littlefield, and Dacia Polk, Red Spring evokes...

virtual stream:
Dec 11 & 12 @ 7pm EST
Raja Feather Kelly: HYSTERIA

HYSTERIA, a performance and installation piece being created in the Ford Foundation Live Gallery on December 9 and 10, and premiering virtually on December 11 and 12, continues Raja Feather Kelly’s study of pop culture and its displacement of queer Black subjectivity. Picking up where his 2018 performance, UGLY, left...

Dec 5 @ 1-4pm (EST)
Live streamed
EdgeCut: SANITY

New York Live Arts partner and independent performance series, EdgeCut, presents SANITY, the second showcase in an online group performance series, on December 5th. The series explores our complex relationship to the digital and how “liveness” is defined during this current moment. This second virtual iteration of the series on December...

Dec 4 @ 6:30PM (EST)
Livestream by CultureHub
FREE WITH RSVP
Raja Feather Kelly: ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY

Livestream by CultureHub Tonight’s program is available here. Your generosity propels our work forward, and we thank you for all you do. Please stay safe and healthy in the weeks ahead. We will stay in touch as things progress. Support Live Arts’ Mission Live...

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Originally Live Streamed Nov 19 @ 8pm (EST)
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Donations accepted thruNovember 27, 2020
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Continuous Replay: Come Together

Virtual performance and fundraiser for Black Strategy Fund, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) & Buy From A Black Woman. Donations accepted through November 27th, 2020. VIEW PROGRAM HERE Original Choreography...

NOV 11 @ 6PM (EST)
LIVESTREAMED
FREE WITH RSVP
BILL CHATS: w/ Charlotte Brathwaite, Janani Balasubramanian, Justin Hicks & Sunder Ganglani

BILL CHATS: with Charlotte Brathwaite, Janani Balasubramanian, Justin Hicks, and Sunder Ganglani. Presented in partnership with The Fisher Center at Bard As part of the ongoing Bill Chats series, Bill T. Jones will be in conversation with the creative team behind The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project,...

Nov 9 @ 1PM (ET)
Live Talk: Angelique Kidjo & Bill T. Jones

In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Festival Experiences and Festival d’Avignon present the third Live Talk of the program Classes d’Art du Festival d’Avignon. Bill T. Jones comes together for a discussion with Beninese Singer and Songwriter, Angelique Kidjo. This 45 -50 minute chat is on the theme Black woman, a tribute...

Nov 8 @ 7pm (EST)
Message from the Library: Bill T. Jones

Multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer Bill T. Jones has been commissioned by Brooklyn Public Library to present the next Message from the Library lecture. His message, entitled, “At Risk” will consider the powers of language, performance and perception, as well as their limits. Message from the Library lectures ask...

Oct 29 @ 5:30pm (EST)
DIGITAL + FREE
advanced registration required
ICA Forum: Racism, Public Health, and Contemporary Art

In recent months, local and state leaders in more than 25 states have declared racism a public health threat; the City of Boston proclaimed this summer that “racism constitutes an emergency and public health crisis.” This public event, moderated by the Boston Globe’s Jeneé Osterheldt, is the second ICA Forum...

Sat, Oct 24
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Holly Bass: Moneymaker

Click here for program Sporting a pompadour, a bedazzled cummerbund spelling out $€X, and golden orbs amplifying her backside, Bass draws inspiration from James Brown, “the hardest working man in show business” and Sarah Baartman, the South African woman who became world-famous as...

October 19-January 2021
A seven-week performance
The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project

Created in collaboration with youth artist/activists and Bard students led by the creative team of Charlotte Brathwaite, Janani Balasubramanian, Justin Hicks, and Sunder Ganglani with producer Alyssa Simmons, documentarian June Cross, and project coordinator Anna Krist. THE FUTURE IS PRESENT (TFP) is a seven-week performance and action laboratory that centers the voices and vision of Black and Indigenous young people, and builds...

