Upcoming Performances

 
 
MAR 18-22, 10AM-12PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
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. Each morning class is lead...

JAN 14-18, 10AM-12PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
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. Schedule of teachers below: Monday, Jan....

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 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 24, 2-8PM
The House Party: Live Arts Pride 2018 - THE HOUSE PARTY

Curated by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka THE HOUSE PARTY is a building wide and sidewalk celebration in the historic gayborhood, Chelsea, just blocks from the pride march. The daylong performance party embodies the historical importance and unwavering power of houses in LGBTQAI culture. Queer nightlife...

JUN 18-23
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: 2018 Summer Workshop

For 36 years, the BTJ/AZ Company has been on the leading edge of contemporary art, moving audiences around the world with the athleticism, intelligence and human resonance of its work. The 2018 Summer Workshop offers a concentrated opportunity to delve into the thoughtful and vigorous movement training, the innovative creative...

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 15 & 16, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Residency Showing

Join us for an informal showing of work developed by the 2017-18 Fresh Tracks Artists Nora Alami, Brendan Drake, Lisa Fagan, Alethea Pace, and Jessie Young. Live Arts’ legendary Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its 53-year commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. The program...

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...

JUN 1 & 2 at 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: “Y” (Work in Progress)

RoseAnne Spradlin is the 2017-18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). This award continues a long relationship with New York Live Arts and Dance Theater Workshop, beginning with Fresh Tracks in 1990, and several presentations and commissions since. Join us for this special work in progress showing of the new work...

May 21, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill Chats: Wynton Marsalis

Legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones and renowned jazz master Wynton Marsalis come together to discuss some of the most intriguing questions they face as artists and leaders of important cultural institutions: Marsalis is the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln...

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 18 & 19, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Live Feed In-Process - A sketch for Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non-Opera, Becoming

The third installment of Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic celebration of “becoming others”. Inspired by writings of authors Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and Butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”, the series explores the idea of the body as a black hole. The Live...

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 11 & 12, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Live Feed In-Process - Paramodernities

Yerushamly’s Paramodernities engages with the canon of modern dance in radical ways in order to spark new ideas and new choreographies. The project involves deconstructions of landmark modernist choreographies, as well as contributions by writers, philosophers, and historians who situate these iconic works in...

May 10-12, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
dendy/donovan projects: Elvis Everywhere

New York Premiere The ADF-commissioned “Elvis Everywhere” is dendy/donovan projects’ latest work. “America is Elvis Presley–the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you’re in your Vegas years. You’ve squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you’re wheezing your way through ‘Love Me...

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, 3:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Betty Yu, Tanya Selvaratnam, Erin Markey, Xenobia Bailey, & Emily Johnson: How Do We Prepare For Trump's Second Term?

In a remarkably short span of time, President Donald J. Trump has transformed our culture. His achievement is not measured in his ability to build a border wall, heighten mass incarceration, impose a travel ban, or launch a military strike against North Korea. It is that these ideas...

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, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Like A Villain (Holland Andrews), Joseph Keckler, Marguerite Hemmings, Saul Williams, Elizabeth "Macha" Marrero, Ragamuffin, & Keely Garfield: Resistance & Friends

An evening of cutting-edge performances hosted by Drag King Elizabeth (Macha) Marrero from the Bronx.  Featuring Portland based extended technique vocalist, composer, and performer Like a Villain (Holland Andrews), multi-octave and multi-genre singer Joseph Keckler, Choreographer/dancer Marguerite Hemmings, Drag...

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...

Monday, April 16th, 2018
@ Irving Plaza, New York, NY
 
2018 Live Ideas Gala: Radical Vision

MONDAY APRIL 16TH, 2018 IRVING PLAZA, NYC CATERING BY BITE FESTIVE ATTIRE GALA CO-CHAIRS RUTH & STEPHEN HENDEL AND SLOBODAN RANDJELOVIĆ & JON STRYKER HOST ANNA DEAVERE SMITH PRESENTING THE LIVE IDEAS HONOR TO:

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 13 & 14, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: Live Feed In-Process - I hunger for you

In I hunger for you, deeply internalized forces of faith, violence, life force, and compassion pulse through bodies that exist in a mesmerizing, starkly beautiful, often dangerous world.  In a world defined by light and is absence, the work looks deeply into the heart of the impulse to lose oneself...

