Upcoming Performances

 
 
May 4 & 5, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Rashaad Newsome: Live Feed In-Process - FIVE

Combining performance, sound, and computer programming, FIVE explores Voguing, a competitive dance form created by a subculture of Black and Latino LGBTQ and GNC New Yorkers in the 1970’s.  In these Live Feed In Process showings Rashaad and his performers will give the audience an inside look at how the new technology is used...

April 4-7, 8PM | APR 6, 10PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jack Ferver: Everything is Imaginable

World premiere 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...

THIS EVENT WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE.
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS - Rescheduled

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. Please check back here for updates. New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.

Feb 21-24, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: The Making Room

NYC premiere The Making Room is an investigation into innovative ways of sharing the creative process from start to premiere. Organized by Bebe Miller Company, the project brings together choreographers Bebe Miller and Susan Rethorst to generate a joint experience of the choreographic process. Audiences follows the artists’ engagement in each...

Jan 20 at 2PM, Jan 21 at 1PM & 4PM
Alumni Concert: Jan 20 at 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

For over 20 years, Ellen Robbins has worked with young dancers from ages 5 to 18, helping them to stretch their technical modern dance skills and their imaginations in a warm and supportive atmosphere where improvisation reigns. The works in Dances by Very Young Choreographers can be humorous, dramatic, lyrical,...

Dec 4, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: CREATIVE SUSTAINABILITY - How Do We Invest In Ourselves as Artists and Human Beings?

Do you take time to invest in yourself?  Do you have access to the resources, tools and advice you need to plan a sustainable life as an individual? We live in ecosystem of interrelated platforms that support the creative process, but how is the artist considered beyond the production of art? Working from...

Nov 30-Dec 2
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: FEATURING WORK BY LUCINDA CHILDS, SHANNON GILLEN, OKWUI OKPOKWASILI & CLAUDIA SCHREIER

Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live arts features three world premieres and the geometrically virtuosic Concerto by postmodern icon Lucinda Childs. The premieres are by Shannon Gillen, founder of Vim Vigor Dance Company, whose high octane choreography fluidly moves between the physical power of risk and the human experience; Okwui...

Nov 15-19, 7:45PM | Doors open at 7:15PM for gallery pre-show
@ The Collapsable Hole
 
Marjani Forté-Saunders: Memoirs of a… Unicorn

World Premiere Presented Off-site with The Collapsable Hole 55 Bethune St (entrance at Bethune St & Washington St) New York, NY 10014 Marjani Forté-Saunders teams up with media designer Meena Murugesan, sound designer Everett Saunders, set designer Mimi Lien, lighting designer Tuce Yasak, and her own father as set...

Nov 6, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Commissioning and Presenting in Confusing Times

In these confusing times, why and how do performing arts presenters and curators decide what work to present in their season? What is the interplay of determining factors – sociopolitical climate, curatorial vision, audience trends, diversity, the bottom line? To what extent do risks drive budgets? How is success measured?...

Oct 20 & 21, 7:30PM, Oct 22, 6PM
@ Pioneer Works
 
Walter Dundervill: Skybox

World Premiere Presented Off-Site with Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St Brooklyn, NY 11231 We suggest taking the South Brooklyn Ferry from Manhattan. 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....

Sep 27–30, 7:30PM
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT. TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST, CALL 212.691.6500 STARTING AT 1PM ON THE DAY OF EACH SHOW.
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Salva Sanchis: A Love Supreme

NYC Premiere A quartet created by Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, A Love Supreme is based on John Coltrane’s eponymous album. This collaboration, started in 2005, comprises a meeting between two choreographers who share the same fascination for an iconic piece of music. In A Love Supreme, Coltrane...

Jul 27, 8pm (Analogy/Dora: Tramontane)
Jul 28, 8pm (Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist)
Jul 29, 7pm (Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant)
@ American Dance Festival Durham, NC
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FULL TRILOGY! Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy, performed for the first time at ADF, brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war...

Jul 21-22 at 8pm
@ Dancers Workshop, Jackson Hole, WY
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant

WORLD PREMIERE “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...

Jul 13, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT?

