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World Premiere

This performance is general admission, for limited $15 seats, please call the box office at 212.924.0077.

E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is an epic, town hall musical that pleads the case for a more empathetic economy, proposing, with Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King, money as everyone’s. Created by choreographer Daria Faïn and poet Robert Kocik, in collaboration with composer Katherine Young, vocalist Samita Sinha and The Commons Choir, E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E was developed by researching the sonic and connotative powers of language. 26 dancers, singers and actors treat our current inequity crisis with reparative tones, tunes and intentions while drawing on the body as horn of plenty.

Feb 28 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation: BEGGING, with Robert Kocik and Laura Stelmok.

Mar 1 Stay Late Discussion: Practicing the Prosodic Body, with Faïn, Kocik, Commons Choir and Carla Peterson.

Conception/Director/Choreography: Daria Faïn
Conception/Director/Librettist: Robert Kocik 

Performers: Christina Andrea, Maximilian Balduzzi, CC Chang, Levi Gonzalez, Hazuki Homma, Whitney Hunter, Peter Jacobs, Aram Jibilian, Dora Koimtzi, Mina Nishimura, Jaime Ortega, Peter Sciscioli, Kensaku Shinohara, Samita Sinha, Emily Skillings, Ben Spatz, Despina Stamos, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Julia Ulehla, Saúl Ulerio, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Katherine Young.

Composer: Katherine A. Young
Percussion: Sam Sowyrda
Trombone: Jen Baker
Vocalist and Choir Arrangement: Samita Sinha
Dramaturge: Susan Mar Landau
Styling: Mariana Valencia
Lighting Designer: Carrie Wood

E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is produced by the Prosodic Body and the members of the Commons Choir. Development support was provided by a series of residencies including the Movement Research Artist In Residence program supported by The Jerome Foundation, The Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency (2008-2010), LMCC SWING SPACE (2009-2010) and The Field Artist Residency program supported by Lambent Foundation (2011). Funds have also been provided by the James Robison Foundation.

Pre-production support has been provided by Dance New Amsterdam (2012) through its Artist In Residence Program including studio rehearsal and office space plus a technical residency in the theater.

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The New Yorker

Dance listings

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/dance/2013/03/04/130304goda_GOAT_dance

 

The New York Times

Dance listings, March 1 - 7

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/arts/dance/dance-listings-for-march-1-7.html?pagewanted=all

 

Flavorpill

Commons Choir listing

http://beta.flavorpill.com/events/511410e1b6d54b00160001e3?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=Gel&utm_source=MKTG_Contest&utm_keyword=daria_fain&utm_content=daria_fain

 

The New York Times

Dance listings, Feb 22 – 28

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/arts/dance/dance-listings-for-feb-22-28.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1362165849-JbOwCFJ48vREuPZbDlKk2Q

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World Premiere

People Get Ready make multi-sensory mixtapes that are a “melding of independent music and contemporary dance” (New York Times) inspired by memory, dreams, cultural debris and PLEASURE. The band creates immense sonic landscapes through the interaction of bodies and analog technology. They also generate choreography based on their songs, including selections from their new album, out this year on Brassland Records.

Steven Reker is a Brooklyn-based musician, choreographer and performer, and the primary songwriter and director of People Get Ready. Since moving to New York in 2006, he has worked in the capacity of dancer, choreographer or musician with many artists, including Yoshiko Chuma, Jeff McMahon, David Byrne, John Jesurun, Brian Rogers, Miranda July, Jodi Melnick, Annie-B Parson, Fred Thomas and Yasuko Yokoshi. His own work has been presented at The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Rooftop Films and AUNTS.
 
Oct 18 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Past and Present – Indie Music & Contemporary Dance With Michael Azerrad (music writer and scholar) and Matt Mehlan (musician and production manager).

Oct 19 Stay Late Dance Party with Live DJ and special guests.

Specific Ocean is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.
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French neuroscientist Lionel Naccache discusses conscious and unconscious cognition. Following the talk, French company Oh ! Oui... (Joachim Latarjet and Alexandra Fleischer) will perform Songs for My Brain, a performance based on the research of Lionel Naccache. Songs for My Brain explores the power of the mind which at any given moment is creating fiction and inventing scenarios — What tomorrow will bring? What your friend thinks of you? What was that ruckus you heard last night? — in a never-ending stream of thought provoking stories that fuel our consciousness.

This event is presented as part of “Walls and Bridges,” a 10-day French-American arts and ideas festival curated by the Villa Gillet, a French cultural institute interested in thought in all its expressions, bringing together thinkers and artists from all over the world; and is co-presented with Les Subsistances, an international laboratory for live arts based in Lyon, France. villagillet.net

*Please note that Daniel Kahneman, who was originally scheduled to be a part of the discussion with Lionel Naccache, is unable to participate due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict.

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Sept 27 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: A discussion on “beginning of something.” Moderated by RoseAnne Spradlin.
 
Sept 28 Stay Late Discussion*: CLOSE! A Conversation on Witnessing the Body. Moderated by Neil Greenberg.
*Stay Late event follows the 7:30pm performance only

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

beginning of something returns to New York City after a sold out run at The Chocolate Factory in 2011. An exploration of movement and energy, beginning probes and reveals the female image and psyche.

The audience is seated in close proximity to the dancers who perform on an elevated platform creating a shift in scale that empowers the cast. This high intensity 2012 cast includes Rebecca Serrell Cyr, Natalie Green, Rebecca Warner and Rebecca Wender.

Sign up for RoseAnne's Shared Practice class on Oct 6, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.



The reconstruction of beginning of something is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

beginning of something was also supported by an artist residency on Governor’s Island, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a space grant through the Movement Research Artist in Residency program.

This performance is general admission, for limited $15 seats, please call the box office at 212.924.0077.

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World Premiere

The Daedalus Effect and other dilemmas assumes the mythical persona of Daedalus, the taciturn engineer who invented the labyrinth, and Icarus, his ill-fated son, as metaphors for the pitfalls of product development. Modular objects created by invited guests (writers, sculptors, mathematicians, architects, engineers) are placed throughout the space as improvisational scores for this solo dance performance. Like puzzle pieces, combinations of the objects generate physical dilemmas that prompt strings of full-body gestures.

Jan 25 Stay Late Discussion: Constraints, Autofiction, and The Performative Object moderated by Stephen Greco* (Executive Editor of Classical TV)*

*Event will take place at The Inivisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, 11201

Sign up for Arturo's Shared Practice class, Jan 26,  12:30-2:30pm, $15.
 

The Daedalus Effect and other dilemmas is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. The creation of this work was also supported through a residency partnership with the Museum of Art and Design. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

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Arturo Vidich MAD showing from New York Live Arts on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, February 12 at 6 pm
Art Discusses Ideas: Bill T. Jones and Lawrence Weschler in Conversation

Join choreographer and director Bill T. Jones and longtime New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Weschler for a lively conversation about art and its relationship to science, history, technology, and current events. Looking at luminary thinkers and creative artists, Jones and Weschler will discuss how the arts engage with, inform, and meaningfully complicate the world of ideas.

Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm
Work-in-Progress Showing of Story

The Company performs a work-in-process showing of Story, a new work created during its week in residence at Bard. Story (2013) uses Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) as the basis for an energetic new work that draws from the Company’s latest choreographic methods developed for Story/Time (2012). Story will have its New York premiere in March at The Joyce Theater. The showing will be followed by a discussion with Jones, Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, and the Company. Live music performed by members of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra.

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"Working with Bill so far has been nothing less than miraculous. We listen to one another and then each of us makes bold suggestions." - Anne Bogart

A Rite (2013) represents an intriguing and powerful collaboration between two leading American directors and their companies. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company combine forces to explore the impact of this revolutionary piece of music, imagining the consequence of hearing the score played for the very first time. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts.

A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

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"Working with Bill so far has been nothing less than miraculous. We listen to one another and then each of us makes bold suggestions." - Anne Bogart

A Meditation on The Rite of Spring (2013) (working title) represents an intriguing and powerful collaboration between two leading American directors and their companies. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company combine forces to explore the impact of this revolutionary piece of music, imagining the consequence of hearing the score played for the very first time. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts.

A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

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"Working with Bill so far has been nothing less than miraculous. We listen to one another and then each of us makes bold suggestions." - Anne Bogart

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A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

 

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"…take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it..."
-Jasper Johns

Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major and Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012), set to Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, reflects the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint..

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Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, and the classic Continuous Replay performed with a new score composed by Jerome Begin. Every performance features live music.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will be in residency at Arizona State Univeristy, April 19-24, 2013. 

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Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.Publish

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Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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Presented by Choregus Productions

"…take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it..."
-Jasper Johns

Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, and the classic Continuous Replay performed with a new score composed by Jerome Begin. Every performance features live music.

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Tue-Wed 7:30pm
Thu-Fri 8pm
Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun 2pm

Program A:
Mar 26, Apr 3 7:30pm
Mar 28, Apr 5, Apr 6 8pm
Mar 30, 31 2pm
 
Program B:
Mar 27, Apr 2 7:30pm
Mar 29, 30, Apr 4 8pm
Apr 6, 7 2pm
 
Dance Chat: Wed, Mar 27

"…take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it..."
-Jasper Johns

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater in New York City this spring for an extended two week run of performances including two New York premieres!

The Company commemorates thirty years of creativity and impact with Play and Play: an evening of movement and music, featuring two programs both featuring live music by the Orion String Quartet.

Program A includes:

Spent Days Out Yonder, set to Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23, is a pure musical exploration with movement firmly rooted in Mr. Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary.

Continuous Replay originally choreographed by Arnie Zane in 1977 as the solo work, Hand Dance, and later revised as a group work by Bill T. Jones in 1991. Continuous Replay is based on 45 precise gestures accumulated in space and time set to a score by Jerome Begin that combines motifs from Beethoven’s first and last string quartets with recorded sound to create a surprising soundscape.

D-Man in the Waters, set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20, is an award-winning, joyful tour de force that has not been seen in New York since 2002.  It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope, and triumph.

Program B
Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012) set to the third movement of Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major reflects the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint.  New York Premiere

Story/ (2013) is the latest result of the company’s continued investigation in using indeterminacy as a choreographic tool. Created using one of the random menus generated for a performance of the acclaimed Story/Time, Story/ (2013) uses Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No 14 in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) to craft a conversation between the music and the movement.  New York Premiere

Programs include nudity

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Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. The program features a new creation, Ravel: Landscape or Portrait?, set to Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and the classic Continuous Replay performed with a new score composed by Jerome Begin. Every performance features live music.
 

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Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s 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 and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

Repertory includes Duet x2, Blauvelt Mountain, and the classic Continuous Replay.

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Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s 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 and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

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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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

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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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

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Performed with live musicians, the Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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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 on Friday, May 24 at 6pm in the White Studio for an informal and in-process studio showing of ideas and concepts being explored during the Fresh Tracks creative residencies this year. The showing is followed by a reception.

Join us to see the work of:
 - Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie
 - Megan Kendzior
 - Molly Poerstel-Taylor
 - Michal Samama
 - Parul Shah

NO LATE SEATING

 

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Cléo from 5 to 7 and Comme Toujours Here I Stand [event_url] => day-with-cleo [event_description] =>

Cléo from 5 to 7
Film Screening

3pm
$5 Advance/ $7 At Door

New York Live Arts will screen Agnes Varda's 1961 New Wave film, Cléo from 5 to 7, which inspired Big Dance Theater's Bessie Award-winning theater work Comme Toujours Here I Stand. Shot in Paris in 1961, Cléo from 5 to 7 tracks the early evening hours in the life of a marginally talented pop singer as she waits to hear if she has terminal cancer. Big Dance Theater reinvents the film for the stage by using the script as a found object to create an intimate portrait of a woman shadowed by death, while still caught up in the breezy pleasures of the day: shopping, visiting, strolling. Comme Toujours Here I Stand serves also as a critique of the flexible and facile nature of the medium of film when set against the handmade qualities of live dance and theater.
 
Nearby French Restaurants for Dinner:
Le Singe Vert: $$  - 160 7th Ave
Gascogne: $$$ - 158 8th Ave
La Lunchonette: $$ - 130 10th Ave
Trois Canards: $$  - 265 West 20th Street
 
Big Dance Theater
Comme Toujours Here I Stand
7:30pm

$24 Advance/$30 At Door
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Turbulence (a dance about the economy) plays with normative disruptions and calculated disregard for generally accepted rules of engagement. A collaborative creation, the work is an experimental hybrid of contemporary dance, improvised happening and political theater; it is a bodily response to economic crisis.

Instigated before Occupy, and engaging questions of debt, value and exchange, Turbulence is intended as both provocation and affirmation of the current global movement.

Performer/collaborators:
Julie Phelps, Emily Leap, Laura Arrington, Jesse Hewit, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos, Hana Erdman, Gabriel Todd, Ruairí O'Donovan, Empress Jupiter, Jassem Hindi, Keith Hennessy.

Guest artists:
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dana Michel (Montréal), AK Burns.

Oct 4 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Resistance (A conversation about the economy) with Amy Whitaker, author of Museum Legs

Oct 5 Stay Late Discussion: Creating "Turbulence" with Keith Hennessy and Carla Peterson (Artistic Director, New York Live Arts)

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) is made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts through its National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Further support for this project is given by the National Performance Network Performance Residency Program.

Turbulence is co-commissioned by CounterPULSE and Regards et Mouvements with additional funding from Zellerbach Family Foundation, New Stages in Dance, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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Performances will go on light rain or shine, no refunds.
Children under 12 years of age are not permitted into the performance for safety concerns.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue

B or Q to Prospect Park
2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway

"Castro's Paradis feels like it grew organically out of the ground (or descended from the heavens), like the lovely trees and flowers that cover the garden’s fifty-two lush acres. No mere spectacle, the piece invites the viewer to become part of a magical experience, a fitting tribute to the beauty of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the endless imagination of Castro and her company."
- This Week In New York

After last year's sold-out run of Paradis, New York Live Arts and Brooklyn Botanic Garden have partnered, with the support of a regrant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, to bring Paradis back.  Paradis is a performance and audio installation with live piano performed outdoors at twilight. Inspired by the final section of Jean-Luc Godard's 2004 film, "Notre Musique," Paradis continues Castro's exploration of the space between the performer and audience member: the tension in the simultaneous experience of distance and intimacy inherent in the live event. Paradis premiered June 2-4, 2011 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, presented by Dance Theater Workshop. It was the first site-based dance work in the Garden's 100-year history.

Direction & Choreography: Yanira Castro
Performance & Choreography: Peggy Cheng, Daniel Clifton, Simon Courchel, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz (soloist), Pamela Vail, Kimberly Young, Darrin Wright
Sound Installation: Stephan Moore
Pianist: Michael Dauphinais
Production Manager: William Schaffner

Paradis was created, in part, with the support of The Jerome Foundation and the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and through The Field's Field Artist Residency program, supported by Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation. The remount of Paradis at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).


 

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Paradis (excerpt) from a canary torsi on Vimeo.

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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 range from Bach and Stravinsky to Ratatat.


Each of the five unique concerts consists of solos by the students and two of the following group pieces: Waterstudy, Carnival of the Animals, Extra Genre, Garden Party, Ode, Rainforest, Secret Service, Towel Dance, Palimpsest, and *SIGH*.

Ellen Robbins’ Annual Student Concerts are funded, in part, by Jody and John Arnhold, The W Trust, and the Ellen Robbins Parents’ Committee Fund.

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Moderated by Thelma Golden

As part of BAM's 150 anniversary celebrations, iconic artists examine the evolution of their work at BAM over the years, referencing onscreen projections of original performance footage and images from the BAM Archive.

A BAM artist since 1983, Bill T. Jones has explored themes of identity, form, and social commentary, and has become one of the most innovative and powerful forces in modern dance and theater. Drawing on three decades of performances, Jones examines his artistic vision as showcased at BAM with Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

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“KDNY was clean and sharp, sleek and stoic, geometric and postmodern... It was a thrill to watch.”
- Dance Magazine

In A Complex Sum, choreographer Kathleen Dyer takes inspiration from iconic female philosopher Ayn Rand’s Romantic Manifesto. In these essays, Rand champions the individual and elaborately relates art as idealism viewed through one’s own understanding. Dyer’s movement vocabulary, a fusion of graceful virtuosity and idiosyncratic nuances, captures the oscillating nature of the ideal amid a community of minds. To an original score for string quartet by NY composer, Cristina Spinei, Ms. Dyer uses movable sets and projected video to construct layers of warmth, entanglement or comedy so that each moment offers multiple definitions and rearrangements of our observations.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

A Complex Sum is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund.