On View
Tues-Sat from 12pm-5pm
Oct 20-Dec 1
The VOTE Project

Live Arts is honored to announce the four commissioned artists of The VOTE Project installation, on view at the Ford Foundation Live Gallery later this month: Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Stephon Senegal, and Hong Wu. Four commissioned artists and the letter they will be responsible for: V...

Oct 10 @ 12-5pm EDT
EdgeCut: Captivity

Initially convening in January 2020 at NEW INC— the art, tech and design incubator at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York—EdgeCut’s online version of the performance series will offer a limited amount of sliding-scale tickets to participate in the various interactive events and artist talks hosted inside...

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
7PM & 7:30PM
APPROX 10 MIN RUNTIME
AVAILABLE TO ViEW IN PERSON FROM THE SIDEWALK OR ONLINE

IN PERSON - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE
MUST RSVP FOR LIVESTREAM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Christopher Williams: A Glimpse Into the World of NARCISSUS

Having begun their artistic journey together with the acclaimed epic work The Golden Legend in 2009 (when the New York Live Arts space was Dance Theater Workshop), choreographer Christopher Williams and visual designer Andrew Jordan have now been working together for over a decade to create unique performance worlds featuring intricate choreography enhanced...

Sept 28 @ 8pm
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Bill Chats: Ricardo Montez

Join Bill T. Jones in conversation with Ricardo Montez for a discussion centered on Jones’ collaborations with the artist Keith Haring, as well as questions about the politics of race and...

Sept 16, 23, & 30, 2020
Streamed on YouTube @ Noon (EST)
Lee Mingwei & Bill T. Jones: OUR LABYRINTH

“It is not your duty to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to neglect it.”  Rabbi Tarfon (Pirkei Avot 2:16) Our Labyrinth, a partnership with the MetLiveArts, September 16, 23, & 30, 2020 Will Be Streamed on YouTube @ Noon (EST)

On-view Online Now
In Person viewing: Sept 8-Oct 1
Please read safety guidelines below
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
In/Between 2020: TRANSFIGURE

Online viewing open NOW; in-person Sept. 8 through Oct. 1, 2020. In/Between 2020: TRANSFIGURE is a group exhibition curated by artists Martita Abril, Yanira Castro, and Poppy DeltaDawn and presented by New York Live Arts. It was developed to support the artists of the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program. All...

Sat, Aug 22 @ 5:30pm
Raja Feather Kelly: Wednesday's Watch Party of Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American biographical crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Al Pacino, John Cazale, featuring Chris Sarandon. It chronicles the events following a bank robbery by John Wojtowicz and was inspired by a 1972 Life magazine article “The Boys in the Bank” by P. F. Kluge....

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Courtesy of Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: We Set Out Early...: The Works of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

In further recognition of Bill T. Jones’ long association with BAM, seven archival performances by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will be streamed on BAM’s website beginning on June 25. This special archival collection features Secret Pastures (1984), The Animal Trilogy (1986), Still/Here (1994), We Set Out Early…Visibility Was Poor...

Futurist Writers’ Room - Collective Imagination in Deep Time, The Digital Installment

Co-presented with the Guild of Future Architects Over the course of several months five black artists at the intersection of art, science and technology— Sophia Nahli Allison, Idris Brewster, Stephanie Dinkins, Yance Ford and Terence Nance—have been developing speculative historiographies and futures in collaboration with Octavia Butler. With the guidance of facilitators Lafayette Cruise, Madebo Fatunde,Tony...

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Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions
Jack Ferver & Jeremy Jacob: Good Night, Part 1

Jack Ferver & Jeremy Jacob Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim Co-presented by New York Live Arts In Part 1 of Good Night, Crystal finds themselves alone in a house that feels familiar, but soon remembers their parents are dead. Crystal is moved towards a destructive mission.

Streaming on
Saturday JUNE 27 @ 8pm (EDT)
Co-Presented with BAM
Pride 2020: The House Party with Everybooty

New York Live Arts (Live Arts) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) unite their respective annual Pride programs in an online streaming event—The House Party with Everybooty on Saturday, June 27th, 2020, at 8 PM EDT. The Pride...

