Upcoming Performances

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

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

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...

Opening Reception: June 22, 5:30pm-7pm
On View thru summer
@ 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...

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
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

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...

5pm- 7pm (ET)
@ INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment

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 Starting May 11
Located in both Lobby & Theater
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...

Featured Online

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
Miriam Barbosa Dance: 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...

On View Now
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Curating the End of the World: Red Spring

Powered by Powered by Google Arts & Culture Scholar Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, and curators Sheree Renée Thomas, Danielle L. Littlefield, and Dacia Polk with Black Speculative Arts Movement, return to New York Live Arts with an online exhibition titled

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

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...

All 8 videos available for streaming
The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project

“We projected ourselves into a future in which we are loved absolutely and we rehearsed our lives there.” The Future Is Present is a process and a practice, it’s a model for building community in a very...

Wed, Jan 13 @ 7:30PM (EST)
Runtime approx 40 minutes

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

Vanessa Anspaugh
Emily Johnson
Ni’Ja Whitson
Raphael Xavier
The Future is Present

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)

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

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
Charlotte Brathwaite
Faye Driscoll
Ari Melenciano
Shamel Pitts | TRIBE
Colleen Thomas

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

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

Migguel Anggelo
Holly Bass
Milka Djordjevich
Raja Feather Kelly
Christopher Williams
Kimberly Bartosik/daela

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)

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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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)
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)
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...

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...

7PM & 7:30PM

@ 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...


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.

Friday, June 25 @ 5pm
Instagram LIVE
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

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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

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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

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
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
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
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
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...

May 15 at 5 pm
ON @billtjonesarniezaneco

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...

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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...

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...


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...

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...


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...

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