Upcoming Performances

 
 
Thu Jan 12 — Sat Jan 14 at 7:30pm
Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & EIRA: BLESSED

Pre-Show Talk Jan 12 at 6:30pm, Post-Show Talk Jan 13 BLESSED is a solo created by American, Brussels-based choreographer Meg Stuart  for the Portuguese choreographer and dancer Francisco Camacho. BLESSED comforts with the sensitive power of the aesthetics of destruction. In BLESSED, basic elements such as rain, cardboard and the human body...

Dec 21 — 23 at 7:30pm, Dec 23 at 2pm
The Bang Group: Nut/Cracked

Pre-Show Talk Dec 21 at 6:30pm with Maura Donahue Post-Show Talk Dec 23 with Leigh Witchel Nut/Cracked is a comic/subversive, neo-vaudeville version of The Nutcracker. Its 22 sections begin with a mix of popular, jazz and novelty versions of the score and progress to the traditional orchestral suite. A journey into...

Dec 13 — 18, Dec 20 — 23 at 7pm and 9pm
Yvonne Meier: The Shining

Pre-Show Talk Dec 13 at 6pm Originally created and performed in 1992 at Performance Space 122 and reconstructed in 1995 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Shining is a dance-installation work full of thrill and fearful anxiety. It speaks of experiences at once sought and avoided – how do we hide...

Dec 10 at 2pm, Dec 11 at 1pm and 4pm
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

Dances by Very Young Choreographers is a mélange of witty and intriguing original dances created and performed by students of Ellen Robbins, ages 8-18. The dances can be hilarious, dramatic, lyrical, or abstract, but always surprising. This showcase is a not to be missed opportunity to inspire children by exposing...

Dec 7 — 10 at 7:30pm
Fresh Tracks Artists 2011: Fresh Tracks 2012

Featuring niv Acosta, Hadar Ahuvia, Aretha Aoki, Lorene Bouboushian, Yanghee Lee, and Saúl Ulerio. The Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program, created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, identifies six early career artists to receive comprehensive performance and residency support. The program begins with a showcase performance in the theater followed...

Thu. 12/01 — Sat. 12/3 at 7:30pm, Sat. 12/3 at 2pm
Barnard/Columbia Dances: The Barnard Project: Ivy Baldwin, Sidra Bell, David Parker, Susan Rethorst

The Barnard Project was the first university partnership of its kind, pairing curated artists from a renowned presenting institution, Dance Theater Workshop, with Barnard College and Columbia University dance students in a semester-long residency environment. Since its inception the program has commissioned 26 new works. Now in its seventh year,...

Nov 21 — 22 at 7:30pm
Urban Word: Journal to Journey

Journal to Journey is a 6-month program that culminates in a showcase performance of new solo works created by young poets. This year’s show titled Tattoo Me Human explores the definition of self-identity and the many ways to achieve it.These new solo works by young poets navigate a path through...

Nov 16 — 19 at 7:30pm
Richard Move and MoveOpolis!: Martha@...The 1963 Interview

Post-Show Talk Nov 16 with Isaac Mizrahi Pre-Show Talk Nov 18 at 6:30pm with Lucy Sexton The acclaimed Martha@… The 1963 Interview returns for encore performances after a sold-out run last season. The production is a metatheatrical recreation of the legendary 92nd Street Y interview with Martha Graham and dance critic...

Nov 12 at 9pm
BLACKFISH: BLACKFISH

City Pages "Artists of The Year 2010",  dynamic duo BLACKFISH make their NYC debut, with a special installation performance at New York Live Arts, celebrating the release of their Limited Edition 8-CD collection of improvised concerts recorded while on tour across the USA with acclaimed choreographer Emily Johnson/Catalyst's The Thank-you...

Nov 09 — 12 at 7:30pm, Nov 10 — 11 at 9:30pm, Nov 12 at 5pm
Emily Johnson/Catalyst: The Thank-you Bar

Pre-Show Talk Nov 9 at 6:30pm with Carla Peterson Post-Show Talk Nov 11 with Reggie Wilson after 9:30pm performance The Thank-you Bar is a new performance/installation of dance, live music, storytelling and visual image created and performed by Alaska-born and Minneapolis-based choreographer Emily Johnson with composers and musicians James Everest and...