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 28-31, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Joanna Kotze: What will we be like when we get there

World premiere Bessie Award winner Joanna Kotze presents What will we be like when we get there, a new interdisciplinary dance performance created with long time collaborators Netta Yerushalmy (dancer/choreographer), Jonathan Allen (visual artist) and Ryan Seaton (composer/musician). This team investigates physical, emotional, and artistic spectrums while reflecting on personal...

MAR 25
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Arnie Zane: A Celebration of Arnie Zane

This day of celebration will include movement workshops, stories, performance, installation and will launch a year of remembering and re-introducing Arnie Zane: Artist. Arnie Zane was a choreographer, dancer, one half of a famous partnership, co-founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.  Lesser known was Arnie Zane the...

Mar 23 & 24, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kaneza Schaal: Live Feed In-Process - The Cotillion

The Cotillion is a companion piece to Schaal’s JACK & and expands the investigation of ceremonial entrances into society. From re-entry into society after prison, to ‘entering society’ at debutante balls, The Cotillion draws on traditions of mimicry and...

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 17, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: Shared Practice- CANCELED

While practicing the performance and performing the practice, we will delve into the multiplicity of the body in relationship to time, space, each other and the viewer. Through physical practices, we will create and take apart, build and dismantle or take apart and create and dismantle and build, with the...

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...

Mar 6-10, 7:30PM, | Mar 10, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BalletNext: Spring Season

New choreography by Michele Wiles with special guest artist Jazz trumpet legend Tom Harrell, Deaf choreographer and dancer Bailey Vincent, Dancers Violetta Komyshan, Egle Andreikaite, Alice Regnouf and others.

MAR 2, 7PM | MAR 3, 1PM & 5PM | MAR 4, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ballet Academy East: 2018 Winter Performance

The Ballet Academy East 2018 Winter Performance presents the talented students of the Pre-Professional Division in a diverse program guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. The program will include George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet, staged by Darla Hoover, and world premieres by Jenna Lavin and Daniel Ulbricht.

FEB 24, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: Shared Practice

Our shared practice session is shaped by the premises of The Making Room: making in parallel; making in response. Taking turns making movement (and structure), seeing how we each work, continuing until our dances are made. Sue and Bebe will work with all the artists in back-and-forths as they compose,...

FEB 18, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: A Night in Vegas

Presenting show dances of all styles, prepared by the students and professionals of the Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studio.

Feb 12, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: What Is Our Moral Response to Mass Deportation?

What is our ethical responsibility in this crisis, as people who are committed to civil rights, human justice, and equal opportunity for all, not just a few? What is our response as New Yorkers who support the values of our Sanctuary City? And as Americans, who believe that clearing moral...

Feb 1-3, 8PM
@ Meany Hall, Seattle, WA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy Trilogy. The complete trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. Works to be performed are Analogy/Dora:Tramontane (Feb 1), Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist (Feb...

JAN 25-27, 8PM
FEB 1-3, 8PM
FEB 8-10, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lumberyard: DANA REITZ

LUMBERYARD In The City Winter Festival at New York Live Arts Dana Reitz FEB 8-10, 8PM TICKETS Dana Reitz, choreographer, dancer and visual artist, often uses silence as a means to reveal the musical nuance of movement itself.  On her own and in her collaborations with lighting artists such as Beverly Emmons,...

Jan 22, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
BILL CHATS: Salman Rushdie

The second Bill Chats will feature Bill T. Jones in conversation with British Indian author and essayist Salman Rushdie.

