Upcoming Performances

 
 
June 30, 2 - 8 PM
Live Arts Pride 2019: THE HOUSE PARTY - 50 for 50

Curated by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick. Live Arts’ epic 6-hour celebration honors the historical importance and unwavering power of collectives in LGBTQAI culture and pays tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Both legendary and young families from NYC’s queer nightlife and art scene come together under...

Jun 7-8, 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2018-19: Residency Showing

Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. Fresh Tracks artists present excerpts of new work in development. Featuring works from Dolores (Lola) Sanchez, Liana Conyers, J. Bouey, Emma Rose Brown, and Collin Ranf.

May 20, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Claudia Rankine and Tracy K Smith

Bill T. Jones talks with Claudia Rankine, poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies, and Tracy K. Smith, poet and educator, who is currently serving as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, an office she assumed in 2017. Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections...

MAY 17, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Live Feed In-Process - Radioactive Practice

Radioactive Practice is the newest work by Juried Bessie award winning Illinois-based choreographer Abby Zbikowski, commissioned by New York Live Arts and set to premiere during their 2019-20 Season. This genre-bending dance for ten performers breaks down the physicality, socio-cultural functions and psychological states...

May 3-4, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance: Lang Dance Spring Concert

This year’s Eugene Lang Dance Production features works created in the Susan Rethorst Guest Artist Residency led by Jodi Melnick and Vicky Shick; guest choreographer luciana achugar; and Rebecca Stenn, Lang faculty; along with student-created works. All choreography will be performed by students of the Eugene Lang College Dance Program. “Home to one of the...

MAY 3, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Raphael Xavier: Live Feed In-Progress - Sassafrazz: Roots to Mastery

Sassafrazz is a new evening-length dance inspired by the word sassafras: A dried root used for flavoring, early character based dance styles and flavor in Breaking and the privilege of maturing as a dancer in this form. With an original, improvisationally structured composition for 3 Breakers and 3...

APR 26, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Live Feed In-Process: Last Audience

Last Audience is a piece made with the audience. It grapples with questions of agency, manipulation and the complexity of choice inside a theatrical context. It utilizes, twists, and re-forms language from requiem masses on Last Judgement and from the Greek Tragedies of Aeschylus on democratic formation. Enacted specifically and uniquely with...

Apr 17-20 & 24-27, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kaneza Schaal: JACK & with The Cotillion

JACK & is a performance that considers the metric-less damages of being in prison; not the time one has served but the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state. The performance explores markers of transition and transformation, and draws on aspirational class stories like those in The...

April 12 & 13 at 7 PM
April 13 at 2PM
April 14 at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Dances Patrelle: Madame X / The American Dream: It's Only Business / American Overture

Lust. Power. Impropriety. Jealousy. Scandal… Francis Patrelle’s “Madame X” brings the famed John Singer Sargent painting to riveting life. A proud young society woman, Amelie Gautreau, embarks on a love affair with the infamous philanderer, Dr. Samuel Pozzi. Rumors of their liaison become the talk of Belle Epoque Paris, especially after...

Apr 11, 8PM
@ State Theatre New Jersey
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones’ latest dance theater work, is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards...

APR 3-6, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non-Opera, Becoming

World Premiere Darkness Odyssey Part 3, the final installment of Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic celebration of the act of “becoming otherself.” Inspired by writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness,” the series explores the...

Mar 28-30
@ Kennedy Center, Washington DC
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W.G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part One, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor. Part Two Analogy/Lance:...

MAR 18, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Paradigm Shift

A Conversation On the Kind of Leadership America Needs Now with Kristina Newman-Scott, Lisa Lucas, Sarinya Srisakul and Aurora Flores. Opening remarks from Sayu Bhojwani and moderated by Rev. Kaji Douša.   About the Conversation We have been told that America is in the grip of a national emergency. It is hard...

