Upcoming Performances

 
 
JUN 30 & JUL 1, 730PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS

CORPS explores how labor and gender are addressed under the lens of regimented movement. The work is a continuation of Djordjevich’s ongoing questioning of dance practices preoccupied with producing neutrality and anonymity. CORPS aims to unravel and disorient the militaristic conditioning of groups ‘keeping together in time.’ The work reveals...

Marketplace: June 25&26, 2-7pm
The House Party: June 26, 2-7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Arts Pride-The House Party

Live Arts’ Pride: The House Party epic celebration embodies and honors the historical importance and unwavering power of houses, collectives, and chosen family in LGBTQIA culture. Both legendary and young families from NYC’s queer nightlife and art scene come together under one roof to serve up the city’s most colorful...

June 21, 23 & 24, 7:00 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances By Very Young Choreographers

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 21, 8PM
@ Weeksville Heritage Center
 
Ni'Ja Whitson: The Unarrival Experiments - Dark Dive

Live Feed residency artist Ni’Ja Whitson shares an in-process look at their newest exploration. Dark Dive is a portal into the liberatory dark of Black imagination, spiritual possibility, and Black Trans and Queer magic. It is a conjuring of the past and the future. Weeksville Heritage Center, a holder of...

On view June 16 - August 2022
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Gio Black Peter: FIRE IN THE NIGHT, A Celebration of Queer Tenacity

Kicking off Pride month at Live Arts on June 16 and setting the mood for The House Party is Gio Black Peter’s commissioned installation “FIRE IN THE NIGHT, A Celebration of Queer Tenacity,” which icludes a 7’x7’ painting of and honoring activist,...

JUN 14 - 16, 7:30PM
JUN 17 & 18, 8PM
JUN 18, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Gibney Company: Up Close

The reimagined Gibney Company presents the first iteration of its new series, Up Close, featuring world premieres by internationally recognized choreographers Rena Butler, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Yin Yue. Works on the program reflect a range of contemporary choreographic styles and explore present-day concerns around reconfiguring and maintaining identity, while...

JUN 9-12
@ PEAK Performances @ Montclair State University
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Curriculum II

“For me, this is a matter of common sense. I am in favour of expanding the archive, reading the different archives of the world critically, each with and against the others. There can’t be any other meaning to a planetary curriculum.”—Achille Mbembe, in Interview by Torbjorn Tumyr Nilsen in Bergen...

MAY 26-27, 7PM
MAY 28, 1PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Flight Path Dance Project: Spring Concert 2022

The Flight Path Dance Project repertory company (ages 14-20) will be performing three seasons’ worth of new choreography by esteemed guest choreographers Michael Trusnovec, Yusha-Marie Sorzano, Stephanie Martinez, Nina Flagg, Caili Quan, Vivake Khamsingsavath, Jaclyn Walsh, Juel D. Lane, and Artistic Director Michael McGowan, ranging from contemporary to house/hip-hop. Scenic...

MAY 18-21, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE

*Show Added in Times Square! Sunday, May 22 at 4:00pm. Free and Open to the Public, in partnership with Times Square Arts. Standing room only. RSVP Choreographer Abby Zbikowski and crew have created a genre-bending work that brings together a mosaic group of dancers to redefine purpose for themselves as they...

MAY 16, 2022
The Anniversary Gala

The Board of Directors Bill T. Jones*, Artistic Director and Sarah Arison*, Darnell L. Moore*, Slobodan Randjelović* & Jon Stryker, Gala Co-Chairs *indicates New York Live Arts Board of Directors Invite you to THE ANNIVERSARY GALA   Celebrating 10 years of New York Live Arts and 40 years of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, as...

MAY 12-14, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
cullen+them: forever for now

forever for now is a work about love… a phenomenon that none of us fully understand. We grew up watching stories where people fell for their soulmate, overcame insurmountable differences, and lived happily ever after – permanently fixed, in love. In practice, it feels much harder to place your finger...