A Conversation on Arts Funding in a Changing America Given continuing threats to public arts funding, and recent sponsorship cancelations around cultural projects that address our current political circumstances, join us for a conversation with four brilliant thinkers on what will be different for arts funding in...

Jul 11th, 6:30-8:30PM
Kickstarter: Kickstarter 101

Want help thinking about your next crowdfunding campaign? Join Jessica Massart, Kickstarter’s Performance Lead, in an interactive workshop that tackles how to frame your story, rewards, goal setting, and outreach strategy. July 11th 6:30-8:30 Location: New York Live Arts Conference Room 2nd floor 219 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011 Cost: Free to Live Core...

Jun 28 at 7:30 pm Jun 29-Jul 1 at 7 pm & 9 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jody Oberfelder Projects: The Brain Piece

Choreographer and dancer Jody Oberfelder, creator of 4Chambers, a dance about the human heart, is now taking on the brain. The Brain Piece, presented June 28-July 1, at New York Live Arts, is part installation and part proscenium performance, designed to allow audiences to have an intimate experience...

Jun 21-23 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
LYDIA JOHNSON DANCE: New York Season 2017

“What seems to count most for Ms. Johnson is music. The four pieces on the program all showed uncommon skill at matching ballet movement to music, both at the large scale of structure and in small, felicitous details.”-Brian Seibert, The New York Times, 2015 An exciting...

Jun 17 at 7:30PM
@ NYU Tisch Dance
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Dances by Dancers 2017

This is the 3rd year that the company members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company present their own works at NYU Tisch Dance. Choreographers: Antonio Brown, Talli Jackson, Jenna Riegel, Rena Butler, Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Christina Robson & Shane Larson Lighting Designer: Lauren Libretti Producer: I-Ling Liu Saturday June 17th 2017...

Jun 16–17 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Angela's Pulse / Paloma McGregor: Live Feed: Building a Better Fishtrap

Paloma McGregor’s iterative performance project, Building a Better Fishtrap, is rooted in the reclamation of her 91-year-old father’s vanishing fishing tradition. The work centers on three central questions that arise when you leave your ancestral home: What do you take with you? Leave behind? Return to reclaim? In Phase 2, a...

Jun 14-15 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: 2016-17 Residency Showing

The 2016-17 Fresh Tracks artists Doug LeCours, Jessica Pretty, Lily Bo Shapiro, Sophie Sotsky, and Ashley R.T. Yergens present an in progress showing of work created during their Fresh Tracks residency. New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks Program is New York City’s leading, season-long residency and performance opportunity for artists 

Jun 13-17 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
WOMEN / CREATE!: Armitage / Buglisi / Monte / Muller – LIVE!

Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Elisa Monte Dance, and Jennifer Muller/The Works join forces to present a series of five Shared Program Performances featuring 6 Pieces – 3 Premieres – and 35 Dancers. Four distinguished and innovative choreographers, at the height of their careers, each with a powerful...

June 9 at 7:30, June 10 at 7:00, June 11 at 12:00 & 4:00
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Ellen Robbins’ Annual Student Concerts

Culminating a year’s work with world-renowned dance educator and choreographer Ellen Robbins, each student creates his or her own dance 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...

Jun 1st at 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill T. Jones in Conversation with Zoë Buckman, Natalie Frank & Okwui Okpokwasili

Bill T. Jones in Conversation: (Women) Artists at Work The fourth and final event of this series will feature Bill T. Jones in conversation with three artists whose works are part of New York Live Arts’ current season. Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank’s mural We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident uses misogynistic quotes...

May 24-27, 7:30pm
Program 1: May 24 and 27
Program 2: May 25 and 26
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Purchase Dance Company

On May 24 through May 27 at 7:30pm, the Purchase Dance Company performs in two programs dedicated to the memory of Trisha Brown, a pioneer of postmodern dance, who influenced generations of artists. Members of the Purchase Dance Company are selected from the college’s highly competitive Conservatory of Dance BFA...

May 20 at 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble: Romeo and Juliet

PASSIONS RUN HOT in the modern metropolis of Verona, where two star-crossed lovers find each other in the midst of chaos, caught between their feuding families. This performance of William Shakespeare’s most enduring romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, features performances from the talented and hard-working young actors of...