Friday, June 25 @ 5pm
Instagram LIVE
@nylivearts
Friday Live @ 5! Bill T. Jones with Andre J. & Tyler Ashley

This Friday Live @ 5! Bill T. welcomes the hosts of Live Arts and BAM’s massive Pride celebration #TheHousePartyEverybooty, Andre J. and Tyler Ashley, The #DauphineOfBushwick! Join @nylivearts IG Live to hear from the queer modeling pioneer and Live Arts’ Pride curatorial organizer! Photo...

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Originally presented as part of
Live Ideas Mx'd Messages 2017
Live Ideas: Mx’d Messages - The Road to Transvisibility - Roles, Trolls, and Tolls panel (2017)

Transgender visibility in the media is at an all-time high, with film and television, fashion shoots, and advertising campaigns featuring trans talent. Moderated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond with panelists Casey Legler, Cecilia Gentili, Kate Bornstein, and Silas Howard

Now Streaming

Originally presented as part of
Live Ideas Mx'd Messages 2017
Live Ideas: Mx'd Messages - HOUSE OF WHIMSY (2017)

Primetime: House of Whimsy Curated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond & Elizabeth Koke Featured Artists & Where to support them! Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Support Here Nath Ann Carrera, donating tips to G.L.I.T.S. here Elizabeth Koke, donating tips to G.L.I.T.S. here Severely Mame, Support Here Janani Balasubramanian, donating tips to

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
10 Hairy Legs: 2020 New York Season (Cancelled)

10 Hairy Legs 8th consecutive New York Season features World Premiere Commissions by Choreographers David Parker and Joshua Beamish, a New York Premiere by Robert Mark Burke and the Company Premiere of Brian Brooks’ iconic solo I’m Going to Explode. Known for the ability of its artists to master a broad...

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Originally presented June 23, 2020
LIVE from NYPL: Pride of the 80s & 90s

Artists and activists including Pamela Sneed, Bill T. Jones, and Toshi Reagon  speak with moderator Kia LaBeija about their reflections on the various stances of their respective generations, the rise of identity politics, and the day-to-day realities of creativity and activism within that environment.

Live Streaming @ 9 AM (EST)
June 20 - 21 2020
Masterclass

This masterclass will give insight into Bill T. Jones’ process of working and dancing with diverse groups of people, ranging from individuals with life-threatening diseases for his 1994 performance, Still/Here, as well as 100 people from various local communities for the future performances of Deep Blue Sea.

Streaming @ 2 pm (EST)
June 17 - June 21 2020
Is There A We? (Panel Discussion)

Led by Ikenna Azuike and featuring Bill T. Jones with a collection of speakers, this panel will explore the Jones’ feelings around Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement “We shall overcome,” particularly in a time when the divisions between groups in the United States—and around the world—only seem to be growing.

Streaming @ 2 pm (EST)
June 14 -June 21 2020
The Problem (Film)

This film is a rumination on Deep Blue Sea, originally set to premiere at the Park Avenue Armory in April 2020. This visual collage, created by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and New York Live Arts Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, features a glimpse into the creative process of Jones and...

Friday, June 12 at 5 pm

Streaming on Instagram @nylivearts
Friday Live @ 5! June 12: Bill T. Jones & Tracy K. Smith

Bill T. Jones comes together on Instagram LIVE with Tracy K. Smith, poet and educator, who served as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, an office she assumed in 2017 until 2019.

On View through June 21
How Can I Recognize You? A Portrait

Visit this web-based portrait of Bill T. Jones and his illustrious career by Italian writer Alessandra Nicifero, author of Bill T. Jones (Società Editrice L’Epos, 2010). In different circumstances Bill T. Jones would have stayed in Amsterdam for over three weeks this June for the Holland Festival; Three weeks time to...

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Originally presented 2016
Performing Oral History (2016)

Presented in conjunction with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s New York City premiere of parts one and two of the Analogy Trilogy at The Joyce Theater, Bill T. Jones and director/playwright and 2015 National Medal of Arts recipient Moisés Kaufman discuss making oral history into performance. Moderated by Director...

