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....

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...

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 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 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 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 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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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 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 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...

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 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 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 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 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?...

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 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....

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 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...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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...

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.

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 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, 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, 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 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...