Upcoming Performances

 
 
Jun 19-24, 2017
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: 2017 Summer Workshop

This workshop is geared towards advanced and professional level dancers.For 35 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. Now, the 2017 Summer Workshop will offer immersion in the rigorous training, creative methods and...

May 25
@ University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
 
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.

Apr 19-22, 26-29 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room

Bessie Award-winning and New York Live Arts’ Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Okwui Okpokwasili presents the culmination of her two-year residency at Live Arts with the New York Premiere of Poor People’s TV Room.  The piece is informed by two historic incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement...

Apr 5-8 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Adrienne Truscott: THIS

Adrienne Truscott made THIS. THIS is a solo performance which may not always be a solo, created specifically for Live Arts stage. THIS is a small or large or medium act of artistic survivalism and an ever-evolving work that writes, in real time, the libretto of the performance the artist is attempting...

Mar 29 - Apr 1 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson): Give It To You Stage

Yackez (Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson) debuts Give It To You Stage culminating the art-pop duo’s body of underground performances into a large-scale dance musical in two acts. The performance features their Queer pro-wrestling dance ensemble and a special appearance by older adults from Larissa’s citywide dance-fitness classes, creating a multi-generational interdisciplinary...

Mar 8-11 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Richard Move and MoveOpolis!: XXYY & Martha@20

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts Live Ideas 2017 with the world premiere of XXYY and Martha@20, a special performance celebrating the 20th anniversary of Martha@… XXYY is a poetic and otherworldly dance-theater event exploring the multiplicities of the gender spectrum while deconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female....

Feb 9-11 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Andrea Kleine: My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist

Andrea Kleine’s new work began as a dance about the music deployed in the CIA’s torture program. In despair, Kleine abandoned that idea and channeled theater shaman André Gregory from his 1981 film My Dinner with André, creating a new version of the famed dinner conversation as she seeks answers...

Feb 3, 2017
@ University of North Carolina Greensboro, Aycock Auditorium, Greensboro, NC
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Jan 13-14 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Doug LeCours/Jessica Pretty/Lily Bo Shapiro/Sophie Sotsky/Ashley R.T. Yergens

Featuring work by Doug LeCours, Jessica Pretty, Lily Bo Shapiro, Sophie Sotsky, and Ashley R.T. Yergens. Ashley R.T. Yergens will present Tra(n)sh. Equipped with cookies and an open invitation for political incorrectness, Tra(n)sh takes a humorous ride from overzealous optimism to total despair as Yergens simultaneously seeks a “safe...

Jan 10-14, 2017 10am-12pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Open Company Class

Morning class with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company are perfect for dancers who desire a thorough and thoughtful morning practice or tune up for the day ahead of them. Classes are rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing...

Dec 9-11 and 14-17 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sonya Tayeh: you'll still call me by name

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner, Drama Desk–and Emmy Award nominated) brings us you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally-charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. The piece exposes the cellular desire for familial acceptance, intimately investigating and...

Nov 16-19 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Gillian Walsh: xgzdiiiiiicdiirrwjfffffffff (pronounced grief)

This is a new work for the void, in the dance mall. In xgzdiiiiiicdiirrwjfffffffff (pronounced grief), Walsh uses formulaic instagram videos and text from public forums on dance as source materials in an anti-dramaturgical viewing environment. It is a spacious and non didactic experience in a dance studio. This performance is...

Nov 11-13, 2016
@ Institute of Contemporary Art ,Boston, MA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew US PREMIERE

A Letter to my Nephew is Bill T. Jones’ latest work that sets out to bring together two impulses: the social/political and the deeply personal. This work is a kind of postcard: a street-scene or a still from the evening news that superimposes violent street battles in the...

Nov 5 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones: in conversation with Moisés Kaufman & Mary Marshall Clark: Performing Oral History

Presented in conjunction with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s New York City premiere of parts one and two of the Analogy Trilogy at The Joyce Theater, Bill T. Jones and director/playwright and 2015 National Medal of Arts recipient Moisés Kaufman discuss making oral history into performance. Moderated by Director...