May 18 & 19 1-4pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: embodying embryology

Body-mind centering® study group led by RoseAnne Spradlin Our development never stops, we are continually evolving, unspooling our potential.  How can the body organize itself for dance from this knowledge, this place? Classes will involve individual explorations led by RoseAnne, grounded in the BMC® embryological work.  There will also be time for...

May 14 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
National YoungArts Foundation Salon Series: Critical Junctures: Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky in conversation with Cassandra Trenary (2011 YoungArts Winner in Dance) Hailed by The New York Times as the “choreographer who leaps even higher,” Alexei Ratmansky has been changing the landscape of ballet and revitalizing the classical genre for  audiences worldwide.  He has been artist in residence at...

May 13, 2017
@ The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist

In Part Two of Analogy: A Trilogy, we meet Lance, whose battles with his own personal demons-drugs and excess-exposes us to another type of war. It was the battlefield of the nightlife and underworld of the late 80s and early 90s club culture and sex trade. This “pretty boy-gangster thug”,...

May 12–13 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: Live Feed In Process: What will we be like when we get there

New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award winner for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer, Joanna Kotze presents a work-in- progress of her new interdisciplinary dance performance What will we be like when we get there. Created and performed by Kotze and long-time collaborators dancer/choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, visual artist Jonathan Allen and composer/musician...

MAY 5–6, 730PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School, Arts , “home to one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York” (NY Times), offers a unique undergraduate dance curriculum centered on research and experimentation within the movement based arts. These performances highlight new works created with...

Apr 28 & May 1
@ Macau Arts Festival
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement & Music/ A Letter to My Nephew

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.

April 18-19, 12-2pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Cain Coleman, Jr: Open Class with Cain Coleman Jr.

This class will be a ride of modern techniques, contemporary principles  and intentional expression. Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.

April 17, 20-21, 12-2pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Antonio Brown: Open Class with Antonio Brown

CLASS IS CANCELLED Class is perfect for dancers who desire a thorough and thoughtful morning practice or tune up. Antonio’s class moves in and out of the floor exploring grounded and physical momentum that tests the brain and propels the body of the artist into motion. Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.    

Session 1: Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Apr 15, 22, 29
Session 2: Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, May 13, 20, 27
Session 3: Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Jun 3, 10, 17
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Thinkers & Movers: Tiny Thoughts
An Adult & Child Movement Class

Thinkers & Movers: Tiny Thoughts is Live Arts first movement class for the smallest artists! Explore elements of space with this movement class tailored to toddlers and their caregivers. Through a 45 minute class, an established artist instructor will work closely with these tiny thinkers. Your Thinkers and...

Apr 13–14 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
DANCENOISE: Live Feed In Process

The Live Feed creative residency program is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward our theater. This informal workshop showing offers a sneak peek into resident artist, DANCENOISE’s process and ideas before they hit our stage. Taking place within the intimate working space of the Live Arts...

Apr 10 - 14, 10 - 4pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Thinkers & Movers: SPRUNG

A Screen-Free Zone Imagination is everything at Thinkers & Movers: SPRUNG, our first Spring Break workshop for young artists! Commanding the stage in Live Art’s state-of-the-art studios, a screen-free zone, established artist instructors will work closely with burgeoning artists to engage in the world of ideas. Through...

Monday, April 3, 2017
6:30pm: Cocktails
7:15pm: Dinner & Program
@ Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
 
2017 Live Ideas Gala

The Board of Directors Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director Sarah Arison, Slobodan Randjelovic & Jon Stryker, Gala Co-Chairs Invite you to the 2nd Annual LIVE IDEAS GALA: MX’D MESSAGES Co-hosted by KATHLEEN TURNER and DELROY LINDO Honoring MARCELO GOMES Presenting the ARCUS...

MAR 22–25 at 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company: Jack Charles V The Crown

Co-presented with Performance Space 122 Uncle Jack Charles is an award-winning actor, accomplished musician, indigenous elder and activist, but for a good portion of his 72 years was also considered an addict, thief and a regular throughout the Australian prison system. Jack Charles V The Crown tells the true story of a life...

