Upcoming Performances

 
 
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Coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Brian Rogers

New York Live Arts’ Lobby Talks series presents Artist-Run Spaces, a conversation on artist-initiated and operated organizations, coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Brian Rogers. The panelists include Mathew Pokoik and Aynsley Vandenbroucke of Mount Tremper Arts; Andrew Dinwiddie and Jeff Larson of Catch; and Jill McDermid-Hokanson and Erik Hokanson of Grace Exhibition Space.

Artist-run spaces have a rich and important history in the contemporary dance and performance community. Many of the presenting organizations we are familiar with today were originally founded and operated by artists on a grassroots level. This conversation will examine how these efforts evolve into established organizations by looking at the infrastructure of some of today’s artist-run spaces. The panelists will share what their organizations aim to accomplish and how they thrive in this current economic and political moment.

Originally created by Dance Theater Workshop, Lobby Talks creates a forum for open and in-depth discourse on contemporary issues in dance and performance. Conceptual themes are investigated, challenged, and considered by an invited group of artists, critics, and theorists, and discussions are open to all who would like to participate.

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Listen to the Talk here>

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A collaborative performance, residency, and research project of the Bill T. Jones Arnie/Zane Dance Company, premiered at the University of Virginia in November 2008.

I live with the uneasy feeling that I have been shaped in part as a result of something that was taken from us as a nation. The cynicism and alienation that I struggle with is the result of many incomprehensible factors. Perhaps one of the most important - though remote - might well be the betrayal of Abraham Lincoln's legacy. --Bill T. Jones

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company visits select cities across the country to ask: "Had Lincoln lived, what would we be like today?" During each week-long residency the Company and collaborators host lecture/demonstrations, panel discussions, and masterclasses exploring the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Through workshops, a diverse group of 100 local community members and musicians create and perform a site-specific event with movement, text, and music drawn from the participants' own feelings of a historical figure "hiding in plain sight." Visit the University of Virginia's web archive of the residency at www.100migrations.org.

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After Ghostcatching is a stereoscopic version of a work created from a collaboration between Bill T. Jones and OpenEnded Group. Jones's distinctive movements are transformed into a three-dimensional moving drawing through the use of motion-capture technology. Abstract lines are created by the fading traces of Jones's body while the sound of Jones's rhythmic humming and breathing punctuate his gestures. This tenth anniversary re-working of the original edition takes advantage of the evolution of 3-D and projection technology to create an enhanced version of Ghostcatching in which art, dance, and technology are seamlessly integrated.

Visit www.thedissolve.net or www.sitesantafe.org for more information.

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Celebrated as a masterful and magnetic soloist, Bill T. Jones, building on the success of his last solo work, The Breathing Show (1999), creates an eclectic new evening-length production: As I Was Saying… Comprised from three different works, it typifies Jones' characteristic blend of wit and poignancy. The evening is built on modularity that allows Jones to recombine various dances such as:

With the Good Lord: A response to "The Nazz," a recorded nightclub performance by the legendary Lord Buckley - a 1950's performance jazz artist whose exuberant rhyming style is viewed by many as an influential precursor to today's rappers. Through his Beat-era jargon, punctuated with sound effects and asides, Jones' movement reflects Lord Buckley's extravagant twists and hyper hip rhythms of the English language.

22: In this work, Jones reshapes his 1983 whimsical talking solo, 21, into a new work. The outcome of an experimental fine arts and engineering project at Arizona State University's Institute for Studies in the Arts, this piece was created with collaborators Paul Kaiser, Shelley Eshkar, engineer Marc Downie, set and lighting designer Robert Wierzel, and accompanied live on electric violin by Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Chaconne: The past and memory also play a large role in Jones's present. Chaconne is framed around spoken text and the music of Bach's haunting D-Minor Partita for Solo Violin played live by celebrated musician Nurit Pacht or a local violinist. "Jones' musicality shines through his muscular choreography in a kinetic affirmation of the power of art." - Camille Lefevre, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 4, 2005

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"If we insist on telling the same stories again and again... we will become that." -- Bill T. Jones

In Another Evening: I Bow Down, Bill T. Jones reveals how personal stories and historical events converge, in an examination of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of disaster. Known for taking risks on stage, Bill T. Jones continues to push the boundaries of modern dance through unconventional collaborations in the latest incarnation of his evolving Another Evening series. Featuring live music by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and the uncompromising sound of the young Bronx-based hardcore band Regain The Heart Condemned, Jones' company erupts from the stage like an unstoppable force of nature.

Today, civil unrest, religious conflict, and natural disaster touch almost everyone, and increasingly the youth of the world face uncertain futures and confusing messages from all sides. Acknowledging the brutally honest quality of youth culture, Jones suggests that disaster can be a powerfully redemptive force. "If disaster if the lifeblood of change, why haven't the changes been made?" intones guest actor Andrea Smith, reminding us that rationality is most often not the guidepost of history.

In Another Evening: I Bow Down, Jones' powerfully skilled dancers move with individualistic purpose and style, while at the same time displaying the ability to dance together in beautifully synchronized unity. As the performance unfolds on stage, the actions of choreographer and company become stories in themselves, as history, life, and art merge into a unified experience. Weaving personal stories together with mythical and historical events reminds us that even if all disasters could be prevented, we would still have our own mortality to face. Yet, while life itself may be temporal, Bill T. Jones asserts through his work that ideas themselves have a life of their own that transcend individual mortality.

Jones' diverse company, an embodiment of the world he wants to live in, sweeps through time and space in the minimalist, dreamlike landscape created by set designer Bjorn G. Amelan and lighting designer Robert Wierzel. Very much in the spirit of late co-founder Arnie Zane, this piece is a inspired by the bold works Jones and Zane began creating over 20 years ago. Their faith in the transformative power of dance - despite the adversity of ignorance, disasters, and personal tragedies that defy rationality - is a testament to the redemptive power of art.

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World Premiere

Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones - whose major honors include a MacArthur "Genius" Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography - returns to the stage in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory
 

 

 

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"I live with the uneasy feeling that society has shaped me as a result of something that was stolen from us when Abraham Lincoln was killed. The cynicism and alienation that I feel in my head and heart arose because of this strange turn of destiny."--Bill T. Jones

Continuing this tradition of challenging, thought provoking work, Mr. Jones has created a new evening-length work about Abraham Lincoln Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray, which premiered at the Ravinia Festival and is now on tour. Commissioned by the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray has found Mr. Jones "leading with his own heart," seeking a way to articulate if not reconcile the view of Lincoln he had as a young boy growing up during the civil rights struggle and as a mid-life liberal artist who "has very few heroes." The most ambitious project in the Company's history, Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray investigates the myriad meanings of Lincoln, rejecting accepted truth in favor of challenging (and celebrating) the lasting contributions of this great man. This dance theatre work investigates a handful of key moments from his remarkable life, allowing song and memory to transport the audience to an emotional and intellectual space beyond the boundaries of space and time. By envisioning the America that might have been had Lincoln completed the Reconstruction, Mr. Jones exposes the great distance between what is and what could have been.

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In the hands of choreographer Bill T. Jones, dance becomes an extraordinary tool for probing life's big questions and journeying toward understanding. In this new evening-length work, Blind Date explores patriotism, honor, sacrifice, and service to a cause larger than oneself-values all but lost in our modern world. Jones's technically stunning 10-member company performs in a sensory landscape of primary colors, video imagery, and musical influences from around the world. As if on a "blind date," wisdom and eloquence meet dumbed-down fundamentalism in this explosive meditation on opposing forces and contrasting beliefs.

Originally intended to be a documentary of the Company today, Blind Date contains personal stories from the international cast, gestural dance phrases eerily reminiscent of a military boot camp, and all of the complex artistry that Bill T. Jones is known for. Bjorn Amelan has designed an evocative and flexible environment of variously sized screens that act as an ever-changing landscape. On these screens are projections designed by video artist Peter Nigrini that include text in multiple languages, people, places, and things that interact with and enrich the live performance. Music Director/Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and his collaborators provide a sound score that serves a similar purpose, ranging from Bach to Otis Redding to the Mexican national anthem. Bill T. Jones and his dancers are joined by actor Andrea Smith, and in certain venues, live accompaniment. The result is a multi-layered dance theater experience that is "at once moving, sexy, funny, thoughtful, and sad." - John Rockwell, The New York Times
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An evolving selection of classic works collected in an intimate evening of dance and theater. Between Us offers entry into rarely available pieces from the company's repertory created over a decade-long span beginning in the late '80s. The program focuses on simple, beautiful dances-many duets-that continue to be relevant and intriguing portraits of the bond between two people. Restaged in many cases for the first time, these dances contrast the expansive theatrical works the company is known for.

This focused evening provides a satisfying look at the core of the Jones/Zane style: dancers with individual personalities, body types, and backgrounds; partnering that is unconventional and unexpected; and a choreographic palette that draws from classical ballet, postmodern abstraction, and arrangements of gesture and shape influenced by film and photography. The evening offers notable musical moments as well: studded with popular and moving works that actuate the choreography, songs shape the evening with equal finesse.

The humanity and peril implicit in the most essential yet complex of relationships-the partnership-is the focus of this program. An evening of movement and music surveying Jones and Zane's exceptional body of work, Between Us will satisfy those looking for the beauty of emotionally and intellectually engaging dance.