Oct 29 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones: in conversation with Carrie Mae Weems & Mary Marshall Clark: Public, Private, Political?

Presented in conjunction with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s New York City premiere of parts one and two of the Analogy Trilogy at The Joyce Theater, Bill T. Jones and renowned multi-media artist Carrie Mae Weems discuss making art about the personal in a public sphere as a political...

Oct 25-Nov 6
@ Joyce Theater, New York, NY
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy 1 & 2

The renowned company returns to The Joyce to perform two pieces from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Analogy Trilogy, a work based on oral histories that Jones conducted. Each part reveals Jones’ ongoing exploration of how text, storytelling, and movement pull and push against each other as the performers...

Oct 24 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Open Spectrum: Obama Out–Mic Drop!

Curated in association with MAPP International Productions. MC / Poet Baba Israel hosts a spoken word slam reflecting on the end of the first black presidency and the many questions surrounding President Obama’s legacy. The evening includes the return of Universes who will perform a set and share an excerpt from...

Oct 21 & 22, 2016
@ August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 18, 2016
@ Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 14, 2016
@ George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 9, 2016
@ University of Akron, EJ Thomas Hall, Akron, OH
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Oct 5 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: SUPERUNKNOWN

Presented by New York Live Arts In partnership with MAPP International Conceived and curated by Brian Tate What future awaits when we leave the familiar path? The question has special meaning to us as New Yorkers, whose lives and careers are almost always evolving and as Americans, preparing to elect a new...

Sep 30 & Oct 1, 2016
@ Dance St. Louis, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St Louis, MO
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Since it’s premiere at Montclair State University in June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it’s humanity. This new dance/theatre production “vividly depicts a refugee’s journey..it suggests the power art has to challenge us and possibly alter our...

Sep 28 – Oct 1, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Nichole Canuso, Geoff Sobelle, Lars Jan: PANDÆMONIUM

Somewhere between everyday experience and a fever dream, to the left of the Mojave Desert, under burnt-out telephone lines, empty swimming pools and unfinished suburban developments is a place called Pandæmonium. This cinematic dance-theater concert, directed by Lars Jan, explores the fear and enticement embedded in the American desert landscape, taking on...

Sep 24, 2016
@ SUNY Binghamton, Anderson Center, Binghamton, NY
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Music & Movement

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...

Sep 15-17
@ Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter/Singapore

A Letter to my Nephew is Bill T. Jones’ latest work that sets out to bring together two impulses: the social/political and the deeply personal. This work is a kind of postcard: a street-scene or a still from the evening news that superimposes violent street battles in the...

Sep 14
@ Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore
 
Bill T. Jones: Making and Doing

Bill T. Jones returns to the stage in a new talking solo made specifically for the Singapore International Festival of Arts. Through rapid movement and gesture, Mr. Jones speaks about creativity; how to take an idea from inception to stage and what it means to be a maker in the...

Aug 15-19, 6-7:45pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Class with Jenna Riegel

Classes may be purchased in person at the Box Office upon arrival. Cash or check preferred. As class begins, a soft internal focus is emphasized as students warm, align and prepare their bodies through simple Bartenieff-inspired floor work, Pilates-based or Yoga-based stretching and strengthening or improvisational scores. Students are encouraged to...

Aug 1-5, 6-7:45pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Class with Talli Jackson

Classes may be purchased in person at the Box Office upon arrival. Cash or check preferred. This class will begin on the floor, grounding us in breath and the body’s fundamental movements. We’ll use a combination of improvisation and set material to generate warmth and teach our bodies to partner the ground...

Aug 1-5, 8-12 from 9:30am-4:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Arts Thinkers & Movers

Located in the heart of Chelsea, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry, a place where thinking and movement meet the future. In alignment with that philosophy, New York Live Arts is happy to introduce our first summer program for young people! Imagination is everything...