MAY 6-7, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance Spring Production

Featuring works created by Vicky Shick, this year’s Guest Artist Resident; Larissa Velez-Jackson, Movement Research Artist-In-Residence; and Rebecca Stenn, Lang faculty; along with student-created works. All works will be performed by students of the Eugene Lang College Contemporary Dance Program. Runtime: 90 mins

In-Person & Livestreamed
ASL Interpretation

MAY 4, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Community Scholars-Aimee Meredith Cox, Jasmine Johnson, Darnell L. Moore, Emil Wilbekin

In the New York Live Arts Studio and online via livestream – ASL Interpretation provided. Join us in a conversation to introduce the New York Live Arts Community of Scholars initiative that brings together a rotating international cohort of scholars, artists, and thought leaders to discuss the question: What does one...

APR 29-30
@ The Mann Center
 
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...

APR 28-30, 7:30PM
APR 30, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Spring 2022

Featuring new contemporary works by Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Wesley Ensminger, Janice Rosario and Yoshito Sakuraba.

APR 21-23, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Shamel Pitts | TRIBE: BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon

Shamel Pitts’ BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon is a kaleidoscopic performance art experience using movement, original sound, light projection, and visual art. BLACK HOLE researches and shares an odyssey where three Black performers create a trinity of vigor, afrofuturism, and embrace....

APR 15-16, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks: New Works

The five amazing artists selected for the 57th year of the Fresh Tracks in Our Season of Anniversaries are (alphabetical by last name):   Jessica Cook John Maria Gutierrez Lilach Orenstein Majesty Royale

NEW DATES: Apr 8 & 9
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: GLORIA

Gloria is a feminist work continuing Lieber and Smith’s fifteen-year choreographic partnership in using abstract dance as a means to break down patriarchal systems of female degradation through physical objectification. As objects of this work, the artists position themselves as recognizable images of female objectification, only to deconstruct and reconstitute...

APR 7-9, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre: Threads

WORLD PREMIERE Threads explores what holds us together in isolation and the practice of letting go. This pandemic has brought into focus where priorities are, the value of our human connections, and the very fleeting nature of it all. We are just a moment away from change. The threads can be...

APR 2
@ ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
 
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. Adapted for proscenium stages from the massive work, Deep Blue Sea

MAR 24-26, 7:30PM
MAR 27, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: Awakening

Awakening is the final production of the late choreographer Nai-Ni Chen before her untimely passing in December 2021. The program is Nai-Ni Chen’s observation and reaction the all the events that has happened around her: The division of this society, the quest for social equity, the beauty and trauma of...

MAR 24-26
@ Meany Hall, Seattle, WA
 
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. Adapted for proscenium stages from the massive work, Deep Blue Sea

MAR 18 & 19
@ Dancers Workshop, Jackson Hole, WY
 
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. Adapted for proscenium stages from the massive work, Deep Blue Sea

March 16-19, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The Armitage Fndt./Armitage Gone! Dance: A Pandemic Notebook

Punk Ballerina Karole Armitage presents A Pandemic Notebook, a collection of world premieres with her company Armitage Gone! Dance. An intimate look at Armitage’s creative, cinematically driven explorations over the past 18 months, A Pandemic Notebook is the company’s final season presenting new work by Armitage before it transitions to...

ON VIEW: MAR 11 - APR 10
OPENING RECEPTION: MAR 11 5:30PM
CLOSING RECEPTION: APR 6, 5:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
In/Between 2022-Transcendental Coordinates

Daily viewing hours from 10am-9pm This year’s exhibit features work by Noga Cohen, Robin Curtil, Bahar Demirtas, Caroline Garcia, Ji Yong Kim, Sayoko Kojima, Lillian Xuege Li, Kariny Padilla, Ami Park, Jiwon Rhie, Ciara Stack, Tatiana Stolpovskaya, Sagarika Sundaram, maamoun tebbo, Akiko Yamamoto, and Farangiz Yusupova. Initiated in 2019, In/Between...

MAR 3-5, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Raphael Xavier: The Musician & The Mover

“…Xavier captivated his audience with the impassioned lyrical delivery of a hip-hop artist.” –The Broad Street Review  Raphael Xavier (pronounced ZAH-vee-ay) is a mover who for the past 20+ years has explored Breaking as social, physical and mental “movement.” Utilizing Jazz as a backdrop, XAVIER’S: The Musician & The Mover...