Oct 21 — 22, 25 — 29 at 7:30pm, Oct 23 at 5pm
John Kelly: Find My Way Home

Pre-Show Talk Oct 25 at 6:30pm with Lucy Sexton Post-Show Talk Oct 28 with Bonnie Marranca Performance artist John Kelly remounts his Bessie Award winning Find My Way Home, based on the ancient Greek Myth of Orpheus & Eurydice. Originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1988 (revised in 1998) and...

Oct 14 — 15 at 7:30pm
Rachid Ouramdane: World Fair

Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival Post-Show Talk Oct 14 What can authorities expect from a work of art? What are the marks left by political history on the body? In this new work, French-Algerian maker and performer Rachid Ouramdane with composer instrumentalist Jean-Baptiste Julien, explores our...

Oct 11 — 12 at 7:30pm
Rachid Ouramdane: Ordinary Witnesses

Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival Pre-Show Talk Oct 11 at 6:30pm with Carla Peterson, Simon Dove, and Lili Chopra Post-Show Talk Oct 12 with Rachid Ouramdane and Larry Siems Rachid Ouramdane with his company of performers explores the effects of a violent past on people’s bodies...

Oct 5 — 8 at 7:30pm
Dancer Crush

Curated by Carla Peterson with Annie-B Parson Pre-Show Talk Wed, Oct 5 at 6:30pm with Annie-B Pason and Carla Peterson Shifting the focus from the choreographer to the dancer, Dancer Crush lauds the maverick talents of the contemporary down-town dance artist. For one week, New York Live Arts will spotlight some of...

Sep 16 — 17, 20 — 24 at 7:30pm, Sep 18 & 25 at 5pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body

Pre-Show Talk Sep 21 at 6pm with Bill T. Jones and Marcia B. Siegel Post-Show with Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, Carla Peterson and the Company Sep 23 Program A: Sep 16, 18, 21, 23, 25 Monkey Run Road (1979), Continuous Replay (1977/1991)*, Valley Cottage: A Study (1980)** Program B: Sep 17, 20,...

Thu. 7/28 — Sat. 7/30 at 7:30pm, Sat. 7/30 at 2pm
BalaSole Dance Company: True Colors

“This is why we go to see dance. This is why performers who are underexposed must be given exposure.” – TheaterScene.net BalaSole Dance Company continues to bridge visibility gaps in the world of concert dance by featuring underrepresented dance artists of various shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds. Each artist will perform...

Thu. 7/21 — Sat. 7/23 at 7:30pm, Sun. 7/24 at 2pm
Von Howard Project: Triptych

“Von Howard is all grace and power, working space like a huckster works a crowd: in a couple of minutes, it’s all his.” – Columbia Free Times The VON HOWARD PROJECT presents Triptych, a contemporary dance work by choreographer Christian von Howard. Inspired by the ideas of light, love and laughter,...

Wed. 7/13 — Sat. 7/16 at 7:30pm
ANIKAI Dance/Wendy Jehlen: He Who Burns

“Wendy Jehlen is a captivating choreographer, with sharp musical sensibilities, an affinity for the natural integration of modern and world dance styles, and a deep sensitivity to the connections between human body movements and moods.” – Backstage.com He Who Burns is an exploration through dance, text and music of the figure...

Tue. 6/7 — Sat. 6/11 at 7:30pm
Meredith Monk: Education of the Girlchild Revisited (OFF-SITE)

The revolutionary Education of the Girlchild: an opera first appeared in the art world in 1973. This critically acclaimed work, which won first prize in Music Theater at the 1975 Venice Biennale, captures Meredith Monk’s singular style, in which music, theater, image, and ritual are integrated into a luminous form....