Current Tour Locations and Dates:
The Buckman Performing Arts Center, Memphis, TN
Nov 4, 2012

Mahaffey Theater, Progress Energy Center For The Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Nov 11, 2012

UTC Fine Arts Center, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
Nov 13, 2012

Edison Theater, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Nov 16 & 17, 2012

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Moved by the story of Olivier Messiaen’s survival of WWII and the legendary creation of the Quartet for the End of Time during Messiaen’s imprisonment in a Nazi war camp, Trajal Harrell brings us his quartet of the same name. Reframed as a “hoochie-koochie” show of moving bodies, film, video, photography, sound, and architecture, this work asks, “is it possible to present sincerity in today’s ironic culture?”.

Tickle the Sleeping Giant (stage number 8)
Oct 18 at 2pm, David R. White Studio
FREE to Quartet for the End of Time ticket holders

Tickle the Sleeping Giant is a permanent work in progress developing over the course of 20 stages.

Quartet for The End of Time was originally commissioned by the Bessie Schönberg/First Light Commissioning and Creative Residency Program of Dance Theater Workshop with support from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Also, funded in part, by MAP Fund/Rockefeller Foundation and FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, Culturesfrance, and FACE (French-American Cultural Exchange) with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitiable Foundation and The Florence Gould Foundation. The piece has been supported by the Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort in the program of l'accueil-studio/ Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication with residency support provided by CCN de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousillon, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, and Center National de Danse Contemporaine Angers. Additional residency support also provided by White Oak Center and Foundation. Additional funding provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Zacks Family Foundation, and the Alfred Meyer Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Cori Olinghouse

Spence is currently collaborating with sound artist Tei Blow on work that examines the influences of environment on a person and how one relates to a particular space or place in which they find themselves. Spence aims to reveal a natural narrative inherent in the relationships between person, movement and space. A visual representation of Spence’s process, including choreographic sketches and notes, will be on display in a Live Arts studio.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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Listen to the In-Process Talk here>

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In Process Talks moderated by Andrew Simonet

A transgender artist, emory presents a work-in-process titled this horse is not a home, investigating the consequence of action initiated or applied to the weighted body. Throughout the process, emory asks, “If I push down hard enough, will you rise up to meet me? Trust.  If you are going to do something, do it.” Performed by emory with Margot Bassett, Jaamil Kosoko, and Meghan Milam.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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Listen to the In-Process Talk>

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In Process Talks moderated by Kamilah Forbes

During her creative residency, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is developing her next work, Formosa.

Formosa finds Tsai exploring western ideals of beauty, globalization and labor through the lens of Barbie doll manufacturing in her ancestral homeland of Taiwan. Formosaderives its name from the Portuguese “Ilha Formosa,” meaning beautiful island, coined by sailors in 1566 after spotting the island of Taiwan. In Formosa, Tsai raises questions about global capital, beauty, exploitation, and choice through poetic narrative and counter-narrative contrasting the experience of Taiwanese factory workers with the material creation of Barbie – the Western icon of beauty. She further investigates how the global economy leads women of color to strive for these same standards of Western beauty through skin lightening, eyelid surgery, jawbone shaving andother forms of self-mutilation. Collaborators include Jesse Y. Jou (Director), Amissa Miller (Dramaturg), Jessica Chen (Choreographer), and Chie Morita (Producer).

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.


Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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The Formosa Blog

Listen to the Talk here>
 

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Coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Yve Laris Cohen

This conversation, co-coordinated with panelist Yve Laris Cohen, will focus on Transgender in Dance and surrounding issues in contemporary performance and dance with additional panelists niv Acosta, devynn emory and Jennifer Miller, moderated by Jeanne Vaccaro.

This conversation will engage with various practitioners in contemporary dance and performance who identify as transgender or gender variant. The dialogue will explore several themes, including how the gendered body finds itself within a heightened state of display and awareness.

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Listen to the discussion here.

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In Process Talks moderated by Stephen Greco

Vidich will show the substance of his current process, which involves experiential research with psychedelic drugs, the procedural narrative of flying airplanes, and the social practice of BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sadomasochism). In accessing these seemingly disparate activities, Vidich feeds an intuitive drive toward a totalizing art-practice. Inherent in these forms of risk-play is the condition of submitting to a power greater than oneself.

Pursuing his lifelong fascination with human-animal relationships, Vidich lays out an improvised "first date" scenario in which he plays the part of a wimpy dog. He surrenders control of his instrument to the interrogative forces of a Russian dominatrix, Anya Stern, who is cast as the performer's ego. She tests him, corrects him, and exposes his threshold for pain and exhaustion. Fluidly navigating between the fictive plane of negotiated consent and the stark reality of an electric cattle prod, Vidich attempts to externalize the ecstatic process of boundary dissolution through humiliation and the confrontation of fears.

Created in 2005 by Dance Theater Workshop and continued by New York Live Arts, the Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on creative process. Each Studio Series artist receives a commission and 100 hours of creative residency time and is invited to conduct two informal showings. These in-process showings create a framework for the artist to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated by Artistic Director Carla Peterson in conjunction with New York Live Arts programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC. This year’s Studio Series artists are Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Arturo Vidich, Antonio Ramos, Sidra Bell, devynn emory, Stacy Spence, Paige Martin, RoseAnne Spradlin, Vanessa Justice, Keely Garfield, Joanna Kotze, and Eleanor Smith.


Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In-Process Talks moderated by Neil Greenberg on Feb 3 and Arthur Aviles on Feb 4

Inspired by the work of New York City-based photographer Sol Aramendi and “The Art of Toreo” or bullfighting, Ramos created EN LA ARENA NO TODO ES ROSADO/IN THE ARENA NOT EVERYTHING IS PINK.  

In this work-in-process, Ramos explores themes of sexuality and the disappointments of queer dating after the sudden end of a 13-year relationship. The work shows the everyday struggles of new beginnings. Bullfighting, with its paradox of beauty and cruelty, pits the Toreo (bullfighter) against the brave but suffering bull. Like this provocation, the work shows how we fight for survival in a similar battle to the death. This struggle motivates the emotional and physical content of the work.

This work will be further developed with, among other things, rituals from the Santeria interwoven into the piece for presentation at The Young Roots Performance Series at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture on May 4, 2012 with a post-performance discussion moderated by NY Live Arts Artistic Director Carla Peterson. Funded by the Rockefeller Foudnation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund 2010-12, this series showcases emerging artists experimenting with the artistic roots of Afro-Latino traditions to create new branches that reach into the future. theyoungrootsperformanceseries.blogspot.com.
 
Currently Ramos is also in discussion with El Museo del Barrio to develop elements of this work in collaboration with director Charles Rice-Gonzalez for presentation in 2012-13.
 
Ramos deeply identified with two works by Aramendi on display at El Museo del Barrio’s The (S) Files 2011 exhibition. Aramendi's photographs, "Bailando Conmigo" ("Dancing with myself"), shows a woman ironing records by hand as they melt under her touch. Another work, “El Amor Duele” ("Love Hurts"), depicts a bride who hangs her heart on a coat rack. These works motivated Ramos to examine real life, quotidian events such as eating, having sex, or taking pills in a surreal way.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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"A richly textured and layered theatrical adventure" - The New York Times

How do we human beings live together? How do we co-exist with others who may be close to us, yet so very different from ourselves? How do we live with those not only in our own household, but in our neighborhood, our city, our country and our ever-fracturing planet?

 

In A Quarreling Pair, Bill T. Jones explores the dualities between any two people and the struggle to co-habitate and to live together against all odds. 
 
The work is in part inspired by A Quarreling Pair, by playwright and mnovelist Jane Bowles.  The play, written for two puppets, is an absurdist meditation on the relationship of two middle-aged sisters, Harriet and Rhoda, who sit in separate rooms and quarrel endlessly about trivial tasks, the futility of life, and their inextricable bond. Bill T. Jones chose this work as inspiration because "This short but powerful play has been on my mind for nearly 20 years as I have ruminated on the idea of partnering, onstage and off." 
 
To Mr. Jones the play also suggests the world of entertainment, with its strange poetry and curious songs. A Quarreling Pair  is an opportunity to go deeper into what makes each of us performers. 
 
"We want to clown, sing, dance. We want to explore the spirit of vaudeville, even as we keep our eye firmly on the serious dance aesthetic that has shaped the Company." -Bill T. Jones
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Maya Ciarrocchi has created a disorienting experience of urban proportions through her three channel video installation, Wasteland. Influenced by T.S. Elliot’s epic poem and using classic shots of New York City icons, including views of Times Square, the Hudson River, and the beach, Maya creates inverted images where water becomes sky, cityscapes become cloud formations, and pedestrians on the beach become suspended behemoths.

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"It is a beastly ballet, both harrowing and gorgeous." - The Stranger

the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t combines Zoe Scofield’s physical distortion of classical technique with Juniper Shuey’s distilled visual design to create a heightened sense of reality. Supported by Morgan Henderson’s hypnotic original score with live sound design by Kamran Sadeghi, lighting by Jessica Trundy, and a cast including local dancers from Barnard College, the devil… creates a world shaped by accumulating, external forces as the company delves into a haunting physical, sonic and visual space shaped by brutality and grace.

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Studio Series for RoseAnne Spradlin is currently sold out.  Please call 212.924.0077 after 1pm to be put on the wait list.