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The West Village Musical Theatre Festival (WVMTF) cultivates a new generation of composers, lyricists and book writers willing to innovate and reinvigorate the musical theatre genre. The annual festival offers a theatrical tasting menu, in the format of four series of six short musicals, where each musical is 10-15 minutes in length. Some works are stand alone pieces, while others are sections of a larger work. With each series running under 90 minutes, audiences can enjoy a great variety of substance and style in a single evening.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

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“One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable.”
- Dance Magazine

Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will premiere DABKE, a contemporary dance inspired by this ancient Middle-Eastern folk dance. Arabic for “stomping the ground,” Dabke is the national dance of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine; Israelis have their own version. Mr. Gotheiner’s DABKE uses the power of dance to highlight tribal and national identities as well as dissolve those definitions. Reflecting on the recent “Arab Spring” movement that ignited the Middle-East with unstoppable forces for change, Gotheiner aspires to celebrate this trend, and by creating DABKE, acknowledges its ripple effect on all of us.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

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“Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion … she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production.”
- Inside New York

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre productions engage audiences in original and dynamic dance theatre that raise questions, challenge social norms, and magnifies humanity through dance. Using physical dynamics, luscious movement, and theatrical elements, Detour continually shifts the experience of perception. Turning movement inside out, the work plays with timing and musicality, stillness and repetition, spatial design and direction.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

This presentation is funded, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

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“Helen Heineman, a gifted dancemaker... whose subtle handling of dynamics and spatial relationships makes her a choreographer to watch.” - The Newark Star Ledger

“Davis Robertson, marks the emergence of a choreographer with an undeniably bold sense of the dramatic and a fearlessness in the face of experimentation.” - Chicago Sun Times


Davis Robertson/Helen Heineman & Dancers presents an evening of original choreography by Robertson and Heineman to music by Bela Fleck, Bela Bartok, Zoe Keating, Antonio Vivaldi among others. Featuring beautifully molded dance performances, the works range from abstract neoclassicism to wide ranging contemporary explorations.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

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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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory

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Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory

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For its thirtieth anniversary, the Company will create a major new dance-theater work bringing together two leading American directors and their companies. A Rite  is an intriguing and powerful collaboration between artists Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart and their respective companies – Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company. Coinciding with the one-hundredth anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Jones and Bogart combine forces to explore the impact of this revolutionary piece of music, imagining the consequence of hearing the score played for the very first time.

Artists’ statement:
Our intention is to create a meditation upon the phenomenon of the encounter with Igor Stravinsky’s music and with the history that the piece carries upon its back.  We are taking the work apart and putting it back together again in a way that we both hope will speak to audiences everywhere.  The music is prime and the social-historical context is a point of departure as is the community created by the joining of our two companies.  We both believe that the work allows us the opportunity to reflect upon the human condition: sacrifice; creative and spiritual rebirth; the individual against or with the community.  Much of the spoken text will be by Jonah Lehrer from his chapter on Stravinsky in his bestselling book Proust Was a Neuroscientist.  The result will not be a re-construction of the performance and subsequent riot at the infamous Parisian premiere, but rather a deconstruction of the music and its impact upon the development of the human mind.
– Anne Bogart & Bill T. Jones

World Premiere in January 2013 at Carolina Performing Arts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 

A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.


 

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New York Live Arts Thanksgiving Video 2011

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New York Live Arts Holiday Video 2011

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The culmination of our "Mondays" series at New York Live Arts promises to be a very special event. Featuring SITI's Advanced Winter Training participants who, together with SITI Company members, will be contributing to the build of the next SITI production, Cafe Variations. You don't want to miss this one-night-only performance!

 

 

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The Gift/No God Logic, set to music from Verdi's Forza del Destino, is a beautiful, sparse work choreographed by Arnie Zane.  The dance develops through a strikingly restrained and precise physical vocabulary.  Dancers move together and apart, but always with compassion and awareness of one another.  The apparent simplicity of the work belies its technical difficulty.  To quote Jennifer Dunning in her 1988 review of the work, “It is a dance of memorable simplicity and un-ironic emotion."

Choreographer: Arnie Zane
Music: Giuseppe Verdi (Selections from La Forza del Destino)
Cast size: 4 (based on 3 men and 1 woman)
Length: 13 minutes
 





“The Gift is a gorgeous piece and deserves to be continued. It will be ever changing from cast-to-cast because no community will ever be the same. That’s the beauty of it.”
-UW-Milwaukee Cast Member

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This Showing is SOLD OUT. To be put on the waitlist contact the New York Live Arts Box Offce, 212.924.0077, at 1pm on the day of the show.

Please join us on Friday, May 25 at 6pm in the White Studio for an informal and in-process studio showing of ideas and concepts being explored during the Fresh Tracks creative residencies this year. The showing is followed by a reception.

The 2011-12 Fresh Track artists are niv Acosta, Hadar Ahuvia, Aretha Aoki, Lorene Bouboushian, Yanghee Lee, and Saúl Ulerio (please note not all artists will be showing work).

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Fully-staged excerpts of Story/Time (new work premiering January 2012); Body Against Body (the early duets of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane); and D-Man in the Waters (from the Classical Music Program)

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Join Ara Merjian, Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner, and Phil Harder for a conversation about CONVERSATION WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2,THE COLLECTION and FLYING LESSON

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David R. White Studio

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In intimacy, Levi Gonzalez attempts to bring the practice of making into the moment of live performance. In constructing material for this work, he prioritized instinct over concept, cultivating a sensitivity to the idiosyncracies of his own interests in movement and performance. Often framing the action with language, he establishes a directness with the spectator that resists metaphor, while still leaving space for the engagement of the imagination. Ultimately the work examines the intimacy of the relationship between performer and audience, and how we navigate this shared experience. The solo was developed in collaboration with dramaturg Susan Mar Landau.

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David R. White Studio

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David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group “Restless Eye” (work-in-process to premiere at Live Arts March 24-April 1)

Commissioned by the DTW Commissioning Fund

David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group's inclusive embrace of disciplines springs from an interest in the mind as a complex phenomenological experience, articulated on our declining bodies. In Restless Eye, Advanced Beginner Group explores the realm between thought and behavior, between describing life and experiencing it. Through a collision of digital technology and a deeply physical vocabulary, Restless Eye will bring together the madness of everyday events with the vast patterns that shape our inexplicable lives. Ultimately, it's how we bring our attention to what's in front of us that allows art to transform us as creators and observers.

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David R. White Studio

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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group theREVISITATION work-in-process to premiere at Live Arts as part of the Replay Series March 14-17, 2011)

Reconstruction supported by the DTW Commissioning Fund

theREVISITATION is the simple and intricate exercise of looking back to look forward. Selected previous performance works are cut, pasted and merged with new ideas, thoughts, realities and perspectives, and crafted into a vehicle for Wilson to reflect on his past, his approach to his body and its idiomatic movement. It is a reexamination of the artist’s moving body and his provocative body of work.

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Jerome Robbins Studio

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work-in-process to premiere at Live Arts March 7-10, 2011

Commissioned by the DTW Commissioning Fund

Jodi Melnick is truly, madly, deeply, in love with movement. An acclaimed performer, Melnick's work is meticulously designed, flooded with nuanced imagery unfolding into elaborate, hidden agendas. Solo, Deluxe version is revealed as Melnick is immersed into a world dislocated from something known.

 

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Jerome Robbins Studio

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work-in-process presentation of new work to premiere at Live Arts spring 2013

As part of her appointment as New York Live Arts' 2011-2013 Resident Commissioned Artist , Yasuko Yokoshi will create a new dance-theater work that continues her in-depth research of the parallel aesthetics of traditional and contemporary forms and the authenticity and ownership of culture. Working with her long-time collaborator Masumi Seyama, successor of Kabuki master Kanjyuro Fujima VI, BELL will reimagine the classical Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji (A Woman and a Bell at the Dojyoji Temple), reputed to be the most important and difficult work in the Kabuki theater repertoire. 

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Bessie Schönberg Theater

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(Originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop’s Commissioning and Creative Residency Program, and premiered in February 2011)

In Gutter Gate, Juliana F. May splices, blends, and dilutes sections to deconstruct notions of craft and composition, ultimately pruning back a certain level of glossiness. Movement material and spatial structures are developed through a rigorous process of layering and culling units of time and tone. Formal concerns are challenged to convey the necessity of abstraction in communicating the relationship between feeling and form. With performances by Benjamin Asriel, Madeline Best, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith, and Maggie Thom, and original music by Chris Seeds.

 

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Conversations with Anne:  Joseph V. Melillo

A one-on-one conversation between Anne Bogart and BAM's Executive Producer, Joseph V. Melillo. Melillo combines global entrepreneurship with a deep commitment to the artists he believes in.  Bogart and Melillo will unpack the phenomenon of SITI's Bob, Robert Wilson, and art making in the 21st Century.

 

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Test

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test

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Codarts
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Spring 2012
Reconstruction of Spent Days Out Yonder

Spent Days Out Yonder is a pure musical exploration, rare in the Bill T. Jones canon, set to the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major. The movement is firmly rooted in Mr. Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary, challenging dancers to move with ease, efficiency and physical honesty through the sublime score.

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George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
Spring 2012

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Spring 2012
Reconstruction of Arnie Zane’s The Gift/No God Logic

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Long Island University
Brooklyn, New York
Fall 2011-Spring 2012
www2.brooklyn.liu.edu/dance/

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.

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The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to welcome the celebrated Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as the 2011-2012 Eminent Artists-in-Residence.

The company will begin its program at UW with a 12-week residency of three BTJ/AZ teaching artists. These artists will teach classes and lead workshops, and help to set several BTJ/AZ repertory pieces on our students for a concert later in the season.

On October 5, the BTJ/AZ company will present the acclaimed dance work Serenade/The Proposition at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Arts & Sciences Auditorium

Bill T. Jones Residency

Bill T. Jones himself will be in residency at UW October 26 - 29, 2011.  Events are to include:

The company's residency will culminate with Continuous Momentum: The Works of Bill T. Jones, a concert of several pieces from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane repertory: "D-man in the Waters," "Continuous Replay," "Duet," and "Power/Full." 

The repertory concert will run November 15-19 at 7:30 p.m. and November 20 at 2:00 p.m. on the UW Fine Arts Main Stage.

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Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters set on Students from Montclair State University.

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.

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Two-time Tony Award™ winner and contemporary performance icon Bill T. Jones returns for year two of his GAMMAGE RESIDENCY.  Jones will present Body Against Body, which revives and reconsiders the duets and solos that launched Jones and Zane on the international dance scene of the early 80s and redefined the dance landscape of the day. These pieces remain some of the most significant examples of postmodern performance. Both physically and conceptually rigorous, they challenge performer and viewer through their notions of task-based movement and non-narrative structure. Body Against Body explores the uncompromising balance of seemingly conflicting ideas underlying all of the company's work: challenge or cooperation, structuralism versus pure athletics, abstract formality against raw introspective words. Please note, this performance contains nudity.

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Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s 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 and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

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Back by popular demand SITI Company will present SITI Company Mondays, one-night only showings and conversations through out the season dedicated to artistic and cultural exchange.

From the Ground Up: Launching Café Variations
Monday December 12, 7:00pm

How SITI builds a piece from scratch.  Coming in 2012, an epic new work, Café Variations will feature Charles L. Mee’s text and music from the American songbook.




 

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Laramie, WY [event_url] => keynote_uofwyoming [event_description] =>

As part of The Company's residency at the University of Wyoming, Bill T. Jones will delivery the Keynote Speech at the Department of Theatre and Dance. 

learn more >

 

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Tsaritsyn Opera
Volgograd, Russia [event_url] => cmp_volgograd [event_description] =>

Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

Classical Music Program in Repertory

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Russian Academic Youth Theater
Moscow, Russia [event_url] => cmp_moscow [event_description] =>

Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

Classical Music Program Repertory

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WINNER 8 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL!

The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) - SPRING AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget.
 
The landmark musical SPRING AWAKENING is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
 
Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage as the navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable SPRING AWAKENING.
 
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FELA!, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical (Best Choreography, Best Costume Design for a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Musical) is now on tour!

FELA! is the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. This triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, features Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony-Award® winner Bill T. Jones.
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College Park, MD [event_url] => deanslecture_uofmaryland [event_description] =>

Bill T. Jones in Conversation moderated by Leigh Wilson Smiley kicks off the 2011-2012 Dean's Lecture Series.

 
"For me, the big struggle has been to find a place in the world through identity, history, and love...Though I move on, I must always ask the questions: Whom do I love, and what values are worth holding on to?" - Bill T. Jones
 
Earlier this year, NPR's Tom Ashbrook said, "Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones is a force of nature.  Artist.  Exhibitionist. Contrarian. Crowd-pleaser. He’s been denounced and picketed – and hailed as a genius... Dance Master, Bill T. Jones."
 
Join College of Arts and Humanities students for an open conversation with this provocative, award-winning artist who was named “An Irreplaceable Dance Treasure” by the Dance Heritage Coalition in 2000 and is internationally acclaimed as a trailblazer with a "fearless reflection of political concerns in his work."
 
 
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Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center [event_prices] => Free, No Reservations Required [event_ticket_url] => [event_dates] => [["10\/24\/2011","10\/24\/2011"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c14":"BTJ\/AZDC"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 121 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/BTJ_ArtistProfile.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 624 [remote_ID] => 147 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => btjpillow-1-1318881630.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 141 [event_name] => SITI Company Mondays [event_url] => siti-mondays [event_description] =>

Back by popular demand SITI Company will present SITI Company Mondays, one-night only showings and conversations through out the season dedicated to artistic and cultural exchange.

Inside the Process: Trojan Women
Monday October 24, 7:00pm

Join Anne Bogart and the creative team for a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Trojan Women which premiered in Los Angeles this past September.



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In partnership with Performa 11

(BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) is an expedition into the surface-oriented world of a performer. In Eleanor Bauer’s hilarious, inventive solo, that which should be shouted is whispered, and that which should be whispered is sung. A performance about scale, volume, and extreme limits, (BGDBT) explores the vulnerability of performing with Bauer’s trademark intelligence and panache. Curated by Lana Wilson.

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Pre-Show Talk Sep 21 at 6pm with Bill T. Jones and Marcia B. Siegel

Post-Show with Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, Carla Peterson and the Company Sep 23

Program A: Sep 16, 18, 21, 23, 25
Monkey Run Road (1979), Continuous Replay (1977/1991)*, Valley Cottage: A Study (1980)**

Program B: Sep 17, 20, 22, 24
Duet x 2 (1982), Continuous Replay (1977/1991)*, Blauvelt Mountain (1980)**

Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones's 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 and collaborator of 17 years. These works, two of which premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in the '80s, include some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic; pieces that redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones's company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer. The program includes the newly reconstructed duets Valley Cottage: A Study (1980) and Monkey Run Road (1979), pieces not seen in New York City since their premiere performances.

 

* Performed with surprise special guests
** Premiered at Dance Theater Workshop

Body Against Body is made possible with support from the Company's commissioning program, Partners in Creation, which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovington Semel and Terry Semel and Carol H. Tolan. Body Against Body was commissioned by The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.The reconstruction of Body Against Body has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius. The Company's performances at New York Live Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Click here to listen to the Pre-show talk with Bill T. Jones and Marcia B. Siegel.

Click here to listen to the Post-Show talk with Bill T. Jones, Carla Peterson, Janet Wong, and the Dance Company

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Still/Here explores and contemplates survival, life and art through dance and music. Still/Here is a two-act, evening-length dance-theater piece (premiered 1994) with a visual score made from edited interviews with people who were or are facing life-threatening illnesses.

Choreographed by Bill T. Jones
First performed at the Biennale Internationale de la Danse in Lyon, France
Music by Kenneth Frazelle (traditionals by Odetta, the Lark String Quartet and Bill Finizio) and Vernon Reid
Video art by Gretchen Bender
Spoken text by participants of the Survival Workshops and Lawrence Goldhuber
Costumes by Liz Prince
Lighting by Robert Wierzel

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First performed at the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York

choreographed by Bill T. Jones

music by Julius Hemphill

text by R. Justice Allen, Ann T. Greene, Jones, Estella Jones, Heidi Latsky, and Soujourner Truth

set/costumes by Huck Snyder

lighting by Robert Wierzel

Photo by Jeff Day

 

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Bill T. Jones sees Chapel/Chapter in its present form as the beginning of an investigation. As always, the work is proceeding from a set of questions. For Jones the lead question might be, "How can this event suggest the uneasy distance our mediatized era helps create between the passive observers which we are and the disturbing, sometimes incomprehensible 'news items' we encounter every day. At this stage of his thinking, the choreographer/director sees Chapel/Chapter as a site specific work meaning that while he would ideally install the environment created by set designer Bjorn Amelan, videographer Janet Wong and lighting designer Robert Wierzel in a non-conventional space, even a conventional performing venue will be subject to some rethinking. The goal of Chapel/Chapter is to create an intimate experience between the audience and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as it retells three stories, two of them high visibility news items and one a reminiscence/confession offered by a company member.