Feb 27, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Black Body Amnesia-Performance Reading & Book Launch

Blending poetry and memoir, conversation, and performance theory, Black Body Amnesia: Poems and Other Speech Acts (published by Wendy Subway, 2022) enlivens a personal archive of visual and verbal offerings written and organized by poet, performance artist, educator, and curator Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Inspired by Audre Lorde’s concept of biomythography,...

February 20, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: Life Is A Carnival

Show dances of all styles, prepared by the students and professional of Fred Astaire NY Midtown dance Studio inspired by the theme “Life Is A Carnival”. 1:30:00 (Approx Runtime)  

Live Stream: FEB 17, 7PM
Bill Chats: Yvonne Rainer

*Live Stream on New York Live Arts YoutTube. The return of unique and celebrated program Bill Chats featuring decorated and historic dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer, Yvonne Rainer in conversation with Live Arts Artistic Director Bill T. Jones. What began as a request from Bill T. Jones to Yvonne...

FEB 11
@ Center for the Performing Arts, Penn State
 
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. Adapted for proscenium stages from the massive work, Deep Blue Sea

FEB 3, 7:30PM; Feb 4 & 5, 7:00PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Dzul Dance: Legends of the Forest

Legends of the Forest explores various myths and legends from Mexican and pre-Hispanic culture. The show will use the bodies of the dancers moving through the air, the earth, and the use of contortion to convey the history, drama, experience, and life of the Mexican Gods. The audience will be...

JAN 15, 3PM EST
Through JAN 31
Live Artery-Performing Tech-LaJuné McMillian, Brandon Powers, Kat Mustatea & Heidi Boisvert

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters RSVP here. Artists have always pushed the boundaries of what technology can do, whether it’s exploring hybrid ways of experiencing performance,...

JAN 13-17
Virtual Artery: Kenyon Adams, Raja Feather Kelly I the feath3r theory, Colleen Thomas, Christopher Williams, Saul Williams

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program or postponed to later this Spring. Please see our Virtual Artery events below. Presenters RSVP Here Virtual Artery features performances that recently premiered in our theater. All video...

JAN 6 - MAR 6, APR 13 - JUNE
OPENING RECEPTIONS: JAN 6 & APR 13 5:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Bjorn Amelan: 3 Pictographs + 1 Sculpture Series

Bjorn Amelan returns to the Ford Foundation Live Gallery with his large sumi ink pictographs. Amelan’s pictographs, suggestive of archaic writing systems such as ideograms, live between the real, the evocative, and the symbolic. He makes a primal mark that he then teases into shapes and figures through shading and...

DEC 17 from 4 - 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Vocalist Audition

WHAT: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is looking for: One highly skilled lyric tenor who is versatile, has a good sense of pitch, and ability to sing unaccompanied confidently. Artist must be able to sing confidently in gospel/rb and neoclassical/contemporary styles. Start date...

December 3, 5:00pm
TICKET LEVELS - LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Level One - TICKET to the event - $15
Level Two - TICKET to the event + FREE Digital Album - $20
Level Three - TICKET to the event + FREE Digital Album, plus a photo with Jomama Jones! - $30
Level Four - The Whole Holiday Package: ALL of the above, and a voucher for a free copy of the Vinyl Album* - $45
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Daniel Alexander Jones: Jomama Jones’s Celestial Holiday Spectacular

Acclaimed theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones’s latest work, ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN uses our solar system as both metaphor and method for an immersive journey through the celestial, within and without. The work invites you to take part in a dynamic new creative odyssey through...

On view through Spring 2022
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Daniel Alexander Jones: Altar

“Thou shines beautiful on the horizon of heaven, O Living Disk, who lived from the beginning.” -Akhenaten’s Hymn To The Sun This altar contains the elements of earth, water, fire, and air. It offers an assemblage of works that speak to the heavenly bodies that comprise the ATEN project [The Aten...

Dec 1-4, 8-10 @ 8PM

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation Dec 9 - please email boxoffice@newyorklivearts.org for free tickets, pending availability. In the subject line of the email, please put "ASL SHOW."
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory: WEDNESDAY

In this dance-theatre documentary, Live Arts 2019-2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory reimagine the film “Dog Day Afternoon” as a queer-fantasia where psychological realism meets pop soap opera. Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American biographical crime drama film...