In-Process Talks moderated by Neil Greenberg (Fri) and Jen Rosenblit (Sat)

RoseAnne Spradlin / Performance Projects presents the experimental performance works of choreographer and artist RoseAnne Spradlin, who has become known for her raw, luminous vision and provocative performance works. Spradlin tackles unusual themes and is committed to taking creative risks. For the Studio Series, Spradlin has developed new material through an improvisation process with dancers Rebecca Serrell Cyr, Natalie Green and Rebecca Wender that explores mood, repetition, presence and disappearance.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Lawrence Goldhuber and Janet Wong

Garfield’s works are meticulously organized and immediately disrupted. She crafts ritualistic and askew tales characterized by aching and ironic invention. Her “mini-epics” are like tumbling stones in an edgy, thrilling stream of consciousness where religion, politics, domestic life and sexuality are playfully articulated and warped. In her Studio Series showings, Garfield will show excerpts from a work-in-process titled Buzz Kill set to premiere in 2013.
 
In the 9th Century BC it was written in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishard, “This earth is the honey of all beings, and all beings are the honey of this earth”. The poet Virgil mused that bees must still possess a “portion of the divine mind” since the ancients believed them to be unchanged since the Garden of Eden. Perhaps sent by the gods to show us how to live in harmony and accord, bees are currently facing the greatest threat to their existence as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) decimates their broods. Since honeybees are the primary pollinators of many fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, humans are also facing environmental and ethical challenges around the wide use of pesticides and the consequences of our disregard for the other life forms that we share this planet with. Buzz Kill forages links between the waggle and round dances of the honeybees, their industrious, cooperative societies, the honeyed results of their toil and the sting of breakdown in our own organizing principles.    
 
Hailed as an artist working “at the height of her powers” (New York Times), Garfield now sheds her recent over-the-top works, adopting a plainer approach, a pared-down inventory and a new cast of characters. Embracing the optimism of empty space, Garfield presents scenes polished to reveal their essential crystalline nature, and redefines herself for the time being. Joining Garfield is a superb cast of movement mediators including Maggie Bennett, Molly Lieber, Saúl Ulerio, as well as long-time collaborator Brandin Steffensen.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Melanie Maar (Fri) and Hilary Clark (Sat)

For the Studio Series, Justice is inspired by vibration and the conductivity of the tissues of the body. She explores the everyday experience of sensory impressions combined with thoughts, emotions, and energy to collectively constitute the contents of consciousness. She sets up a framework for internal and external sources of movement to coexist, and explores the expressive potential of performance in close proximity to the audience. Performers include Talya Epstein, Lily Ockwell, Kendra Portier, Devika Wickremesinghe, and contemporary artist Janine Antoni. There will also be a showing of an interactive video installation created in collaboration with Rachel Boggia.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Mark Jarecke

Martin’s current process is an effort to uncover and understand the path towards authenticity in performance. Her investigation involves working with limitations such as stillness and containment and exploring the boundaries between the physical and the non-physical to examine levels of authenticity when one person is performing for another.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In-Process Talks moderated by Kimberly Bartosik and Jesse Zaritt

Kotze aims to rigorously explore the potential of the body in movement, challenging what might be habitual or expected. Her work-in-process titled it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen confronts the seductiveness of classifying, ordering, structuring, while attempting to hold on to the character of the unnameable, vulnerable, imaginable. Kotze, who holds a degree in architecture, examines the natural disorder of structured orders. Performers Stuart Singer and Netta Yerushalmy will join her for her Studio Series showings.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Juliana F. May

Smith’s current work-in-process titled Velvet Brown explores feelings of shame, containment and identity. The piece uses improvisation to generate a set emotive movement vocabulary and is greatly inspired by the personal narratives of the performers, which include Courtney Cooke, Caitlin Marz, Molly Lieber and Antonietta Vicario. Velvet Brown features music by Ian Collier/Glass House.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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Pre-Show Talk May 16 at 6:30pm with Brian Rogers
Post-Show Talk May 18 with Cathy Edwards

Bessie Award winning (2010), Comme Toujours Here I Stand re-invents Agnes Varda's classic New Wave film, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 for the stage. Shot in Paris in 1961, the film tracks the early evening hours in the life of a marginally talented pop singer as she waits to hear if she has terminal cancer. The Company uses the script as a found object to create an intimate portrait of a woman shadowed by death, while still caught up in the breezy pleasures of the day: shopping, visiting, strolling. The piece serves also as a critique of the flexible and facile nature of the medium of film when set against the handmade qualities of live dance and theater.

The reconstruction of Comme Toujours Here I Stand is supported by New York Live Arts’ DTW Commissioning Fund and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts 

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Late Show just Added!  Friday May 11 at 10pm

Pre-Show Talk May 9 at 6:30pm with Juliette Mapp
Post-Show Talk May 11 with Carla Peterson

Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012), which premiered at Bryn Mawr College in February, is a personal look at the body (alternately medical, eroticized and/or aestheticized).  Described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “philosophically poetic and exploratory,” the work invites audiences to examine contemporary notions of how we experience the body as both owners and spectators. With choreography and visual design by “Bessie” Award-winner John Jasperse, the original Fort Blossom premiered in 2000 at The Kitchen with Jasperse and performers Miguel Gutierrez, Parker Lutz and Juliette Mapp. The revisited and expanded version features performers Ben Asriel, Lindsay Clark, Erika Hand and Burr Johnson. In returning to this work, Jasperse has questioned how his approach to the material has shifted over time, how original intentions could be manifest with increased potency, and how changes that have occurred within his own body affect his frame of reference, understanding, and desires for expression within the work. The central goal of reigniting a certain tough freshness of the original gesture of the work has guided the process, which Jasperse has described as an unabashed utopian desire for a community of difference in togetherness that exists in a space beyond shame.

While not composed for this work, the music for Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012) is drawn from pre-existing commercially released recordings by Ryoji Ikeda and is used with the gracious permission of the composer. Original Lighting Design is by Stan Pressner. Costume construction of the women’s dresses is by Deanna Berg.

Choreography and Visual Design by John Jasperse
Performed by Ben Asriel, Lindsay Clark, Erika Hand, and Burr Johnson
Lighting Design by Stan Pressner

Original Roles created by Miguel Gutierrez, Parker Lutz, Juliette Mapp and John Jasperse

This presentation of Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012) is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.
 
Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012) is reconstructed with lead support from Bryn Mawr College, funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance; it is being developed in residencies at Baryshnikov Art Center and Bryn Mawr College.

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Listen to the Post-Show Talk here>

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Pre-Show Talk May 2 at 6:30pm with Ryan Tracy
Post-Show Talk May 4 with Brian Brooks

Ambient Cowboy is lonely and joyous, dark and funny, violent and loving. Seeded by a visit to Philip Johnson's Glass House - with its brilliantly audacious imposition of serene, spare modernity on the abundant, looming wilderness -Ambient Cowboy explores this fertile landscape of contrasting elements, through dance, drama, sound, and setting. Ambient Cowboy will be performed by Lawrence Cassella, Molly Poerstel, Eleanor Smith, and Ivy Baldwin, with sound design by Justin Jones, set design by Anna Schuleit, and lighting design by Chloë Z. Brown.

Ambient Cowboy is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ DTW Commissioning Fund and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. It was developed, in part, at a creative residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center through a partnership with New York Live Arts, with support from the New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.

 

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Watch the collaborator spotlight with Anna Schuleit>

Watch the Pre-Show Discussion here>
Listen to the Post-Show Discussion here>

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Pre-Show Talk Apr 25 at 6:30pm with Ralph Lemon
Post-Show Talk Apr 27 with Carla Peterson

Performances at New York Live Arts

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church comes in fives sizes: Extra Small (XS) to Extra Large (XL). Following the sublime (S), the rare beauty of (XS), and the spectacular (M)imosa, the Antigone Sr./(L) presents an all-male contemporary dance version of Sophocles’s Greek tragic drama, Antigone, performed by Rob Fordeyn, Trajal Harrell, Thibault Lac, Stephen Thompson, Ondrej Vidlar. All five sizes share the proposition: What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the Voguing ball scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform alongside the early postmodernists at Judson Church? Rather than illustrating a historical fiction, these new works transplant this proposition into a contemporary context. What we experience was neither possible at The Balls nor at Judson, but, here and now, a third possibility is created.

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L) is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gernerous funding has also been provided by The Jerome Foundation, The Alfred Meyer Foundation, and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Co-Production: New York Live Arts, CNDC Angers, and CCN Belfort. Residency Support provided by WpZimmer - Antwerp, Workspace Brussels, Pact Zollverein - Essen, and Dansen Hus - Stockholm. 

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here>

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Pre-Show Talk Apr 4 at 6:30pm with Jeremy Barker
Post-Show Talk Apr 6 with Brian Rogers

An experiment in permeability and containment, aggression and catharsis, A Crack in Everything seeks to expand and examine the liminal space between action-reaction, cause-effect, and before-after. The installation and performance are meditations on moments that divide people’s lives into these linear experiences of time and how our memory creates its own separate physical life, space and time.