On View Until July 5, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled (Fortune Cookie Corner)

Andrea Rosen Gallery and David Zwirner gallery, honoring the “globally significant moment and in reflection of the ever-relevant and flexible nature of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s work,” welcomed 1,000 diverse invitees earlier this month to be part of an expansive, physical exhibition of Gonzalez-Torres’ work.

Screenings @ 2 PM EST
Every Day through JUNE 21
I know... A Digital Ritual

Until June 20, the public is invited to upload individual videos explaining “what you know” as part of a digital ritual. Each night, a different video compilation will be screened on the Holland Festival’s website, beginning with Bill’s video tonight, June 11. A video by a Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane...

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Originally filmed June 13, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Bill T. Jones: Action/Phase 1: Reading

Saturday June 13 from 1 pm to 6 pm, our Artistic Director Bill T. Jones will be in the lobby of New York Live Arts for a unique pop-up event that he’s titled Action/Phase 1: Reading. Bill T. will be reading in-person (at a distance) excerpts from Moby Dick, Invisible Man,...

June 10th at 3 pm
Instagram Live
@billtjonesarniezaneco
Shapes with Jenna Riegel - June 10th

Learn the 45 moves or positions that Arnie Zane choreographed in 1977 for our seminal work Continuous Replay! Wednesday, at 3pm EST: Company alum Jenna Riegel teaches the shapes on our Instagram Live (seen here in CR, front and center)! How do performers learn choreography from archival video footage and...

June 5th at 5 pm

Instagram Live
@nylivearts
Friday Live @ 5! June 5: Bill T. Jones & Dr. Reynaldo Anderson

Instagram Live (@nylivearts) June 5th at 5:00 PM EDT Part of Bill’s Instagram Diary: Pause/Intermission, Bill T. Jones will be joined by the renowned and curator for Live Ideas 2021 Dr. Reynaldo Anderson , for a live conversation. Dr. Reynaldo Anderson currently serves as an Associate Professor of Communication at Harris-Stowe...

May 29th at 5 pm

Instagram Live
@nylivearts
Friday Live @ 5! May 29: Bill T. Jones & Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Instagram Live (@billtjonesarniezaneco) MAY 29 at 5:00 PM EDT Part of Bill’s Instagram Diary: Pause/Intermission, Bill T. Jones will be joined by curator and critic Eva Yaa Asantewaa, for a live conversation. Eva Yaa Asantewaa (pronouns: she/her) is Senior Director of Artist Development and Curation as well as Editorial Director at Gibney,...

Exhibition on View Now
Curating The End Of The World

Organized by Reynaldo Anderson, Tiffany E. Barber and Stacey Robinson with the Black Speculative Arts Movement, this two-part exhibition brings together an international cadre of artists whose work responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-black violence, climate change, poor governance, trans-humanism, and an accelerating, technologically driven economic system on the verge...

May 22nd at 5 pm

Instagram Live
@billtjonesarniezaneco
Friday Live @ 5! May 22: Bill T. Jones & Lil Buck

Instagram Live (@billtjonesarniezaneco) MAY 22 at 5:00 PM EDT Part of Bill’s Instagram Diary: Pause/Intermission, Bill T. Jones will be joined by critically-acclaimed dancer and jookin aficionado, Lil Buck, for a live conversation.

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Originally presented
as part of Live Ideas 2019
Live Ideas 2019: Does Truth Need Defending?

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 against adversarial use of technology,  this panel delves into the societal and cultural impact in a...

*This event has been cancelled
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Robert Ashley: eL/Aficionado (Cancelled)

“Opera likes to simplify and enlarge its characters to make them fit grand themes. Mr. Ashley goes in the opposite direction and arrives at the cosmos just as easily.” — Bernard Holland, The New York Times eL/Aficionado is the story of a person on trial...