Jul 18-22, 4-5:45pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Class with Christina Robson

Click here to purchase a 10 class pass. 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 and bring awareness to the layers of skin, bone, and muscle. We will fluctuate several times between improvised qualitative...

Changing Minds: July 16 at 3pm, Jul 17 at 1pm The Addams Family: Jul 16 at 8pm, Jul 17 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Broadway Workshop: Children’s Musical Theatre Festival

The Children’s Musical Theater Festival (CMTF) is a nine-day long, performance based theater program for students ages 9-18. CMTF provides the unique opportunity for aspiring young actors to originate roles in new works by up-and-coming musical theater writers. It also provides theater writers with the opportunity, space and resources to...

Jul 7-9 at 7:30pm, Jul 9 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
DUŠAN TÝNEK DANCE THEATRE: DUŠAN TÝNEK DANCE THEATRE 2016 Program

A World and NYC Premiere Plus the Joyful Return of the Acclaimed Romanesco Suite This year’s program will feature the NYC Premiere of Logbook, a 2013 work for the entire company inspired by the tale of Ulysses and Penelope and their powerful perseverance in the quest for love and reunion. Set...

Jul 1 & 2
@ American Dance Festival Durham, NC
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist WORLD PREMIERE

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...

Jun 28 & 29 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Collectif A directed by Astrid Bas: LET MY PEOPLE GO

Sarah Kane, English poet and playwright, depressive, in and out of institutions, took her own life at age 28. Charlotte Salomon, a German Jew from a prestigious family haunted by multiple suicides, a visionary and prolific painter, died at age 26 in a concentration camp. The worlds of these two...

Jun 23-24 at 7:30pm, Jun 26 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
10 Hairy Legs: 4th Season - 3 World Premieres

Our season features 10 HL World Premiere Commissions from Dance Makers Doug Varone, Tiffany Mills and Megan Williams, and a work by David Parker. Noted Composer and Musician Peter Whitehead will perform his Commissioned Score for Mills’ work at all shows. 10 Hairy Legs 2016 New York Season Benefit Honoring Joel Sobo...

Jun 20-25
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: 2016 Summer Workshop

The 2016 Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Summer Workshop will draw inspiration from the intricate integration of speech and movement embodied in its most recent work, Analogy/Dora:Tramontane. Each day we will delve into contemporary technique and partnering informed by the company’s values of rigor, sensitivity, musicality and qualitative eclecticism. We...

Jun 16 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Fresh Tracks Showing

Reservations are necessary and can be made by clicking the buy tickets link or contacting the Box Office at 212.924.0077. Please join us in the New York Live Arts studios for an informal and in-process showing of ideas and concepts being developed during the Fresh Tracks creative residencies this...

Jun 14-18 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington and Jennifer Muller: Monte / Molissa / Margo / Muller – LIVE!

Elisa Monte Dance, Molissa Fenley and Company, Margo Sappington and Jennifer Muller/The Works join forces to present a series of five Shared Program Performances featuring 5 Pieces –  3 Premieres – and 25 Dancers. Four distinguished and innovative choreographers, at the height of their careers, each with a powerful original voice,...

Jun 10 at 7:30pm, Jun 11 at 3pm, Jun 11 at 7:30pm, Jun 12 at 12Noon, Jun 12 at 4pm
@ 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 also cover a broad...

June 3-4 at 7pm, June 4 at 9pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Anna Sperber: Joyce UNLEASHED: Prize

Brooklyn-based artist Anna Sperber makes poetic works with rigorous attention to detail. Tending to emotion and form in equal measure, her potent choreography affects our perception of space, time and architecture. In the world premiere of Prize, which features an original score, Sperber investigates the delicate line between certainty and...