MAR 14-16, 7pm
MAR 17, 3pm
Audio description Mar 16th
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities

Runtime: 4 hours with 2 intermissions The complete six-part encyclopedic series is a multidisciplinary work that weaves theory and performance into a four-hour-long hybrid event. Yerushalmy and a cast of 20 dancers and scholars, ranging in age from 20 to 68, perform deconstructed installments of Nijinsky’s Sacre (1913), Graham’s Night Journey...

MAR 10, 5 & 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Liliana Dirks-Goodman: Dinner Party 1960-2000s

Live Arts celebrates Women’s History Month with Dinner Party: 1960s-2000s, a performance installation that explores feminist history and community building through the act of sharing a meal. Set in the 2nd wave feminist movement, the work addresses trauma, body autonomy, and the erotic in an act of remembering that aims...

MAR 6-9, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: Body Comes Apart

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith present the New York City premiere of Body Comes Apart, an intimate duet based on a dynamic improvisational score. Lieber and Smith, who were nominated for a 2013 Bessie Award for Emerging...

MAR 1, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Live Feed In-Process - Chameleon

Through a sequence of fabric and sound manipulations designed to obscure and reorganize how the Black body is witnessed and expressed in confined environments, Chameleon (The Chelsea Installments) examine the shapeshifting, illegible, and fugitive realities of Black diasporan people. The work explores how minoritarian communities record &...

Feb 14-17
@ Institute of Contemporary Art ,Boston, MA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W.G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part One, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor. Part Two Analogy/Lance:...

FEB 11, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Oskar Eustis

Bill T. Jones talks with Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of New York’s Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musical Hamilton. Oskar Eustis has served as the Artistic Director of The Public Theater since 2005. In the last three...

Feb 8 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Alexandra Chasin & Zishan Ugurlu: Live Feed In-Process - Fragments, Lists, & Lacunae

Alexandra Chasin and Zishan Ugurlu’s Fragments, Lists & Lacunae is a multi-media production focusing on three college students who are grappling with their own blind spots as well as the (resonant) concepts in a course entitled “Fragments, Lists, & Lacunae.” In each...

Jan 26, 2PM & Jan 27, 1pm & 4pm
Alumni Concert: jan 26, 730PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances By Very Young Choreographers

Ellen Robbins’ Dances by Very Young Choreographers, a showcase of young talent dancers, has become one of New York Live Arts’ most beloved community programs, inspiring children by exposing them to live performances created and performed by their peers. Alumni Concert An evening concert of work by Alumni who...

JAN 14, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Brilliant Darkness, A Conversation with Artists on Mental Health

Featuring Panelists: A’Driane Nieves, aka addyeB, multidisciplinary artist Caits Meissner, poet, artist, cultural worker Loubna Mrie, writer and photojournalist Sydney Magruder Washington, professional ballerina, mental health advocate, and singer Moderated by Dior Vargas, Latina feminist mental health activist Curated by Brian Tate The stigma that surrounds our mental and emotional...

Jan 7th at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities (3 Installments)

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery studio showing, for the full theatre performance later this season please click here. Yerushalmy’s acclaimed PARAMODERNITIES series returns to Live Artery with a showing of three installments (75 minutes, Open to presenters only). In this unique project, iconic modern choreographies are deconstructed and performed alongside contributions...

Jan 7th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Lakaï Dance Theatre: The Block: An Afro Musical (Excerpt)

Presenters please RSVP here. Founded by McKersin Previlus, Lakaï Dance Theatre showcases The Block: An Afro-Musical with influences of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Afro-Diasporic styles. As the street becomes a stage for self-reflection, the ensemble displays the realities of an inner city life–the toxic masculinity, the racial profiling, and the violence–through...

JAN 7, 10PM
Jan 8-12, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jack Ferver: Everything Is Imaginable

January 7 performance free to Presenters, all other performances $10 for Presenters (with valid credentials). Presenters please RSVP here. Presented in collaboration with American Realness Written and Choreographed by Jack Ferver Performed by Reid Bartelme, Jack Ferver, Lloyd Knight, Garen Scribner, and James Whiteside Everything Is Imaginable, is an evening-length interdisciplinary performance work examining...