May 15 at 5 pm
ON @billtjonesarniezaneco
INSTAGRAM LIVE
FRIDAY LIVE @ 5! MAY 15 - BILL T. JONES & J. BOUEY

J. Bouey & Bill T. Jones May 15th at 5 pm (EDT) Instagram LIVE @billtjonesarniezaneco Tomorrow 5/15, Friday Live @ 5! On the company’s IG account: Bill will be joined by company member J. Bouey to discuss self-care, mental health, and how humanity functions in their creative practice.

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Presented May 13th 2020
on NewsOne Facebook
NewsOne: Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weems, Khary Lazarre-White & Dr. Aletha Maybank

The Brotherhood/Sistersol, Bill T. Jones,  Carrie Mae Weems, Khary Lazarre-White, and Dr. Aletha Maybank in conversation on NewsOne, moderated by Jamilah Lemieux. #COVID19 conversation on the intersection of Race, Art, Social Justice, & Medicine. NewsOne x The Brotherhood/Sister Sol#COVID19 conversation on the...

May 13-17, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
2020 Live Ideas: Alter-Worlds: Black Utopia and The Age of Acceleration (Postponed)

Contemporary Afrofuturism may be defined as an emerging social philosophy of the African diaspora and Africa. Today, partly because of a crisis in globalization, social media and other technological advances, it has grown into a Pan African movement that encompasses artistic, academic, geopolitical and scientific investigation and production....

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Originally Posted May 8th 2020
on @nylivearts instagram
FRIDAY LIVE @ 5! May 8 - Bill T. Jones & Raja Feather Kelly

Raja Feather Kelly & Bill T. Jones May 8th at 5 pm (EDT) Instagram LIVE @nylivearts   Bill T. Jones sits down (virtually) for a conversation with 2019-20  Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned...

*This event has been cancelled
@ The Mann Center
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea (Cancelled)

“Pip saw God’s foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad. So man’s insanity is heaven’s sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or...

May 7pm at 6-8pm EDT
A Conversation with the Creative Team Of Deep Blue Sea

Join Wingspace and New York Live Arts, for a conversation with Bill T. Jones, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Nigrini, Robert Wierzel, and Nick Hallett, the creative team behind “Deep Blue Sea”, a massive new work commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory that was recently canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic....

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Originally presented April 2013
As part of Live Ideas
AI – Are You Brave Enough for a Brave New World?
Live Ideas 2019: AI – Are You Brave Enough for a Brave New World? - Future of Work (Panel)

Originally presented as Live Ideas 2019: AI – Are You Brave Enough for a Brave New World? “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...

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Originally premiered 2018
Joanna Kotze: What will we be like when we get there (2018)

World Premiere at New York Live Arts, NYC (March 28–31, 2018) Video footage, as part of Live Artery at New York Live Arts, NYC (January 4–5, 2019) Touring: The Yard (June 2019); Bates Dance Festival (August 2019); Opera House Arts (August 2019) What will we be like when we get there is a...

Streaming 5 pm, April 24 2020
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Friday Live @ 5! April 24 - Bill T. & Shane Larson

Bill T. here: “Tomorrow, 4/24 Friday Live @ 5! Company member Shane Larson will join me in a discussion about learning from video, thinking inside a moving body, and the poetics that are revealed in the relationship between choreographer, performer and archival material, as we strive to find the material’s...

3 pm EST, April 22nd, 2020
Streaming Live
on BoCA's Youtube channel
BoCA Online / Conversas Online: Bill T. Jones

As part of BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts Wednesday, April 22nd at 8pm (3pm EST) launches 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘀 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 [Online Talks], with the North American choreographer Bill T. jones as the first guest, a key figure in contemporary dance. Identity, genre, disease or social critic are some questions that...

Earth Day
April 22, 2020

Presented as part of
New York Live Arts Live Feed Residency program
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon (The Living Installments)

Dear Viewers, I hope this finds you in good health and spirits during these tumultuous times. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share this reimagined proposal for my new project Chameleon (The Living Installments). I consider this an invitation into a new virtual space, a studio where I will continue to...