May 31-June 1 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Elina Pirinen: Joyce UNLEASHED: Personal Symphonic Moment

Finnish artist Elina Pirinen makes her U.S. debut with her award-winning trio, Personal Symphonic Moment. In this on-stage autopsy of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, declared in 1942 to be an indictment of Fascism, Pirinen uses a personal approach to examine the concept of living within the current “zeitgeist,” leading...

May 26-28 at 7pm, May 28 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Joffrey Ballet Concert Group: An Evening of Dance

The Joffrey Ballet Concert Group will dance an evening of exciting repertory including a revival of Gerald Arpino’s beloved Suite St. Saëns, a work that has not been performed in over ten years. In the words of Agnes de Mille, Suite St. Saëns is “like standing in a flight of...

May 19, 20, 21st at 7:30pm May 21st at 2:00pm
: Ariel Rivka Dance and RIOULT Dance NY, with soloists Heidi Latsky and Elisa King

To celebrate Ariel Rivka Dance’s 9th season, the company premieres three works, all of which meld live, original music with a range of elegant and bold movements. In Hallelujah Eva, five women dancers explore solitude, and consequently find empowerment through shared experience. Beatrice’s Rainbow features a sprightly trio reveling in...

May 1, 2-4pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Tina Satter/Half Straddle: Shared Practice: Half Straddle

Half Straddle shares some of the physical and creative practices behind their work in this process- focused session.

Apr 16-18
@ Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari, Italy
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play

Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, Op. 20, D-Man in the Waters (1989, revised 1998) is Jones’s joyful tour de force and was recently reconstructed in full for the first time since 2002. The New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winning classic is a celebration of life...

Apr 11 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
The Jinah Parker Project: SHE

In honor of both Women’s History Month (March) and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) I have created SHE, a multi-media production that addresses violence against women and girls in America, on our planet.  In our nation 1 out of 4 women or girls are survivors of some form of sexual...

Apr 6-9 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
FJK Dance: FJK Dance

  Based in New York City, FJK Dance is a contemporary dance company founded in 2014. At FJK Dance, we believe in the unique fusion of culture and dance. The endless possibilities of experimenting with the fundamentals of various forms of dance, from classical ballet to ballroom, from Middle Eastern to jazz––we combine the...

Apr 3 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: MENA/Future Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco)

Presented in Association with Joe’s Pub MENA/Future closes with a very special engagement with Hassan Hakmoun, one of the most notable figures in contemporary Moroccan music. Schooled in the traditional sounds of the Gnawa people in his native Marrakesh, since moving to the US his music has absorbed elements from a...

Apr 3 at 4pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: Cinema, Desert Dancer

A film based on an incredible true story. Desert Dancer is a classic hero story about brave young people risking their lives to rebel against their government and fight for their dreams. Set in Iran, where it is currently forbidden to dance, the story follows Afshin Ghaffarian and his friends...

Apr 2 at 4pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: Films by Kamal Aljafaru

The haunting films of Kamal Aljafari mix documentary, fiction and personal memoir to render complex portaits. Pointedly political, Aljafari’s films wonderfully embed their ideology into a cinematic poetry graced by light humor. Recollection (2015, 70 minutes, Palestine/Germany)  The Israeli and American features shot in the town of Jaffa from the...

Apr 2 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: Masterclass with Adham Hafez

The history of choreography and performance in the Arabic speaking region lives within reciprocal gazes, alternative emotional and physical states, and a movement practice that is centralized on pleasure. In this master class, choreographer, performer and theorist Adham Hafez will be performing with the attendees strategies of performative communication, mutual...

Apr 2 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: MENA Shorts

A collection of infamous and acclaimed shorts spanning the MENA region. Red Carpet (8 minutes, Palestine) Tress of Hair by Doa Aly (2008, 12 minutes, Egypt) Hysterical Choir of the Frightened by Doa Aly (2014, 4 minutes, Egypt) Love Dance by Shayma Aziz (2011, 5 minutes, Egypt) Nuovo Cinema Paradiso by Lana Al Sennawy (2012, 4...