Thu. 6/2 at 8pm, Fri. 6/3 at 8:30pm, Sat. 6/4 at 8pm (Rain Date Sun. 6/5 at 8pm)
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Paradis (OFF-SITE)

“Castro specializes in work that feels more like a personal encounter than a performance, creating environments that don’t allow audience members the option of viewing from a safe distance.” – Michelle Vellucci, Flavorwire Paradis unfolds at twilight in two locations within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: the dramatic Desert House in the...

Fri. 5/27 at 6pm
Fresh Tracks Residency Showing

Please join us on Friday, May 27 at 6pm in the White Studio for an informal and in-process studio showing of ideas and concepts being explored during the Fresh Tracks creative residencies this year. The showing is followed by a reception. FREE – No reservations are necessary. The 2010-11 Fresh Track...

Sun. 5/22 at 7pm
Meredith Monk: Screening of Work-In-Progress Documentary Film

This documentary-in-progress includes rare archival footage from performances of Education of the Girlchild between 1973-2010, and centers around a reunion of the original cast members for a revival of the work at the Joyce Theater in 1993. Interviews with Monk and the cast about the process and past performances and...

Thu. 5/19 — Sun 5/22 at 7:30pm
TAKE Dance: Flight

Program A:May 19 and 21 Footsteps in the Snow, Flight Program B: May 20 and 22 Sakura Sakura, Left there by the Tide, Flight Discounted Tickets available for Students, Seniors, and Members TAKE Dance will present two premieres this season – Takehiro Ueyama’s world premiere, Flight and Jill Echo’s New York City premiere,...

Sat. 4/23 — Mon. 5/16, Tue. — Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 1:30pm, Sun 5/2 & 5/9 at 5:30pm
SITI Company: bobrauschenbergamerica

Discounted Tickets available for Students and Seniors POST-SHOW TALK BACKS Apr 27, May 4, May 11 Anne Bogart, SITI Company, and Charles L. Mee take us on a wild theatrical road trip through the American landscape as Robert Rauschenberg might have conceived it had he been a playwright instead of a painter....

Thu. 4/14 — Sun. 4/17 at 8pm, Sun. 4/17 — Mon. 4/18 2pm
American Tap Dance Foundation: Sound Check

Discounted Tickets available for Students, Seniors, and Children PRE-PERFORMANCE TOAST Apr 15 at 7pm $125 includes priority reserved seating for the performance and a “Party Pass” Sound Check takes the audience on an exploration of tap dance as music, tap dancers as musicians, and the tap floor as a musical instrument. Premiere...

Wed. 4/13 — Sat. 4/16 at 7:30pm
Juliette Mapp: The Making of Americans

"…an intensely visceral and emotional experience…" – Dance Theater Journal “I make work about dancing and the intersection between dancing and other things that I care deeply about.” – Juliette Mapp Drawing on Gertrude Stein’s visionary novel The Making of Americans, Juliette Mapp creates a powerful yet intimate new dance. The Making...

Thu. 4/7 — Sun. 4/10 at 7:30pm, Sun. 4/10 at 2pm
ZviDance: Zoom

Discounted Tickets available for Students, Seniors, and Members POST SHOW RECEPTION Apr 7 after the 7:30pm show 20th Anniversary Alumni Celebration Apr 8 at 7:30pm $50 Ticket includes the exclusive reception $20 performance only GALA Apr 9 at 7:30pm $100 Ticket includes reception $20 performance only For more info...

Wed. 3/30 — Sat. 4/02 at 7:30pm
Richard Move and MoveOpolis!: Martha@...The 1963 Interview

“Richard Move’s channeling of the Modern Dance Diva is too brilliant for words.” – Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York Martha@…The 1963 Interview is a metatheatrical recreation of the legendary 92nd Street Y interview with Martha Graham and dance critic Walter Terry. The production commemorates the momentous date of Graham’s passing...

Tue. 3/16 — Sat. 3/9, Wed. 3/22 — Sat. 3/26 at 7:30pm
Trisha Brown Dance Company: For MG: The Movie, Foray Forêt, and Watermotor

“[For MG: The Movie] makes me feel like I’m not simply seeing and hearing the dance, but remembering it.” – The Village Voice The company makes its debut at Dance Theater Workshop with two pieces from Trisha Brown’s Back to Zero Cycle, the revival of For MG: The Movie which she...