Chapel/Chapter's spirit is conveyed through live music performed by an ensemble of contemporary musicians: voicestrumentalist Lipbone Redding, a singer/multi-instrumentalist who has been variously described as a vocal trickster and experimental cowboy; cellist Christopher Lancaster, who creates multi-layered, textural music through the use of real-time samplers and effect processing; and soprano Alicia Hall Moran, a classical singer whose influences range from opera to jazz and art song.

The movement vocabulary represents a serious departure for the company. It has been generated through highly formal means whereby the dancers imagine their movements to be existing on invisible keyboards that allow them to spell out terse, sometimes ironic, truisms such as: "The road to hell is paved in any way you like." The road to heaven is not paved." "These roads look the same so don't get lost!" This formal exercise results in hyper-physical, aggressively virtuosic dance material, oftentimes held strictly on the floor grid drawing that suggests a nave divided into ten equal squares and an apse.


The choreographer hopes the piece is able to create a self-enclosed world and a language made up of song, music and words (court transcripts, newspaper articles and jailhouse interviews) in dialog with a rigorous, joyful movement vocabulary. Chapel/Chapter proceeds from the assumption that we always live in the court of public opinion, transgression and judgment. The piece strives to invite that reading of the "real world" to come into the intimacy of a freely imagined contemplative space.


Choreography by Bill T. Jones
Collaborative musical score composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Alicia Hall Moran, Christopher Lancaster, Lipbone Redding
Video by Janet Wong
Scenic Design by Bjorn Amelan
Lighting by Robert Wierzel
Costumes by Liz Prince

Cast
Asli Bulbul, Antonio Brown, Peter Chamberlain, Leah Cox, Maija Garcia, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, LaMichael Leonard, Erick Montes, Charles Scott, and Andrea Smith

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Continuing his tradition of thought-provoking work, Bill T. Jones commemorates the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial with a production exploring the life and legacy of this complex figure. Commissioned by Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the dance-theater evening features the sophisticated movement of his diverse dancers accompanied by an original score for cello, guitar, piano and voice, performed live. The films of Janet Wong fill a striking, modern stage design while the conflicts that defined Lincoln’s time are embodied in the dance as the swirling forces of a maelstrom. Singers and an actor deliver a probing and uplifting libretto drawn from the Old Testament, the poems of Whitman, and Lincoln’s own words. The phrase taken from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to title the work, Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray captures the vision of the piece: an examination of what Lincoln and his time mean today, and our hopes for the future.

Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do Pray was commissioned by Ravinia Festival with co-commissioning support provided by Lincoln Center Festival and Indiana University Auditorium. Development support provided by Performing Arts Center Purchase College.

 

Current Tour Locations and Dates:
Holland Dance Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sat. 2/4 - Sun. 2/5, 2012

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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 Cage’s Indeterminacy, a performance of ninety one-minute stories interrupted by a chance musical score, Jones creates a collage of dance, music, and seventy of his own short stories, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure.

In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music. Similar to a busy streetscape or a crowded room, the experience challenges audience members to find meaning and connection in the sweep of randomized, disparate elements. Jones’ short stories are drawn from his own life and tales handed down through the generations of his family. In layering a traditional form against the avant-garde compositional concerns of the mid- century modernists, the tension between high and low art is called in to question.

In his first project with the Company, composer, musician, and intermedia artist Ted Coffey, Ph.D. composes and performs a new acoustic and electronic score that draws upon chance procedure and interactive technologies. In Open Space, Newton Armstrong describes Coffey’s music as “subtle, weird and devoid of heroics. It’s the kind of music that resonates for days after you’ve heard it, and its spaces and gestures continue to form into new and extraordinary geometries.”

Long-time Company collaborators Robert Wierzel (lighting design), Bjorn Amelan (décor), and Liz Prince (costume design) designed the immersive, minimalist stage environment.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

 
Links of Interest:
random.org
John Cage Trust
Indeterminacy
Ted Coffey


Videos of Interest:
BTJ discusses "Story/Time" (Full Interview with Philip Bither)
Cage performing Indeterminacy Part I
Cage performing Indeterminacy Part II


Recent Press:
The Washington Post Bill T. Jones at Wolf Trap
The New York Times, Bill T. Jones Takes a Turn on the Stage in New Work
The Montclair Times, Gather 'round: Bill T. Jones has some stories to tell
Walker Magazine, Chance Ruminations: Bill T. Jones on Story/Time
JerseyArts.com, interview with Bill T. Jones about the premiere of Story/Time
 

 

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Oct 4 Closing-night benefit party and performance: Following the show, join the cast and collaborators on stage for music by DJ Skinny Friedman, dancing and drinks. Click here to buy tickets>

When the Wolves Came In, a stand-alone repertory-based program, explores the historical legacy of two totemic triumphs in the international history of civil rights: the 150thanniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20th anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa. The works take their inspiration from Max Roach’s iconic 1960 protest album We Insist: Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, which celebrated the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation and shed a powerful light on the growing civil rights movements in South Africa and the U.S. The potent themes inherent in these historical milestones are evident in Abraham’s choreography, evocative scenery by visual artist Glenn Ligon, the visceral power of Roach’s masterwork and original compositions of Grammy® Award-winning jazz musician Robert Glasper. 

Thu, Sept 25 at 6pm Come Early Conversation: Artist Talk with Visual Artist Glenn Ligon: Visual Design in Dance Performance 

Thu, Oct 2 Stay Late Discussion: Creating When the Wolves Came In - Thomas Lax, Associate Curator, Media and Performance Art at MoMA in conversation with Kyle Abraham and Grammy Award Winning Jazz Musician Robert Glasper

Sat, Sep 20, 1 - 4pm Shared Practice: Process-focused workshop with Kyle Abraham. $20, advance purchase recommended

The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In are commissioned and produced by New York Live Arts through its Resident Commissioned Artist Program, with lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Support for the presentation at New York Live Arts is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In is supported, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The works were developed, in part, through a production residency at On the Boards with support from the National Dance Project, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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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.

Program A

D-Man in the Waters (1989)
“In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy.”- Jenny Holzer

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a two time New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings. in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.

Spent Days Out Yonder (2000)

Spent Days Out Yonder is a pure musical exploration, rare in the Bill T. Jones canon, set to the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major. The movement is firmly rooted in Mr. Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary, challenging dancers to move with ease, efficiency and physical honesty through the sublime score.

Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)

Continuous Replay reflects Arnie Zane’s interests in photography and film. Originally choreographed by Zane in 1977 as a solo titled Hand Dance and later revised as a group work by Bill T. Jones in 1991, Continuous Replay is based on 45 precise gestures accumulated in space and time, cunningly complicated by discrete movement events. A newly commissioned score for string octet by Jerome Begin combines motifs from Beethoven’s first and last string quartets with recorded sounds to create a surprising soundscape. Can be performed with or without nudity.

* Requires local string octet at each engagement

Program B

Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012)

This new work responds to Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major (1903), reflecting the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint. Similar to the music’s complicated internal logic, one of two choreographic variations for the third movement (either landscape or portrait) is selected by chance procedure before each performance.

Story/ (2013)

Story/ is the latest result of the company’s continued investigation in using John Cage’s Indeterminacy as a choreographic tool. Following the model for the acclaimed Story/Time, the work employs a random menu of movement that is accompanied by Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 (Death and the Maiden) to craft a conversation between the music and the movement.

* Requires local string quartet at each engagement

 


 

 


 

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One of three works that grew from Bill T. Jones’ interest in Abraham Lincoln, Serenade/The Proposition is described as his first attempt to grapple with issues of historical weight using the tools of dance and theater. What results is a spirited and lyrical sixty-minute production that moves gracefully from images and texts of early America to contemporary ideas of identity and belonging described in the dancers’ own words. What does history look like to someone born in 1981? How does his perception differ from someone born in 1954? Or 1881? Questions of historical perspective are close at hand in the piece, balanced by inventive group movement and dynamic solos set on a stage of movable columns animated by video projection.  Evoking the sounds and sentiments of Lincoln’s era, the original live score draws from Mozart’s Requiem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Dixie” to create a contemporary, playful musical collage for cello, piano and soprano.

 

Current Tour Locations and Dates:

Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA
Fri. 11/11, 2011

Arts & Sciences Auditorium, University Of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Wed. 10/5, 2011
 

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Info on the Toni Morrison Lecture Series>

Tickets are required for admission and can be ordered from the Princeton University Ticketing Office by calling (609) 258-9220.

Acclaimed director and choreographer Bill T. Jones will deliver a three-part presentation for the annual Toni Morrison Lectures on April 17, 19, and 24 at Princeton University. Sponsored jointly by the Center for African American Studies and Princeton University Press, the Toni Morrison Lectures spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters. The lectures celebrate the expansive literary imagination, intellectual adventurousness and political insightfulness that characterize the writing of Toni Morrison. Established in 2006, past lecturers have included Cornel West, Edwidge Danticat, and The Honorable Cory Booker.

Jones’s lectures, entitled “The Life of an Idea,” will investigate belonging, appropriating and adapting in the context of time in three parts: Past Time, Story/Time, and With Time. The lectures will be compiled and published in book form by Princeton University Press.
 
In Past Time (April 17 at 8pm, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall), Jones reflects on the moment he entered the conversation about creative practice, aesthetic hierarchy, history, and “the modernist project” from the point of view of dance and body-based art making. John Cage's thoughts and philosophy on the subject of composition as reported in his book Silence figure prominently as Jones discusses the dislocation and discomfort he experienced when attempting to emulate Cage’s paradigm. Questions of identity, aesthetic value, and criticism will be explored.

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Story/Time (April 19 at 8pm, McCosh Hall) is a reading of sixty stories by Jones, each one minute long, from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s newest work, Story/Time (2012). Aphoristic, informal, ambiguous and often intensely personal, the stories offer a reluctant self-portrait of the artist, who will be accompanied by Story/Time composer Ted Coffey. A composer of acoustic and electronic chamber music, interactive installations, and songs, Coffey will contribute the results of his own investigation and responses to the John Cage idiom. Coffey is a graduate of Princeton University (MFA, PhD) and currently an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses in composition, music technologies, critical theory, and pop. Story/Time set designer and Creative Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Bjorn G. Amelan, will also participate by creating a drawing in real-time as part of the performance-lecture.

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In the final lecture, With Time (April 24 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall), Jones discusses how his thinking about art-making has evolved over time, while addressing the constant fight for relevance, inspiration, and the tenacity needed to sustain a creative life.

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"I am honored to have been invited to be the first artist of the new Resident Commissioned Artist program at New York Live Arts. Support at this level in our field is so rare. This opportunity gives me a great challenge to show how significant dance can be for our lives. I look forward to working in partnership with New York Live Arts, and hope that this new program, as it evolves, will provide an increasingly bright future for artists as they contribute to the culture of New York City and beyond.” - Yasuko Yokoshi 

As part of her appointment as New York Live Arts' 2011-2013 Resident Commissioned Artist , Yasuko Yokoshi will create a new dance-theater work that continues her in-depth research of the parallel aesthetics of traditional and contemporary forms and the authenticity and ownership of culture. Working with her long-time collaborator Masumi Seyama, successor of Kabuki master Kanjyuro Fujima VI, BELL will reimagine the classical Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji (A Woman and a Bell at the Dojyoji Temple), reputed to be the most important and difficult work in the Kabuki theater repertoire. 

Yasuko Yokoshi was born in Hiroshima, Japan and lives and works in New York City. She has received commissions for directing and choreographing from P.S.122, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Théâtre de la Ville (France), Festival a/d Werf (Holland), Festival Sommer SIZEN (Austria), and Frascati Theater (Holland). Awards include a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Fellowship, a 2007 BAXTen Award, and two New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards (2003 and 2006). Yokoshi is a curatorial adviser at the Kitchen and also serves on the board of directors of Movement Research. 
 
Listen to the University of Chicago Lecture >
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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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory

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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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory

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Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

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A Good Man, the documentary film chronicling the creation of the Company's most ambitious work to date, Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray, will be screened at the following festivals and/or venues:

About the Documentary 

Buy the DVD:
You can purchase A Good Man by calling us at 212.691.6500 or by emailing Adam Smith at asmith@newyorklivearts.org.
 
Other Screenings:
 
Siskel Film Center
Chicago, IL
Screening Dates: September 23 - 29, 2011
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Milwaukee Film Festival
Milwaukee, WI
Festival Dates: September 22 - October 2, 2011
Screening Dates: October 1 at 7:45pm; October 2 at 12:15pm
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Oklahoma Dance Films Festival
Tulsa, OK
Screening Dates: October 14 at 3pm; October 16 at 5pm

Georgia Public Broadcasting
Atlanta, GA
Screening Date: October 15 at 7pm
Learn More
 
DOC NYC Festival at IFC Center
New York, NY
Screening Date: Nov 5 at 11:45 AM
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New Orleans Film Festival
New Orleans, LO
Screening Date: October 17 at 7:45pm
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Virginia Film Festival
Charlottesville, VA
Screening Date: November 6, 2011
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Cinema Arts Center
Huntington, NY
Screening Date: November 6
Learn More
 
Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Festival Dates: March 6 - 20, 2012
Screening Date TBD
Learn More
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Watch the full episode. See more American Masters.

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Herd is a single channel video/sound installation that focuses on the extraordinary quotidian energy of New York City. The frenetic movement of the street is slowed to a pace where the viewer can form an intimate relationship to the histrionics of everyday events. Herd contains a sound score by Albert Mathias and was originally created as décor for Merce Cunningham’s Events in 2004.

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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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory

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Opening reception Feb 2 at 6pm

Originally presented at The Chocolate Factory, I’m Nobody! Who Are You? will be re-conceived for the New York Live Arts Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. The installation is comprised of a series of life-sized video portraits, presented in pairs, of individuals who are connected directly or tangentially to New York Live Arts. The work breaks boundaries by allowing the viewer to observe other people for longer lengths of time than would exist in standard social conditions. By observing paired portraits, viewers create relationships, and consequently narratives, between the participants despite the known conditions of the filming. I’m Nobody! Who Are You? challenges the viewer to consider how they construct their appearance for others and respond to the same construction of others. Ultimately, I’m Nobody! Who Are You? asks viewers to consider the artificiality of their assumptions about communities, individuals, institutions, and the arts.

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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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory

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Lewisburg, PA [event_url] => bab_weiscenter [event_description] =>

Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s 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 and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

Body Against Body in Repertory

 

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Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s 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 and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

Body Against Body in Repertory

 

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Continuing his tradition of thought-provoking work, Bill T. Jones commemorates the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial with a production exploring the life and legacy of this complex figure. Commissioned by Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the dance-theater evening features the sophisticated movement of his diverse dancers accompanied by an original score for cello, guitar, piano and voice, performed live. The films of Janet Wong fill a striking, modern stage design while the conflicts that defined Lincoln’s time are embodied in the dance as the swirling forces of a maelstrom. Singers and an actor deliver a probing and uplifting libretto drawn from the Old Testament, the poems of Whitman, and Lincoln’s own words. The phrase taken from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to title the work, Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray captures the vision of the piece: an examination of what Lincoln and his time mean today, and our hopes for the future.

Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray in Repertory

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Continuing his tradition of thought-provoking work, Bill T. Jones commemorates the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial with a production exploring the life and legacy of this complex figure. Commissioned by Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the dance-theater evening features the sophisticated movement of his diverse dancers accompanied by an original score for cello, guitar, piano and voice, performed live. The films of Janet Wong fill a striking, modern stage design while the conflicts that defined Lincoln’s time are embodied in the dance as the swirling forces of a maelstrom. Singers and an actor deliver a probing and uplifting libretto drawn from the Old Testament, the poems of Whitman, and Lincoln’s own words. The phrase taken from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to title the work, Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray captures the vision of the piece: an examination of what Lincoln and his time mean today, and our hopes for the future.

Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray in Repertory

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Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s 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 and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

Body Against Body in Repertory

 

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Charlottesville,VA [event_url] => serenade_paramount [event_description] =>

One of three works that grew from Bill T. Jones’s interest in Abraham Lincoln, Serenade/The Proposition is described as his first attempt to grapple with issues of historical weight using the tools of dance and theater. What results is a spirited and lyrical sixty-minute production that moves gracefully from images and texts of early America to contemporary ideas of identity and belonging described in the dancers’ own words. What does history look like to someone born in 1981? How does his perception differ from someone born in 1954? Or 1881? Questions of historical perspective are close at hand in the piece, balanced by inventive group movement and dynamic solos set on a stage of movable columns animated by video projection.  Evoking the sounds and sentiments of Lincoln’s era, the original live score draws from Mozart’s Requiem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Dixie” to create a contemporary, playful musical collage for cello, piano and soprano.

Serenade/The Proposition in Repertory

 

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One of three works that grew from Bill T. Jones’s interest in Abraham Lincoln, Serenade/The Proposition is described as his first attempt to grapple with issues of historical weight using the tools of dance and theater. What results is a spirited and lyrical sixty-minute production that moves gracefully from images and texts of early America to contemporary ideas of identity and belonging described in the dancers’ own words. What does history look like to someone born in 1981? How does his perception differ from someone born in 1954? Or 1881? Questions of historical perspective are close at hand in the piece, balanced by inventive group movement and dynamic solos set on a stage of movable columns animated by video projection.  Evoking the sounds and sentiments of Lincoln’s era, the original live score draws from Mozart’s Requiem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Dixie” to create a contemporary, playful musical collage for cello, piano and soprano.

Serenade/The Proposition in Repertory

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Program A:
Thu, 9/29 * 8:00 p.m.
Sat, 10/1 * 3:00 p.m.
Valley Cottage (1980)
Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)
Monkey Run Road (1979)

Program B:
Fri, 9/30 * 8:00 p.m.
Sat, 10/1 * 8:00 p.m.
Duet X 2 (1982, revised 2003)
Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)
Blauvelt Mountain (1980, revised 2002)

Bill T. Jones returns to The Dance Center with Body Against Body, a new repertory program that revives and reconsiders the groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years. The company will present two different programs that challenge both performer and viewer through their notions of task-based movement and non-narrative structure. Program A includes Valley CottageContinuous Replay and Monkey Run RoadProgram B includes Duet X 2Continuous Replay and Blauvelt Mountain. Conceptually and physically rigorous, these works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’ company, providing a rare look at the avant-garde origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer. These pieces also balance conflicting ideas underlying all of the Company’s work: challenge or cooperation, structuralism versus pure athletics, abstract formality against raw introspection.

Both programs contain full frontal nudity.

Body Against Body in Repertory

 

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Corrdinated by Chase Granoff in Collaboration with Marya Warshaw

A conversation about creative families with panelists Anna Azrieli, Wendy Blum, Marin Sander-Holzman and Margaret Paek on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30pm, co-coordinated and co-moderated by Chase Granoff and Marya Warshaw. This Lobby Talks conversation will address the expected and unexpected challenges of being a creative parent and provide insight into the possibilities of maintaining a creative practice while having a family. The discussion will also explore the unique role that creative families occupy in the contemporary dance and performance landscape.

 

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In Process Talks moderated by Tom Oppenheim

Sidra Bell is an emerging and sought after voice in contemporary dance with a strong vision creating works that ignite the imagination and explore the complexities of the human condition. The repertoire of her troupe, Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY), features work that is haunting, emotionally transporting, articulate, sensual, ecstatic, and highly physical.  The company has become known for an unconventional, forward-looking investigative process that pushes past dance’s traditional vocabulary, venues, and boundaries. The movement material is risky, elegant, fantastical, peculiar, and darkly romantic with original themes and larger than life characters. The theatrical content approaches the psyche illuminating ideas that are beautiful, frightening, tragic, and life affirming, often exploring futurism, memory, dreams and nostalgia. With a creative system that values research over product, the company has created several highly successful installation and theater pieces including site-specific works.  Each piece uses a visceral and raw sense of physicality to create a signature atmosphere that depicts spectacular experiences with highly graphic and vivid imagery.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.
 

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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 and collaborator of 17 years.

Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

Programs include 2-3 works from the Company’s repertory:

Blauvelt Mountain (A Fiction) (1980, reconstructed 2002)

One of the first duets that Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane created together, Blauvelt Mountain capitalizes on the disparities and specificities between distinct body types, often placing one person in a position of dependency. Eccentric and occasionally humorous tableaux, casual conversations, and word associations are paired with rigorous partnering sequences to suggest the mental and emotional engagement, heightened awareness, and intimacy necessary for successful partnering.

Duet x 2 (1982, reconstructed 2003)

The virtuosity of Duet x 2 is rooted in conventional modern dance vocabulary and marked by demanding athletics, surprising shapes and changing relationships. The work underlines the power and emotion that is experienced when two bodies walk, stand, support and crash through space at full throttle.

Monkey Run Road (1979, reconstructed 2011)

The earliest of the Body Against Body duets, Monkey Run Road reveals the early dance-making concerns of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane. Traces of the duo’s background in jiu-jitsu, social dancing, photography, and contact improvisation are readily seen in the piece, where repetitive, athletic phrases are punctuated by minimalist tasks and fragments of dialogue.

Valley Cottage: A Study (1980/1981, reconstructed 2011)

A new reconstruction for 2011, Valley Cottage is a duet that has not been seen since its original performances in the early ‘80s. The reconstruction draws upon the personalities and relationships of the company’s dancers in place of the original spoken text by Jones and Zane.

Duet (1995/2002)

For two dancers in perfect unison, this piece’s coolly sophisticated movement reflects Jones’s work with Trisha Brown. The precise and challenging choreography is accompanied by John Oswald’s frenetic 1975 “plunderphonic” track Power, combining rock guitars with the exhortations of an evangelist preacher. The final section is set to Daniel Bernard Roumain’s imagined conversation between titans of the mid-twentieth century avant-garde and an aged African-American mother of twelve.

Shared Distance (1982, reconstructed 2014)

Created concurrently with the trilogy of defining duets made and performed by Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane: Monkey Run Road, Blauvelt Mountain and Valley Cottage. Originally made for Bill T. Jones and Julie West, this duet plays on the masculine and feminine and the reversal of these gender-specific roles.

Just You (1993, reconstructed 2014)

Originally titled It Takes Two, Just You was created by Bill T. Jones in 1989 for the duet company of Steven Koester and Terry Creach, who were craving something informed by these pivotal duets between Jones and Zane. The work was revived in 1993 for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, where the name changed to Just You. Here the original idiosyncratic, formalist concerns were placed at the service of a more theatrical, poetic purpose, made all the more poignant by its being danced to the delicious interpretation of standards by Ray Charles and Betty Carter.

 



 

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Coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Brian Rogers

New York Live Arts’ Lobby Talks series presents Artist-Run Spaces, a conversation on artist-initiated and operated organizations, coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Brian Rogers. The panelists include Mathew Pokoik and Aynsley Vandenbroucke of Mount Tremper Arts; Andrew Dinwiddie and Jeff Larson of Catch; and Jill McDermid-Hokanson and Erik Hokanson of Grace Exhibition Space.

Artist-run spaces have a rich and important history in the contemporary dance and performance community. Many of the presenting organizations we are familiar with today were originally founded and operated by artists on a grassroots level. This conversation will examine how these efforts evolve into established organizations by looking at the infrastructure of some of today’s artist-run spaces. The panelists will share what their organizations aim to accomplish and how they thrive in this current economic and political moment.

Originally created by Dance Theater Workshop, Lobby Talks creates a forum for open and in-depth discourse on contemporary issues in dance and performance. Conceptual themes are investigated, challenged, and considered by an invited group of artists, critics, and theorists, and discussions are open to all who would like to participate.

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A collaborative performance, residency, and research project of the Bill T. Jones Arnie/Zane Dance Company, premiered at the University of Virginia in November 2008.

I live with the uneasy feeling that I have been shaped in part as a result of something that was taken from us as a nation. The cynicism and alienation that I struggle with is the result of many incomprehensible factors. Perhaps one of the most important - though remote - might well be the betrayal of Abraham Lincoln's legacy. --Bill T. Jones

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company visits select cities across the country to ask: "Had Lincoln lived, what would we be like today?" During each week-long residency the Company and collaborators host lecture/demonstrations, panel discussions, and masterclasses exploring the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Through workshops, a diverse group of 100 local community members and musicians create and perform a site-specific event with movement, text, and music drawn from the participants' own feelings of a historical figure "hiding in plain sight." Visit the University of Virginia's web archive of the residency at www.100migrations.org.

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After Ghostcatching is a stereoscopic version of a work created from a collaboration between Bill T. Jones and OpenEnded Group. Jones's distinctive movements are transformed into a three-dimensional moving drawing through the use of motion-capture technology. Abstract lines are created by the fading traces of Jones's body while the sound of Jones's rhythmic humming and breathing punctuate his gestures. This tenth anniversary re-working of the original edition takes advantage of the evolution of 3-D and projection technology to create an enhanced version of Ghostcatching in which art, dance, and technology are seamlessly integrated.

Visit www.thedissolve.net or www.sitesantafe.org for more information.

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Celebrated as a masterful and magnetic soloist, Bill T. Jones, building on the success of his last solo work, The Breathing Show (1999), creates an eclectic new evening-length production: As I Was Saying… Comprised from three different works, it typifies Jones' characteristic blend of wit and poignancy. The evening is built on modularity that allows Jones to recombine various dances such as:

With the Good Lord: A response to "The Nazz," a recorded nightclub performance by the legendary Lord Buckley - a 1950's performance jazz artist whose exuberant rhyming style is viewed by many as an influential precursor to today's rappers. Through his Beat-era jargon, punctuated with sound effects and asides, Jones' movement reflects Lord Buckley's extravagant twists and hyper hip rhythms of the English language.

22: In this work, Jones reshapes his 1983 whimsical talking solo, 21, into a new work. The outcome of an experimental fine arts and engineering project at Arizona State University's Institute for Studies in the Arts, this piece was created with collaborators Paul Kaiser, Shelley Eshkar, engineer Marc Downie, set and lighting designer Robert Wierzel, and accompanied live on electric violin by Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Chaconne: The past and memory also play a large role in Jones's present. Chaconne is framed around spoken text and the music of Bach's haunting D-Minor Partita for Solo Violin played live by celebrated musician Nurit Pacht or a local violinist. "Jones' musicality shines through his muscular choreography in a kinetic affirmation of the power of art." - Camille Lefevre, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 4, 2005

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"If we insist on telling the same stories again and again... we will become that." -- Bill T. Jones

In Another Evening: I Bow Down, Bill T. Jones reveals how personal stories and historical events converge, in an examination of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of disaster. Known for taking risks on stage, Bill T. Jones continues to push the boundaries of modern dance through unconventional collaborations in the latest incarnation of his evolving Another Evening series. Featuring live music by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and the uncompromising sound of the young Bronx-based hardcore band Regain The Heart Condemned, Jones' company erupts from the stage like an unstoppable force of nature.

Today, civil unrest, religious conflict, and natural disaster touch almost everyone, and increasingly the youth of the world face uncertain futures and confusing messages from all sides. Acknowledging the brutally honest quality of youth culture, Jones suggests that disaster can be a powerfully redemptive force. "If disaster if the lifeblood of change, why haven't the changes been made?" intones guest actor Andrea Smith, reminding us that rationality is most often not the guidepost of history.

In Another Evening: I Bow Down, Jones' powerfully skilled dancers move with individualistic purpose and style, while at the same time displaying the ability to dance together in beautifully synchronized unity. As the performance unfolds on stage, the actions of choreographer and company become stories in themselves, as history, life, and art merge into a unified experience. Weaving personal stories together with mythical and historical events reminds us that even if all disasters could be prevented, we would still have our own mortality to face. Yet, while life itself may be temporal, Bill T. Jones asserts through his work that ideas themselves have a life of their own that transcend individual mortality.

Jones' diverse company, an embodiment of the world he wants to live in, sweeps through time and space in the minimalist, dreamlike landscape created by set designer Bjorn G. Amelan and lighting designer Robert Wierzel. Very much in the spirit of late co-founder Arnie Zane, this piece is a inspired by the bold works Jones and Zane began creating over 20 years ago. Their faith in the transformative power of dance - despite the adversity of ignorance, disasters, and personal tragedies that defy rationality - is a testament to the redemptive power of art.

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World Premiere

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 in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory
 

Links of Interest:
random.org
John Cage Trust
Indeterminacy
Ted Coffey


Videos of Interest:
BTJ discusses "Story/Time" (Full Interview with Philip Bither)
Cage performing Indeterminacy Part I
Cage performing Indeterminacy Part II


Recent Press:
The New York Times, Bill T. Jones Takes a Turn on the Stage in New Work
The Montclair Times, Gather 'round: Bill T. Jones has some stories to tell
Walker Magazine, Chance Ruminations: Bill T. Jones on Story/Time
JerseyArts.com, interview with Bill T. Jones about the premiere of Story/Time
 

 

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"I live with the uneasy feeling that society has shaped me as a result of something that was stolen from us when Abraham Lincoln was killed. The cynicism and alienation that I feel in my head and heart arose because of this strange turn of destiny."--Bill T. Jones

Continuing this tradition of challenging, thought provoking work, Mr. Jones has created a new evening-length work about Abraham Lincoln Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray, which premiered at the Ravinia Festival and is now on tour. Commissioned by the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray has found Mr. Jones "leading with his own heart," seeking a way to articulate if not reconcile the view of Lincoln he had as a young boy growing up during the civil rights struggle and as a mid-life liberal artist who "has very few heroes." The most ambitious project in the Company's history, Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray investigates the myriad meanings of Lincoln, rejecting accepted truth in favor of challenging (and celebrating) the lasting contributions of this great man. This dance theatre work investigates a handful of key moments from his remarkable life, allowing song and memory to transport the audience to an emotional and intellectual space beyond the boundaries of space and time. By envisioning the America that might have been had Lincoln completed the Reconstruction, Mr. Jones exposes the great distance between what is and what could have been.

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In the hands of choreographer Bill T. Jones, dance becomes an extraordinary tool for probing life's big questions and journeying toward understanding. In this new evening-length work, Blind Date explores patriotism, honor, sacrifice, and service to a cause larger than oneself-values all but lost in our modern world. Jones's technically stunning 10-member company performs in a sensory landscape of primary colors, video imagery, and musical influences from around the world. As if on a "blind date," wisdom and eloquence meet dumbed-down fundamentalism in this explosive meditation on opposing forces and contrasting beliefs.

Originally intended to be a documentary of the Company today, Blind Date contains personal stories from the international cast, gestural dance phrases eerily reminiscent of a military boot camp, and all of the complex artistry that Bill T. Jones is known for. Bjorn Amelan has designed an evocative and flexible environment of variously sized screens that act as an ever-changing landscape. On these screens are projections designed by video artist Peter Nigrini that include text in multiple languages, people, places, and things that interact with and enrich the live performance. Music Director/Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and his collaborators provide a sound score that serves a similar purpose, ranging from Bach to Otis Redding to the Mexican national anthem. Bill T. Jones and his dancers are joined by actor Andrea Smith, and in certain venues, live accompaniment. The result is a multi-layered dance theater experience that is "at once moving, sexy, funny, thoughtful, and sad." - John Rockwell, The New York Times
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An evolving selection of classic works collected in an intimate evening of dance and theater. Between Us offers entry into rarely available pieces from the company's repertory created over a decade-long span beginning in the late '80s. The program focuses on simple, beautiful dances-many duets-that continue to be relevant and intriguing portraits of the bond between two people. Restaged in many cases for the first time, these dances contrast the expansive theatrical works the company is known for.

This focused evening provides a satisfying look at the core of the Jones/Zane style: dancers with individual personalities, body types, and backgrounds; partnering that is unconventional and unexpected; and a choreographic palette that draws from classical ballet, postmodern abstraction, and arrangements of gesture and shape influenced by film and photography. The evening offers notable musical moments as well: studded with popular and moving works that actuate the choreography, songs shape the evening with equal finesse.

The humanity and peril implicit in the most essential yet complex of relationships-the partnership-is the focus of this program. An evening of movement and music surveying Jones and Zane's exceptional body of work, Between Us will satisfy those looking for the beauty of emotionally and intellectually engaging dance.