Streaming 5 pm, April 17 2020
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Friday Live @ 5! April 17 - With Peter Nigrini & Mark Hairston

4/17 – Friday Live @5! With Bill T. and celebrated theater projection designer Peter Nigrini and noted dramaturg Mark Hairston. Bill and the collaborators will discuss the new Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company piece Deep Blue Sea, which was originally scheduled to have its world premiere at the Park Avenue Armory...

April 16, 2020 at 1 pm
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Shapes with Shane: April 16

The sun is out and Shane Larson is ready to teach you the next 10 shapes from our new piece “Deep Blue Sea,” TODAY AT 1PM ON IG LIVE! **Catch up or review shapes from Shane’s previous demos on our IGTV!** The piece was scheduled to have its world premiere this...

Deep Blue Sea at the Park Avenue Armory, was originally scheduled for April 14-25
@ Park Avenue Armory
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea

“Pip saw God’s foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad. So man’s insanity is heaven’s sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or...

April 10, 2020 at 5 pm
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Friday Live @ 5! April 10 - Choreographic "sentences" with Bill T. & the Company

Join Bill and members of the company for Friday Live at 5 on the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Instagram! Learn more about what s. lumbert is exploring above. Tune in to learn more about the process of creating choreographic “sentences” using the time honored technique of a keyboard in space – an idea that...

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Recorded April 8, 2020
Bill in conversation with Eiko Otake

After reconnecting in 2015 at The American Dance Festival presentation of Dora/Tramontane, Bill T. Jones and renowned artist Eiko Otake started a correspondence to discuss the work and their artistry! The passing of Dora has brought the two together again. With Eiko in Japan and Bill upstate, please enjoy this unique and...

@ The Caldwell Factory
 
2020 Live Ideas Gala

*Please note that this event have been canceled: As the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation has evolved in NYC, New York Live Arts has decided to postpone the 2020 Live Ideas Gala to October 2020.  2020 Live Ideas Gala | Monday, March 30th Honorees Sir David Adjaye OBE, Spike Lee, and Jean-Michel Basquiat** Hosted by...

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lakaï Dance Theatre: The Block: An Afro-Musical

Lakaï Dance Theatre presents The Block: An Afro-Musical as part of the 2019–20 MIT Performing series. In The Block, the street becomes a stage for self-reflection on toxic masculinity, racial profiling, mental health, and violence, all as a means of community improvement. Through hip-hop and Afro-Diasporic movement styles, the performers...

March 26, 2020 at 2 pm
On @billtjonesarniezaneco
Instagram Live
Shapes with Shane: March 26 - the Eight Cardinal Shapes

March 26, 2pm, on @billtjonesarniezaneco Instagram LIVE: Company member Shane Larson teaches the “eight cardinal shapes” from new work Deep Blue Sea, and more! Part of Bill T.’s new digital IG series “Diary: Pause/Intermission”. Here he is flying in the company’s last work “Analogy Trilogy” for your

*THIS EVENt HAS BEEN CANCELED
@ Mana Contemporary
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Curriculum

Bill T. Jones presents Curriculum, a shared exploration in going back to school; a study on how history provides perspective to contemporary conversations: what it means to be a global citizen, issues of public and private identity, inclusion, morality, consciousness, and the anxieties of our era. Curriculum takes us back to the past...

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
@ Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea

A NEW COMMISSION BY PARK AVENUE ARMORY WORK-IN PROGRESS AT MASS MoCA CO-PRESENTED WITH JACOB’S PILLOW Deep Blue Sea, which will have its world premiere at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, is a culmination of years of work by the iconic choreographer Bill T. Jones. This work-in-progress performance...

March 2020 - Present
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Liliana Dirks-Goodman: femmejoy

The roughly 21′ x 7′ backdrop entitled Femmejoy was created in relation to Dirks-Goodman’s Open Spectrum: The Feminist Dinner Party: Present/Future at Live Arts on Sunday, March 8th. The artist has arranged flower imagery over Andy Warhol’s famous camouflage pattern. The flowers draw on iconic...

*CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELED
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Classes: Jennifer Nugent

*Please note that this event have been canceled: As the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation has evolved in NYC, New York Live Arts has decided to cancel Open Classes with Jennifer Nugent. Refunds are in progress. With the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, taught by former company member Jennifer Nugent. Open Classes...