On View now through Jan, 2022
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory: "Eden: Me/Us/Her"

On view now through January 2022; Opening reception with complimentary refreshments: Nov 19th, 5pm at New York Live Arts This installation is part of Live Arts 2019 – 2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Raja Feather Kelly’s world premiere WEDNESDAY, Dec 1-4 & 8-10, 2021.  Concept: Raja Feather Kelly Design: Raja...

November 14, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
SALVATORE LARUSSA DANCE THEATRE: NYC SEASON 2021

Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of choreographer, Salvatore LaRussa, “rhetoric,” which explores, through fierce movement and exciting theatrics, the idea of persuasive or impressive effects on the audience, lacking in sincerity or meaningful content, with Special Guest Artist, gage spex; Lighting by Becky Nussbaum; and Costumes by...

November 11-13, 7:30PM; Nov 13 2:00PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ZviDance: ZviDance: The Art of Fugue

The Art of Fugue is an evening-length, multimedia dance performance collaboration between Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, composer Scott Killian, lighting designer Mark London, media designer Joshua Higgason, and eight dancers. Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of Fugue is a point...

Nov 10-14, 2021
@ Northrop Auditorium & Walker Arts Center
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Afterwardsness - Northrop Auditorium & Walker Arts Center

In the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, afterwardsness is “a mode of belated understanding or retroactive attribution of sexual or traumatic meaning to earlier events…” Jettisoning the sexual component and emphasizing the notion of “trauma”, this awkward though evocative term comes very close to describing Jones’ state of mind when offered a...

November 5-7, 2021
Tickets start at $15

MAXlive pass $175
Includes access to each piece
MAXVIP $300
Includes access and priority seating to each piece, guaranteed entry + refreshments for private reception
MAXlive 2021: The Neuroverse

Produced in Collaboration with New York Live Arts Live performance and today’s most innovative neuroscience and AI technology collide in explosive new ways to in the festival MAXlive...

Oct 28-30 @ 7:30pm
Oct 30 @ 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Christopher Williams: Narcissus

Narcissus is an original, evening-length ballet set to Nikolai Tcherepnin’s score “Narcisse et Echo” composed in 1911 for the Ballets Russes incorporating themes of the eponymous Greek myth on which it is based to re-envision the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens. The work, featuring costume and set designs by Andrew Jordan...

Oct 27, 5:00pm & 8:00pm
@ College of the Holy Cross
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Afterwardsness - College of the Holy Cross

In the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, afterwardsness is “a mode of belated understanding or retroactive attribution of sexual or traumatic meaning to earlier events…” Jettisoning the sexual component and emphasizing the notion of “trauma”, this awkward though evocative term comes very close to describing Jones’ state of mind when offered a...

Oct 24 @ 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
MIRIAM BARBOSA DANCE: Transcending & Bliss
Oct 24 & 25
@ UMASS Fine Arts Center
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Afterwardsness - UMASS Fine Arts Center

In the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, afterwardsness is “a mode of belated understanding or retroactive attribution of sexual or traumatic meaning to earlier events…” Jettisoning the sexual component and emphasizing the notion of “trauma”, this awkward though evocative term comes very close to describing Jones’ state of mind when offered a...

October 17, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mimi Garrard Dance Company: MIMI GARRARD AND FRIENDS

LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO : Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden   The Mimi Garrard Dance Company presents a concert of live dance and video featuring the dancer Austin Selden and the composer Jonathan Melville Pratt. “Mimi Garrard uses digital techniques to transform dance as we know it….I think it is the birth of...

October 7-9 @ 7:30 pm
FJK Dance: FJK Dance

FJK Dance company returns to the stage for their seventh Annual Season premiere performances at New York Live Arts, presenting two world premieres and FJK Dance repertoire. Fadi Khoury, New York based founder, Artistic Director, and the visionary engine behind the FJK Dance Company, has come through the pandemic with...

World Premiere
September 28–October 9, 2021
Monday–Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday–Saturday at 8:00pm
@ Park Avenue Armory
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea

Following this spring’s sold-out run of AFTERWARDSNESS, renowned director, choreographer, and dancer Bill T. Jones returns to Park Avenue Armory to present and perform in the world premiere of his massive new work, Deep Blue Sea, which revolves around the interplay of single and group identities. Jones, Janet Wong, and the Bill...