This performance was funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

zoe | juniper are recipients of an Artist Trust Fellowship and GAP grant and received a National Dance Project Production Grant  (2009-2010), NPN Creation Fund and Trust for Mutual Understanding and Dance Theater Workshop Suitcase Fund Grant.  A Crack In Everything (ACIE) was developed and performed in process at Trafo House of Contemporary Art (Budapest), Arts Center and The Body Festival (New Zealand), Bates Dance Festival, Open Flight Studio (Seattle), the MacDowell Colony, Florian Theater Creation Residency, Budapest Hungry, SOFA / Arts Center Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, and received 4Culture Sustained Support. Portions of ACIE were developed in the Herald Clurman Center in Movement and Dance Theater Artist-in-Residence program (MAD-AIR) at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.  A Crack in Everything was commissioned in part through a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow and co-commissioned by On the Boards. and was developed through the Dance Production Program at On the Boards in conjunction with the Mellon Foundation.

A Crack in Everything is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Bates Dance Festival in partnership with Jacob’s Pillow, On the Boards, New York Live Arts, Diverseworks, PICA and NPN.

A Crack in Everything is funded in part by the Princess Grace Foundation.

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Listen to the Pre-show Talk>

Listen to the Post-show Talk>

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Pre-Show Talk Mar 24 at 6:30pm with Maura Keefe
Post-Show Talk Mar 30 with Annie B Parson

David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group's inclusive embrace of disciplines springs from an interest in the mind as a complex phenomenological experience, articulated on our declining bodies. In Restless Eye, Advanced Beginner Group explores the realm between thought and behavior, between describing life and experiencing it. Through a collision of digital technology and a deeply physical vocabulary, Restless Eye will bring together the madness of everyday events with the vast patterns that shape our inexplicable lives. Ultimately, it's how we bring our attention to what's in front of us that allows art to transform us as creators and observers.

Restless Eye is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ DTW Commissioning Fund and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

Restless Eye was developed, in part, during a creative residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at The Florida State University in partnership with New York Live Arts and with support from and National Endowment for the Arts.

Made possible, in part, with a 2011 Princess Grace Works in Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Listen to the Post-Show Talk here>

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Pre-Show Talk Mar 14 at 6:30pm with Radhika Subramaniam
Post-Show Talk Mar 16 with Ralph Lemon

theRevisitation is the simple and intricate exercise of looking back to look forward. Selected previous performance works are cut, pasted and merged with new ideas, thoughts, realities and perspectives, and crafted into a vehicle for Wilson to reflect on his past, his approach to his body and its idiomatic movement. It is a reexamination of the artist’s moving body and his provocative body of work and includes four pieces: INTRODUCTION, a solo performed by Wilson; the duet, a newly choreographed duet that recycles movement from Wilson’s past duet works; Big BRICK: a man’s piece, a quartet for four men; and a vocal suite.

The reconstruction of theRevisitation is supported by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Reggie Wilson on his Fresh Tracks Experience>

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Reggie Wilson "Big BRICK -a man's piece" from New York Live Arts on Vimeo.

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NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to represent their city at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam. Come support the voices of the next generation, as they take the stage and speak their mind. To enter, poets must be 13-19 years old, and signup at urbanwordnyc.org or show up. First come first serve. Audience members are encouraged to come early, as seating is limited.

Since 2004, Dance Theater Workshop and now New York Live Arts has been collaborating with Urban Word NYC to support urban youth in their development of hybrid performance work for the stage. Now for the fourth year, this partnership includes the participation of spoken word artist, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, selected by Urban Word, in the New York Live Arts Studio Series. Previous Urban Word NYC Studio Series artists are Darian Dauchan, Queen Godls, and Geoff Trenchard.

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Exclusive cocktail receptions held in conjunction with select shows in our theater. Join dance and performance artists, New York Live Arts board members and fellow patrons of contemporary dance for lively evenings of wine, food and performance.

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Thank you to all of our generous supporters who joined us for an amazing Spring BASH honoring Elizabeth Streb and Juliana F. May. We danced the night away raising funds to support the Fresh Tracks Performance & Residency Program, the Live Arts residency program for emerging choreographers. Begun by Dance Theater Workshop in 1965, Fresh Tracks has helped launch the careers of more than 500 choreographers, including Bill T. Jones, Elizabeth Streb and Meredith Monk. Contributions to the 2012 Spring BASH allow us to provide artists with an unparalleled level of support, providing the time, space and materials to develop new innovations in movement-based art.


CHECK OUT IMAGES FROM THE EVENT

 

BASH Co-Chairs
Eric Anderson
Judith Zarin

Host Committee

  • Visionary
  • Eric Anderson
  • Cynthia Brauer & Stacy Dick
  • Valentino D. Carlotti
  • Anne Delaney
  • The Dodgers
  • Muna El Fituri
  • Paul Fribourg & Paula Zahn
  • The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
  • Stephen & Ruth Hendel
  • Carol & Gershon Kekst
  • The Mottola Company
  • Ellen Poss
  • Jaar-mel & Peter Sloane
  • Bob & Ginny Walther
  • Judith Zarin
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  • Impresario
  • Steven & Susan Bloom
  • Madeline Brine
  • Derek Brown & Deborah Hellman
  • Carol J. Bryce-Buchanan
  • Cathleen Collins
  • Abigail Congdon & Joseph Azrack
  • Jill Crawford & Craig Tooman
  • Terence Dougherty
  • Jennifer Egan & David Herskovits
  • Paul Engler & Temple St. Clair Carr
  • Sandra Zoe Eskin
  • Adam & Dara Freed
  • Eleanor Friedman
  • Stephen & Nancy Gabriel
  • Judy & Steven Gluckstern
  • Thelma Golden
  • Helen & Peter Haje
  • Cheryl Henson
  • Michael J. Hirschhorn & Jimena P. Martinez
  • Michael & Lenore Hyatt
  • Richard Levy & Lorraine Gallard
  • Glenn Ligon
  • Jeffrey B. Liszt
  • Cheryl & Michael Lomax
  • Ginny & Tim Millhiser
  • Kathleen O’Connor
  • Tamara & Kenneth Picache
  • Deborah Sale & Ted Striggles
  • Jane Bovingdon Semel & Terry Semel
  • Marilyn Sobel
  • Catharine R. Stimpson
  • David H. Thomson
  • Andrew & Veronique Vogel
  • Adam Weinstein
  • Barbara & Michael Zimmerman

Ticket Levels:
$5,000 Visionary (Contribution portion $4,000*)
  SOLD OUT

  • Reserved seating for eight guests with private bottle and waiter service;
  • Most prominent listing on the 2012 Spring BASH invitation (time permitting);
  • Premium gift bags with New York Live Arts tote bag for table guests;
  • Acknowledgement in performance programs and website during the 2011/2012 season

 

$1,200 Impresario (Contribution portion $950*)  SOLD OUT

  • Reserved seating for two guests with private bottle and waiter service;
  • Listing on the BASH invitation (time permitting);
  • Premium gift bags with New York Live Arts tote bag for table guests;
  • Acknowledgement in performance programs and website during the 2011/2012 season

 

$175 Trailblazer (Contribution portion $50*)

  • Individual ticket
  • Spring BASH gift bag

 

$95 Cutting Edge: 40 and under

  • Individual ticket
  • Spring BASH gift bag

 
*All contribution are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Proceeds to benefit New York Live Arts

 

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The Premiere Gala will be an intimate, elegant event celebrating the launch of New York Live Arts’ debut season. Join leaders in business, the visual arts, the performing arts, academia and other loyal supporters as we enjoy an evening of live performance beginning at 7 pm in our state-of-the-art theater in Chelsea followed by a custom dinner menu created by celebrity chef David Waltuck of Ark Restaurants and Chanterelle at 8:30 pm at the Paula Cooper Gallery in West Chelsea.

To purchase Gala tickets or make a contribution to the event, please contact Gretchen Weber, Development Associate, Special Events at 212. 691. 6500 x377 or gweber@newyorklivearts.org.

To make an online donation click here.

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chameckilerner in collaboration with Phil Harder

CONVERSATION  WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2
Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall

CONVERSATION  WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2, originally commissioned by PERFORMA 09 as a short film, will be adapted as a diptych for the New York Live Arts Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. The work is a reinterpretation of a segment from the 1916 futuristic film, VITA FUTURISTA, which explores futurist ideas like simultaneity, dynamics and double exposure. By layering images of Andrea Lerner and Rosane Chamecki boxing became a perfect metaphor for their 20 year collaboration. Sometimes they are one, sometimes two but most of the times they are a third identity: a striking fusion of both - Chamecki and Lerner.

THE COLLECTION
New York Live Arts Elevator

(World Premiere) Using movement vocabulary that is entirely appropriated from paintings, sculptures and photographs of “nudes” throughout art history THE COLLECTION moves as a sliding landscape of classical and contemporary depictions of the human form. To be naked is to be oneself, to be nude is to be seen naked by others, implying an awareness of being seen. Featuring Levi Gonzales and Hristoula Harakas, viewers are aware of the subtleties within the nude forms, some natural and unapologetic about their nakedness and others representational as if in view of a spectator.

 

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Pre-Show Talk Mar 7 at 6:30pm with Kyle Bukhari
Post-Show Talk Mar 9 with Yasuko Yokoshi

Jodi Melnick is an internationally acclaimed performer and two-time New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winner whose work is meticulously designed, flooded with imagery, and transformed by the phenomenon of dancing.  Her newest work, Solo, Deluxe Version, features performances by Melnick, Jon Kinzel, Hristoula Harakas and Stuart Shugg; original music by Steven Reker and his band, People GetReady (Luke Fasano, James Rickman and Jen Goma);  and lighting by Joe Levasseur.  The evening also includes the world premiere of One of Sixty Five Thousand Gestures, a solo choreographed collaboratively with Trisha Brown - a creative conversation that explores their mutual interest in the crafting of movement, the slippage from casual to formal and back again. One of Sixty Five Thousand Gestures features an original score by Hahn Rowe.