JAN 15, 1PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: Visual Proof (2017) (Excerpt)

Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award receiving performers, have been collaborating together since 1999.  Their current duet evening captures a history of coming together, the passing away of support, and the changing nature of intimacy over time.  Moment to moment physical negotiations lie at the heart of the work. ...

JAN 14 AT 5PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: The Deep Blue Sea (Working title, Work-in-progress)

You are invited into a very early work-in-progress of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work, The Deep Blue Sea. This work will premiere as part of the 2019-2020 season. Drawing from inspiration from Melville’s evocative description of Pip, the young black “cabin boy”, floating alone in the sea, The...

JAN 14, 8:30PM | JAN 15, 3:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jack Ferver: Everything is Imaginable (Work-in-progress)

Jack Ferver’s interdisciplinary performance work, Everything Is Imaginable, juxtaposes the lives, virtuosity and fantasies of its five queer performers. In turns manic and poetic, the work addresses ideas of genre, sexuality, success, friendship, and loss. Ferver is joined by American Ballet Theater principal James Whiteside, principal dancer with Martha Graham Lloyd...

JAN 14, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Deborah Hay/Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, and Leslie Seiters: Pause,

Pause, was choreographed, coached, and directed by Deborah Hay over two residencies and two years of practice. Co-choreographed and performed by Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, and Leslie Seiters, this is the first time independent artists have collaborated to commission an ensemble work from Hay, who describes the dance as: “a...

JAN 14, 4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination (Excerpt)

Darkness Odyssey is a series of dances inspired by the written words of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”. This series explores the idea of the body and dance as a black hole, which absorbs everything, even seemingly unrelated...

JAN 14, 1PM | JAN 15, 5PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: What we will be like when we get there (Work-in-progress)

Bessie award winner (for the ravishing It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen) Joanna Kotze presents a work-in-progress performance of What will we be like when we get there. “The ruthlessly elegant dancer-choreographer…” (Time Out) performs with long-time collaborators dancer/choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, visual artist Jonathan Allen, and composer/musician Ryan Seaton. Her new work investigates...

JAN 13, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Susan Marshall & Company: Construction and Closed System (Work-in-progress)

Two pieces, both are excerpts of works-in-progress. Construction is a collaboration with Sō Percussion Ensemble. PRESENTERS RSVP HERE

JAN 13, 12PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Zbikowski: Abandoned Playground

Inside the intimate stadium setup of abandoned playground (2017), 9 dancers rip through the space performing complex sequences of hyper-physical dance that push their understandings of their own capabilities and endurance. Recognized with the 2017 Juried Bessie Award for her “unique and utterly authentic movement vocabulary in complex and demanding...

JAN 13, 5PM | JAN 15, 11AM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities (Work-in-progress)

Paramodernities is a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, generated through deconstructions of landmark modern choreographies, performed alongside contributions by scholars and writers who situate these iconic works within the larger project of Modernism. Exploring foundational tenants of modern discourse— such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and nihilism —Paramodernities includes public discussions...

JAN 13, 2PM | JAN 15, 6:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: I hunger for you (Work-in-progress)

As part of Live Artery, Kimberly Bartosik presents a work-in progress excerpt from I hunger for you (working title), a two-phase, dual-venue choreographic project. This project marks the culmination of a long-term examination into faith, ecstasy, compassion, and violence within specific, radical religious practices, and delves into Bartosik’s experiences within Evangelical communities and Charismatic rituals. I hunger...

JAN 13, 3PM | JAN 14, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: X

RoseAnne Spradlin’s remount of her critically acclaimed trio “X” explores body consciousness and structural form in contemporary dance. The work features dancers Asli Bulbul, James Raney, and Connor Voss and sound design by New York City-based visual artist Glen Fogel. Spradlin’s production was named one of the outstanding dance productions...

JAN 13, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Walter Dundervill: Skybox (Excerpt)

Bessie Award winner Walter Dundervill, known for his immersive performance environments fusing dance, costume, sound and visual art, returns to Live Arts for the first time since 2011. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a 17th century mathematical theory, and a late mannerist painting as departure points, Skybox examines how we construct...