ONGOING PROJECT

ALBUM RELEASE: SEPT 22

PLEASE SEE OTHER PROJECT DATES & EVENTS BELOW
Daniel Alexander Jones: ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN

Acclaimed theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones’s latest work, ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN uses our solar system as both metaphor and method for an immersive journey through the celestial, within and without. The work invites you to take part in a dynamic new creative odyssey through...

Sept 15-18 @ 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colleen Thomas: Light and Desire

The season’s opening performance activates Live Arts’ expansive 3rd floor studio with a Live Feed commission and world premiere. Colleen Thomas’s Light and Desire was created against the backdrop of increasing political radicalism worldwide preceding a global pandemic. Now transformed, Thomas with an international feminist cast of 5 collaborators...

On View Fall 2021
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Installation from Bjorn Amelan

Bjorn Amelan returns to the Ford Foundation Live Gallery with his large sumi ink paintings. Amelan’s paintings, suggestive of archaic writing systems such as ideograms and pictographs, live between the real, the evocative, and the symbolic. He makes a primal mark that he then teases into shapes and figures through...

Saturday June 26, 4:30pm-8pm
On Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage
In partnership with Creative Time
ASL Interpretation offered

Please note: RSVP does not guarantee immediate entry to the plaza if the event is at capacity.
@ Rashid Johnson’s RED STAGE @ Astor Place
 
THE HOUSE PARTY

Five chosen families or “houses” present individually curated performance concerts on Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage, a participatory steel sculpture for collaboration, experimentation, and expression. The alarm-red sculpture is a literal and metaphorical platform for participation and contestation as we build a future within and beyond the pandemic commissioned by Creative...

Wed-Fri, June 23-25 from 5pm-9pm &
Sat, June 26,11am-3pm
DJ sets & performances weeknights 7pm-9pm &
Sat 1pm-3pm 
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
THE HOUSE PARTY - QUEER MARKETPLACE

A 4-day queer marketplace with pop-up DJ sets and performances take over Live Arts’ public and open air lobby. Each RSVP for any of the 4 days is automatically entered in a free daily raffle to win a glamorous and useful gift from our Live Arts Pride lead supporter, Tito’s...

June-August 2021
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Emily Oliveira: You are Only Sea Foam, So Give Yourself Away Like the Sea

Opening this June and on-view through the summer, interdisciplinary and performance artist Emily Oliveira will debut a large-scale installation created for Live Arts’ glass front lobby and building entrance vestibule titled You are Only Sea Foam, So Give Yourself Away Like the...

June 18 @ 5pm
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS, a procession

New York Live Arts’ Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program presents CORPS, a procession, in-process rendering of choreographer Milka Djordjevich’s soon-to-premiere project, CORPS. CORPS explores how labor and gender are addressed under the lens of regimented...

Deadline to Submit:
11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 13, 2021.
Audition Notice - June 2021

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is holding auditions! The deadline to submit applications is 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 13, 202 with callbacks held in-person June 21-25. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is looking for: One female-identifying highly skilled dancer with experience in acting and singing. One BIPOC male-identifying highly skilled dancer with experience in...

For invited audiences
June 5-6
Ellen Robbins: Dances By Very Young Choreographers

  Returning to Live Arts in 2021, Dance by Very Young Choreographers will showcase the work of dancers and choreographers ranging in age from 6-36, June 5-6, 2021, for invited audiences...

Live Arts Lobby Vestibule street-facing window
Open to public & free through June 2021
Ari Melenciano: Baïlaurâ

Baïlaurâ considers frequency in four dimensions: sound, auratic energy, kinetic energy and a quantization of the subconscious. Designed with computer vision, machine learning and modular synthesis, bodily movements engage with the algorithms to explore new forms of electronic ritual and divination, and the relationship between sound and dance. In its...

May 28-29 @ 7:30pm-8:45pm
Approx 1 hour & 15 minutes
Lakaï Dance Theatre: DNA

Making its premiere at New York Live Arts, DNA honors who came before us as a stepping stone to see what is next. Much like it does in science, DNA is the blueprint for movement and ticks, ultimately showing us who we are. For this production, there is a discounted admission...