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
A Tribute to Jason

A presentation of dance spanning all creatures great and small, encompassing some of the most famous Contemporary dance organizations with some notable up and coming professional companies, college representation as well as pre-professional. The evening will be hosted by Joe Lanteri and will feature Tears in Heaven sung by a...

February 27, 2020 at 7:30PM
@ Lied Center of Performing Arts
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. The visual...

February 22 at 8 pm
@ Indiana University Auditorium
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. Commissioned...

February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: Dancing Through the Decades

An Annual Extravaganza coming your way real soon! The most outstanding students show their amazing skills, soul and personalities with their top-ranked instructors, and unforgettable performances by the best in the dancing world.See you Sunday, Feb 9, we’ll start rocking at 7-9 PM at the New York Live Arts. Please call...

Feb7th at 7:30pm
Feb 8th at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Dzul Dance: The Last Mayan King

The Last Mayan King is an autobiographical work of dance-circus-theater that recounts my experiences as a young Mayan growing up in the jungle of southern Mexico, my introduction to the outside world, the dance world, and my life as an artist in the United States. Memories and dreams are fused...

February 1, 2020 at 8 pm
@ George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. Commissioned...

Jan. 25 at 2 pm
Jan. 26 at 1 pm & 4 pm
Alumni Concert Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

One of New York Live Arts’ most beloved community programs, a showcase of young dancers, ages 8 – 18, inspiring children, inspiring children by exposing them to live performances created and performed by their peers. The week includes an evening concert of work by Ellen Robbins’ alumni. JAN. 25 AT 7:30...

January 19th at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ayako Takahashi | Ayalis In Motion: Pythagorean Peas

Pythagorean Peas is an evening-length physical theater piece that aims to highlight how we process our own vulnerabilities and weaknesses through characters inspired by the Grimm brothers’ folk tales including Snow White and Red Riding Hood. Focusing on the way these processes manifest somatically and mentally, the dancers specifically explore...

January 14-18, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Company Classes

With the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, taught by Huiwang Zhang (Jan 14 & 15) and Shane Larson (Jan 16-18) 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...

Jan 13th at 7 pm
40 minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Liana Conyers: #ImFxckingFunny (Live Artery In-Process)

Presenters RSVP here. Engaging with the current socio-cultural climate, Fresh Tracks alumna Liana Conyers deconstructs her experience as a Black woman in America.  #ImFxckingFunny explores the levels of consciousness, healing, hiding, and coping that technology provides. Through her autobiography, Liana unmasks the authenticity that might otherwise...

Jan 13th at 4 pm
90 minutes
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Last Audience (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Yanira Castro/a canary torsi’s Last Audience premiered in the Live Arts fall 2019 season with a soldout run. The piece is a live laboratory for the communal work of what it means to conjure. Comprised of a set of...

Jan 13th at 5 pm
40 minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Raphael Xavier: Sassafrazz (Live Artery In-Progress)

Presenters RSVP here. Raphael Xavier’s Sassafrazz focuses on the embodied experiences of a Breaker’s life through three styles of Breaking: Top Rock, Footwork, and Ground Text.  With four Breakers and four musicians, Xavier holds onto the traditional elements of breaking while drawing parallels to Jazz music. It is...

Jan 13th at 2 pm
40 minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Holly Bass: RACE: Talc & Ash (Live Artery In-Progress)

Presenters RSVP here. Holly Bass’ RACE: Talc & Ash is a movement duet piece about gentrification, race and class. The original performance focused on Washington, DC and new iterations will explore Chelsea/Hudson Yards in New York City, and Detroit, MI. The performance is set up like...

Jan 12th at 8:30 pm, Jan 13th at 8 pm & Jan 14 at 7:30 pm
2 hours w/ intermission
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sean Dorsey: BOYS IN TROUBLE (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. An acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Sean Dorsey brings the New York City premiere of BOYS IN TROUBLE to Live Arts.  Sean Dorsey Dance’s timely and urgent commentary on contemporary masculinity places a trans and queer lens onto intersectional questions of...