Solo, Deluxe Version is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

Solo, Deluxe Version is funded, in part, by The Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Grant (2010-2011).

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Listen to the Pre-show Talk>
Listen to the Post-show Talk>
Collaborator Spotlight with People Get Ready>

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Pre-Show Talk Feb 15 at 6:30pm with Cassie Maude Peterson

Vanessa Anspaugh questions how we maintain or reinforce difference between ”the garden and the world,” between your land and my land, between human and animal or Self and Other? Armed Guard Garden  looks to the queer body as a site of resistance and to current “occupations” as a way of imagining and critiquing notions of paradise  and “resting place.” The work features performers Aretha Aoki, Niall Noel Jones, Molly Leiber, Lydia Okrent, and Mary Read; Dramaturge Susan Mar Landau; Costume Design by Emily Roysdon; Lighting Design by Vincent Vigilante; Sound Design by Ryan MacDonald; Conceptual Collaborator Cassie Maude Peterson.
 
Jen Rosenblit harnesses multiplicity and absurdity as a constant point of departure and performative culture. Working with friend, performer, and long-term collaborator Addys Gonzalez, Rosenblit looks closely at the nature of their duet body, listening to a structure that can support failure, honor patronage and deem even the unworthy as righteous.  In Mouth finds these two bodies fallen, devastated and roaming and may or may not be about gay marriage.

Armed Guard Garden and In Mouth are commissioned by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and are made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation

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See what the critics had to say here>

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“Strikingly composed . . . a technically assured performance by Will Bond. A portrait of one ‘genius’ taking on another. . . Bond has balletic precision.” – The New York Times

Returning for its third New York City Season, SITI Company is proud to begin its presenting partnership with the newly formed New York Live Arts with its Obie Award-winning Bob. Bob is a solo show that revolves around the life and times of an internationally known avant-garde theater director. Acclaimed as a genius, he rides the fast track of the ever-shrinking global art scene. He uses his own history and everyone around him as fodder for his grandiose staged spectacles. Through Bob, you’ll experience a creative crisis in the making and see where American pop culture and high culture collide. Bob is not meant to be a realistic portrait of Robert Wilson the man, rather a dip into an engaging perspective about family, art, and American Culture.
 
Bob was commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University.  Bob was developed in association with Theatre Archa, Prague, Czech Republic.
 
 
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Jan 22 and 29 at 2:30pm [event_prices] => $40 / $32 Advance [event_ticket_url] => https://tickets.newyorklivearts.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=725 [event_dates] => [["01\/19\/2012","01\/22\/2012"],["01\/24\/2012","01\/29\/2012"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => {"p1":"a first date","p5":"igniting conversation","p10":"something random"} [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 71 [event_also_like2] => 76 [event_also_like3] => 75 [event_profile_photo] => /media/Bobprofile_web.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 733 [remote_ID] => 66 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => bob-color-web-1327610291.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 65 [event_name] => BLESSED [event_url] => BLESSED [event_description] =>

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 form the basis for a defense against total ruin and final destiny. A work of great somberness and beauty focused on the unrelenting struggle for life.

BLESSED is presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.
 

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here>

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here>

See what the critics had to say here>

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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 innocence through sustained fantasy, Nut/Cracked incorporates an enterprising mix of tap, ballet, contemporary, disco and even toe tap. By the end of the show the cast has danced their way to a new kind of childhood replete with a thumb-sucking fantasia to the Grand Pas de Deux. In addition to The Bang Group, each show features a different group of teenage guest artists from dance schools throughout New York City.

 

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See what the critics had to say here.

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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 from fear, play with thrills and terrors? How do those emotions excluded from consciousness play with us? This second reconstruction features original cast members Scott Heron, Annie Iobst, and Mike Iveson with new cast members Yve Laris Cohen, Jen Rosenblit, Aki Sasamoto, Osmani Tellez, Arturo Vidich, and Emily Wexler, and special guest appearances from Hapi Phace, Stinkmetal and Gina Varla Vetro.

The reconstruction of The Shining is supported by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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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 them to live performances created and performed by their peers.

[artist_ID] => 89 [event_dates_description] => Dec 10 at 2pm, Dec 11 at 1pm and 4pm [event_prices] => $15 Adults / $1 Kids [event_ticket_url] => https://tickets.newyorklivearts.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=177 [event_dates] => [["12\/10\/2011","12\/10\/2011"],["12\/11\/2011","12\/11\/2011"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => {"p2":"young audiences","p4":"dance lovers","p9":"supporting artists"} [event_post_show_diary] =>

See what the critics had to say here.

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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 by a 50-hour creative residency in our studios along with introductory level professional development workshops in marketing, fundraising and career development. Artists also participate in dialogue sessions facilitating open discussion about their creative process and one-on-one consultations, both with Artistic Advisor Levi Gonzalez.

Previous Fresh Tracks artists include: Jeff Duncan (1965), Deborah Jowitt (1968), Wendy Perron (1970), Alice Teirstein (1974), Bill T. Jones (1977), Bebe Miller (1978) Elizabeth Streb (1979), Tere O’Connor (1984), Amy Sue Rosen (1986), Ron Brown (1987), Reggie Wilson (1989), RoseAnne Spradlin (1990), Rosane Chamecki (1991), Maura Ngyuen-Donohue (1995), and more recently, Ivy Baldwin (2000), Jen Rosenblit (2009), and Vanessa Anspaugh (2010).

Artist Profiles:
niv Acosta
Hadar Ahuvia
Aretha Aoki

Lorene Bouboushian
Yanghee Lee
Saúl Ulerio

 

 

Fresh Tracks is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

[artist_ID] => 90 [event_dates_description] => Dec 7 — 10 at 7:30pm [event_prices] => $16 Advance Purchase / $20 Day of Performance - $15 Night: Dec 8 [event_ticket_url] => https://tickets.newyorklivearts.org/public/loader.asp?target=show_events_list.asp?shcode=196 [event_dates] => [["12\/07\/2011","12\/10\/2011"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => {"p4":"dance lovers","p9":"supporting artists","p10":"something random"} [event_post_show_diary] =>

See what the critics had to say here.

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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, The Barnard Project offers choreographers and their selected casts the opportunity to work in a laboratory setting that emphasizes shared process. The resulting new works by 2011 – 2012 artists Ivy Baldwin, Sidra Bell, David Parker, and Susan Rethorst will premiere at New York Live Arts.

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See what the critics had to say here>

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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 hurt and hope on a journey towards self. Equipped with pen as compass and journal as road map, they discover that life is full of moments that will carry you as far and deep as you are willing to go. Feature Poets: Nia Allen Lee, Aziza Barnes, Kedene McLeod, Diamond Wynn; Apprentice Poets: Marlon Cadore & David Fasayana; Multimedia Poets: Jesica Blandon & Christina Louis; and special appearance by Kristina Gramlich. Poets are paired with Writing Mentor Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and Director/Choreographer Nicco Annan.

New York Live Arts and Urban Word NYC partner to support urban youth in their development of hybrid performance work for the stage. Now for the fourth year, this partnership includes the participation of a spoken word artist, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, selected by Urban Word, in the New York Live Arts Studio Series. Previous Urban Word NYC Studio Series artists are Darian Dauchan, Queen Godls, and Geoff Trenchard.

 

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See what the critics had to say here.

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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 Walter Terry. Based on the recently discovered audio recording, the interview reveals Graham’s iconic persona with intimate reflections on her unparalleled life and career. Martha@... The 1963 Interview features Richard Move as Graham, Tony Award-nominated actress/playwright Lisa Kron as Terry and Move’s illustrious, longtime collaborators, Graham Company Principal dancer Katherine Crockett and former Graham Company member Catherine Cabeen, with a new-media scenic design by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo.

Martha@...The 1963 Interview was originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop's Commissioning and Creative Residency Program with the support of donors to The Fund for Continuing Innovation. The remount of this work is supported by New York Live Arts’ DTW Commissioning Fund and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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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 Bar.

For one night only, BLACKFISH performs a companion concert after Emily Johnson’s The Thank-you Bar. Known for live improvised duets in surround-sound installation environments, BLACKFISH creates spontaneous sounds and songs that span from the intricate and sparse to dense, layered, sonic constructions. Playing pedal steel guitar, upright bass, and acoustic guitars through a myriad of effects and looping pedals, BLACKFISH is James Everest and Joel Pickard.

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD TRACKS FROM THE TYB TOUR COLLECTION
 

 

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See what the critics had to say here.

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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 Joel Pickard of the music duo BLACKFISH. The work finds Johnson considering the question, “What is a true home?” Drawing from her Yup’ik heritage, Johnson – an artist whose works often deal with themes of identity, community and cultural responsibility – sets out in The Thank-you Bar to connect ideas of displacement, longing and language to history, architecture and igloo-myth. THIS IS DISPLACEMENT, a companion exhibit curated by Johnson featuring works by 46 visual artists from 19 tribal nations, will be on display as a slideshow on the Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. For more information: thisisdisplacement.com.

The presentation of The Thank-You Bar was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the National Dance Project, a program administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Major support for the National Dance Project is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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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 notions of nationhood and identity by examining the relationship between the body and power.