Apr 1 at 5pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: Adham Hafez, Andre Lepecki & Guests Dance & The New Politic

A conversation with performance and dance theorist Andre Lepecki on dance and the political transformations it reflects in the current sphere.

Mar 31 - Apr 2 at 8pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Radouan Mriziga (Morocco): Live Ideas: ~55

US Premiere Fascinated by an artisan’s gestures in which movement is organized to serve production, Mriziga uses his body like a tool to play with perspective and audience expectations. What emerges is an ancient symbol bearing new meaning, questioning our fundamental attachment to symbols and their ability to transgress meanings over...

Mar 26 at 4pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: “Dégradé” A feature film by Tarzan & Arab Abunasser

US Premiere (83 minutes, Palestine) Self-taught indy phenoms the Abunasser twins have ignited the international film festival circuit with their first feature, a rare glimpse of life in Gaza. Known for their award-winning short films and a remarkable set of cinema poster pastiches, the brothers conjure a hot summer’s day in the...

Mar 26 at 4pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: Sundance Institute Theater Program & IDEO Creative Tensions: Home

New York Live Arts Studio Sundance Institute Theater Program (Theater Lab in MENA) and innovative global design firm IDEO bring their immersive community program Creative Tensions for a very special edition conceived exclusively for Live Ideas. Creative Tensions is a physically activated collective conversation in which participants declare where they stand...

Mar 26 at 12pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Marie Al Fajr: Live Ideas: Masterclass with Marie Al Fajr (Paris/Egypt)

Marie Al Fajr shares dance techniques and research methods from her practice over the past two decades. Enmeshed in exploring the Arab-Muslim and Ottoman histories of poetry, mysticism and choreography, Marie Al Fajr builds contemporary dance work that stems from in-depth historical investigations. The ‘hidden garden,’ a metaphor common in...

Mar 26 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: Films by Maha Maamoun & Larissa Sansour

An exclusive screening featuring acclaimed work and US premieres by two of the most unique filmmakers of the region. Combining experimental film technique with narrative structures that question collective memory in the face of ongoing challenges to future-focused ideals, these filmmakers continue to generate powerful visions for the future of...

Mar 25 - 26 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: Solos

New York City Premiere HaRaKa Platform (Various) Four female performers bring their solo works to NYC for the first time reflecting current realities within the complexity and personalization of political forces on their bodies and craft, and the difficulty of making work in the region. Through movement, comedy, and extraordinary...

Mar 24, 2016
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
NewYork LiveArts 2016 Gala

Sarah Arison, Slobodan Randjelovic & Jon Stryker Gala Co-Chairs Bill T. Jones Artistic Director Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Pl, New York 10280 6:30pm Cocktails and performance 7:30pm Dinner, awards and performances Festive Attire Please contact Jessica Sonders, Individual Giving & Special Events Manager at JSonders@newyorklivearts.org or 212.691.6500 X379

Mar 23 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Farah Saleh (Palestine): Live Ideas: Free Advice

New York City Premiere An endearing, insightful interactive solo from Palestinian choreographer, Farah Saleh, exploring the relationship between artists and society and the means of keeping this relationship open and vibrant amidst shifting geo-political and social trends.

Mar 18 & 19 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Andrea Kleine: Live Feed: Torture Playlist

Live Feed (formerly Studio Series) is one of Live Arts’ three residency programs, offering artists sight unseen commitment to premiering work on Live Arts’ stage within the two years following the artist’s completion of the Live Feed residency. Live Arts provides the Live Feed artists space and support in various forms,...

Mar 15 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Emel Mathlouthi: Live Ideas: Emel Mathlouthi

OFFSITE at Lycée Francais, 505 East 75th Street, New York, NY, 10021 Presented by the LFNY Cultural Center in Association with New York Live Arts’ Live Ideas: MENA/Future & Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie Firebrand Tunisian singer, songwriter, and composer Emel Mathlouthi has been called “The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution.” An...