Mar 20
@ Gallus Hall
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement & 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.

Mar 19 at 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colin Self: WORKSHOP: Open Xhoir Practice

Led by Colin Self, participants will blend their voices to create and experiment with new sounds. Xhoir is a non-utilitarian vocal ensemble. The goal of Xhoir is to foster a generative environment for individuals to connect and experiment with voice and vocality on an individual and collective level. Xhoir is...

Mar 19 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ostara Ball: TEA DANCE AND CLOSING PARTY

An evening of non-binary Punk Pagan Witchery to celebrate the Vernal Equinox. Featuring a spoken word set by visual artist/writer/musician Cristy C. Road, punk musician Lynn Breedlove and The Homobiles, and performance and DJ sets by Macy Rodman and DJ Horrorchata. Hosted by The Dauphine of Bushwick.

Mar 18 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Happy Hour: The Road to Trans Visibility: Roles, Trolls, and Tolls

Transgender visibility in the media is at an all-time high, with film and television, fashion shoots, and advertising campaigns featuring trans talent. Actor/activist Laverne Cox, performer/fashion icon Cecilia Gentili, film director Silas Howard, and model Casey Legler, among others, discuss the responsibilities and challenges, if any, of being a trans person...

Mar 18 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Prime Time: HOUSE OF WHIMSY

An alluring, edgy and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene—selected and introduced by Mx Justin Vivian Bond. Performances from artists Big Dipper, Dane Terry, Wo Chan, Janani Balasubramanian, Kate Bornstein, Lynn Breedlove, Severely Mame, Nath Ann Carrera and Taja Lindley. Established favorites mingle with...

Mar 18 at 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
What Would An HIV Doula Do?: WORKSHOP: What Would an HIV Doula Do?

The What Would an HIV Doula Do? collective will host a participatory workshop about how to honor, support and activate transitions in personal health and the political climate through the lens of the ongoing AIDS crisis. The collective will partner with members of the 1990s group WAVE (Women’s AIDS Video...

Mar 17 at 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Afternoon Delight by Dirty Looks: Stadt Der Verlorenen Seelen (City of Lost Souls)

Directed by Rosa Von Praunheim, 16mm on dv, 91min., 1983. Angie Stardust has a lot on her plate, running a boarding house called Pension Stardust filled with misfit lodgers: an erotic trapeze duo, a magikal group therapist, assorted layabouts, nymphomaniacs and Lila (Jayne County), a Southern blonde who dreams of Hollywood....

Mar 17 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Happy Hour: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: Where is my Box?

Presented in conjunction with OutRight and on the occasion of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, will look at the tension between creating a world without binaries and the diminishing rights of women. Panelists include ACLU staff lawyer and LGBTQI activist, Chase Strangio, Micah Grzywnowicz, Jessica Stern and...

Mar 17 at 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Lunch Time Reading: Vetch Poetry Journal

A selection of readings organized by Vetch Poetry Journal co-editors Stephen Ira and Kay Gabriel, the first literary journal devoted to transgender writers. Readings from Che Gossett, Wren Hanks, Zefyr Lisowski, Thel Seraphim, and Jayson Smith.

Mar 17 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Prime Time: CHRONIC/ECLIPSE

A two-part evening of performance by Bay Area artists that confronts identity and politics. Brontez Purnell Dance Company will perform the world premiere of Chronic: A Dance About Marijuana. Oakland-based trans musician, pop singer/songwriter Star Amerasu will present the musical project AH-MER-AH-SU.

Mar 16 at 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Afternoon Delight by Dirty Looks: Bight of the Twin

Hazel Hill McCarthy III, HD Video, 55min., 2016 Transcending assumptions of what it means to be “gendered,” Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and late wife Lady Jaye underwent a series of surgical procedures to become physically identical to one another, seeking to perfect a gender-neutral state through a process they termed Pandrogyny. In...