Current Tour Locations and Dates:
The Buckman Performing Arts Center, Memphis, TN
Nov 4, 2012

Mahaffey Theater, Progress Energy Center For The Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Nov 11, 2012

UTC Fine Arts Center, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
Nov 13, 2012

Edison Theater, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Nov 16 & 17, 2012

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Moved by the story of Olivier Messiaen’s survival of WWII and the legendary creation of the Quartet for the End of Time during Messiaen’s imprisonment in a Nazi war camp, Trajal Harrell brings us his quartet of the same name. Reframed as a “hoochie-koochie” show of moving bodies, film, video, photography, sound, and architecture, this work asks, “is it possible to present sincerity in today’s ironic culture?”.

Tickle the Sleeping Giant (stage number 8)
Oct 18 at 2pm, David R. White Studio
FREE to Quartet for the End of Time ticket holders

Tickle the Sleeping Giant is a permanent work in progress developing over the course of 20 stages.

Quartet for The End of Time was originally commissioned by the Bessie Schönberg/First Light Commissioning and Creative Residency Program of Dance Theater Workshop with support from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Also, funded in part, by MAP Fund/Rockefeller Foundation and FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, Culturesfrance, and FACE (French-American Cultural Exchange) with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitiable Foundation and The Florence Gould Foundation. The piece has been supported by the Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort in the program of l'accueil-studio/ Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication with residency support provided by CCN de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousillon, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, and Center National de Danse Contemporaine Angers. Additional residency support also provided by White Oak Center and Foundation. Additional funding provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Zacks Family Foundation, and the Alfred Meyer Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Cori Olinghouse

Spence is currently collaborating with sound artist Tei Blow on work that examines the influences of environment on a person and how one relates to a particular space or place in which they find themselves. Spence aims to reveal a natural narrative inherent in the relationships between person, movement and space. A visual representation of Spence’s process, including choreographic sketches and notes, will be on display in a Live Arts studio.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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Listen to the In-Process Talk here>

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In Process Talks moderated by Andrew Simonet

A transgender artist, emory presents a work-in-process titled this horse is not a home, investigating the consequence of action initiated or applied to the weighted body. Throughout the process, emory asks, “If I push down hard enough, will you rise up to meet me? Trust.  If you are going to do something, do it.” Performed by emory with Margot Bassett, Jaamil Kosoko, and Meghan Milam.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Kamilah Forbes

During her creative residency, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is developing her next work, Formosa.

Formosa finds Tsai exploring western ideals of beauty, globalization and labor through the lens of Barbie doll manufacturing in her ancestral homeland of Taiwan. Formosaderives its name from the Portuguese “Ilha Formosa,” meaning beautiful island, coined by sailors in 1566 after spotting the island of Taiwan. In Formosa, Tsai raises questions about global capital, beauty, exploitation, and choice through poetic narrative and counter-narrative contrasting the experience of Taiwanese factory workers with the material creation of Barbie – the Western icon of beauty. She further investigates how the global economy leads women of color to strive for these same standards of Western beauty through skin lightening, eyelid surgery, jawbone shaving andother forms of self-mutilation. Collaborators include Jesse Y. Jou (Director), Amissa Miller (Dramaturg), Jessica Chen (Choreographer), and Chie Morita (Producer).

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.


Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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The Formosa Blog

Listen to the Talk here>
 

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Coordinated by Chase Granoff in collaboration with Yve Laris Cohen

This conversation, co-coordinated with panelist Yve Laris Cohen, will focus on Transgender in Dance and surrounding issues in contemporary performance and dance with additional panelists niv Acosta, devynn emory and Jennifer Miller, moderated by Jeanne Vaccaro.

This conversation will engage with various practitioners in contemporary dance and performance who identify as transgender or gender variant. The dialogue will explore several themes, including how the gendered body finds itself within a heightened state of display and awareness.

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Listen to the discussion here.

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In Process Talks moderated by Stephen Greco

Vidich will show the substance of his current process, which involves experiential research with psychedelic drugs, the procedural narrative of flying airplanes, and the social practice of BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sadomasochism). In accessing these seemingly disparate activities, Vidich feeds an intuitive drive toward a totalizing art-practice. Inherent in these forms of risk-play is the condition of submitting to a power greater than oneself.

Pursuing his lifelong fascination with human-animal relationships, Vidich lays out an improvised "first date" scenario in which he plays the part of a wimpy dog. He surrenders control of his instrument to the interrogative forces of a Russian dominatrix, Anya Stern, who is cast as the performer's ego. She tests him, corrects him, and exposes his threshold for pain and exhaustion. Fluidly navigating between the fictive plane of negotiated consent and the stark reality of an electric cattle prod, Vidich attempts to externalize the ecstatic process of boundary dissolution through humiliation and the confrontation of fears.

Created in 2005 by Dance Theater Workshop and continued by New York Live Arts, the Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on creative process. Each Studio Series artist receives a commission and 100 hours of creative residency time and is invited to conduct two informal showings. These in-process showings create a framework for the artist to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated by Artistic Director Carla Peterson in conjunction with New York Live Arts programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC. This year’s Studio Series artists are Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Arturo Vidich, Antonio Ramos, Sidra Bell, devynn emory, Stacy Spence, Paige Martin, RoseAnne Spradlin, Vanessa Justice, Keely Garfield, Joanna Kotze, and Eleanor Smith.


Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In-Process Talks moderated by Neil Greenberg on Feb 3 and Arthur Aviles on Feb 4

Inspired by the work of New York City-based photographer Sol Aramendi and “The Art of Toreo” or bullfighting, Ramos created EN LA ARENA NO TODO ES ROSADO/IN THE ARENA NOT EVERYTHING IS PINK.  

In this work-in-process, Ramos explores themes of sexuality and the disappointments of queer dating after the sudden end of a 13-year relationship. The work shows the everyday struggles of new beginnings. Bullfighting, with its paradox of beauty and cruelty, pits the Toreo (bullfighter) against the brave but suffering bull. Like this provocation, the work shows how we fight for survival in a similar battle to the death. This struggle motivates the emotional and physical content of the work.

This work will be further developed with, among other things, rituals from the Santeria interwoven into the piece for presentation at The Young Roots Performance Series at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture on May 4, 2012 with a post-performance discussion moderated by NY Live Arts Artistic Director Carla Peterson. Funded by the Rockefeller Foudnation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund 2010-12, this series showcases emerging artists experimenting with the artistic roots of Afro-Latino traditions to create new branches that reach into the future. theyoungrootsperformanceseries.blogspot.com.
 
Currently Ramos is also in discussion with El Museo del Barrio to develop elements of this work in collaboration with director Charles Rice-Gonzalez for presentation in 2012-13.
 
Ramos deeply identified with two works by Aramendi on display at El Museo del Barrio’s The (S) Files 2011 exhibition. Aramendi's photographs, "Bailando Conmigo" ("Dancing with myself"), shows a woman ironing records by hand as they melt under her touch. Another work, “El Amor Duele” ("Love Hurts"), depicts a bride who hangs her heart on a coat rack. These works motivated Ramos to examine real life, quotidian events such as eating, having sex, or taking pills in a surreal way.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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"A richly textured and layered theatrical adventure" - The New York Times

How do we human beings live together? How do we co-exist with others who may be close to us, yet so very different from ourselves? How do we live with those not only in our own household, but in our neighborhood, our city, our country and our ever-fracturing planet?

 

In A Quarreling Pair, Bill T. Jones explores the dualities between any two people and the struggle to co-habitate and to live together against all odds. 
 
The work is in part inspired by A Quarreling Pair, by playwright and mnovelist Jane Bowles.  The play, written for two puppets, is an absurdist meditation on the relationship of two middle-aged sisters, Harriet and Rhoda, who sit in separate rooms and quarrel endlessly about trivial tasks, the futility of life, and their inextricable bond. Bill T. Jones chose this work as inspiration because "This short but powerful play has been on my mind for nearly 20 years as I have ruminated on the idea of partnering, onstage and off." 
 
To Mr. Jones the play also suggests the world of entertainment, with its strange poetry and curious songs. A Quarreling Pair  is an opportunity to go deeper into what makes each of us performers. 
 
"We want to clown, sing, dance. We want to explore the spirit of vaudeville, even as we keep our eye firmly on the serious dance aesthetic that has shaped the Company." -Bill T. Jones
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Maya Ciarrocchi has created a disorienting experience of urban proportions through her three channel video installation, Wasteland. Influenced by T.S. Elliot’s epic poem and using classic shots of New York City icons, including views of Times Square, the Hudson River, and the beach, Maya creates inverted images where water becomes sky, cityscapes become cloud formations, and pedestrians on the beach become suspended behemoths.

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"It is a beastly ballet, both harrowing and gorgeous." - The Stranger

the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t combines Zoe Scofield’s physical distortion of classical technique with Juniper Shuey’s distilled visual design to create a heightened sense of reality. Supported by Morgan Henderson’s hypnotic original score with live sound design by Kamran Sadeghi, lighting by Jessica Trundy, and a cast including local dancers from Barnard College, the devil… creates a world shaped by accumulating, external forces as the company delves into a haunting physical, sonic and visual space shaped by brutality and grace.

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Studio Series for RoseAnne Spradlin is currently sold out.  Please call 212.924.0077 after 1pm to be put on the wait list.

In-Process Talks moderated by Neil Greenberg (Fri) and Jen Rosenblit (Sat)

RoseAnne Spradlin / Performance Projects presents the experimental performance works of choreographer and artist RoseAnne Spradlin, who has become known for her raw, luminous vision and provocative performance works. Spradlin tackles unusual themes and is committed to taking creative risks. For the Studio Series, Spradlin has developed new material through an improvisation process with dancers Rebecca Serrell Cyr, Natalie Green and Rebecca Wender that explores mood, repetition, presence and disappearance.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Lawrence Goldhuber and Janet Wong

Garfield’s works are meticulously organized and immediately disrupted. She crafts ritualistic and askew tales characterized by aching and ironic invention. Her “mini-epics” are like tumbling stones in an edgy, thrilling stream of consciousness where religion, politics, domestic life and sexuality are playfully articulated and warped. In her Studio Series showings, Garfield will show excerpts from a work-in-process titled Buzz Kill set to premiere in 2013.
 
In the 9th Century BC it was written in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishard, “This earth is the honey of all beings, and all beings are the honey of this earth”. The poet Virgil mused that bees must still possess a “portion of the divine mind” since the ancients believed them to be unchanged since the Garden of Eden. Perhaps sent by the gods to show us how to live in harmony and accord, bees are currently facing the greatest threat to their existence as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) decimates their broods. Since honeybees are the primary pollinators of many fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, humans are also facing environmental and ethical challenges around the wide use of pesticides and the consequences of our disregard for the other life forms that we share this planet with. Buzz Kill forages links between the waggle and round dances of the honeybees, their industrious, cooperative societies, the honeyed results of their toil and the sting of breakdown in our own organizing principles.    
 
Hailed as an artist working “at the height of her powers” (New York Times), Garfield now sheds her recent over-the-top works, adopting a plainer approach, a pared-down inventory and a new cast of characters. Embracing the optimism of empty space, Garfield presents scenes polished to reveal their essential crystalline nature, and redefines herself for the time being. Joining Garfield is a superb cast of movement mediators including Maggie Bennett, Molly Lieber, Saúl Ulerio, as well as long-time collaborator Brandin Steffensen.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Melanie Maar (Fri) and Hilary Clark (Sat)

For the Studio Series, Justice is inspired by vibration and the conductivity of the tissues of the body. She explores the everyday experience of sensory impressions combined with thoughts, emotions, and energy to collectively constitute the contents of consciousness. She sets up a framework for internal and external sources of movement to coexist, and explores the expressive potential of performance in close proximity to the audience. Performers include Talya Epstein, Lily Ockwell, Kendra Portier, Devika Wickremesinghe, and contemporary artist Janine Antoni. There will also be a showing of an interactive video installation created in collaboration with Rachel Boggia.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Mark Jarecke

Martin’s current process is an effort to uncover and understand the path towards authenticity in performance. Her investigation involves working with limitations such as stillness and containment and exploring the boundaries between the physical and the non-physical to examine levels of authenticity when one person is performing for another.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In-Process Talks moderated by Kimberly Bartosik and Jesse Zaritt

Kotze aims to rigorously explore the potential of the body in movement, challenging what might be habitual or expected. Her work-in-process titled it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen confronts the seductiveness of classifying, ordering, structuring, while attempting to hold on to the character of the unnameable, vulnerable, imaginable. Kotze, who holds a degree in architecture, examines the natural disorder of structured orders. Performers Stuart Singer and Netta Yerushalmy will join her for her Studio Series showings.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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In Process Talks moderated by Juliana F. May

Smith’s current work-in-process titled Velvet Brown explores feelings of shame, containment and identity. The piece uses improvisation to generate a set emotive movement vocabulary and is greatly inspired by the personal narratives of the performers, which include Courtney Cooke, Caitlin Marz, Molly Lieber and Antonietta Vicario. Velvet Brown features music by Ian Collier/Glass House.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.

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Pre-Show Talk May 16 at 6:30pm with Brian Rogers
Post-Show Talk May 18 with Cathy Edwards

Bessie Award winning (2010), Comme Toujours Here I Stand re-invents Agnes Varda's classic New Wave film, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 for the stage. Shot in Paris in 1961, the film tracks the early evening hours in the life of a marginally talented pop singer as she waits to hear if she has terminal cancer. The Company uses the script as a found object to create an intimate portrait of a woman shadowed by death, while still caught up in the breezy pleasures of the day: shopping, visiting, strolling. The piece serves also as a critique of the flexible and facile nature of the medium of film when set against the handmade qualities of live dance and theater.

The reconstruction of Comme Toujours Here I Stand is supported by New York Live Arts’ DTW Commissioning Fund and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts 

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Late Show just Added!  Friday May 11 at 10pm

Pre-Show Talk May 9 at 6:30pm with Juliette Mapp
Post-Show Talk May 11 with Carla Peterson

Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012), which premiered at Bryn Mawr College in February, is a personal look at the body (alternately medical, eroticized and/or aestheticized).  Described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “philosophically poetic and exploratory,” the work invites audiences to examine contemporary notions of how we experience the body as both owners and spectators. With choreography and visual design by “Bessie” Award-winner John Jasperse, the original Fort Blossom premiered in 2000 at The Kitchen with Jasperse and performers Miguel Gutierrez, Parker Lutz and Juliette Mapp. The revisited and expanded version features performers Ben Asriel, Lindsay Clark, Erika Hand and Burr Johnson. In returning to this work, Jasperse has questioned how his approach to the material has shifted over time, how original intentions could be manifest with increased potency, and how changes that have occurred within his own body affect his frame of reference, understanding, and desires for expression within the work. The central goal of reigniting a certain tough freshness of the original gesture of the work has guided the process, which Jasperse has described as an unabashed utopian desire for a community of difference in togetherness that exists in a space beyond shame.

While not composed for this work, the music for Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012) is drawn from pre-existing commercially released recordings by Ryoji Ikeda and is used with the gracious permission of the composer. Original Lighting Design is by Stan Pressner. Costume construction of the women’s dresses is by Deanna Berg.

Choreography and Visual Design by John Jasperse
Performed by Ben Asriel, Lindsay Clark, Erika Hand, and Burr Johnson
Lighting Design by Stan Pressner

Original Roles created by Miguel Gutierrez, Parker Lutz, Juliette Mapp and John Jasperse

This presentation of Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012) is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.
 
Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012) is reconstructed with lead support from Bryn Mawr College, funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance; it is being developed in residencies at Baryshnikov Art Center and Bryn Mawr College.

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Listen to the Post-Show Talk here>

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Pre-Show Talk May 2 at 6:30pm with Ryan Tracy
Post-Show Talk May 4 with Brian Brooks

Ambient Cowboy is lonely and joyous, dark and funny, violent and loving. Seeded by a visit to Philip Johnson's Glass House - with its brilliantly audacious imposition of serene, spare modernity on the abundant, looming wilderness -Ambient Cowboy explores this fertile landscape of contrasting elements, through dance, drama, sound, and setting. Ambient Cowboy will be performed by Lawrence Cassella, Molly Poerstel, Eleanor Smith, and Ivy Baldwin, with sound design by Justin Jones, set design by Anna Schuleit, and lighting design by Chloë Z. Brown.

Ambient Cowboy is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ DTW Commissioning Fund and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. It was developed, in part, at a creative residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center through a partnership with New York Live Arts, with support from the New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.

