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...

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 

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.

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 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 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 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 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....

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...

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 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...

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 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 17, 2017
@ University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Bill T. Jones: Gardner Lecture
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...

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 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, 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...

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 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...

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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...