Mar 16 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Happy Hour: Specter Spectrum: Exploring Trans Theologies

What are the possibilities when we consider how the study of beliefs, spiritual practices, and the divine are always already “trans”?  Join our panelists theologian Linn Marie Tonstad, artist/activist Viva Ruiz, Wazina Zondon (Coming Out Muslim) and Rabbi Mark Sameth whose NY Times article “Is God Transgender” went viral.  Moderated...

Mar 16 at 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
LUNCHTIME READING: Casey Legler, Godspeed

Best known for being the first woman with a contract as a male Ford Model, the artist/activist and former Olympic swimmer will share her forthcoming memoir Godspeed at this Lunchtime Reading. Publisher-Atria Books /Simon and Schuster.

Mar 16 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Prime Time: the TEAM – RoosevElvis (Re-MX’D)

On a hallucinatory road trip from the Badlands to Graceland, the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt battle over the soul of Ann, a painfully shy meat-processing plant worker, and what kind of man or woman Ann should become. A duet performed by actresses Libby King and Kristen Sieh,...

Mar 15, 2017
@ Teatro Ponchielli
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: PLAY & 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.

Mar 15 at 8:30pm
@ PARTICIPANT INC.
 
Prime Time: Trajal Harrell - The Return of La Argentina

Presented offsite at Participant Inc. In this solo the choreographer/dancer invites audience to a fictional archiving of Butoh co-founder Kazuo Ohno’s renowned solo Admiring La Argentina as directed by Butoh’s other founder Tatsumi Hijikata and dedicated to the famed Spanish dancer Antonia Mercé. Performance followed by a...

Mar 15 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Happy Hour: Creating Black Futures

Artists, theorists, and activists discuss the radical potential of genre fiction and Afrofuturist art in relation to current social justice movements. Panelists include artist niv Acosta, artist E Jane, activist/writer/artist Reina Gossett, and author Andre Carrington among others.

Mar 15 at 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Afternoon Delight by Dirty Looks: Hardcore Home Movies

Dirty Looks assembles a screening of “Hardcore Home Movies,” a program of explicit, Homocore shorts from luminaries of the scene, like G.B. Jones, Bruce La Bruce, Scott Treleaven and Vaginal Davis, as well as lesser known works by artists like Jill Reiter, Jonesy (of the queercore band Fagbash) and Greta...

Mar 15 at 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Lunch Time Reading: M. Lamar Funeral Doom Spiritual

Composer, musician, performer, multimedia artist, and counter tenor will share his recently released book Funeral Doom Spiritual.  Published by RITA Books.

Mar 14 at 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Live Ideas-OPENING NIGHT VIP RECEPTION

Celebrate the start of the second week of Live Ideas with the curators, artists, and participants.

Mar 14 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Keynote Conversation: QUEER AS IN F@*K YOU: UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF HOMOCORE

Moderated by Kenny Mellman of Kiki and Herb with musician/writer/performer Lynn Breedlove, musician/artist Joel Gibb, and visual artist/writer/musician Cristy Road, the conversation will look at the transformative powers of Punk through the lens of Homocore/Queercore.  “The Queercore scene grew out of a generation that bristled against what...

Session 2: Saturdays, 10 -12 pm, Apr 15, 22, 29
Session 3: Saturdays, 10 -12 pm, May 13, 20, 27
Session 4: Saturdays, 10 - 12 pm, Jun 3, 10, 17
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Thinkers & Movers: MAKE

Screen-Free Zone A series of 3 class sessions to promote community building, critical thinking and physical engagement through the arts! Fueled by imagination, young artists command the space in Live Arts state-of-the art studio- a screen free zone! In MAKE, a weekly, two hour workshop, an established artist...

Mar 5 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
National YoungArts Foundation Salon Series: Critical Junctures: Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon, Visual Artist in conversation with Samora Pinderhughes (2009 YoungArts Winner in Jazz) Conceptual artist Glenn Ligon explores race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity across mediums. One of the most influential artists of the last decade, he is a Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of numerous other...

Mar 3–4 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jack Ferver: Live Feed In Process: Everything Is Imaginable

Written and Choreographed by Jack Ferver Performed by Reid Bartelme, Jack Ferver, Lloyd Knight and James Whiteside “When I was a child I was very isolated. I dreamed that one day I would have these major queer friends and we would play and play and be totally courageous and outrageous and LIVE....