Crossing the Line, the annual fall festival of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), is conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of significant transdisciplinary artists working on both sides of the Atlantic. It is initiated and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions.

Rachid Ouramdane's performance is funded in part by FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the French American Cultural Exchange and the Florence Gould Foundation.

Additional support for the presentation of World Fair was provided by French American Cultural Exchange (FACE).

 

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Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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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 and minds in this sublime and poetic new work. Based on extensive conversations with survivors of torture, Rachid Ouramdane portrays this violence as a withdrawal from humanity. Rachid Ouramdane probes the limitations of representing barbarity and explores how the body can transform itself in the extremes of endurance. He shares portraits of those who have experienced the unimaginable so that their suffering is not forgotten, and highlights the repeated use of violence at a time when torture appears to be tolerated and even used legitimately on the global stage. Ordinary Witnesses is a moving testimony to the extraordinary power of the human spirit.

Post Show Talk:
"What is the nature of the gap between personal experience and official history?" Rachid Ouramdane writes in his artist's notes for "Ordinary Witnesses." "What can dance do that history books can't?" Following the performance on October 12, Ouramdane joins Larry Siems for a conversation about art, activism, and history. Siems is the Director of Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Center, which is co-producing the "Reckoning With Torture" national film project with director Doug Liman and the ACLU (the American Civil Liberties Union); and the author of the forthcoming The Torture Report: What the Documents Say about America's Post-9/11 Torture Program. Together, they will explore the role the arts can play in confronting the legacies of torture.

Crossing the Line, the annual fall festival of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), is conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of significant transdisciplinary artists working on both sides of the Atlantic. It is initiated and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions.

Rachid Ouramdane's performance is funded in part by FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the French American Cultural Exchange and the Florence Gould Foundation.

Additional support for the presentation of World Fair was provided by French American Cultural Exchange (FACE).

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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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 downtown’s most beloved and revered dancers as they demonstrate what is privileged in contemporary dance while offering a different or alternative definition of virtuosity. From these performers’ perspectives on how they perform movement, what it means to perform movement, and their focus on the interpretation of material, this program will show us the remarkable stylistic powers of the New York City dancer.

Featuring Performances from:
Steven Reker and People Get Ready
Arturo Vidich
Ishmael Houston-Jones
Jodi Melnick
Brandi Norton
Heather Olson
Holley Farmer
Leah Cox
David Neumann


Material performed from the 1970’s to the present includes excerpts, complete works, and improvised scores by choreographers Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Bill T. Jones, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Yvonne Meier, David Neumann, Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker and People Get Ready, and Tere O’Connor.
 

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Click here to listen to the Pre-Show Talk.

See what the critics had to say here

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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, 22, 24
Duet x 2 (1982), Continuous Replay (1977/1991)*, Blauvelt Mountain (1980)**

Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s roots in the avant-garde with a program that revives and reconsiders the challenging, groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years. These works, two of which premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in the ‘80s, include some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic; pieces that redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer. The program includes the newly reconstructed duets Valley Cottage: A Study (1980) and Monkey Run Road (1979), pieces not seen in New York City since their premiere performances.

 

* Performed with surprise special guests
** Premiered at Dance Theater Workshop

Body Against Body is made possible with support from the Company’s commissioning program, “Partners in Creation,” which includes the following donors:  the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovington Semel and Terry Semel and Carol H. Tolan. Body Against Body was commissioned by The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.The reconstruction of Body Against Body has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.  The Company's performances at New York Live Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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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 set in the Great Depression, Find My Way Home recasts Orpheus as a famous 30’s radio crooner who makes a pact with the gods and descends into hell to bring Eurydice back to life. Created during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Find My Way Home deconstructs genres of opera, period dance, and cinematic acting, and includes scenes and arias from Gluck’s baroque opera Orfeo Ed Eurydice, (sung in Kelly’s countertenor voice), together with film sequences, set and costume design, and a company of 11 singers and dancers.

Find My Way Home was originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1988. The reconstruction of this work is supported by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund," and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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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 performances and reconstructed classics are woven together through a dynamic and whimsical composition blending live music, percussion, imagery, improvisation and choreography.

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“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 Steinhardt Conservatory, and the famed Cherry Esplanade. Inspired by the final section of Jean-Luc Godard’s 2004 film, Notre Musique, by the same name, Paradis—Paradis continues Castro’s exploration of the space between the performer and audience member. A stark and fragile solo opens the show, followed by eight dancers whose movement through the open Esplanade heightens the solitary otherness of the landscape at night. The audience informs the work as their movement is tracked to generate the sound, light and movement environment that they inhabit.

Paradis is a performance and audio installation with live piano performed by Michael Dauphinais, featuring performers Peggy Cheng, Simon Courchel, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz (soloist), Stuart Singer, Darrin Wright, Pamela Vail, and Kimberly Young, with sound design by Stephan Moore. Paradis marks Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s first site-specific dance project in its 100 year history.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Desert House in the Steinhardt Conservatory and the Cherry Esplanade
1000 Washington Avenue
B or Q to Prospect Park
2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway

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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. A poetic work conjuring cycles of growth and transmutation by exploring female/male archetypes, Education of the Girlchild Revisited features Monk’s solo from the original opera. During the second half, Monk is joined by Ensemble members Katie Geissinger, Ellen Fisher and Allison Sniffin to revive music and movement from the “Girlchild” era, including selections from Key: an album of invisible theatre (1970) and Vessel: an opera epic (1971). This masterful program revisits the source of Monk’s prolific outpouring, offering some of the most original performance work of our time.

3LD Art and Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street
1, 4, 5, N, R to Rector Street
Click here to download directions

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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. More than a biographical portrait, bobrauschenbergamerica is a tribute to one artist’s singular vision.

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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, Left there by the Tide. Flight is inspired by a great flock of starlings playing in the sky. Like everything in nature, this wild flock is beautiful, dangerous, honest, and unpredictable. The dance features imagery of breathtaking unison flights and banking turns that sculpt the air in seamless elegant patterns. Left there by the Tide features seven short vignettes of different emotional moments in relationships, beginning and ending in a sea of waves. The title is a line by Edna St. Vincent Millay from her poem Ebb, which also served as inspiration for the work.

This season will also include the stunning theatrical ensemble work, Footsteps in the Snow and Sakura Sakura (“cherry blossoms” in Japanese), a dance for seven women that is ritualistic, beautiful and intense.

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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 on Special Events click here


ZOOM integrates dance, cell phones, video projection, a real-time web interface and live music. Conceived by Zvi Gotheiner and his artistic team, ZOOM shatters the wall between audience and performers, creating a new type of interactive performance environment. During performances of ZOOM, audience members take cell phone photos and text them to the visual designer, who projects them as real-time video collages. Text messages between audience and performers are also projected live in an exhilarating and unscripted dialogue. And without the use of spoken words, audience members are invited to cross the proscenium to take close-ups of the performers, finding themselves in a radically different relationship to the creative process. Video design by Tal Yarden, composition and live music by Scott Killian, lighting design by Mark London and costume design by Liz Prince.

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“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 of Iblis, Satan, as understood in some Sufi traditions. Through this lens, the dance-theater piece explores the nature of humanity’s relationship with the divine, the eternal quest for unity, and the illusion of duality in the human experience. Staged as a trio, He Who Burns takes us on a journey from the time before time, through the suffering of Iblis in his separation from his Beloved, and his quest for the same, through to his ecstatic annihilation.

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“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 in a dark field set in a warehouse where the audience and dancers are contained. Ranging from stark and emotional to highly formal the work features performers Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz, Darrin Wright, Pamela Vail, and Kimberly Young with sound design by Stephan Moore, light and set design by Roderick Murray, and costume design byAlbert Sakhai


The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn - Btw Smith & Court St
Subway F or G to Bergen Street

Click here for Paradis @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden Jun 2 - 4

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“…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 dance and visual imagery, possibly providing clues to the proceedings...probably obscuring them. In the end, Candy Mountain is a mystery. Aesthetic Destiny 1: Candy Mountain features music by Justin Luchter, lighting by Carrie Wood and performances by Jennifer Kjos, Benjamin Asriel, Ben Boatright, Kevin Lovelady, Janet Dunson, Biba Bell, Megan Byrne, Penelope Margolis, Patricia Beaman, Athena Malloy, Tyler Ashley, and Burr Johnson.

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“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, von Howard along with his eclectic ensemble of dynamic performers bring a vibrantly dense palate of moving architecture. Triptych is a work guided by the human experience; an intricate cycle of physically exhaustive episodes layered into three diverse sections. The evening will conclude with something von Howard is calling his Hidden Track, a new company work by guest choreographer Susan Douglas Roberts to the powerfully evocative music of Claudia Howard Queen.

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“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 and potential.” – Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Kicking off the Urban Bush Women’s 25th Anniversary season, Zollar: Uncensored explores and interrogates Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s early investigations into the sensual and the power of women. Her early work explored these themes; however they were considered by many to be too controversial for touring in the late 80’s. This is the first time since that time period that Jawole has revisited this content. Still interested in “erotic integrity,” Jawole examines an essential aspect of human nature from an empowered stance.

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[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 describes as “a return to simpler forms” and Foray Forêt, (1990), the last of a series of four works created in collaboration with Robert Rauschenberg. The piece features original visual design and costumes by Rauschenberg as well as a live traditional marching band. Completing the program is Watermotor (1978), a solo dance to be performed by Neal Beasley, the first time this piece has been danced by anyone other than Brown.