Jan 6
@ The Arsht Center, Miami, FL
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist

Lance, the second part of Jones’s Analogy Trilogy tells the story of Lance Theodore Briggs, a former dancer, model, songwriter, and male escort, and his struggle addiction and recovery. Composer Nick Hallett’s score accompanies the stunning dancers with a delirious...

DEC 19-22, 10AM-12PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Classes: Christina Robson & Jenna Riegel

Christina Robson and Jenna Riegel are both members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Read the class descriptions below: CHRISTINA ROBSON | DEC 19 &  DEC 21 Through a combination of yoga, guided improvisational states, a touch of bodywork and several simple, full-bodied tasks we will build heat in the body...

DEC 16 AT 8:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Post-Show Sounds at the Live Arts Gallery Cafe: Erica Kenia

New York Live Arts’ Post-Show Sounds at the Live Arts Gallery Café will present live music in the Live Arts lobby after performance presentations during its 2017-2018 season. Curated by Special Projects Manager Tyler Ashley, the new series provides up-and-coming musicians the chance to share new work in an informal...

DEC 16, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
zoe | juniper: Shared Practice- VISUAL AESTHETICS AS CHOREOGRAPHY: WORKING WITH BODIES IN THE VISUAL FIELD

In this class we will investigate the characteristics of various visual mediums: photography, drawing, film, etc, as a way to discern each participant’s aesthetic. We will use these as choreographic tools to create the experience we want. This class will encourage collaboration between participants and is more of a creative...

Dec 13-16, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
zoe | juniper: Clear & Sweet

NYC Premiere Clear & Sweet is a multi-disciplinary performance by zoe | juniper incorporating dance and live singing based on an inquiry into Sacred Harp Singing, a form of spiritual acapella choral singing founded in Southern Baptist churches. Runtime: 65 minutes DEC 14 Stay Late Conversation DEC 16, 2-4PM

DEC 10, 1PM & 4PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
CO/LAB Theater Group: CO/LAB's SHOW OF SHOWS

A collaboration between our Musical Theater Production, Puppetry, and two Ensemble Theater classes, CO/LAB’S SHOW OF SHOWS is an original devised show that explores that uniquely American entertainment—television! Each class was given a TV network to use as inspiration for their original work. And don’t turn that dial—a night of...

Dec 8 & 9, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Nora Alami, Brendan Drake, Lisa Fagan, Alethea Pace, Jessie Young

An evening of works by the 2017-18 Fresh Tracks Resident Artists. Nora Alami, maktoub “It is written.” Maktoub is the notion that our future is written on our foreheads. Although it is always there, we cannot see it for ourselves. In this iteration, maktoub questions the prescriptive perceptions we place on...

NOV 18
@ ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant

Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant, is the third and final installment of Bill T. Jones’s acclaimed Analog Trilogy. Inspired by W.G. Sebald’s celebrated novel The Emigrants, the piece tracks the story of Ambros Adelwarth, a German servant, and his glamorous...

NOV 12 AT 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Mimi Garrard Dance Company: Mimi Garrard and Friends

“I am writing to you as a new fan. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I happened upon your program on the local Manhattan cable station. I was captivated by the imaginative collaboration of dance and video. I applaud your artistic accomplishment and look forward to viewing more dance/video programs. It is...

Nov 8-11, 7:30pm, Nov 11, 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ZviDance: LIKE

LIKE is the third in Gotheiner’s trilogy, reflecting on our ever-increasing dependency on technology and how technology is shaping our current models of social interactions. Like both works in the trilogy, ZOOM (2010) and SURVEILLANCE (2014), LIKE will allow audiences to reflect on their own notions of friendships, social belonging,...

NOV 4 at 8:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Post-Show Sounds at the Live Gallery Cafe: Richard Kennedy

New York Live Arts’ Post-Show Sounds at the Live Gallery Café will present live music in the Live Arts lobby after performance presentations during its 2017-2018 season. Curated by Special Projects Manager Tyler Ashley, the new series provides up-and-coming musicians the chance to share new work in an informal setting....