MAR 1–4, 730PM MAR 4, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
New York Theatre Ballet: Spring concerts

“Never before in my experience of this troupe have its performers made so engaging and memorable an impression,” said The New York Times of New York Theatre Ballet’s debut performance at New York Live Arts. NYTB returns with a brand new season of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series, exploring the past with classic...

February - June
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

“We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident”, an installation by celebrated artists Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank!   “For this mural we have compiled quotations from politicians about women and our bodies whose truths we do not hold as self-evident,” states Frank. “This fight and struggle is more threatened than...

Feb 23 & 24 at 7pm, Feb 25 at 3pm & 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ballet Academy East: 2017 Winter Performance

The Ballet Academy East 2017 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 a world premiere by choreographer William Whitener set to the enchanting music of Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Prokofiev and more, in Raymond...

Feb 20 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones & Fran Lebowitz: Talking the Talk! Walking the Walk?

A conversation between Fran Lebowitz and Bill T. Jones, moderated by Mary Marshall Clark. “In this era with its befuddling stream of changes, surprises and the most banal prescriptions for forward movement coming from every direction, I look forward to speaking with a true thinker and wit such as Fran Leibowitz....

Feb 17 & 18 at 7:30PM Feb 19 at 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Born Dancing, Inc.: Wasted Love

Born Dancing will present its brand new one-act, Wasted Love. Wasted Love is a modern dance Girl-Meets-Boy (Not So) Fairy Tale set to the music of singer/songwriter Misty Boyce, who will be joining the performances. The choreography explores the expected and unexpected meetings and partings of differently...

Feb 12 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: Astaire on Broadway

Show dances of all styles, prepared by the students and professional of Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studio.

Feb 4 at 2pm, Feb 5 at 1pm & 4pm
Alumni Concert: Feb 4 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

For over 20 years, Ellen Robbins has worked with young dancers from ages 5 to 18, helping them to stretch their technical modern dance skills and their imaginations in a warm and supportive atmosphere where improvisation reigns. The works in Dances by Very Young Choreographers can be humorous, dramatic, lyrical,...

Feb 3–4 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Carlos J. Soto: Live Feed In Process: Everything Alright

Everything Alright follows the dissolution of a community faced with the intrusion of a visitor. The piece revolves around seemingly infinite variations of views and values centered on a traumatic event as perceived by a group of people, overlaying their various experiences so that events are distinguished as a plurality...

Jan 22, 2017
@ Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, CA
 
Bill T. Jones: Lecture
Jan 20, 2017
@ The Granada, Santa Barbara, CA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time

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 at the center of an acclaimed new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John

Jan 19 & 20 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Young Dance Collective: The Family Project

The second generation of YDC is very excited to be presenting its second full evening of original work, The Family Project. The Family Project is based on family dynamics, relationships, and ancestry at a time when there are a myriad of changes happening in these young people’s individual families and in the...

Jan 17, 2017
@ University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Bill T. Jones: Gardner Lecture
JAN 9 AT 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lumberyard: Showcase at New York Live Arts

We are delighted to showcase new works by Dan Hurlin, Vicky Shick, Cynthia Hopkins, Jane Comfort and Company, the feath3r theory, LMnO3, and Steven Reker/Open House. For further information and to RSVP for the January Showcase visit www.thelumberyard.org/apap. Showtimes: 2:00 – 2:15pm | Dan Hurlin 2:20 – 2:35pm |...

Jan 9, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
zoe | juniper: Live Artery - CLEAR & SWEET

Presenters RSVP here. Clear & Sweet is a new multi-disciplinary performance by zoe | juniper, the Seattle-based dance and visual art team, co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey. The piece incorporates dance, vocals and visuals and is inspired by Southern Baptist Sacred Harp Singing, a form...

Jan 9, 3pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: Live Artery - NOTE THE SELF

Presenters RSVP here. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson have collaborated for over sixteen years. Their duet Note the Self showcases a history of coming together and falling apart. Composer Ted Coffey performs a side-by- side original score.