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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 cast of seven dancers.

GALLIM DANCE led by choreographer Andrea Miller, will present For Glenn Gould, a new work created for its Dance Theater Workshop debut. The work is inspired by the two radically contrasting recordings that Glenn Gould made of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the first in 1964 and the second in 1981 a few weeks before his death. For Glenn Gould is a portrait of an artist in transition.

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“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 (April 1, 1991) and marks Richard Move’s return as Graham to New York, with a new incarnation of the celebrated Martha @... series. Actress/playwright Lisa Kron, who portrays Terry, received two Tony Award nominations for Well, including Best Actress. Other honors include Obie, Bessie and GLAAD Awards. Kron’s In the Wake was recently produced at the Public Theater. This world premiere also features dancers Catherine Cabeen and Katherine Crockett, with multimedia design by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo.

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“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 aspects of the form. As a result, I’m more interested in ‘doing’ than ‘representing,’ and, specifically, ‘doing’ with the body.” - Neil Greenberg

Using extravagant and full-bodied dancing, Neil Greenberg’s (like a vase) explores the tensions created by the seemingly inescapable human desire to make meaning. Six dancers engage with complex and idiosyncratic movement material that serves as both a shifting object of contemplation and a vast container for redoubled meanings. (like a vase) will be performed with live original music composed by Zeena Parkins.

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“[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 acclaimed U.S. debut in 2009. Sans-titre is a partnership between Raimund and the Congo’s rising star Faustin Linyekula. This new work examines the deeply rooted connections between people across age, culture, and geography through Raimund Hoghe’s nuanced, poignant approach to movement and “theater without words.”

Crossing the Line is the annual fall festival of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), produced in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions, and conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of transdisciplinary artists working in France and New York City.

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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 are woven together with music, photographs and performance footage to create an inside look at an artist at work, offering an expansive view of a seminal piece that has lasted the ages and continues to inspire audiences world-wide.

Cinematography: Jerry Pantzer
Editing: Joelle Schon
Originally produced by: Barbara Dufty and Amy Schatz with Jane Zipp

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“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 Steve Reich and Philip Glass. His mastery changed how choreography relates to its musical score, and confirmed Lar as a visionary in modern dance. In honor of his company’s 40th anniversary, we are presenting three of these seminal works: Marimba (1976), North Star (1978), and Cavalcade (1980). North Star will be performed by an ensemble of dancers from the senior class at The Juilliard School.

The remounts of Marimba (1976), North Star (1978), and Cavalcade (1980) are supported by the Bessie Schönberg/First Light Commissioning and Creative Residency Program of Dance Theater Workshop with support from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Dance Theater Workshop‘s presentation of North Star is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces: Dance initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional support provided, in part, by American Express. This presentation is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Helen and Peter Haje through the David R. White Producers Circle.

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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 artists are Lindsay Clark, Yve Laris Cohen, Marjani Forte, Rebecca Patek, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Mei Yamanaka (please note not all artists will be showing work).

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"...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 of Americans is an homage to Juliette’s mother’s family, immigrants from Albania, who settled in Gary, Indiana, home to the largest steel mill in the United States. The work also draws inspiration from Michael Jackson, a native of Gary, and other music born of the industrial Midwest.

The Making of Americans features video design by John Jesurun. The piece will be performed by Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Levi Gonzalez, Molly Lieber, Kayvon Pourzar, Anna Sperber, Vicky Shick, and Mapp with lighting design by Jeff Nash and original music by Barbez.

The Making of Americans is commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop’s Commissioning and Creative Residency Program with support provided by Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and donors to The Fund for Continuing Innovation. The Making of Americans was developed, in part, during a creative residency provided through a partnership between the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at The Florida State University and Dance Theater Workshop with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more information: www.npnweb.org

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“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, spectacle and authenticity.” - Faye Driscoll

After a week of sold out shows this past spring, Faye Driscoll’s There is so much mad in me returns to Dance Theater Workshop for four nights only. An examination of shifting states of consciousness as choreography, There is so much mad in me, asks how we feel and connect in this time of over stimulation and look at me distraction. Investigating ritual from torture to religious rapture, There is so much mad in me lives within the similarities between polar extremes. What are the fine lines between the abject and the sublime, voyeurism and empathy, entertainment and reality?

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“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 Dance Theater Workshop, Trying Times (remembered) has not been seen in its entirety in over 25 years. Gordon's contemporary reconstruction features Pick Up Performance Company members including Karen Graham, original cast member Valda Setterfield, and dance students from the CalArts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. This rare remount features a new script based on David's 1982 production and Igor Stravinsky's Apollo.

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“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 a solo that showcases his or her full artistic talent and identity. Every BalaSole concert features a different roster of dance artists. Past participants include members of the Limon Dance Company and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. BalaSole was founded by Executive/Artistic Director Roberto Villanueva, who has been praised by The New York Times “for the deftness and technical control of his dancing.”

Guest Artist Series

BalaSole Dance Company is presented as part of Dance Theater Workshop’s Guest Artist Series, a subsidized, comprehensive, curated rental program serving a wide range of dance and performance artists from around the world.

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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 of dance and asking why it so important as a life force.” – Anna Halprin

In 1965, postmodern dance legend Anna Halprin’s Parades & Changes shook the dance world by challenging conceptions of nudity, stillness, and the “ceremony of trust” (as Halprin named it) between performers and audience. Originally banned in the United States, Parades & Changes has not been staged here since 1967. Today, French choreographer Anne Collod, in dialogue with Anna Halprin and original composer Morton Subotnick, is restaging this seminal work, bringing a highly acclaimed group of American and European performers together to relive this masterpiece in its new form, parades & changes, replays.

Performa 09 (November 1-22, 2009, New York City) is the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. www.performa-arts.org"

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Jun 8—9 at 6pm
Eleanor Smith: Studio Series: Eleanor Smith

In Process Talks moderated by Juliana F. May Smith’s current work-in-process titled Velvet Brown explores feelings of shame, containment and identity. The piece uses improvisation to generate a set emotive movement vocabulary and is greatly inspired by the personal narratives of the performers, which include Courtney Cooke, Caitlin Marz, Molly Lieber...

Jun 1—2 at 6pm
Studio Series: Joanna Kotze

In-Process Talks moderated by Kimberly Bartosik and Jesse Zaritt Kotze aims to rigorously explore the potential of the body in movement, challenging what might be habitual or expected. Her work-in-process titled it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen confronts the seductiveness of classifying, ordering, structuring, while attempting...

May 16 — 19 at 7:30pm
Big Dance Theater: Comme Toujours Here I Stand

Pre-Show Talk May 16 at 6:30pm with Brian Rogers Post-Show Talk May 18 with Cathy Edwards Bessie Award winning (2010), Comme Toujours Here I Stand re-invents Agnes Varda's classic New Wave film, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 for the stage. Shot in Paris in 1961, the film tracks the early evening hours...

Fri. 5/11 — Sat. 5/12 at 6pm
Keely Garfield: Studio Series: Keely Garfield

In Process Talks moderated by Lawrence Goldhuber and Janet Wong Garfield’s works are meticulously organized and immediately disrupted. She crafts ritualistic and askew tales characterized by aching and ironic invention. Her “mini-epics” are like tumbling stones in an edgy, thrilling stream of consciousness where religion, politics, domestic life and sexuality are...

May 9 — 12 at 7:30pm, May 11 at 10pm
John Jasperse: Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012)

Late Show just Added!  Friday May 11 at 10pm Pre-Show Talk May 9 at 6:30pm with Juliette Mapp Post-Show Talk May 11 with Carla Peterson Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012), which premiered at Bryn Mawr College in February, is a personal look at the body (alternately medical, eroticized and/or aestheticized).  Described by the...

May 4—5 at 6pm
Vanessa Justice: Studio Series: Vanessa Justice

In Process Talks moderated by Melanie Maar (Fri) and Hilary Clark (Sat) For the Studio Series, Justice is inspired by vibration and the conductivity of the tissues of the body. She explores the everyday experience of sensory impressions combined with thoughts, emotions, and energy to collectively constitute the contents of consciousness....

May 2 — 5 at 7:30pm
Ivy Baldwin: Ambient Cowboy

Pre-Show Talk May 2 at 6:30pm with Ryan Tracy Post-Show Talk May 4 with Brian Brooks Ambient Cowboy is lonely and joyous, dark and funny, violent and loving. Seeded by a visit to Philip Johnson's Glass House – with its brilliantly audacious imposition of serene, spare modernity on the abundant, looming...

Apr 25 — 28 at 7:30pm
Prime Time: Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L)

Pre-Show Talk Apr 25 at 6:30pm with Ralph Lemon Post-Show Talk Apr 27 with Carla Peterson Performances at New York Live Arts Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church comes in fives sizes: Extra Small (XS) to Extra Large (XL). Following the sublime (S), the rare beauty of (XS),...

Apr 20 — 21 at 6pm
RoseAnne Spradlin: Studio Series: RoseAnne Spradlin

Studio Series for RoseAnne Spradlin is currently sold out.  Please call 212.924.0077 after 1pm to be put on the wait list. In-Process Talks moderated by Neil Greenberg (Fri) and Jen Rosenblit (Sat) RoseAnne Spradlin / Performance Projects presents the experimental performance works of choreographer and artist RoseAnne Spradlin, who has become known...