Jan 6th at 7 PM, Jan 7th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice (Work-in-Progress)

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of show and will be called 15-30 minutes prior to show. Please call our box office to put your name on the waitlist. Presenter reservations are still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 6th at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colored

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of show and will be called 15-30 minutes prior to show. Please call our box office to put your name on the waitlist. Presenter reservations are still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 6th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Sean Dorsey: BOYS IN TROUBLE

Sold out to the general public. Presenter Reservations still available with proper credentials. Presenters please RSVP here. Sean Dorsey’s timely and urgent commentary on masculinity places a trans and queer frame onto intersectional questions of embodiment, violence, Black queer love, whiteness, shame and posturing in BOYS IN TROUBLE....

Jan 6th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: Body Comes Apart (Work-in-Progress)

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery showing, presenters please RSVP here. For the theatre showing of Body Comes Apart later this season, click here. Body Comes Apart is a declaration of love, commitment, catharsis, and rage. Continuing our 10-year challenge of making work based in abstraction but in response to...

Jan 5th at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: another piece apart

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery showing, for the NYC premiere of another piece apart earlier this season, click here. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award-winning performers and former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dancers (2008-2014), are known for their phenomenal partnering work, creating duets that are intense,...

Jan 5th at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Last Audience (Work-in-Progress)

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of showing (January 5). To put your name on the waitlist, please call (212) 691-6500. Presenter reservations still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 5th at 3 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: Y

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery showing of Y by RoseAnne Spradlin. For information on the world premiere of Y at Live Arts earlier this season, click here. New York Lives Arts’ 2017-19 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) RoseAnne Spradlin presents  her latest work “Y”. Spradlin, an alumnus of Fresh Tracks (1990)...

Jan 5th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon (Work-in-Progress)

Tickets are sold out to the general public. Waitlist is available starting at 10:30 AM on day of showing (January 5). To put your name on the waitlist, please call (212) 691-6500. Presenter reservations still available with qualifying credentials. Presenters please...

Jan 5th at 11 AM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Shannon: Touch Update

Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery studio showing of Bill Shannon’s “Touch Update,” for Live Feed theatre showing click here. Known for creating groundbreaking choreography that explores the social constructions surrounding disabled bodies, Bill Shannon’s latest work combines movement, wearable projection technology, and video installation to explore the significant and...

Jan 4th at 8 PM, Jan 5th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Joanna Kotze: what will we be like when we get there

Presenters please RSVP here. what will we be like when we get there premiered at Live Arts in March 2018. Choreographer Joanna Kotze is accompanied by dancer Omagbitse Omagbemi, visual artist Jonathan Allen, and composer/musician Ryan Seaton (2018 Bessie Nominee) in the newest iteration of this charged collaboration. Through their...

DEC 19 @ 7:30PM - GALA CELEBRATION - $100 AT HTTP://WWW.ZVIDANCE.COM/TICKETS / DEC 20 @ 7:30PM / DEC 21 @ 7:30PM / DEC 22 @ 2PM & 7:30PM /
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ZviDance: BEAR'S EARS & DETOUR

“One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable.” (Dance Magazine) ZviDance’s 2018 Home season at New York...

DEC 12-15, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
DANCENOISE: Lock 'em Up

Premiere of DANCENOISE’s newest work, Lock ‘Em Up, celebrating the duo’s 35 years of collaboration. In celebration of 35 years, we’re hosting a closing party on Dec 15th DJed by legendary DJ Johnny Dynell of Jackie 60! New York Live Arts presents the world premiere...

DEC 7-8, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2018-19: Auditioned Works

Please note that tickets start at $15, and are subject to change with demand. For more information, please visit our Ticketing Policy page. In her What Family Photo (Part One), Emma Rose Brown episodically muses on a myriad of distinctions: the lines between a...