ON-DEMAND EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 31st, 2021
APPROX. 90 MINUTES
WOMEN / CREATE! A Virtual Festival of Dance

In partnership with New York Live Arts Armitage! Gone Dance | Sidra Bell Dance New York | Buglisi Dance Theatre | Meagan King | Jennifer Muller/The Works | Passion Fruit Dance Company Having trouble viewing tonight’s program? Please email womencreatedance@gmail.com with any questions or technical concerns.

Park Avenue Armory
Rescheduled for May 19 - 26
sold out
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Afterwardsness

We are happy to share the rescheduled dates for Afterwardsness, commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory as part of its Social Distance Hall season. Originally slated to premiere on March 24 and now taking place May 19 – 26, 2021, the production was postponed when members of the Bill T....

Prep for the week
Suggested Reading
Sat, May 15 @ 8pm-10pm
Times Square

Photoshoot from 8:15pm-9pm Father Duffy Square
at 46th &Broadway
Free
Cosplay @ Times Square

COSPLAY @ TIMES SQUARE 8:00 -10:00pm (Father Duffy Square @ Broadway & 46th Street) 8:15 – 9:00pm  Photoshoot 9:00 – 9:30pm  Showcase Immediately following the performance of The Motherboard Suite in Times Square is Cosplay @ Times Square. Come to Time Square in your most...

Panel, Screening & Conversation
Sat, May 15 @ 12-4pm (EST)
@ INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment
 
Re:INCARNATION and Afrobeats, Migration and Entrepreneurship

12p – 1:15pm Panel: UPCYCLING MOVEMENT REVOLUTIONS: AFROBEATS FROM NIGERIAN STREETS TO WORLD STAGES – ART VALUE AND AGENCY Onye Ozuzu, Qudus Onikeku, Adila Omotosho, Ambrose Idemudia in conversation, moderated by d. Sabela grimes and hosted by Osubi...

FRI, May 14 @
8pm–11pm (ET)
@ INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment
 
ALTERED-WORLDS (( COSMIC FUNK )) AFTER-PARTY

Join us for the Altered-Worlds (( Cosmic Funk )) After Party on Twitch! [ http://twitch.tv/pandemixDJs ]With panelists and DJs Stacey Robinson & tobias c. van Veen throwing down Afrofuturist cuts from across the cosmos, from outerspace dub and funk to interstellar hip-hop, from Detroit techno...

Fri, May 14 @ 1pm-5:30pm (ET)
Symposium - Altered-Worlds: Black Utopia and the Age of Acceleration

“To create high art—work that is functional and aesthetically “cool” or pleasing—in the face of those who would deny its very existence, declaim it as “primitive,”… is itself an act of resistance that subverts the master narrative that suggests our work is imitative or inconsequential, incapable of rising...

THURS, MAY 13
5pm- 7pm (ET)
@ INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment
 
AFROFUTURIST INVERSE

Demo 1 INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale’s Tim Fielder Under the Hood Art Demonstration Conducted by: Tim Fielder This live art presentation will focus on the techniques of visual afrofuturism utilized for the groundbreaking graphic novel, INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale, published by HarperCollins Amistad.  The artwork, produced by author/illustrator, Tim Fielder,...

Live Arts:
Thurs-Fri, May 13-14 @ 7:00pm
Tickets start at $45 each (sold in set of 2)

Times Square:
(Father Duffy Square @ 46th & Broadway)
Sat May 15 @ 7:00pm
Free with RSVP

Online streaming:
May 14-15 @ 7pm (ET) tickets below
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Saul Williams: The Motherboard Suite

Saul Williams and musical collaborators Maria Bauman, Kayla Farrish, Marjani Forté-Saunders, d. Sabela grimes, Jasmine Hearn, and Shamel Pitts. The Motherboard Suite brings to life a suite of music by musician, poet, actor Saul Williams.  Directed by Bill T. Jones, this non-linear work is performed...