 

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Watch the collaborator spotlight with Anna Schuleit>

Watch the Pre-Show Discussion here>
Listen to the Post-Show Discussion here>

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Pre-Show Talk Apr 25 at 6:30pm with Ralph Lemon
Post-Show Talk Apr 27 with Carla Peterson

Performances at New York Live Arts

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church comes in fives sizes: Extra Small (XS) to Extra Large (XL). Following the sublime (S), the rare beauty of (XS), and the spectacular (M)imosa, the Antigone Sr./(L) presents an all-male contemporary dance version of Sophocles’s Greek tragic drama, Antigone, performed by Rob Fordeyn, Trajal Harrell, Thibault Lac, Stephen Thompson, Ondrej Vidlar. All five sizes share the proposition: What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the Voguing ball scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform alongside the early postmodernists at Judson Church? Rather than illustrating a historical fiction, these new works transplant this proposition into a contemporary context. What we experience was neither possible at The Balls nor at Judson, but, here and now, a third possibility is created.

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L) is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gernerous funding has also been provided by The Jerome Foundation, The Alfred Meyer Foundation, and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Co-Production: New York Live Arts, CNDC Angers, and CCN Belfort. Residency Support provided by WpZimmer - Antwerp, Workspace Brussels, Pact Zollverein - Essen, and Dansen Hus - Stockholm. 

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here>

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Pre-Show Talk Apr 4 at 6:30pm with Jeremy Barker
Post-Show Talk Apr 6 with Brian Rogers

An experiment in permeability and containment, aggression and catharsis, A Crack in Everything seeks to expand and examine the liminal space between action-reaction, cause-effect, and before-after. The installation and performance are meditations on moments that divide people’s lives into these linear experiences of time and how our memory creates its own separate physical life, space and time.

This performance was funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

zoe | juniper are recipients of an Artist Trust Fellowship and GAP grant and received a National Dance Project Production Grant  (2009-2010), NPN Creation Fund and Trust for Mutual Understanding and Dance Theater Workshop Suitcase Fund Grant.  A Crack In Everything (ACIE) was developed and performed in process at Trafo House of Contemporary Art (Budapest), Arts Center and The Body Festival (New Zealand), Bates Dance Festival, Open Flight Studio (Seattle), the MacDowell Colony, Florian Theater Creation Residency, Budapest Hungry, SOFA / Arts Center Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, and received 4Culture Sustained Support. Portions of ACIE were developed in the Herald Clurman Center in Movement and Dance Theater Artist-in-Residence program (MAD-AIR) at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.  A Crack in Everything was commissioned in part through a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow and co-commissioned by On the Boards. and was developed through the Dance Production Program at On the Boards in conjunction with the Mellon Foundation.

A Crack in Everything is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Bates Dance Festival in partnership with Jacob’s Pillow, On the Boards, New York Live Arts, Diverseworks, PICA and NPN.

A Crack in Everything is funded in part by the Princess Grace Foundation.

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Listen to the Pre-show Talk>

Listen to the Post-show Talk>

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Pre-Show Talk Mar 24 at 6:30pm with Maura Keefe
Post-Show Talk Mar 30 with Annie B Parson

David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group's inclusive embrace of disciplines springs from an interest in the mind as a complex phenomenological experience, articulated on our declining bodies. In Restless Eye, Advanced Beginner Group explores the realm between thought and behavior, between describing life and experiencing it. Through a collision of digital technology and a deeply physical vocabulary, Restless Eye will bring together the madness of everyday events with the vast patterns that shape our inexplicable lives. Ultimately, it's how we bring our attention to what's in front of us that allows art to transform us as creators and observers.

Restless Eye is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ DTW Commissioning Fund and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

Restless Eye was developed, in part, during a creative residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at The Florida State University in partnership with New York Live Arts and with support from and National Endowment for the Arts.

Made possible, in part, with a 2011 Princess Grace Works in Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Listen to the Post-Show Talk here>

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Pre-Show Talk Mar 14 at 6:30pm with Radhika Subramaniam
Post-Show Talk Mar 16 with Ralph Lemon

theRevisitation is the simple and intricate exercise of looking back to look forward. Selected previous performance works are cut, pasted and merged with new ideas, thoughts, realities and perspectives, and crafted into a vehicle for Wilson to reflect on his past, his approach to his body and its idiomatic movement. It is a reexamination of the artist’s moving body and his provocative body of work and includes four pieces: INTRODUCTION, a solo performed by Wilson; the duet, a newly choreographed duet that recycles movement from Wilson’s past duet works; Big BRICK: a man’s piece, a quartet for four men; and a vocal suite.

The reconstruction of theRevisitation is supported by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Reggie Wilson on his Fresh Tracks Experience>

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Reggie Wilson "Big BRICK -a man's piece" from New York Live Arts on Vimeo.

) ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 69 [event_name] => 14th Annual Teen Poetry Slam Prelims [event_url] => 14th-Annual-Teen-Poetry-Slam [event_description] =>

NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to represent their city at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam. Come support the voices of the next generation, as they take the stage and speak their mind. To enter, poets must be 13-19 years old, and signup at urbanwordnyc.org or show up. First come first serve. Audience members are encouraged to come early, as seating is limited.

Since 2004, Dance Theater Workshop and now New York Live Arts has been collaborating with Urban Word NYC to support urban youth in their development of hybrid performance work for the stage. Now for the fourth year, this partnership includes the participation of spoken word artist, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, selected by Urban Word, in the New York Live Arts Studio Series. Previous Urban Word NYC Studio Series artists are Darian Dauchan, Queen Godls, and Geoff Trenchard.

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Exclusive cocktail receptions held in conjunction with select shows in our theater. Join dance and performance artists, New York Live Arts board members and fellow patrons of contemporary dance for lively evenings of wine, food and performance.

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Thank you to all of our generous supporters who joined us for an amazing Spring BASH honoring Elizabeth Streb and Juliana F. May. We danced the night away raising funds to support the Fresh Tracks Performance & Residency Program, the Live Arts residency program for emerging choreographers. Begun by Dance Theater Workshop in 1965, Fresh Tracks has helped launch the careers of more than 500 choreographers, including Bill T. Jones, Elizabeth Streb and Meredith Monk. Contributions to the 2012 Spring BASH allow us to provide artists with an unparalleled level of support, providing the time, space and materials to develop new innovations in movement-based art.


CHECK OUT IMAGES FROM THE EVENT

 

BASH Co-Chairs
Eric Anderson
Judith Zarin

Host Committee

  • Visionary
  • Eric Anderson
  • Cynthia Brauer & Stacy Dick
  • Valentino D. Carlotti
  • Anne Delaney
  • The Dodgers
  • Muna El Fituri
  • Paul Fribourg & Paula Zahn
  • The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
  • Stephen & Ruth Hendel
  • Carol & Gershon Kekst
  • The Mottola Company
  • Ellen Poss
  • Jaar-mel & Peter Sloane
  • Bob & Ginny Walther
  • Judith Zarin
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  • Impresario
  • Steven & Susan Bloom
  • Madeline Brine
  • Derek Brown & Deborah Hellman
  • Carol J. Bryce-Buchanan
  • Cathleen Collins
  • Abigail Congdon & Joseph Azrack
  • Jill Crawford & Craig Tooman
  • Terence Dougherty
  • Jennifer Egan & David Herskovits
  • Paul Engler & Temple St. Clair Carr
  • Sandra Zoe Eskin
  • Adam & Dara Freed
  • Eleanor Friedman
  • Stephen & Nancy Gabriel
  • Judy & Steven Gluckstern
  • Thelma Golden
  • Helen & Peter Haje
  • Cheryl Henson
  • Michael J. Hirschhorn & Jimena P. Martinez
  • Michael & Lenore Hyatt
  • Richard Levy & Lorraine Gallard
  • Glenn Ligon
  • Jeffrey B. Liszt
  • Cheryl & Michael Lomax
  • Ginny & Tim Millhiser
  • Kathleen O’Connor
  • Tamara & Kenneth Picache
  • Deborah Sale & Ted Striggles
  • Jane Bovingdon Semel & Terry Semel
  • Marilyn Sobel
  • Catharine R. Stimpson
  • David H. Thomson
  • Andrew & Veronique Vogel
  • Adam Weinstein
  • Barbara & Michael Zimmerman

Ticket Levels:
$5,000 Visionary (Contribution portion $4,000*)
  SOLD OUT

 

$1,200 Impresario (Contribution portion $950*)  SOLD OUT

 

$175 Trailblazer (Contribution portion $50*)

 

$95 Cutting Edge: 40 and under

 
*All contribution are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Proceeds to benefit New York Live Arts

 

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The Premiere Gala will be an intimate, elegant event celebrating the launch of New York Live Arts’ debut season. Join leaders in business, the visual arts, the performing arts, academia and other loyal supporters as we enjoy an evening of live performance beginning at 7 pm in our state-of-the-art theater in Chelsea followed by a custom dinner menu created by celebrity chef David Waltuck of Ark Restaurants and Chanterelle at 8:30 pm at the Paula Cooper Gallery in West Chelsea.

To purchase Gala tickets or make a contribution to the event, please contact Gretchen Weber, Development Associate, Special Events at 212. 691. 6500 x377 or gweber@newyorklivearts.org.

To make an online donation click here.

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chameckilerner in collaboration with Phil Harder

CONVERSATION  WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2
Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall

CONVERSATION  WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2, originally commissioned by PERFORMA 09 as a short film, will be adapted as a diptych for the New York Live Arts Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. The work is a reinterpretation of a segment from the 1916 futuristic film, VITA FUTURISTA, which explores futurist ideas like simultaneity, dynamics and double exposure. By layering images of Andrea Lerner and Rosane Chamecki boxing became a perfect metaphor for their 20 year collaboration. Sometimes they are one, sometimes two but most of the times they are a third identity: a striking fusion of both - Chamecki and Lerner.

THE COLLECTION
New York Live Arts Elevator

(World Premiere) Using movement vocabulary that is entirely appropriated from paintings, sculptures and photographs of “nudes” throughout art history THE COLLECTION moves as a sliding landscape of classical and contemporary depictions of the human form. To be naked is to be oneself, to be nude is to be seen naked by others, implying an awareness of being seen. Featuring Levi Gonzales and Hristoula Harakas, viewers are aware of the subtleties within the nude forms, some natural and unapologetic about their nakedness and others representational as if in view of a spectator.

 

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Pre-Show Talk Mar 7 at 6:30pm with Kyle Bukhari
Post-Show Talk Mar 9 with Yasuko Yokoshi

Jodi Melnick is an internationally acclaimed performer and two-time New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winner whose work is meticulously designed, flooded with imagery, and transformed by the phenomenon of dancing.  Her newest work, Solo, Deluxe Version, features performances by Melnick, Jon Kinzel, Hristoula Harakas and Stuart Shugg; original music by Steven Reker and his band, People GetReady (Luke Fasano, James Rickman and Jen Goma);  and lighting by Joe Levasseur.  The evening also includes the world premiere of One of Sixty Five Thousand Gestures, a solo choreographed collaboratively with Trisha Brown - a creative conversation that explores their mutual interest in the crafting of movement, the slippage from casual to formal and back again. One of Sixty Five Thousand Gestures features an original score by Hahn Rowe.

Solo, Deluxe Version is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

Solo, Deluxe Version is funded, in part, by The Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Grant (2010-2011).

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Listen to the Pre-show Talk>
Listen to the Post-show Talk>
Collaborator Spotlight with People Get Ready>

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Pre-Show Talk Feb 15 at 6:30pm with Cassie Maude Peterson

Vanessa Anspaugh questions how we maintain or reinforce difference between ”the garden and the world,” between your land and my land, between human and animal or Self and Other? Armed Guard Garden  looks to the queer body as a site of resistance and to current “occupations” as a way of imagining and critiquing notions of paradise  and “resting place.” The work features performers Aretha Aoki, Niall Noel Jones, Molly Leiber, Lydia Okrent, and Mary Read; Dramaturge Susan Mar Landau; Costume Design by Emily Roysdon; Lighting Design by Vincent Vigilante; Sound Design by Ryan MacDonald; Conceptual Collaborator Cassie Maude Peterson.
 
Jen Rosenblit harnesses multiplicity and absurdity as a constant point of departure and performative culture. Working with friend, performer, and long-term collaborator Addys Gonzalez, Rosenblit looks closely at the nature of their duet body, listening to a structure that can support failure, honor patronage and deem even the unworthy as righteous.  In Mouth finds these two bodies fallen, devastated and roaming and may or may not be about gay marriage.

Armed Guard Garden and In Mouth are commissioned by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and are made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation

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See what the critics had to say here>

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“Strikingly composed . . . a technically assured performance by Will Bond. A portrait of one ‘genius’ taking on another. . . Bond has balletic precision.” – The New York Times

Returning for its third New York City Season, SITI Company is proud to begin its presenting partnership with the newly formed New York Live Arts with its Obie Award-winning Bob. Bob is a solo show that revolves around the life and times of an internationally known avant-garde theater director. Acclaimed as a genius, he rides the fast track of the ever-shrinking global art scene. He uses his own history and everyone around him as fodder for his grandiose staged spectacles. Through Bob, you’ll experience a creative crisis in the making and see where American pop culture and high culture collide. Bob is not meant to be a realistic portrait of Robert Wilson the man, rather a dip into an engaging perspective about family, art, and American Culture.
 
Bob was commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University.  Bob was developed in association with Theatre Archa, Prague, Czech Republic.
 
 
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Pre-Show Talk Jan 12 at 6:30pm, Post-Show Talk Jan 13

BLESSED is a solo created by American, Brussels-based choreographer Meg Stuart  for the Portuguese choreographer and dancer Francisco Camacho. BLESSED comforts with the sensitive power of the aesthetics of destruction. In BLESSED, basic elements such as rain, cardboard and the human body form the basis for a defense against total ruin and final destiny. A work of great somberness and beauty focused on the unrelenting struggle for life.

BLESSED is presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.
 

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here>

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here>

See what the critics had to say here>

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Pre-Show Talk Dec 21 at 6:30pm with Maura Donahue
Post-Show Talk Dec 23 with Leigh Witchel

Nut/Cracked is a comic/subversive, neo-vaudeville version of The Nutcracker. Its 22 sections begin with a mix of popular, jazz and novelty versions of the score and progress to the traditional orchestral suite. A journey into innocence through sustained fantasy, Nut/Cracked incorporates an enterprising mix of tap, ballet, contemporary, disco and even toe tap. By the end of the show the cast has danced their way to a new kind of childhood replete with a thumb-sucking fantasia to the Grand Pas de Deux. In addition to The Bang Group, each show features a different group of teenage guest artists from dance schools throughout New York City.

 

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See what the critics had to say here.

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Pre-Show Talk Dec 13 at 6pm

Originally created and performed in 1992 at Performance Space 122 and reconstructed in 1995 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Shining is a dance-installation work full of thrill and fearful anxiety. It speaks of experiences at once sought and avoided – how do we hide from fear, play with thrills and terrors? How do those emotions excluded from consciousness play with us? This second reconstruction features original cast members Scott Heron, Annie Iobst, and Mike Iveson with new cast members Yve Laris Cohen, Jen Rosenblit, Aki Sasamoto, Osmani Tellez, Arturo Vidich, and Emily Wexler, and special guest appearances from Hapi Phace, Stinkmetal and Gina Varla Vetro.

The reconstruction of The Shining is supported by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund" and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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Dances by Very Young Choreographers is a mélange of witty and intriguing original dances created and performed by students of Ellen Robbins, ages 8-18. The dances can be hilarious, dramatic, lyrical, or abstract, but always surprising. This showcase is a not to be missed opportunity to inspire children by exposing them to live performances created and performed by their peers.

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See what the critics had to say here.

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Featuring niv Acosta, Hadar Ahuvia, Aretha Aoki, Lorene Bouboushian, Yanghee Lee, and Saúl Ulerio.

The Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program, created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, identifies six early career artists to receive comprehensive performance and residency support. The program begins with a showcase performance in the theater followed by a 50-hour creative residency in our studios along with introductory level professional development workshops in marketing, fundraising and career development. Artists also participate in dialogue sessions facilitating open discussion about their creative process and one-on-one consultations, both with Artistic Advisor Levi Gonzalez.

Previous Fresh Tracks artists include: Jeff Duncan (1965), Deborah Jowitt (1968), Wendy Perron (1970), Alice Teirstein (1974), Bill T. Jones (1977), Bebe Miller (1978) Elizabeth Streb (1979), Tere O’Connor (1984), Amy Sue Rosen (1986), Ron Brown (1987), Reggie Wilson (1989), RoseAnne Spradlin (1990), Rosane Chamecki (1991), Maura Ngyuen-Donohue (1995), and more recently, Ivy Baldwin (2000), Jen Rosenblit (2009), and Vanessa Anspaugh (2010).