NOV 29-DEC 1, 730PM
Dec 1, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Fall 2018

Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts features choreography by modern dance legend Merce Cunningham in a MinEvent arranged and staged by Jamie Scott and Dylan Crossman expressly for Barnard and Columbia dancers. New works to premier are by David Dorfman, Amy Hall Garner, and Adrienne Truscott....

Nov 17, 5-6:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Shannon: The Condition Arriving (Lecture)

Free with purchase of ticket to “Touch Update,” $10 without ticket. The Condition Arriving is an entertaining yet academic lecture that details through storytelling the evolution of Bill Shannon’s invented movement form that he uses for walking, dance, skateboarding and performance art on crutches. Shannon’s framing of a specific subset of his...

NOV 14-17, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill Shannon: Touch Update

NYC Premiere Bill Shannon premieres Touch Update, a new work exploring contemporary modes of digital versus interpersonal representation and physicality. Touch Update “reverse engineers” Shannon’s virtuosic technique for dancing on crutches, as he dissects and dismantles the multiple online identities we create in order to mask and...

Nov 11 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mimi Garrard Dance Company: LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO: MIMI GARRARD AND MARCUS JARELL WILLIS

LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO: Mimi Garrard and Marcus Jarell Willis 2 premieres by Mimi Garrard will be presented and a solo by Marcus Jarell Willis. “Mimi Garrard and Dancers at the New York Live Arts displayed her creativity and a mind that is ever open to experimentation” Joel Benjamin United States...

November 8-10 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
OUI DANSE/Brice Mousset: WORK!

World premiere OUI DANSE with special guest artist Christine Dakin: A challenge to the body, a dare to the imagination, a reconnection with humanity. OUI DANSE in French, means “yes dance”. “YES” for positivity, OUI / “WE” for universality. Artistic director/choreographer Brice Mousset explores the OUI DANSE award- winning first work Travailler in...

NOV 5, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Right to Bear Arms

As part of its Open Spectrum series, New York Live Arts is hosting a discussion on creating safety in an age of aggression. Curated by Brian Tate and presented as part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative. Curatorial Statement   The recent deaths of Nia Wilson and Botham Jean, both victims of unprovoked violence, are unalike...

Nov 3 & 4, 2pm
@ CAP UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

“Memory, often strikes me as a kind of dumbness. It makes one’s head heavy and giddy, as if one were not looking back down the receding perspectives of time but rather down on the earth from a great height, from one of those towers whose tops are lost to view...

November 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lakaï Dance Theatre: The Block: An Afro-Musical

The block is much more than a strip of pavement in an urban neighborhood. It’s a stage for both good and bad to flourish in a community and for its residents to express their hardships and triumphs. Lakaï dissects topics like toxic masculinity, racial profiling, mental health and violence as...

Oct 27
@ Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit, MI
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones’ latest dance theater work, is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards...

OCT 16, 7PM
@ Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones’ latest dance theater work, is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards...

Oct 13, 2-5pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: Partnering Workshop

A toolbox of methods for partnering. We explore negative space, interdependent support, responses to touch, and various ways of harnessing momentum. By a quick bridging of improvisation into set work—followed by imaginative reconstruction steps—we develop dances that embolden personal voice within kinetic collaboration.

October 12 at 6pm
@ Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
 
Kenyon Adams: Prayers of the People

Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Prayers of the People is a secular liturgical performance of Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” This participatory performance, directed by Bill T. Jones, takes the structure of an Episcopal liturgy to bring to life his words, written...

OCT 10-13, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: another piece apart

NYC Premiere Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award-winning performers and former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dancers (2008-2014), are known for their phenomenal partnering work, creating duets that are intense, forceful, and passionate. Their latest duet, another piece apart, reflects on a history of a fractured togetherness and...