Mar 13, 2016
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Amor Brujo Postmoderno

Famed Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada leads a multidisciplinary University of North Carolina School of the Arts production, in association with the Consulate General of Spain in New York, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Manuel de Falla’s masterwork, El Amor Brujo.   A Celebration of Music from Spain, Featuring...

Mar 8 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: An Evening with Aileen Agopian (US) & Special Guests

Presented in Partnership with The Graduate Center, CUNY OFF-SITE @ The Graduate Center, CUNY An evening with one of the most influential purveyors of MENA region contemporary art in the US and worldwide. Now working as an independent contemporary art advisor, Ms. Agopian joined Sotheby’s in 2011 as the Senior International Specialist...

Mar 8 at 7:30pm
@ University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
 
Bill T. Jones: Bill T. Jones

Legendary choreographer, director, dancer, activist, and MacArthur “Genius” Bill T. Jones will grace Bovard Auditorium for a one-of-a-kind evening of dance and discussion. In a unique two-part presentation, Jones will talk with Kenneth Foster, director of the USC Arts Leadership Program, about the challenges and rewards of being an artist-leader....

Mar 2-5 at 7:30pm, Mar 5 at 10pm
Champagne Jerry: Champagne Jerry in the Champagne Room

Welcome to the Champagne Room: a magical hideaway open to the public for an exclusive, limited engagement by hip-hop sensation Champagne Jerry. Joining him are his onstage entourage of miscreants known as the Champagne Club, a rotating cast of others including Neal Medlyn, Adam Horovitz, Kathleen Hanna, Bridget Everett, the...

Feb 16 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas: An Evening with Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi (UAE)

Presented in Partnership with Goethe-Institut New York A conversation with one of today’s most prolific contemporary art collectors and cultural voices. In addition to his role as political commentator for MSNBC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, Al Qassemi emerged among the foremost voices translating the events of the ‘Arab Spring’ across social...

Feb 26 & 27 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Gillian Walsh: Live Feed: Gillian Walsh

This is a new work for the void, in the dance mall.

Feb 24-27 at 7:30pm, Feb 27 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
New York Theatre Ballet: Legends & Visionaries

New York Theatre Ballet returns to New York Live Arts with its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series. The program includes a world premiere by Steven Melendez and Zhong-Jing Fang, set to Philip Glass’ Piano Etudes and featuring the NYU Steel Drum Ensemble, plus Jerome Robbins’ Antique Epigraphs and Richard...

Feb 17-20 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Valda Setterfield & John Scott: Lear

Buy your ticket to this show, Rebecca Lazier and Ann Liv Young at the same time and save 15% as part of our re-animator ticket package. Downtown dance legend Valda Setterfield adds to a multi-year, citywide examination of the Shakespearean tragedy with a deeply personal and riveting Lear of her own. Created...

Feb 14 at 7pm
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: Astaire, with Love

A showcase of dances of all styles performed by students and professionals from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios.

Feb 13 at 2pm
Live Ideas: Masterclass with Koen Augustijnen, Les Ballets C de la B

New York Live Arts Studio A masterclass with one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary dance. Known for his immersive experiments in varied cultural forms, Augustijnen has been working closely with les ballets C de la B since 1991, initially as a dancer in performances staged by Alain Platel, Hans...

Feb 13 at 2pm & 8pm, Feb 14 at 3pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Queens Theatre, Queens, NY

The Body Against Body program is an intimate and focused collection of duet works drawn from the Company’s 30 year history. Bill T. Jones returns to his roots in the avant-garde with a program that revives and reconsiders the challenging, groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner...