Artist Profiles:
niv Acosta
Hadar Ahuvia
Aretha Aoki

Lorene Bouboushian
Yanghee Lee
Saúl Ulerio

 

 

Fresh Tracks is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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See what the critics had to say here.

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The Barnard Project was the first university partnership of its kind, pairing curated artists from a renowned presenting institution, Dance Theater Workshop, with Barnard College and Columbia University dance students in a semester-long residency environment. Since its inception the program has commissioned 26 new works. Now in its seventh year, The Barnard Project offers choreographers and their selected casts the opportunity to work in a laboratory setting that emphasizes shared process. The resulting new works by 2011 – 2012 artists Ivy Baldwin, Sidra Bell, David Parker, and Susan Rethorst will premiere at New York Live Arts.

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See what the critics had to say here>

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Journal to Journey is a 6-month program that culminates in a showcase performance of new solo works created by young poets. This year’s show titled Tattoo Me Human explores the definition of self-identity and the many ways to achieve it.These new solo works by young poets navigate a path through hurt and hope on a journey towards self. Equipped with pen as compass and journal as road map, they discover that life is full of moments that will carry you as far and deep as you are willing to go. Feature Poets: Nia Allen Lee, Aziza Barnes, Kedene McLeod, Diamond Wynn; Apprentice Poets: Marlon Cadore & David Fasayana; Multimedia Poets: Jesica Blandon & Christina Louis; and special appearance by Kristina Gramlich. Poets are paired with Writing Mentor Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and Director/Choreographer Nicco Annan.

New York Live Arts and Urban Word NYC partner to support urban youth in their development of hybrid performance work for the stage. Now for the fourth year, this partnership includes the participation of a spoken word artist, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, selected by Urban Word, in the New York Live Arts Studio Series. Previous Urban Word NYC Studio Series artists are Darian Dauchan, Queen Godls, and Geoff Trenchard.

 

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See what the critics had to say here.

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Post-Show Talk Nov 16 with Isaac Mizrahi
Pre-Show Talk Nov 18 at 6:30pm with Lucy Sexton

The acclaimed Martha@... The 1963 Interview returns for encore performances after a sold-out run last season. The production is a metatheatrical recreation of the legendary 92nd Street Y interview with Martha Graham and dance critic Walter Terry. Based on the recently discovered audio recording, the interview reveals Graham’s iconic persona with intimate reflections on her unparalleled life and career. Martha@... The 1963 Interview features Richard Move as Graham, Tony Award-nominated actress/playwright Lisa Kron as Terry and Move’s illustrious, longtime collaborators, Graham Company Principal dancer Katherine Crockett and former Graham Company member Catherine Cabeen, with a new-media scenic design by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo.

Martha@...The 1963 Interview was originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop's Commissioning and Creative Residency Program with the support of donors to The Fund for Continuing Innovation. The remount of this work is supported by New York Live Arts’ DTW Commissioning Fund and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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City Pages "Artists of The Year 2010",  dynamic duo BLACKFISH make their NYC debut, with a special installation performance at New York Live Arts, celebrating the release of their Limited Edition 8-CD collection of improvised concerts recorded while on tour across the USA with acclaimed choreographer Emily Johnson/Catalyst's The Thank-you Bar.

For one night only, BLACKFISH performs a companion concert after Emily Johnson’s The Thank-you Bar. Known for live improvised duets in surround-sound installation environments, BLACKFISH creates spontaneous sounds and songs that span from the intricate and sparse to dense, layered, sonic constructions. Playing pedal steel guitar, upright bass, and acoustic guitars through a myriad of effects and looping pedals, BLACKFISH is James Everest and Joel Pickard.

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD TRACKS FROM THE TYB TOUR COLLECTION
 

 

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See what the critics had to say here.

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Pre-Show Talk Nov 9 at 6:30pm with Carla Peterson
Post-Show Talk Nov 11 with Reggie Wilson after 9:30pm performance

The Thank-you Bar is a new performance/installation of dance, live music, storytelling and visual image created and performed by Alaska-born and Minneapolis-based choreographer Emily Johnson with composers and musicians James Everest and Joel Pickard of the music duo BLACKFISH. The work finds Johnson considering the question, “What is a true home?” Drawing from her Yup’ik heritage, Johnson – an artist whose works often deal with themes of identity, community and cultural responsibility – sets out in The Thank-you Bar to connect ideas of displacement, longing and language to history, architecture and igloo-myth. THIS IS DISPLACEMENT, a companion exhibit curated by Johnson featuring works by 46 visual artists from 19 tribal nations, will be on display as a slideshow on the Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. For more information: thisisdisplacement.com.

The presentation of The Thank-You Bar was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the National Dance Project, a program administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Major support for the National Dance Project is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival

Post-Show Talk Oct 14

What can authorities expect from a work of art? What are the marks left by political history on the body? In this new work, French-Algerian maker and performer Rachid Ouramdane with composer instrumentalist Jean-Baptiste Julien, explores our notions of nationhood and identity by examining the relationship between the body and power.

Crossing the Line, the annual fall festival of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), is conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of significant transdisciplinary artists working on both sides of the Atlantic. It is initiated and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions.

Rachid Ouramdane's performance is funded in part by FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the French American Cultural Exchange and the Florence Gould Foundation.

Additional support for the presentation of World Fair was provided by French American Cultural Exchange (FACE).

 

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Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival

Pre-Show Talk Oct 11 at 6:30pm with Carla Peterson, Simon Dove, and Lili Chopra
Post-Show Talk Oct 12 with Rachid Ouramdane and Larry Siems

Rachid Ouramdane with his company of performers explores the effects of a violent past on people’s bodies and minds in this sublime and poetic new work. Based on extensive conversations with survivors of torture, Rachid Ouramdane portrays this violence as a withdrawal from humanity. Rachid Ouramdane probes the limitations of representing barbarity and explores how the body can transform itself in the extremes of endurance. He shares portraits of those who have experienced the unimaginable so that their suffering is not forgotten, and highlights the repeated use of violence at a time when torture appears to be tolerated and even used legitimately on the global stage. Ordinary Witnesses is a moving testimony to the extraordinary power of the human spirit.

Post Show Talk:
"What is the nature of the gap between personal experience and official history?" Rachid Ouramdane writes in his artist's notes for "Ordinary Witnesses." "What can dance do that history books can't?" Following the performance on October 12, Ouramdane joins Larry Siems for a conversation about art, activism, and history. Siems is the Director of Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Center, which is co-producing the "Reckoning With Torture" national film project with director Doug Liman and the ACLU (the American Civil Liberties Union); and the author of the forthcoming The Torture Report: What the Documents Say about America's Post-9/11 Torture Program. Together, they will explore the role the arts can play in confronting the legacies of torture.

Crossing the Line, the annual fall festival of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), is conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of significant transdisciplinary artists working on both sides of the Atlantic. It is initiated and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions.

Rachid Ouramdane's performance is funded in part by FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the French American Cultural Exchange and the Florence Gould Foundation.

Additional support for the presentation of World Fair was provided by French American Cultural Exchange (FACE).

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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Curated by Carla Peterson with Annie-B Parson

Pre-Show Talk Wed, Oct 5 at 6:30pm with Annie-B Pason and Carla Peterson

Shifting the focus from the choreographer to the dancer, Dancer Crush lauds the maverick talents of the contemporary down-town dance artist. For one week, New York Live Arts will spotlight some of downtown’s most beloved and revered dancers as they demonstrate what is privileged in contemporary dance while offering a different or alternative definition of virtuosity. From these performers’ perspectives on how they perform movement, what it means to perform movement, and their focus on the interpretation of material, this program will show us the remarkable stylistic powers of the New York City dancer.

Featuring Performances from:
Steven Reker and People Get Ready
Arturo Vidich
Ishmael Houston-Jones
Jodi Melnick
Brandi Norton
Heather Olson
Holley Farmer
Leah Cox
David Neumann


Material performed from the 1970’s to the present includes excerpts, complete works, and improvised scores by choreographers Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Bill T. Jones, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Yvonne Meier, David Neumann, Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker and People Get Ready, and Tere O’Connor.
 

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Click here to listen to the Pre-Show Talk.

See what the critics had to say here

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Pre-Show Talk Sep 21 at 6pm with Bill T. Jones and Marcia B. Siegel

Post-Show with Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, Carla Peterson and the Company Sep 23

Program A: Sep 16, 18, 21, 23, 25
Monkey Run Road (1979), Continuous Replay (1977/1991)*, Valley Cottage: A Study (1980)**

Program B: Sep 17, 20, 22, 24
Duet x 2 (1982), Continuous Replay (1977/1991)*, Blauvelt Mountain (1980)**

Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s 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 and collaborator of 17 years. These works, two of which premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in the ‘80s, include some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic; pieces that redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer. The program includes the newly reconstructed duets Valley Cottage: A Study (1980) and Monkey Run Road (1979), pieces not seen in New York City since their premiere performances.

 

* Performed with surprise special guests
** Premiered at Dance Theater Workshop

Body Against Body is made possible with support from the Company’s commissioning program, “Partners in Creation,” which includes the following donors:  the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovington Semel and Terry Semel and Carol H. Tolan. Body Against Body was commissioned by The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.The reconstruction of Body Against Body has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.  The Company's performances at New York Live Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Pre-Show Talk Oct 25 at 6:30pm with Lucy Sexton
Post-Show Talk Oct 28 with Bonnie Marranca

Performance artist John Kelly remounts his Bessie Award winning Find My Way Home, based on the ancient Greek Myth of Orpheus & Eurydice. Originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1988 (revised in 1998) and set in the Great Depression, Find My Way Home recasts Orpheus as a famous 30’s radio crooner who makes a pact with the gods and descends into hell to bring Eurydice back to life. Created during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Find My Way Home deconstructs genres of opera, period dance, and cinematic acting, and includes scenes and arias from Gluck’s baroque opera Orfeo Ed Eurydice, (sung in Kelly’s countertenor voice), together with film sequences, set and costume design, and a company of 11 singers and dancers.

Find My Way Home was originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1988. The reconstruction of this work is supported by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund," and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.

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Listen to the Pre-Show Talk here.

Listen to the Post-Show Talk here.

See what the critics had to say here.

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Discounted Tickets available for Students, Seniors, and Children

PRE-PERFORMANCE TOAST
Apr 15 at 7pm
$125 includes priority reserved seating for the performance and a “Party Pass”

Sound Check takes the audience on an exploration of tap dance as music, tap dancers as musicians, and the tap floor as a musical instrument. Premiere performances and reconstructed classics are woven together through a dynamic and whimsical composition blending live music, percussion, imagery, improvisation and choreography.

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“Castro specializes in work that feels more like a personal encounter than a performance, creating environments that don’t allow audience members the option of viewing from a safe distance.” - Michelle Vellucci, Flavorwire

Paradis unfolds at twilight in two locations within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: the dramatic Desert House in the Steinhardt Conservatory, and the famed Cherry Esplanade. Inspired by the final section of Jean-Luc Godard’s 2004 film, Notre Musique, by the same name, Paradis—Paradis continues Castro’s exploration of the space between the performer and audience member. A stark and fragile solo opens the show, followed by eight dancers whose movement through the open Esplanade heightens the solitary otherness of the landscape at night. The audience informs the work as their movement is tracked to generate the sound, light and movement environment that they inhabit.

Paradis is a performance and audio installation with live piano performed by Michael Dauphinais, featuring performers Peggy Cheng, Simon Courchel, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz (soloist), Stuart Singer, Darrin Wright, Pamela Vail, and Kimberly Young, with sound design by Stephan Moore. Paradis marks Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s first site-specific dance project in its 100 year history.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Desert House in the Steinhardt Conservatory and the Cherry Esplanade
1000 Washington Avenue
B or Q to Prospect Park
2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway

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The revolutionary Education of the Girlchild: an opera first appeared in the art world in 1973. This critically acclaimed work, which won first prize in Music Theater at the 1975 Venice Biennale, captures Meredith Monk’s singular style, in which music, theater, image, and ritual are integrated into a luminous form. A poetic work conjuring cycles of growth and transmutation by exploring female/male archetypes, Education of the Girlchild Revisited features Monk’s solo from the original opera. During the second half, Monk is joined by Ensemble members Katie Geissinger, Ellen Fisher and Allison Sniffin to revive music and movement from the “Girlchild” era, including selections from Key: an album of invisible theatre (1970) and Vessel: an opera epic (1971). This masterful program revisits the source of Monk’s prolific outpouring, offering some of the most original performance work of our time.

3LD Art and Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street
1, 4, 5, N, R to Rector Street
Click here to download directions

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Discounted Tickets available for Students and Seniors

POST-SHOW TALK BACKS
Apr 27, May 4, May 11

Anne Bogart, SITI Company, and Charles L. Mee take us on a wild theatrical road trip through the American landscape as Robert Rauschenberg might have conceived it had he been a playwright instead of a painter. More than a biographical portrait, bobrauschenbergamerica is a tribute to one artist’s singular vision.

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Program A:May 19 and 21
Footsteps in the Snow, Flight

Program B: May 20 and 22
Sakura Sakura, Left there by the Tide, Flight

Discounted Tickets available for Students, Seniors, and Members

TAKE Dance will present two premieres this season - Takehiro Ueyama’s world premiere, Flight and Jill Echo’s New York City premiere, Left there by the Tide. Flight is inspired by a great flock of starlings playing in the sky. Like everything in nature, this wild flock is beautiful, dangerous, honest, and unpredictable. The dance features imagery of breathtaking unison flights and banking turns that sculpt the air in seamless elegant patterns. Left there by the Tide features seven short vignettes of different emotional moments in relationships, beginning and ending in a sea of waves. The title is a line by Edna St. Vincent Millay from her poem Ebb, which also served as inspiration for the work.

This season will also include the stunning theatrical ensemble work, Footsteps in the Snow and Sakura Sakura (“cherry blossoms” in Japanese), a dance for seven women that is ritualistic, beautiful and intense.

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Discounted Tickets available for Students, Seniors, and Members

POST SHOW RECEPTION
Apr 7 after the 7:30pm show

20th Anniversary Alumni Celebration
Apr 8 at 7:30pm
$50 Ticket includes the exclusive reception
$20 performance only

GALA
Apr 9 at 7:30pm
$100 Ticket includes reception
$20 performance only
For more info on Special Events click here


ZOOM integrates dance, cell phones, video projection, a real-time web interface and live music. Conceived by Zvi Gotheiner and his artistic team, ZOOM shatters the wall between audience and performers, creating a new type of interactive performance environment. During performances of ZOOM, audience members take cell phone photos and text them to the visual designer, who projects them as real-time video collages. Text messages between audience and performers are also projected live in an exhilarating and unscripted dialogue. And without the use of spoken words, audience members are invited to cross the proscenium to take close-ups of the performers, finding themselves in a radically different relationship to the creative process. Video design by Tal Yarden, composition and live music by Scott Killian, lighting design by Mark London and costume design by Liz Prince.

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“Wendy Jehlen is a captivating choreographer, with sharp musical sensibilities, an affinity for the natural integration of modern and world dance styles, and a deep sensitivity to the connections between human body movements and moods.” – Backstage.com

He Who Burns is an exploration through dance, text and music of the figure of Iblis, Satan, as understood in some Sufi traditions. Through this lens, the dance-theater piece explores the nature of humanity’s relationship with the divine, the eternal quest for unity, and the illusion of duality in the human experience. Staged as a trio, He Who Burns takes us on a journey from the time before time, through the suffering of Iblis in his separation from his Beloved, and his quest for the same, through to his ecstatic annihilation.

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“Forget the safety of distance; this is the palpable sensation of art – up-close and personal.” - Encore Magazine

Creating illustrious environments, Yanira Castro crafts worlds in unexpected places. Her newest work, Wilderness is a performance and audio installation with live piano performed by Michael Dauphinais. For this iteration*, Wilderness unfolds in a dark field set in a warehouse where the audience and dancers are contained. Ranging from stark and emotional to highly formal the work features performers Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz, Darrin Wright, Pamela Vail, and Kimberly Young with sound design by Stephan Moore, light and set design by Roderick Murray, and costume design byAlbert Sakhai


The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn - Btw Smith & Court St
Subway F or G to Bergen Street

Click here for Paradis @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden Jun 2 - 4

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“…an evening rife with mystery and laden with questions…full of striking theatrical effects.” - The Village Voice

“I make worlds composed of elements of my own obsessions.” - Walter Dundervill

Candy Mountain is a territory where fantasy narratives converge with notions of reality. Fractured drama plays out against an abstract world of dance and visual imagery, possibly providing clues to the proceedings...probably obscuring them. In the end, Candy Mountain is a mystery. Aesthetic Destiny 1: Candy Mountain features music by Justin Luchter, lighting by Carrie Wood and performances by Jennifer Kjos, Benjamin Asriel, Ben Boatright, Kevin Lovelady, Janet Dunson, Biba Bell, Megan Byrne, Penelope Margolis, Patricia Beaman, Athena Malloy, Tyler Ashley, and Burr Johnson.