Wed, May 12 @ 7:30pm & Thurs-Fri May 13-14 @ 8:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Drexciya Redux: An Afrofuturist Cabaret

In collaboration with 3LD and Renegade Performance Group with MX OOPS & TRIGGERED MUSIC, nia love, Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte, Sadah Espii Proctor, André M. Zachery and UFly Mothership, Audiences will be submerged inside Drexciya Redux: An Afrofuturist Cabaret in the 3

Wed, May 12 @ 7pm-9pm (EST)
Thurs, May 13, 7pm-9pm (EST)
@ INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment
 
BLACK SPECULATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT: Selected works - Curating the End of The World & Red Spring

INTERSPACE opens on May 12 featuring selected works from the first two installments of Live Arts’ previously unveiled massive online exhibitions presented by BSAM:Curating the End of the World (organizers Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, Tiffany E. Barber and Stacey Robinson) and...

Wed, May 12 @ 6pm-7:15pm (ET)
@ INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment
 
Insighting and Foresighting: The Extraordinary Prescience of Octavia Butler

A Conversation with adrienne maree brown and Ayana Jamieson It is apparent that Octavia E. Butler has been showing us the future with uncanny accuracy.  She showed us the consequences of depleting our natural resources, she wrote about the effects of Climate Change, the uneven wrath...

On View May 2021-June 2021
Jasmine Murrell: Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another

Theater and Live Gallery Interactive Installation by Jasmine Murrell The lobby installation is an extension of the Immortal Uterus series by Jasmine Murrell. The immortal uterus concept was inspired by the true story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American farmer who suffered from ovarian cancer in 1951. The cells taken...

Grand Opening - May 11
on view
May 11-15
Live Arts Lobby, Theater, Studios
daily hours specific to location please see below
Live Ideas 2021 - Installations

The festival kicks off May 11 at 7:00pm for the public in-person opening of three visual installations available and free to view, daily hours below. Grand Opening – May 11 Jasmine Murrell: Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another located in Live...

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TRAVELING THE INTERSTITIUM WITH OCTAVIA BUTLER

Originally scheduled as part of our 2020 Live Ideas Festival, we are elated to share that The Guild of Future Architects‘ project, Traveling the Interstitium with Octavia Butler. The human interstitium is the fluid space between cell walls and organs. In this mesmerizing interactive WebXR experience, the interstitium is the liminal space where...

Online Virtual Event
May 10, 2021 @ 7pm ET
Tickets on Sale April 26
2021 Digital Live Ideas Gala: Altered-Worlds: Black Utopia and The Age of Acceleration

In light of the ongoing limitations on gathering and the safety of our community remaining our top priority, we are excited to move forward with a Digital Gala on Monday, May 10th, 2021. Our digital event will be followed by Supper in the Street, a dinner party hosted in Fall 2021...

Sun, May 2, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
*Live Streaming Tkts + Video On Demand
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
TRANSCENDING

Javier Dzul & Miriam Barbosa, Choreography Franck Raharinosy & Daria Savishkina, Sound Meditation Instrumentation Michael Ulmer, Music Marcela Bragagnolo, Multimedia Design Essay Video, Production Company TRANSCENDING is an exploration of different vibrational aspects of sound and movement performed and choreographed by Miriam...

Wed, April 28 @ 7:30pm
Virtual Event
Meeting the Moment w/ Michael Mwenso and guests Bill T. Jones & Janet Wong

Welcome to episode seven of Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso. This installment features Bill T. Jones, an innovative force in contemporary dance for four decades, and Janet Wong, associate artistic director of New York Live Arts. Mwenso, a Harlem-based cross-genre artist and leader of jazz-funk band The Shakes, is partnering with the...

April 8, 9, 10
Member Pre-sale March 19
Public on sale March 25
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory: HYSTERIA

For HYSTERIA program click here. New York Live Arts and 2019–2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) Raja Feather Kelly present Raja Feather Kelly’s HYSTERIA Summer 2021 PINK AMBITION International Tour, kicking off with a socially distanced live remount in Live Arts’ Ford Foundation Live Gallery April 8-10 2021....

Thurs, April 1, 2021 @ 8 pm (ET)
Virtual Event
Talking Into the Future - Art & Activism w/ Anne Bogart & Bill T. Jones

CultureTalk: Talking Into the Future With Anne Bogart and Bill T. Jones SITI Company’s Talking into the Future series meets Krannert Center’s CultureTalk, activating creative friction and bold questions; exploring the art of assembly in all its forms; and investigating the challenges of our time. This vibrant installment of...