Apr 13—14 at 6pm
Paige Martin: Studio Series: Paige Martin

In Process Talks moderated by Mark Jarecke Martin’s current process is an effort to uncover and understand the path towards authenticity in performance. Her investigation involves working with limitations such as stillness and containment and exploring the boundaries between the physical and the non-physical to examine levels of authenticity when one...

Apr 4 — 7 at 7:30pm
zoe | juniper: A Crack in Everything

Pre-Show Talk Apr 4 at 6:30pm with Jeremy Barker Post-Show Talk Apr 6 with Brian Rogers An experiment in permeability and containment, aggression and catharsis, A Crack in Everything seeks to expand and examine the liminal space between action-reaction, cause-effect, and before-after. The installation and performance are meditations on moments that...

Mon, Apr 2, 2012
Spring BASH 2012

Thank you to all of our generous supporters who joined us for an amazing Spring BASH honoring Elizabeth Streb and Juliana F. May. We danced the night away raising funds to support the Fresh Tracks Performance & Residency Program, the Live Arts residency program for emerging choreographers. Begun by Dance...

Mar 24, 27 — Sat. 31 at 7:30pm, Sun Mar 25 and Sun Apr 1 at 5pm
David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group: Restless Eye

Pre-Show Talk Mar 24 at 6:30pm with Maura Keefe Post-Show Talk Mar 30 with Annie B Parson David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group's inclusive embrace of disciplines springs from an interest in the mind as a complex phenomenological experience, articulated on our declining bodies. In Restless Eye, Advanced Beginner Group explores the realm...

Fri. 3/23 — Sat. 3/24 at 6pm
Stacy Spence: Studio Series: Stacy Spence

In Process Talks moderated by Cori Olinghouse Spence is currently collaborating with sound artist Tei Blow on work that examines the influences of environment on a person and how one relates to a particular space or place in which they find themselves. Spence aims to reveal a natural narrative inherent in...

Wed. 3/14 — Sat. 3/17 at 7:30pm
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: theRevisitation

Pre-Show Talk Mar 14 at 6:30pm with Radhika Subramaniam Post-Show Talk Mar 16 with Ralph Lemon theRevisitation is the simple and intricate exercise of looking back to look forward. Selected previous performance works are cut, pasted and merged with new ideas, thoughts, realities and perspectives, and crafted into a vehicle for...

Sun, Mar 11 at 3pm
Urban Word: 14th Annual Teen Poetry Slam Prelims

NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to represent their city at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam. Come support the voices of the next generation, as they take the stage and speak their mind. To enter, poets must be 13-19 years old, and signup at

Wed-Sat, Mar 7 — 10 at 7:30pm
Jodi Melnick: Solo, Deluxe Version, One of Sixty Five Thousand Gestures

Pre-Show Talk Mar 7 at 6:30pm with Kyle Bukhari Post-Show Talk Mar 9 with Yasuko Yokoshi Jodi Melnick is an internationally acclaimed performer and two-time New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winner whose work is meticulously designed, flooded with imagery, and transformed by the phenomenon of dancing.  Her newest work, Solo,...

Fri. Feb 24 — Sat. Feb 25 at 6pm
devynn emory: Studio Series: devynn emory

In Process Talks moderated by Andrew Simonet A transgender artist, emory presents a work-in-process titled this horse is not a home, investigating the consequence of action initiated or applied to the weighted body. Throughout the process, emory asks, “If I push down hard enough, will you rise up to meet me?...

Wed. 2/15 — Sat. 2/18 at 7:30pm
Vanessa Anspaugh / Jen Rosenblit: Armed Guard Garden; In Mouth

Pre-Show Talk Feb 15 at 6:30pm with Cassie Maude Peterson Vanessa Anspaugh questions how we maintain or reinforce difference between ”the garden and the world,” between your land and my land, between human and animal or Self and Other? Armed Guard Garden  looks to the queer body as a site of...

Feb 3 — 4 at 6pm
Antonio Ramos: Studio Series: Antonio Ramos

In-Process Talks moderated by Neil Greenberg on Feb 3 and Arthur Aviles on Feb 4 Inspired by the work of New York City-based photographer Sol Aramendi and “The Art of Toreo” or bullfighting, Ramos created EN LA ARENA NO TODO ES ROSADO/IN THE ARENA NOT EVERYTHING IS PINK.   In this work-in-process,...

Jan 27 — Jan 28 at 6pm
Arturo Vidich: Studio Series: Arturo Vidich

In Process Talks moderated by Stephen Greco Vidich will show the substance of his current process, which involves experiential research with psychedelic drugs, the procedural narrative of flying airplanes, and the social practice of BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sadomasochism). In accessing these seemingly disparate activities, Vidich feeds an intuitive drive toward a...

Jan 24 at 7:30pm
Lobby Talks: Artist Run Spaces

Coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Brian Rogers New York Live Arts’ Lobby Talks series presents Artist-Run Spaces, a conversation on artist-initiated and operated organizations, coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Brian Rogers. The panelists include Mathew Pokoik and Aynsley Vandenbroucke of Mount Tremper Arts; Andrew Dinwiddie and Jeff...

1/21 & 28 at 8:00pm 1/22 & 29 at 3:00pm, 1/26 & 27 at 7:30pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Peak PerformancesMontclair, NJ

World Premiere Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur "Genius" Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a...

Jan 20 -21 at 6pm
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai: Studio Series: Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

In Process Talks moderated by Kamilah Forbes During her creative residency, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is developing her next work, Formosa.

Jan 19 - 21, 24 - 28 at 7:30pm
Jan 22 and 29 at 2:30pm
SITI Company: Bob

“Strikingly composed . . . a technically assured performance by Will Bond. A portrait of one ‘genius’ taking on another. . . Bond has balletic precision.” – The New York Times Returning for its third New York City Season, SITI Company is proud to begin its presenting partnership with the newly...

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 18 at 7:30pm
Lobby Talks: Transgender in Dance

Coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Yve Laris Cohen This conversation, co-coordinated with panelist Yve Laris Cohen, will focus on Transgender in Dance and surrounding issues in contemporary performance and dance with additional panelists niv Acosta, devynn emory and Jennifer Miller, moderated by Jeanne Vaccaro. This conversation will engage with various...

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 – Jan, Live Gallery Talk Nov 29 at 6:30pm with Ara Merjian
chameckilerner in collaboration with Phil Harder: BOXING / THE COLLECTION

chameckilerner in collaboration with Phil Harder CONVERSATION  WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2 Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall CONVERSATION  WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2, originally commissioned by PERFORMA 09 as a short film, will be adapted as a diptych for the New York Live Arts...

Thu. 9/17, 2011
VIP Receptions

Exclusive cocktail receptions held in conjunction with select shows in our theater. Join dance and performance artists, New York Live Arts board members and fellow patrons of contemporary dance for lively evenings of wine, food and performance.

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. 9/15, 2011
Premiere Gala

The Premiere Gala will be an intimate, elegant event celebrating the launch of New York Live Arts’ debut season. Join leaders in business, the visual arts, the performing arts, academia and other loyal supporters as we enjoy an evening of live performance beginning at 7 pm in our state-of-the-art theater...

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...

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Between Us

An evolving selection of classic works collected in an intimate evening of dance and theater. Between Us offers entry into rarely available pieces from the company's repertory created over a decade-long span beginning in the late '80s. The program focuses on simple, beautiful dances-many duets-that continue to be relevant and...

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...

Sat. 10/3 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray

"I live with the uneasy feeling that society has shaped me as a result of something that was stolen from us when Abraham Lincoln was killed. The cynicism and alienation that I feel in my head and heart arose because of this strange turn of destiny."–Bill T. Jones Continuing this tradition...

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Quarreling Pair

"A richly textured and layered theatrical adventure" – The New York Times How do we human beings live together? How do we co-exist with others who may be close to us, yet so very different from ourselves? How do we live with those not only in our own household, but in our neighborhood, our city,...

Thu. 2/12 — Sat. 2/14 at 7:30pm
zoe | juniper: The Devil You Know Is Better Than The Devil You Don't

"It is a beastly ballet, both harrowing and gorgeous." – The Stranger the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t combines Zoe Scofield’s physical distortion of classical technique with Juniper Shuey’s distilled visual design to create a heightened sense of reality. Supported by Morgan Henderson’s hypnotic original score...

Wed. 10/15 — Sat. 10/18 at 7:30pm
Prime Time: Quartet for the End of Time

Moved by the story of Olivier Messiaen’s survival of WWII and the legendary creation of the Quartet for the End of Time during Messiaen’s imprisonment in a Nazi war camp, Trajal Harrell brings us his quartet of the same name. Reframed as a “hoochie-koochie” show of moving bodies, film, video,...

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...

Sat. 9/13 — Mon. 12/8
Maya Ciarrocchi: Wasteland

Maya Ciarrocchi has created a disorienting experience of urban proportions through her three channel video installation, Wasteland. Influenced by T.S. Elliot’s epic poem and using classic shots of New York City icons, including views of Times Square, the Hudson River, and the beach, Maya creates inverted images where water becomes...

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Blind Date

In the hands of choreographer Bill T. Jones, dance becomes an extraordinary tool for probing life's big questions and journeying toward understanding. In this new evening-length work, Blind Date explores patriotism, honor, sacrifice, and service to a cause larger than oneself-values all but lost in our modern world. Jones's technically...