Feb 12 at 6pm
KVS, les ballets C de la B & A.M. Qattan Foundation: Live Ideas: Creators of "Badke" in conversation

New York Live Arts Studio An intimate, revealing conversation with the creative team behind “Badke.” Exploring the impetus to bridge worlds, this discussion will center on the origin, process, risk, and unparalleled experience of realizing an international dance experiment developed in collaboration with 10 young Palestinian dancers in Ramallah.

Feb 11 at 6pm
Live Ideas: Sons of Abraham - A Journey of Reflection Rabbi Marc Shneier & Imam Shamsi Ali

New York Live Arts Studio A multi-faceted conversation reflecting the worldwide journey of discovery of two widely respected spiritual leaders two years after the release of their ground-breaking book Sons of Abraham, and the many issues and socio-political circumstances that both divide Jews and Muslims and bring them closer together.

Feb 8 at 7pm
Live Ideas: An Evening with Dr. Bassem Youssef and Rula Jebreal

Presented in Partnership with The Graduate Center, CUNY OFF-SITE at The Graduate Center, CUNY An evening with two of the most influential media figures of our time. Egyptian satirist, columnist, cardiac surgeon and host of Al-Bernameg (The Program), a satirical news program from 2011 to 2014 inspired by Jon Stewart and The Daily...

Jan 31, 2-4pm
Ann Liv Young: Shared Practice: Ann Liv Young-Sherapy

For the Shared Practice workshop with Ann Liv Young, Sherry will give Sherapy. Sherry is a character who is a performative therapist, created as a tool to explore and explode the performer/audience dichotomy. Sherry engages directly with her audience, whether they are a crowd of hundreds or a...

Jan 18 at 6pm
Okwui Okpokwasili: Live Artery: Poor Peoples TV Room

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here. Poor People’s T.V. Room (excerpt, 2015) is the latest collaboration between writer/performer Okwui Okpokwasili and director/visual designer Peter Born. Currently in development, the piece will explore the work of the Women’s Collective Action in Nigeria, informed by the 1929 Igbo Women’s War and the 2014’s...

Jan 18 at 8pm
Sonya Tayeh: Live Artery: You'll Still Call Me By Name

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner, Drama Desk–and Emmy Award nominated) brings us you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally-charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. The piece exposes the cellular desire for...

Jan 18 at 3pm
Preeti Vasudevan: Live Artery: Stories By Hand

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here. Stories By Hand (2015) is a one-woman show by Preeti Vasudevan/Thresh that takes hand gesture of Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance, to tell a story, interweaving east and west, past and present, and the mythic and the everyday. 

Jan 18 at 1pm
Molly Poerstel: Live Artery: Fossil

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here. Molly Poerstel will present Fossil (2015), a work-in-progress performed by Jodi Bender, Jennifer Kjos, Alice MacDonald, and Eleanor Smith with costumes by Jane MacDonald. 

Jan 17 at 5pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Live Artery: Analogy: A Trilogy

This event is closed to the Public. Presenters RSVP Here. Since it's premiere this past June 2015, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane has both thrilled and moved audiences with its honesty, compassion and above all, it's humanity. The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is now creating the second part of the Analogy trilogy, Analogy/Lance:...

Jan 16 at 8pm
zoe | juniper: Live Artery: Clear & Sweet

New York Live Arts 3rd Floor Studios Clear & Sweet is a new multi­-disciplinary performance incorporating dance, vocals and visuals resulting from an inquiry into Southern Baptist Sacred Harp Singing and Scofield’s complicated connection to her Southern roots. Sacred Harp Singing is a form of spiritual a cappella choral singing founded in...

Jan 16 at 6pm
Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company: Live Artery: Custodians Of Beauty

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here. Merging dance, live music and visual arts, Choreographer/Director Pavel Zuštiak (2015 Juried “Bessie” Award) examines the multiplicity of concepts of beauty and its permanence within art. With music by Christian Frederickson and lighting design by Joe Levasseur, Custodians of Beauty asks us to look again,...