Wed, Jan 13 @ 7:30PM (EST)
Runtime approx 40 minutes
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LIVE ARTERY PRIMETIME: RAJA FEATHER KELLY - HYSTERIA

In HYSTERIA, New York Live Arts 2019-2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Raja Feather Kelly continues his study of pop culture and its displacement of queer Black subjectivity. Picking up where his 2018 performance, UGLY, left off, Kelly resituates...

Wed, Jan 13 @ 6pm - 7:30p (EST)
Not open to public

Featuring:
Vanessa Anspaugh
Emily Johnson
Ni’Ja Whitson
Raphael Xavier
The Future is Present
LIVE ARTERY CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: JAN 13

Wednesday, Jan 13 starting at 6pm (EST) features (in order of appearance): Raphael Xavier, Vanessa Anspaugh, The Future is Present, Ni’Ja Whitson, & Emily Johnson/Catalyst CLOSE ENCOUNTERS features Live Arts commissioned artists and curated guests inside INTERSPACE, a dynamic 3D environment for screening and networking. Presenters and Producers...

MON, JAN 11 @ 7:30PM (EST)
RUNTIME APPROX 120 MINUTES
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LIVE ARTERY PRIMETIME: ALEXANDRA CHASIN & ZISHAN UGURLU - FRAGMENTS, LISTS & LACUNAE

Alexandra Chasin and Zishan Ugurlu’s Fragments, Lists & Lacunae focuses on three students taking a college course about gaps, holes, white space, and blanks—course content ranges from Mad Libs to the 18-minute gap in Nixon’s White House tapes, from Sappho’s...

Mon, Jan 11 @ 11:30am - 1pm (EST)
Not open to public

Featuring:
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
Charlotte Brathwaite
Faye Driscoll
Ari Melenciano
Shamel Pitts | TRIBE
Colleen Thomas
LIVE ARTERY CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: JAN 11

Monday, January 11 features (in order of appearance): Charlotte Brathwaite, Colleen Thomas, Ari Melenciano, Shamel Pitts | TRIBE, Faye Driscoll, & Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company CLOSE ENCOUNTERS features Live Arts commissioned artists and curated guests inside INTERSPACE, a dynamic 3D environment for screening and networking. Presenters and...

SUN, JAN 10 @ 7:30PM (EST)
Runtime approx 85 minutes
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LIVE ARTERY PRIMETIME: BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY - WHAT PROBLEM?

For the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line . . . the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men . . . And yet, being a problem is a strange experience,— peculiar even for one who...

Sun, Jan 10 @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST
Not open to public

Featuring:
Migguel Anggelo
Holly Bass
Milka Djordjevich
Raja Feather Kelly
Christopher Williams
Kimberly Bartosik/daela
LIVE ARTERY CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: JAN 10

Sunday, January 10 features (in order of appearance): Holly Bass, Migguel Anggelo, Milka Djordjevich, Christopher Williams, Raja Feather Kelly / the feath3r theory, *Kimberly Bartosik / daela CLOSE ENCOUNTERS features Live Arts commissioned artists and curated guests inside INTERSPACE, a dynamic 3D environment for screening and networking. Presenters...

SAT, JAN 9 @ 7:30PM (EST)
RUNTIME APPROX 50 MINUTES
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LIVE ARTERY PRIMETIME: KIMBERLY BARTOSIK / DAELA - THROUGH THE MIRROR OF THEIR EYES

2020 BESSIE NOMINEE FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION & OUTSTANDING PERFORMER – BURR JOHNSON Viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate, and pulsing with unbridled energy, through the mirror of their eyes brims with compassion and violence. With wild and tender abandon, the exceptional performers- Joanna Kotze, Dylan Crossman and Burr Johnson...

Nov 2021 - April 2021
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
HYSTERIA (Installation)

On view now: Outdoor in-person viewing at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 Raja Feather Kelly HYSTERIA Concept and Design by Raja Feather Kelly Photography by Kate Enman Film Editing by Laura Snow Sound for Performance by Raja Feather Kelly and Remy Kurs Lighting Design...

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...

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...