OCT 8, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Hank Willis Thomas

Presented as part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative  Bill T. Jones will speak with Hank Willis Thomas, conceptual artist and co-founder of For Freedoms, a political art initiative founded by Thomas and Eric Gottesman. They will discuss the role of the artist, civic participation,...

SEP 27-29 & OCT 4-6
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: Y

World Premiere New York Lives Arts’ 2017-19 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) RoseAnne Spradlin presents the world premiere of her latest work “Y”. Spradlin, an alumnus of Fresh Tracks (1990) who received a Bessie award in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, and a US Artist Ford Fellowship in 2014 engages...

On-view Fall 2018
SEP 26, 5:30pm Opening reception
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Derrick Adams: The Journey Continues

Derrick Adams: The Journey Continues emerged from Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams​’s continued research into the archive of the influential African-American fashion designer Patrick Kelly​ (1954–1990), housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Featuring abstract collage works on paper framed with glazing. At the center of The Journey Continues is Adams’s...

SEP 22-23, 3PM
@ NYU Skirball
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Presented by NYU Skirball Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W.G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part One, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor....

Sep 13-14, 7pm, Sep 15, 2pm & 8pm, Sep 16, 5pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mark Stuart Dance Theatre: When Change Comes

Featuring cast members from Hamilton, Bandstand, Finding Neverland, and Cats: “When Change Comes: A Movement Forward” is a powerful dance musical that asks one question: Can the act of “seeing” each other without judgment or fear break the cycle of intolerance? When Change Comes transports audiences through a century of music, movement,...

JUL 13
@ Teatro Comunale Bolzano, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music

Performed with live musicians*, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

JUL 11, 9:30PM
@ Teatro Alighieri Ravenna Festival, Ravenna, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

This letter to Jones’ nephew is a music and dance driven study using movement motifs that reference a troubled life in show business, the sex trade and the hard job of growing up. This is a celebration and meditation on the life of Lance T. Briggs. Composer Nick Hallett’s score, which...

JUL 9
@ Chiostro Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music

Performed with live musicians*, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

JUL 7
@ Teatro Rossini, Civitinova, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music

Performed with live musicians*, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

JUL 4, 9:30PM
@ Belvedere Ravello Rufolo, Ravello, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music

Performed with live musicians*, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

Jun 29 at 7:30pm, 
Jun 30 at 5pm 
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Wally Cardona: NEW MATERIAL, GIVEN

Given by Joanna Kotze, Molly Lieber, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Ambika Raina and Wally Cardona with new music by Jonathan Bepler WALLY CARDONA is a choreographer/dancer/teacher living in Brooklyn. His work has been presented in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art,...

JUN 28-30, 7:30PM | JUL 1, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sidra Bell Dance New York: NYC Season 2018

Sidra Bell Dance New York presents a new work, F R I C T I O N (prequel) with longtime collaborator and composer Juilliard trained Alexey Gorokholinsky who will perform live with the company. F R I C T I O N is paired with the critically acclaimed work garment...

POSTPONED TO JUN 24, 11:30AM & 3:30PM
@ The Bronx River
 
Angela's Pulse / Paloma McGregor: Building a Better Fishtrap / from the river's mouth

This event has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 24 at 11:30am & 3:30pm. If you purchased a ticket and are no longer able to attend, please email boxoffice@newyorklivearts.org. Building a Better Fishtrap / from the river’s mouth is a performance ritual that honors and embodies the stories and spirit of...

Jun 19-22, 10-11:50am
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Open Company Class

Open Company Classes with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing from somatic floor work to standing exercises, technical and creative challenges culminate in lush, expressive phrase work. Space is limited. Advance purchase is...

On view JUN-SEP 2018
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Nick Cave & Bob Faust: These bags we carry are filled with promise

On view through June 1- September 2018 OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 15, 2018, 4:30-6:30 PM These bags we carry are filled with promise Nick Cave and Bob Faust New York Live Arts Artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust create a kaleidoscopic mural from one of Cave’s iconic soundsuits constructed entirely of woven bags collected from around...