Jan 12th at 7:30 pm
40 Minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS (Live Artery In-Progress)

Presenters RSVP here. The work-in-progress excerpts of Milka Djordevich’s CORPS examine the labor and the feminine body through the lens of regimented movement, and reveal similarities across traditional, militaristic, ritual, athletic, and folk movement forms. The work is a continuation of Djordjevich’s ongoing questioning of contemporary...

January 12 at 5 pm
40 Minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
7NMS| Marjani Forté-Saunders + Everett Saunders: A Prophet's Tale: Portrait of the Lyricist (Live Artery In-Progress)

Presenters RSVP here. A Prophet’s Tale: Portrait of the Lyricist is a multi-year, iterative Literary, Music, and Performance Project, discussing the life-journey’s of Hip Hop music’s Emcee/Lyricist. What makes an Emcee/Lyricist? Is it the lyricism, their performance, or the way they’ve lived their lives? 7NMS|Marjani Forté-Saunders + Everett Saunders is...

Jan 12th at 2 pm
40 minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colleen Thomas: Light and Desire (Live Artery In-Progress)

Presenters RSVP here. Colleen Thomas will show two small works- Diane. Still. and a collaboration with Adriane Fang titled, Wake Up! Also on the program is an excerpt from light and desire where Thomas joins five women artists from Venezuela (Carla Forte), Hungary/Germany (Ildiko Toth), Poland (Joanna Lesnierowska),...

Jan 12 at 11 am
40 minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon (Live Artery Installments In-Progress)

Presenters RSVP here. Chameleon (excerpt) is a multi-media live art work that explores the fugitive realities and shapeshifting demands of surviving at the intersection of Blackness, feminism, and queerness in contemporary America. In this new work from Nigerian American artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, a melanated stage saturated in...

January 11 at 9 pm & January 12 at 12 pm
90 Minutes
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: Body Comes Apart (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Body Comes Apart is a declaration of love, commitment, catharsis, and rage. Premiering in Live Art’s ‘18-’19 season, Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith continue their ten year challenge of making work based in abstraction and in response to trauma. The work uses the potentialities of...

Jan 11th at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice (Live Artery In-Progress)

Presenters RSVP here. RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE is the newest evening length work by Bessie award winning, choreographer Abby Zbikowski and her company Abby Z and the New Utility. This group work brings together a mosaic group of movers versed in forms ranging from hip-hop, modern dance, West African, tap, synchronized swimming,...

Jan 11th at 5 pm
40 Minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: through the mirror of their eyes (Live Artery In-Progress)

Presenters RSVP here. 2019 Guggenheim Fellow Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that carve out a space for criticism and compassion while tenderly and violently etching away at deeply distressing threads of our society. Created on the heels of I hunger for you (2018), Bartosik’s new work, ...

Jan 11 at 2 pm
40 Minutes
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kathy Westwater: Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Having premiered at Live Arts in February 2019, Kathy Westwater’s reprisal of Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part presents portions of the work developed from over twenty years of exploring pain and the body, including the pain of others. The piece contemplates the communication of one’s...

January 8-10 at 8:30 pm, January 11 at 12 pm
90 Minutes
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Faye Driscoll: Thank You For Coming: Space (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Faye Driscoll’s celebrated Thank You For Coming series, Space unfolds within an intimate installation, wired for sound and upheld by pulleys, ropes, and the weights of others, January 8-11 Through an alchemy of body, object, voice and live sound, Driscoll builds...

December 2 at 7 pm & 8:30 pm (Invite Only)
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Satore Studio, a_bahn, Satore Tech: Cosmos Within Us

Cosmos Within Us is a daring storytelling experiment blurring the boundaries between VR, performance, cinema, and music. Through a combination of state-of-the-art tech, immersive soundscapes, scent, and touch, the groundbreaking piece, directed by Tupac Martir, explores the intricate connection between memory and the senses. This story draws us inside the mind...