Nov 2-4, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Preeti Vasudevan: Stories by Hand

World Premiere Stories by Hand is a solo work searching for an individual identity through stories which are personal, mythical, and social, narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. The work takes the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) as the basis for a...

OCT 27-28 AT 8PM | OCT 28 AT 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The Laramie Project by Marymount Manhattan College

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project, directed by Johanna Pinzler. The Laramie Project is a piece of documentary theater created by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project in 2000. The play documents the reaction to the 1998 murder of University...

OCT 14, 12pm-1:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf: Shared Practice

Acclaimed Israeli choreographer Oded Graf will teach a master class focused on their unique movement language arising from their personalized, intensely physical approach. He will teach excerpts from their repertoire, which has been developed in recent years with Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre. Yossi and Oded have been collaborating...

Oct 13-14, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf: Come Jump With Me

New York Premiere Come Jump With Me is a daring, provocative, and witty work that examines the relevancy and significance of creating art in the urgent political reality of Israel. In the explosive political and social reality, this work indeed pushes the limits and “plays with fire,” both literally and visually. Runtime:...

OCT 11, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
Claire Porter & Sara Juli: Shared Practice

In Writing and Moving, Inside Outside In, we will explore ways of incorporating text and movement in work generated from two different sources. First, participants will be guided in creating work from their emotions. And second, guided in creating work from an outside source. We will then combine the material...

Oct 10-11, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
Claire Porter & Sara Juli: The Lectern: rule by rule by rule

New York Premiere The duo Claire Porter & Sara Juli, first paired by ADF in 2015, present their latest ADF-commissioned collaboration, The Lectern: rule by rule by rule. Living according to rules is the demand on all of us. We are surrounded by the rules of our...

OCT 3-7, 7:30PM
@ Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
 
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...

SEP 30, 2pm-3:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Salva Sanchis: Shared Practice-A Love Supreme

In this workshop you’ll be able to work with the basic principles from the show. Starting with John Coltrane’s eponymous album, you’ll discover together how the qualities of the musicians and their instruments are transformed into material for movement and how this material can engender improvised dance.

SEP 30, 5PM
Bill Chats-The man and the music

Bill T. Jones in conversation with Ashley Kahn and Reggie Workman about the lasting influence of John Coltrane and A Love Supreme. Ashley Kahn is an American music historian, journalist, producer, and author of the book A Love Supreme/The Creation of John Coltrane’s Classic Album. Reggie Workman is...

SEP 22 & 23 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Dardo Galletto Dance: Myself

The program includes two Acts; the first is primarily Contemporary Dance and the second is Tango. Part one, titled Myself, depicts the journey of one’s exploration of self. How does one become more in touch with their own body, emotions, or subconscious? What interactions define us and bring us joy? We...

SEP 18
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Nat Ward: A Nationless Place Opening Reception

This fall the Ford Foundation Live Gallery features a new work by Nat Ward. A Nationless Place features a narrative text, written by Nat Ward, that weaves across the wall through five black and white photographs of the Mojave Desert. The photographs are heavily obscured by playful lightleaks, flare, and a...

SEP 14 & 15 at 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
FJK Dance: Season 2017

FJK Dance Season 2017 will present Fadi J Khoury’s choreography combining contemporary ballet movement with ballroom and tango partnering in unique fusion of culture and dance. Celebrating the world premiere of “Mundo” on September 14, a ballet which joins Latin American dancing and folkloric movement from the Middle East. The...

SEP 6-9, 7:30PM | SEP 9, 2PM (FAMILY MATINEE)
: Ariel Rivka Dance 10th Anniversary Season

Ariel Rivka Dance reflects on ten seasons of emotionally-stirring modern dance with a pair of career-spanning programs. Along with beloved repertory and fresh collaborations, including one New York and two world premieres, each evening also highlights work from peers including Chanel DaSilva (Program A), Taylor 2 (Program B), and RIOULT...