Jan 8, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Okwui Okpokwasili: Live Artery - POOR PEOPLE’S TV ROOM (Excerpts)

Open to Presenters only Presenters click here to RSVP. Bessie Award winner and New York Live Arts’ 2015-2017 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Okwui Okpokwasiliwill present excerpts of Poor People’s TV Room created as part of her two-year residency at Live Arts. (The show will have its New York City premiere at...

Jan 8, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Walter Dundervill: Live Artery – SKYBOX (Work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP here. Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program. Walter Dundervill’s new dance begins where his previous works Arenaleft off – with a group of mysterious individuals gathered in the skybox of a stadium. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a 17th century mathematical theory, and a...

Jan 8, 3pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Live Artery - Paramodernities

Presenters RSVP here. Award winning choreographer and performer Netta Yerushalmy presents excerpts from her new cross-disciplinary project Paramodernities: “This project is a series of dance experiments. It is generated by deconstructing eight iconic choreographies. They are performed alongside contributions by scholars from different fields. Public discussions are an integral part...

Jan 8, 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Sonya Tayeh: Live Artery – YOU’LL STILL CALL ME BY NAME (Excerpts)

Presenters RSVP here. Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program. Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner, and Drama Desk and Emmy Award nominated choreographer, Sonya Tayeh, presents excerpts from her newest work, you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and...

Jan 8, 1pm & Jan 9, 4:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: Live Artery – IT HAPPENED IT HAS HAPPENED IT IS HAPPENING IT WILL HAPPEN

Presenters RSVP here. Hailed by the New York Times as “a mind capable of transforming a familiar space into something eerie and unrecognizable,” Kotze presents It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen. In this piece, Kotze and her two collaborating performers, Stuart Singer and Netta Yerushalmy confront the...

Jan 7, 11:30am
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Carlos J. Soto: Live Artery: Everything, Alright

Presenters RSVP here. Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program. Created by director and designer Carlos Soto, Everything, Alright follows the dissolution of a group faced with the intrusion of a visitor. The piece concerns itself with those mechanisms that define community by identifying the other. Informed...

Jan 7, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson): Live Artery – GIVE IT TO YOU STAGE (Work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP here. Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program. Give It To You Stage culminates the art-pop duo Yackez’s underground performances into a dance musical. Featuring their queer pro-wrestling dance ensemble and a special appearance by seniors from Larissa’s citywide dance-fitness classes, the piece becomes...

Jan 7, 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Preeti Vasudevan: Live Artery - Stories by Hand (work-in-development)

Presenters RSVP here. Stories by Hand is a solo project searching for personal identity in a media overloaded world. Stories, which are personal, mythical, and social are narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. Stories by Hand takes the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam (classical...

Jan 7, 3pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Angela's Pulse / Paloma McGregor: Live Artery – BUILDING A BETTER FISHTRAP (Work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP here. Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program. Paloma McGregor’s iterative performance project, Building a Better Fishtrap, is rooted in the reclamation of her 91-year-old father’s vanishing fishing tradition. The work centers on three central questions that arise when you leave your ancestral...

Jan 7, 1pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Marjani Forté-Saunders: Live Artery – MEMOIRS OF A …. UNICORN (Work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP here. Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program. In her new solo, Memoirs of a… Unicorn, contemporary choreographer and performer Marjani Forté-Saunders, teams with Media Designer Meena Murugesan and sound designer Everett Saunders, to ritualistically re – member, interrogate, and relish in the...

Jan 7, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Live Artery – ANALOGY TRILOGY (excerpts)

Open to presenters only. Presenters click here to RSVP. Award winning choreographer Bill T. Jones and his company present excerpts of Analogy Trilogy, developed with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong. Inspired by W.G. Sebald’s novel The Emigrants, the company will perform parts of Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist which tells...

Jan 6, 2-4pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Renegade Performance Group: Live Artery – BLACKOUTPUT SHOWCASE

Presenters RSVP by emailing contact@renegadepg.com Blackoutput, led by André Zachery and LaMont Hamilton, brings together a slew of young POC artists whose works are responding to our socio-political climate with artistic ingenuity and pushing the limits of form and presentation, while reconsidering the role of the spectator. Created specially for Live...