Jun 12-16, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
WOMEN / CREATE!: WOMEN / CREATE: A Festival of Dance

VIP tickets include premium seats, admission to the opening night reception, and a signed photo from the companies. Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, and Jennifer Muller/The Works join forces to present a series of five Shared Program Performances featuring 4 Pieces –  2 Premieres...

JUN 9, 3PM & 7:30PM | JUN 10, 12PM & 4PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Ellen Robbins Annual Student Concerts

Culminating a year’s work with world-renowned dance educator Ellen Robbins, each student creates her/his own solo, steeped in the unmistakable individualism that resides in every child. Their works span a variety of theater experiences; humorous, dramatic, lyrical, minimal, abstract. Music selections range from Bach, to Debussy, to Stravinsky, to Jimi...

JUN 3, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Miriam Barbosa Dance: Enter the Luminous

An artistic collaboration blending painting, poetry, music and dance. When painter Maria Popovits’ collaborated with poet James O’Dea the result was a best-selling art book titled “Enter the Luminous”. It is from this marriage of poetry and painting in which Ms. Barbosa drew her inspiration for this evening’s work premiere....

JUN 2, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Steps Beyond Foundation presents: Steps Conservatory Showcase

Students will perform work by Al Blackstone, Gabrielle Lamb, Fredrick Earl Mosley, American Dance Machine 21 (“America” from West Side Story & “Our Favorite Son/Willamania” from Will Rogers Follies), vocal presentations from class with Jan Horvath, a Horton class demonstration, plus original works by graduating students Virginia Ercolani, Astreé Périchon,...

JUN 1, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Steps Beyond Foundation presents: Moving Pieces

A multidisciplinary dance concert to benefit the Steps Beyond Foundation.  The program features  Buglisi Dance Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Heidi Latsky Dance, and Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, with works by Fredrick Earl Mosley, Debbie Roshe, Verdon Fosse Legacy, and the debut of Dorrance Dance’s Second Company. Benefit tickets include reception at Elmo’s following...

May 20, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble: As You Like It

“The uses of adversity” are indeed sweet in this beloved play that explores the warmth of friendship, the pain of exile, man’s inhumanity to man, and how we can be healed by engaging with our community and the natural world. This performance marks the culmination of a year of study...

MAY 17-19, 7:30pm | MAY 19, 2pm (Family Matinee)
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
: ARIEL RIVKA DANCE WITH AMY MARSHALL DANCE COMPANY AND GUEST CHOREOGRAPHER CHANEL DASILVA

Ariel Rivka Dance, an all-female dance company helmed by choreographer Ariel Grossman, collaborates with Amy Marshall Dance Company and guest choreographer Chanel DaSilva for a season dedicated to empowering women creatives. ARD presents two new works— She, a dance that delves into the emotional waves of motherhood, and a solo work...

MAY 13, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mimi Garrard Dance Company: Live Dance and Video Project /Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden

This is Mimi Garrard’s second performance at New York Live Arts. “The program presented On November 12, 2017 by Mimi Garrard and Friends was truly a presentation of Mimi’s mastery of the art of video dance making… and her excellent skill at forming motion. Her dancers Demetia Hopkins-Greene and Austin Selden,...

May 12, 12PM-2PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colette Krogol: MOVE ME TENDER

Set to the soundtrack of Elvis’ greatest hits, join Colette Krogol, principal dendy/donovan projects company member since 2008, as she leads you through an improvisational warm-up deepening your connection to the floor, inversions, weight shifting, and the glorious Elvis’ hips. The class will continue with set energetic phrase work as...

MAY 8, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF presents ANNE PLAMONDON: The Same Eyes as Yours

In this audacious first solo work, luminous dancer Anne Plamondon dares to take on the subject of mental illness. In collaboration with actress, author, and director Marie Brassard, she superimposes realities to offer an almost panoramic view of this gripping theme. She becomes, alternately, a lost man—dislocated personality who manifests...