Wed. 2/16 — Sat 2/19 at 7:30pm
Walter Dundervill: Aesthetic Destiny 1: Candy Mountain

“…an evening rife with mystery and laden with questions…full of striking theatrical effects.” – The Village Voice “I make worlds composed of elements of my own obsessions.” – Walter Dundervill Candy Mountain is a territory where fantasy narratives converge with notions of reality. Fractured drama plays out against an abstract world of...

Thu. 1/20 — Sun 1/23 at 7:30pm, Sat. 1/23 at 10pm
Urban Bush Women: Zollar: Uncensored

“So juicily do the dancers in Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s company project empowerment, self-esteem, and strength under duress that after every dance, you want to cheer.” – The Village Voice “I work to listen and help uncover the under-told perspectives of people who have often been told they have limited power...

Tue. 1/18 — Sat 1/22 at 7:30pm
Sidra Bell Dance New York: POOL For Glenn Gould

Sidra Bell Dance New York, led by choreographer Sidra Bell, presents POOL, a surrealist and futuristic work inspired by the recollection of near drowning. POOL examines memory, dreams, and illusions as well as the line between order and disorder. The work features an eclectic and evocative music score and a...

Tue. 11/9 — Sat. 11/13 at 7:30pm
Neil Greenberg: Like a Vase

“Mr. Greenberg’s artistry resonates through its confluence of the random and the necessary; the continuous stream of motion in which no one moment is particularly important and each is beautiful.” – The New York Times “I find the greatest value that can come from dance often arises from the most abstract...

Wed. 10/27 — Sun. 10/31, Wed. 11/3 — Sun. 11/7 at 7:30pm
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Wilderness (OFF-SITE)

“Forget the safety of distance; this is the palpable sensation of art – up-close and personal.” – Encore Magazine Creating illustrious environments, Yanira Castro crafts worlds in unexpected places. Her newest work, Wilderness is a performance and audio installation with live piano performed by Michael Dauphinais. For this iteration*, Wilderness unfolds...

Wed. 9/22 — 9/25 at 7:30pm
Faye Driscoll: There is so much mad in me

“Driscoll…has a reputation for serious provocation. She makes spectators squirm, and there’s an uneasy edge to the laughter she elicits in exploring our dark pent up, raging urges.” – The Village Voice “I devise multi-dimensional dance dramas that blur the lines between fantasy and reality, arousal and disgust, fun and violence,...

Thu. 9/16 — Sat. 9/18 at 7:30pm
Raimund Hoghe: Sans-titre

“[Hoghe] opens up spaces between things, words and songs for personal reminiscences and affective moments. They are moments for reflection but also for laughter.” – Gerald Siegmund “I simply do what I have to do.” – Raimund Hoghe The enigmatic German maker/performer Raimund Hoghe returns to Dance Theater Workshop after his highly...

Fri. 12/11 — Sun. 12/13, Wed. 12/16 — Sun. 12/20 at 7:30pm
David Gordon / Pick Up Performance Company: Trying Times (remembered)

“How refreshing to be shown a dance that, in 1982 as now, succeeds in being on the cusps between dance and pedestrian movement, between rehearsal and performance, between tentative experiment and fluent work of art.” – Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times Originally commissioned in 1982 by David R. White and...

Wed. 11/18 — Sat. 11/21 at 7:30pm
Anna Halprin: Parades & Changes, Replays

Presented in partnership with Performa 09 “The performers are engaging, wanting, being, and embracing an emotion; what they seem to be saying is that if human sexuality has a façade, then it’s a sensual desire that breaks it. – The Transport “I’ve spent a lifetime of passion and devotion probing the nature...

Wed. 10/1 — Sat. 10/4 at 7:30pm
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company: Marimba (1976), North Star (1978), Cavalcade (1980)

“Lar Lubovitch understands profoundly the irreducible essence of dance: bodies propelled through designs in space and time.” – Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice During the 1970’s, choreographer Lar Lubovitch was among the first to explore the kinetic potential of minimalist music in a series of six dances set to compositions by...