Dec 16–17 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Walter Dundervill: Live Feed In Process: Skybox

Walter Dundervill’s new dance begins where his previous work ARENA left off – with a group of mysterious individuals gathered in the skybox of a stadium. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a  17th century mathematical theory, and a late mannerist painting as departure points, this new work examines how we construct...

Dec 13, 6-8p
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sonya Tayeh: Shared Practice Workshop

Join us on the stage of the New York Live Arts theater for a special workshop with Sonya Tayeh. This Shared Practice will be a combination of learning rep from you’ll still call me by name and a sit-down conversation about the content of the piece...

Dec 5 at 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: What Will Be Different?

A Discussion on Women’s Lives After the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. With Special Remarks from the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. An Open Spectrum: Critical Dialogues Forum Presented by New York Live Arts · With MAPP International Conceived by Brian Tate · Curated by Brian Tate...

Dec 1-3 7:30pm, Dec 3 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Sasha Waltz, Jennifer Archibald, Joanna Kotze, David Thomson

This fall’s edition of Barnard/Columbia Dances at NewYork Live Arts features three world premieres and a revival of Sasha Waltz’s Fantasie, the first time this work by Germany’s leading dance-theater icon has been performed by American college dancers. The premieres are by Jennifer Archibald, whose choreography reveals an array of...

Nov 15 at 7pm
@ New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
 
Bill T. Jones: Presidential Lecture

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones reflects on a life in the arts, with a 40+ year career dedicated to ideas and action. This evening will be an intimate and candid unpacking of the processes of art-making, along with the dilemmas of self and identity as seen from the point...

Nov 6, 6-10pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Pretty Ball

New York Live Arts & The Dauphine of Bushwick Present PRETTY BALL **A closing night dance party celebrating the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Joyce Season** In Association with Passport Magazine Hosted by BILL T. JONES and COMPANY Cain A. Coleman Jr. as “PRETTY” THE DAUPHINE OF BUSHWICK Music by DJTONYMONKEY DJ Horrorchata Performances by KIMBERLY SMALLZ LABEIJA MISTER Wallace Photos by Lucas Blair

Oct 6-8, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Caterina Rago Dance Company: Labir Into

Labir Into named after “labirinto,” Italian for “labyrinth,” will investigate the challenge of finding your most authentic self, the center of your own personal labyrinth. Dancers oscillate between the dark and the ethereal, a contrast of broad sweeping gestures and controlled staccato movements—bobbing, swirling, weaving, coiling and uncoiling, boldly traveling across the space only to retreat again—interspersed...

Oct 2 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The Jinah Parker Project: SHE

The best way to describe SHE is Eve  Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES meets Ntozake Shange’s FOR COLORED GIRLS. It is dance, it is music, it is about sexual violence, what happened to Sandra Bland after being stopped by a police officer in Texas, and it is storytelling  about healing from trauma and pain. When it premiered in April It featured women who were actual survivors of sexual violence, in their childhoods, as adults, or both. Since then the show has been reworked into a full book written by Jinah Parker.  The show now features 4 actors portraying survivors in addition to 6 dancers that continue to drive the story through movement.  If you happen to see it the first time you are in for a much different and even better ride.  For more information on the show please visit http://www.jinahparker.com/the­show.

Sep 20 at 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Dance NYC: Town Hall: Disability, Race, and the Practice of Dance

The second town hall in the Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Inter)national Voices series, Dr. Carrie Sandahl and Dr. Aimee Meredith Cox will explore the ways in which systemic forces of oppression have influenced dance practice and scholarship. Moderated by DDA (Inter)national Voices Curator Alice Sheppard.

Sep 19 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Ford Foundation Live Gallery: Obama Out–Say It Loud Opening Party

Presented as the first “Obama Out” event is Say It Loud!, a participatory installation in the Ford Foundation Live Gallery by For Freedoms, the first artist-run super PAC. The installation opens September 19, 2016, 6PM and continues through December 5, 2016. Visitors are invited to add to the installation sharing their thoughts about freedom, the election, the...