MAY 7-Jun 1
@ Bethany Arts Community
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: in residence at Bethany Arts Community

During this four-week residency, the company will be beginning a new work, currently titled The Deep Blue Sea. The facilities at BAC will be used emersed in the creative process, spending valuable time together and with the BAC community through open rehearsals, community dialogues and public events. Drawing from inspiration from Herman Melville’s...

MAY 4-5, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance Spring Production
APR 26-28, 7:30PM | APR 28, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Michael Mao Dance: 25th Season
APR 22, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
DJ JLMR, Daphne Always, & The Dauphine of Bushwick: Democrazy Ball

Take up space as an act of resistance and release pent up political angst on the dance floor with festival-goers and participants. High energy layered dance music by DJ JLMR and special guest performance by spitfire cabaret artist Daphne Always and The Dauphine of Bushwick. Back to the festival...

APR 22, 11AM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Cynthia Hopkins: Learn A Song of Resistance

Throughout human history, communal singing has served as a source of both solace and empowerment for societies in crisis. Voices raised together in song can energize and propel through uplifting expressions of solidarity and resistance. Drawing on legacies of protest songs that have fueled social justice movements of...

APR 22, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kenyon Adams: Prayers of the People

A secular liturgical performance of Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, a Radical Visionary.  This participatory ritual/performance appropriates the structure of an Episcopal liturgy and brings to life the...

APR 22, 12:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Abingdon Theatre Company: The Secret Court

Co-presented with the Abingdon Theatre. This staged reading is of a new play based on the 1920 ad hoc disciplinary tribunal of five administrators at Harvard University formed to investigate charges of homosexual activity among the student population that began with the suicide of a student. The affair went unreported until...

APR 21, 5:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bianca Bosker, Noam Cohen, Gabriel Stricker, & Virginia Eubanks: Has Democracy Been Hacked?

Big Tech (Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple)  has a hand in everything we do: what we think, what we buy, how we vote… And as seen in the last election, the tech companies that wield such tremendous influence over our lives are themselves subject to interference and manipulation.  Meanwhile,...

APR 21, 3:15PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Alexander Guerrero, David Van Reybrouck, & Roger Berkowitz: By the People?

Are free and open elections at odds with the democratic process? In the face of gerrymandering, voter suppression, campaign finance abuse, election tampering, and a disillusioned electorate, is now the time to reinvigorate our electoral system, or get rid of it?  What are the alternatives? Join us for...

APR 21, 1PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Zephyr Teachout: Hands-on Politics

Tocqueville argued in Democracy in America (1835-40) that Americans showed how democracy in the modern world might look: when they want something done, they form democratic associations to accomplish it. Just fifty or sixty years ago, one in four people held leadership positions in local politics. Today, most of us...

APR 20, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mike Daisey: The End of Journalism

A monologue by Mike Daisey. The End of Journalism explores how journalism in America ended, peeling back layers of “real” and “fake” news to find the darkly hilarious truth about the world we’ve made. Daisey is hailed as the pre-eminent monologist in the American theater...

APR 20, 5:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Rebecca Carroll, Farai Chideya, Bret Stephens, & Roger Berkowitz: The Press + The Resistance

Thomas Jefferson wrote that if forced to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” A free press was so important to the Founding Fathers that they included its protection in the First Amendment, alongside...

APR 19-20, 4PM | APR 21, 11:30AM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Public Reading on Democracy

Free public readings to honor 12 Radical Visionaries who gave up much to deepen and challenge our understanding of democracy. APR 19, 4PM Russell Frederick reading as Medgar Evers Tamar-kali reading as Ida B. Wells Aisha Tandiwe-Bell reading as Mamie Till-Mobley Queen Godis reading...