Jan 16 at 3pm
Marjani Forté-Saunders: Live Artery: The View From Here

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here.   At the precipice of a long conversation Marjani Forté-Saunders pairs with choreographer Nia Love, as the collective LOVE|FORTE, present the early workings of The View From Here. LOVE|FORTE explores the impact of two prodigious artists on their own work, and have found that when studied...

Jan 16 at 1pm
Andrea Kleine: Live Artery: Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a 'long and baffling' film by Yvonne Rainer)

My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist began as a dance about the music deployed in the CIA’s torture program. Utterly depressed, Kleine abandoned that idea and channeled theater shaman André Gregory from his 1981 film My Dinner with André,...

Jan 15 at 8pm
Joanna Kotze: Live Artery: FIND YOURSELF HERE

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here. FIND YOURSELF HERE is the culmination of a two-year collaboration between three dancers and three visual artists using movement as a potent form of communication across disciplines. This work started as a solo, became three trios and is now a sextet with a yearlong collaboration...

Jan 15 at 6pm
Arcane Collective: Live Artery: Return to Absence and Ebb

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here. Inhabiting the rich and peculiar realm of Samuel Beckett’s trilogy novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, Arcane Collective presents and excerpt of its latest two-part production, Return to Absence and Ebb, slated to premiere at New York Live Arts in April 2016. This vigorous...

Jan 15 at 3pm
Jen Rosenblit: Live Artery: Clap Hands

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here. Jen Rosenblit will present excerpts from her latest work Clap Hands (2015) performed by Rosenblit, Effie Bowen, and Admanda Kobilka, and to be presented in April, 2016 as a co-presentation with New York Live Arts at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. Clap Hands asks...

Jan 15 at 1pm
Gillian Walsh: Live Artery: Gillian Walsh

3rd Floor Studios Presenters RSVP Here. "I know I may be young but I've got feelings too. And I need to do what I feel like doing. So let me go and just listen." – Britney Spears. This is this is an excerpt of a new and unfinished formal choreographic work, featuring...

Jan 6-10, 12-16 at 7:30pm, Jan 9 &16 at 2pm
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date

Written and performed by Sarah Jones, directed by Carolyn Cantor. Post-show talks with the artist and special guests will follow select performances: Jan 6 with Bill T. Jones, TONY® Award Winning Choreographer and Artistic Director of New York Live Arts Jan 7 with Maria Popova, Writer, Blogger, and Critic Jan 10...

Dec 4 & 5 at 6pm
Sonya Tayeh: Live Feed: You'll Still Call Me By Name (working title)

Live Feed (formerly Studio Series) is one of Live Arts’ three residency programs, offering artists sight unseen commitment to premiering work on Live Arts’ stage within the two years following the artist’s completion of the Live Feed residency. Live Arts provides the Live Feed artists space and support in various forms,...

Oct 27-31, Nov 3-7 at 7:30pm, Oct 31 & Nov 7 at 2pm
BalletNext: BalletNext's Fall Season

After sold-out performances in February, BalletNext returns to New York Live Arts for a two-week season of rich and diverse repertory. Dance and music play on and off of each other to create a fiercely magical experience. Program A (October 27-31) features “Don’t Blink” a world premiere from ballerina Michele...

Oct 15-17 at 7:30pm, Oct 18 at 3pm
South of Gold Mountain

Oct 15: pre-show discussion with panel of scholars, historians, and civic leaders Oct 15: $60 VIP ticket includes post-show reception In 1850, news of “The California Gold Rush” reached southern China before most Americans had learned of it and thus began an exodus of 300,000 Chinese immigrants to “Gold Mountain.” South Of...

Jul 18 at 8pm & Jul 19 at 6pm
Broadway Workshop: Spamalot

The Children's Musical Theater Festival (CMTF) is a nine day long, performance based theater program for students ages 9-18. CMTF provides the unique opportunity for aspiring young actors to originate roles in new works by up-and-coming musical theater writers. It also provides theater...