APR 19, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Dahlak Brathwaite: Spiritrials

In Spiritrials, addiction, religion and the law intersect in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program.  A timely exploration of the American criminal justice system, this multidimensional play blurs the line between hip-hop and dramatic performance. Writer/performer Dahlak Brathwaite weaves through the autobiographical and the fictional,...

APR 19, 5:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Michelle Jones, David Dagan, Meg Reiss, Steven Teles, Adam Foss, & Max Kenner: Bending Towards Justice?

It is widely known that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. The criminal justice system disproportionately affects people of color and effectively keeps the poor in poverty.  Despite differing motives and proposed solutions, conservatives and liberals have increasingly agreed on the need for...

APR 18, 6:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sherrilyn Ifill, Lawrence Lessig, Bill T. Jones, Alicia Hall Moran, & Matt Acheson: Contents Under Pressure: Democracy In Crisis

OPENING KEYNOTE CONVERSATION Democracy is “the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”  – Winston Churchill. Liberal Democracy has always been tested, but today the threats seem especially serious and the stakes higher than before – particularly in...

APR 14, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Downtown Urban Arts Festival Presents Joe Gulla: Gay.Porn.Mafia

Bronx, LA, SoHo to Ibiza! Porn Stars, Gay Priests, Mafia Dons and Abstract Expressionists! Smart! Fun! Funny! Fearless! “Gay.Porn.Mafia” has it all! Grab your ticket! Leave the gun! Take the cannoli! You’ll feel like “family” and laugh out loud (emphasis on “out”!) It’s the same-sex, Italian-style, x-rated offer you can’t...

APR 13, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Downtown Urban Arts Festival Presents Kim Yaged: The Vast Mystery of Who You Are: Part One

What happens when you find out the woman you hooked up with at the sex party isn’t a woman? Find out in The Vast Mystery of Who You Are: Part One. Runtime: 60min

APR 9, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jacob Storms: Tennessee Rising

Tennessee Rising is a new one-man play conceived, written & performed by Jacob Storms. A dramatization of the life of Tennessee Williams from age twenty-seven to thirty-four. It is during these six formative years that the young unknown poet Thomas Lanier Williams experiences his metamorphosis into the iconic & groundbreaking...

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
APR 2, 12PM-5PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Audition Notice

WHAT: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is looking for TWO HIGHLY SKILLED FEMALE-IDENTIFYING DANCERS WITH EXPERIENCE IN ACTING AND SINGING. Tentative start date is May 7, 2018. This is approximately a 25-week salaried position with full health benefits. WHEN: Auditions will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 12:00 PM...

MAR 31, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Grey Reverend, Jen Goma, & Eliot Krimsky: Post-Show Sounds curated by Ryan Seaton 

Post–show Sounds curated by Ryan Seaton invites musicians Grey Reverend, Jen Goma, and Eliot Krimsky to perform works that were part of the making of What will we be like when we get there. The concert will be held in the Live Arts lobby following the performance.  

MAR 22-24, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light: Descent

Performed on an architectural ramp installation with hills, curves and peaks, DESCENT celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this evening-length duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. Andromeda and Venus, reimagined as interracial lovers, claim their desire as wheels fly...

MAR 14, 7PM | MAR 15-17, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
cullen+them: Mark it in Pencil

cullen+them and young dance collective, the two performing ensembles of cullen+them, come together for an evening of inter-generational performance under the direction of Hannah Cullen. In Mark it in Pencil these two ensembles developed work separately and together, collaborating on themes around unity and division. Starting with conflict, Mark it...

Opening reception March 7, 5-7PM
March 7–18, March 26–April 13
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Knowing that Your House is On Fire- New paintings by Jonathan Allen

New large-scale mixed-media works on denim inspired by and responding to the physical processes of making dance, and collaborating across disciplines. Opening MAR 7, 5–7pm Jonathan Allen works in painting, collage, video, and performance and frequently collaborates with poets and performers. He will be performing in Joanna Kotze’s evening length work, ‘What...