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“Von Howard is all grace and power, working space like a huckster works a crowd: in a couple of minutes, it’s all his.” – Columbia Free Times

The VON HOWARD PROJECT presents Triptych, a contemporary dance work by choreographer Christian von Howard. Inspired by the ideas of light, love and laughter, von Howard along with his eclectic ensemble of dynamic performers bring a vibrantly dense palate of moving architecture. Triptych is a work guided by the human experience; an intricate cycle of physically exhaustive episodes layered into three diverse sections. The evening will conclude with something von Howard is calling his Hidden Track, a new company work by guest choreographer Susan Douglas Roberts to the powerfully evocative music of Claudia Howard Queen.

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“So juicily do the dancers in Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s company project empowerment, self-esteem, and strength under duress that after every dance, you want to cheer.” - The Village Voice

“I work to listen and help uncover the under-told perspectives of people who have often been told they have limited power and potential.” – Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Kicking off the Urban Bush Women’s 25th Anniversary season, Zollar: Uncensored explores and interrogates Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s early investigations into the sensual and the power of women. Her early work explored these themes; however they were considered by many to be too controversial for touring in the late 80’s. This is the first time since that time period that Jawole has revisited this content. Still interested in “erotic integrity,” Jawole examines an essential aspect of human nature from an empowered stance.

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[For MG: The Movie] makes me feel like I’m not simply seeing and hearing the dance, but remembering it.” - The Village Voice

The company makes its debut at Dance Theater Workshop with two pieces from Trisha Brown’s Back to Zero Cycle, the revival of For MG: The Movie which she describes as “a return to simpler forms” and Foray Forêt, (1990), the last of a series of four works created in collaboration with Robert Rauschenberg. The piece features original visual design and costumes by Rauschenberg as well as a live traditional marching band. Completing the program is Watermotor (1978), a solo dance to be performed by Neal Beasley, the first time this piece has been danced by anyone other than Brown.

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Sidra Bell Dance New York, led by choreographer Sidra Bell, presents POOL, a surrealist and futuristic work inspired by the recollection of near drowning. POOL examines memory, dreams, and illusions as well as the line between order and disorder. The work features an eclectic and evocative music score and a cast of seven dancers.

GALLIM DANCE led by choreographer Andrea Miller, will present For Glenn Gould, a new work created for its Dance Theater Workshop debut. The work is inspired by the two radically contrasting recordings that Glenn Gould made of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the first in 1964 and the second in 1981 a few weeks before his death. For Glenn Gould is a portrait of an artist in transition.

[artist_ID] => 27 [event_dates_description] => Tue. 1/18 — Sat 1/22 at 7:30pm [event_prices] => $20 [event_ticket_url] => [event_dates] => [["01\/18\/2011","01\/22\/2011"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c2":"Residencies"} [event_perfect_for] => {"p1":"a first date","p3":"a weekend in the city","p4":"dance lovers"} [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/SidraBell-thumb.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 131 [remote_ID] => 37 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => sidrabell-big-2-1311087125.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 130 [remote_ID] => 37 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => sidrabell-big-1-1311087120.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 36 [event_name] => Martha@...The 1963 Interview [event_url] => martha [event_description] =>

“Richard Move’s channeling of the Modern Dance Diva is too brilliant for words.” - Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York

Martha@...The 1963 Interview is a metatheatrical recreation of the legendary 92nd Street Y interview with Martha Graham and dance critic Walter Terry. The production commemorates the momentous date of Graham’s passing (April 1, 1991) and marks Richard Move’s return as Graham to New York, with a new incarnation of the celebrated Martha @... series. Actress/playwright Lisa Kron, who portrays Terry, received two Tony Award nominations for Well, including Best Actress. Other honors include Obie, Bessie and GLAAD Awards. Kron’s In the Wake was recently produced at the Public Theater. This world premiere also features dancers Catherine Cabeen and Katherine Crockett, with multimedia design by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo.

[artist_ID] => 26 [event_dates_description] => Wed. 3/30 — Sat. 4/02 at 7:30pm [event_prices] => $20 [event_ticket_url] => [event_dates] => [["03\/30\/2011","04\/02\/2011"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c2":"Residencies","c7":"Performances: Replay Series"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 36 [event_also_like2] => 26 [event_also_like3] => 87 [event_profile_photo] => /media/RichardMove-thumb.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 129 [remote_ID] => 36 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => richardmove-big-2-1311087102.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 128 [remote_ID] => 36 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => richardmove-big-1-1311087099.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 34 [event_name] => Like a Vase [event_url] => Like-a-Vase [event_description] =>

“Mr. Greenberg’s artistry resonates through its confluence of the random and the necessary; the continuous stream of motion in which no one moment is particularly important and each is beautiful.” - The New York Times

“I find the greatest value that can come from dance often arises from the most abstract aspects of the form. As a result, I’m more interested in ‘doing’ than ‘representing,’ and, specifically, ‘doing’ with the body.” - Neil Greenberg

Using extravagant and full-bodied dancing, Neil Greenberg’s (like a vase) explores the tensions created by the seemingly inescapable human desire to make meaning. Six dancers engage with complex and idiosyncratic movement material that serves as both a shifting object of contemplation and a vast container for redoubled meanings. (like a vase) will be performed with live original music composed by Zeena Parkins.

[artist_ID] => 24 [event_dates_description] => Tue. 11/9 — Sat. 11/13 at 7:30pm [event_prices] => $20 [event_ticket_url] => [event_dates] => [["11\/09\/2010","11\/13\/2010"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c2":"Residencies"} [event_perfect_for] => {"p1":"a first date","p3":"a weekend in the city","p4":"dance lovers"} [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/NeilGreenburg-thumb.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 127 [remote_ID] => 34 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => neilgreenburg-big-2-1311087064.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 126 [remote_ID] => 34 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => neilgreenburg-big-1-1311087059.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 35 [event_name] => Sans-titre [event_url] => Sans-titre [event_description] =>

“[Hoghe] opens up spaces between things, words and songs for personal reminiscences and affective moments. They are moments for reflection but also for laughter.” - Gerald Siegmund

“I simply do what I have to do.” - Raimund Hoghe

The enigmatic German maker/performer Raimund Hoghe returns to Dance Theater Workshop after his highly acclaimed U.S. debut in 2009. Sans-titre is a partnership between Raimund and the Congo’s rising star Faustin Linyekula. This new work examines the deeply rooted connections between people across age, culture, and geography through Raimund Hoghe’s nuanced, poignant approach to movement and “theater without words.”

Crossing the Line is the annual fall festival of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), produced in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions, and conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of transdisciplinary artists working in France and New York City.

[artist_ID] => 25 [event_dates_description] => Thu. 9/16 — Sat. 9/18 at 7:30pm [event_prices] => $20 [event_ticket_url] => [event_dates] => [["09\/16\/2010","09\/18\/2010"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c2":"Residencies"} [event_perfect_for] => {"p5":"igniting conversation","p6":"pushing boundaries","p7":"social change"} [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/RaimundHoghe-thumb.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 125 [remote_ID] => 35 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => raimundhoghe-big-1-1311086988.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 124 [remote_ID] => 35 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => raimundhoghe-big-2-1311086983.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 32 [event_name] => Screening of Work-In-Progress Documentary Film [event_url] => Screening-of-work-in-progress-documentary-film [event_description] =>

This documentary-in-progress includes rare archival footage from performances of Education of the Girlchild between 1973-2010, and centers around a reunion of the original cast members for a revival of the work at the Joyce Theater in 1993. Interviews with Monk and the cast about the process and past performances and are woven together with music, photographs and performance footage to create an inside look at an artist at work, offering an expansive view of a seminal piece that has lasted the ages and continues to inspire audiences world-wide.

Cinematography: Jerry Pantzer
Editing: Joelle Schon
Originally produced by: Barbara Dufty and Amy Schatz with Jane Zipp

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“Lar Lubovitch understands profoundly the irreducible essence of dance: bodies propelled through designs in space and time.” - Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice

During the 1970’s, choreographer Lar Lubovitch was among the first to explore the kinetic potential of minimalist music in a series of six dances set to compositions by Steve Reich and Philip Glass. His mastery changed how choreography relates to its musical score, and confirmed Lar as a visionary in modern dance. In honor of his company’s 40th anniversary, we are presenting three of these seminal works: Marimba (1976), North Star (1978), and Cavalcade (1980). North Star will be performed by an ensemble of dancers from the senior class at The Juilliard School.

The remounts of Marimba (1976), North Star (1978), and Cavalcade (1980) are supported by the Bessie Schönberg/First Light Commissioning and Creative Residency Program of Dance Theater Workshop with support from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Dance Theater Workshop‘s presentation of North Star is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces: Dance initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional support provided, in part, by American Express. This presentation is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Helen and Peter Haje through the David R. White Producers Circle.

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Please join us on Friday, May 27 at 6pm in the White Studio for an informal and in-process studio showing of ideas and concepts being explored during the Fresh Tracks creative residencies this year. The showing is followed by a reception. FREE - No reservations are necessary.

The 2010-11 Fresh Track artists are Lindsay Clark, Yve Laris Cohen, Marjani Forte, Rebecca Patek, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Mei Yamanaka (please note not all artists will be showing work).

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"...an intensely visceral and emotional experience..." - Dance Theater Journal

“I make work about dancing and the intersection between dancing and other things that I care deeply about.” - Juliette Mapp

Drawing on Gertrude Stein’s visionary novel The Making of Americans, Juliette Mapp creates a powerful yet intimate new dance. The Making of Americans is an homage to Juliette’s mother’s family, immigrants from Albania, who settled in Gary, Indiana, home to the largest steel mill in the United States. The work also draws inspiration from Michael Jackson, a native of Gary, and other music born of the industrial Midwest.

The Making of Americans features video design by John Jesurun. The piece will be performed by Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Levi Gonzalez, Molly Lieber, Kayvon Pourzar, Anna Sperber, Vicky Shick, and Mapp with lighting design by Jeff Nash and original music by Barbez.

The Making of Americans is commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop’s Commissioning and Creative Residency Program with support provided by Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and donors to The Fund for Continuing Innovation. The Making of Americans was developed, in part, during a creative residency provided through a partnership between the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at The Florida State University and Dance Theater Workshop with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more information: www.npnweb.org

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“Driscoll...has a reputation for serious provocation. She makes spectators squirm, and there’s an uneasy edge to the laughter she elicits in exploring our dark pent up, raging urges.” - The Village Voice

“I devise multi-dimensional dance dramas that blur the lines between fantasy and reality, arousal and disgust, fun and violence, spectacle and authenticity.” - Faye Driscoll

After a week of sold out shows this past spring, Faye Driscoll’s There is so much mad in me returns to Dance Theater Workshop for four nights only. An examination of shifting states of consciousness as choreography, There is so much mad in me, asks how we feel and connect in this time of over stimulation and look at me distraction. Investigating ritual from torture to religious rapture, There is so much mad in me lives within the similarities between polar extremes. What are the fine lines between the abject and the sublime, voyeurism and empathy, entertainment and reality?

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“How refreshing to be shown a dance that, in 1982 as now, succeeds in being on the cusps between dance and pedestrian movement, between rehearsal and performance, between tentative experiment and fluent work of art.” – Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

Originally commissioned in 1982 by David R. White and Dance Theater Workshop, Trying Times (remembered) has not been seen in its entirety in over 25 years. Gordon's contemporary reconstruction features Pick Up Performance Company members including Karen Graham, original cast member Valda Setterfield, and dance students from the CalArts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. This rare remount features a new script based on David's 1982 production and Igor Stravinsky's Apollo.

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“This is why we go to see dance. This is why performers who are underexposed must be given exposure.” – TheaterScene.net

BalaSole Dance Company continues to bridge visibility gaps in the world of concert dance by featuring underrepresented dance artists of various shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds. Each artist will perform a solo that showcases his or her full artistic talent and identity. Every BalaSole concert features a different roster of dance artists. Past participants include members of the Limon Dance Company and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. BalaSole was founded by Executive/Artistic Director Roberto Villanueva, who has been praised by The New York Times “for the deftness and technical control of his dancing.”

Guest Artist Series

BalaSole Dance Company is presented as part of Dance Theater Workshop’s Guest Artist Series, a subsidized, comprehensive, curated rental program serving a wide range of dance and performance artists from around the world.

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Presented in partnership with Performa 09

“The performers are engaging, wanting, being, and embracing an emotion; what they seem to be saying is that if human sexuality has a façade, then it’s a sensual desire that breaks it. – The Transport

“I’ve spent a lifetime of passion and devotion probing the nature of dance and asking why it so important as a life force.” – Anna Halprin

In 1965, postmodern dance legend Anna Halprin’s Parades & Changes shook the dance world by challenging conceptions of nudity, stillness, and the “ceremony of trust” (as Halprin named it) between performers and audience. Originally banned in the United States, Parades & Changes has not been staged here since 1967. Today, French choreographer Anne Collod, in dialogue with Anna Halprin and original composer Morton Subotnick, is restaging this seminal work, bringing a highly acclaimed group of American and European performers together to relive this masterpiece in its new form, parades & changes, replays.

Performa 09 (November 1-22, 2009, New York City) is the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. www.performa-arts.org"

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Upcoming Performances

 
 
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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 60s to the 90s are the basis for the story of a dream. All protagonists are removed from the original footage, leaving an empty setting formed by the town. Thus, the impossible is made possible from the “I” perspective, namely filming the past and compiling a picture album made of memories. 

Visit Iraq (2003, 26 minutes, Palestine/Germany)
A humorous look at the rumors surrounding an Iraqi Airways agency in Geneva, which has remained mysteriously abandoned since 1990.

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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 on a topic by virtue of where they stand in the room. Inspired and provoked by a pair of speakers who approach the topic from wildly different contexts, Creative Tensions prompts reflection, explores nuance, and celebrates the rare moment when one changes one’s mind. Panelists (called Protagonists) to be announced.

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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.

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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 pleasure, self-pleasure and ecstasy as modes of producing a dance/performance space and experience. The notion 'sultana' -unique to Arab performance practices, will be explored, performed, rearticulated and shared through voice, movement and gazes.

Adham Hafez taught contemporary dance and performance studies internationally including American University in Cairo and the Cairo Opera House Modern Dance School (Egypt), Impulstanz (Austria), and Konstfak (Sweden). He has set up several dance and performance pedagogic processes including HADS in Cairo. Awarded choreographer and composer, he continues to be run his internationally touring performance company based in Cairo, and currently he is a PhD candidate at New York University.

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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 variety of popular styles, from jazz and "world music" to neo-classical contemporary Western music and cerebral pop, resulting in a diverse, award-winning and critically acclaimed body of work. Hassan Hakmoun's 6-piece ensemble includes the sintir plus vocals, guitar, drums, percussion, flute/sax, and karkaba, the metal double castenets of the Gnawa.

Joe’s Pub / The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003

TICKETS / (212) 967-7555.

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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 Arab miniature depictions, songs and poems from bygone times, is an invitation to look at a unique dance material and somatic practices.

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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 Van den Broeck and Francisco Camacho, and since 1997, he has become one of the dance company’s house choreographers.

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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.

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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 cinema.

Films by Maha Maamoun (Egypt)

2026 (2015, 10 minutes)
Shooting Stars Remind Me of Eavesdroppers (2013, 5 minutes)
Night Visitor: The Night of Counting the Years (2011, 9 minutes)

With her films, Maamoun trawls through the cultural imagination in search of historiographical framing in which to set the present. Maamoun’s works indicate that the question of whether art can step out of the symbolic circle in order to have an effect in the world is posed incorrectly: it’s all about the how. Art is opening out almost of its own accord when Maamoun takes seriously symbolic representations and has them clash with one another. In this process ruptures are caused in the representations, enabling the painful points of current questions to be intuited.

Domestic Tourism II (2009, 62 minutes)
In both Domestic Tourism II, Mammoun’s interest is in the generic visual representations of Cairo in a broad sense, and where this intersects with, and is negotiated by, personal experiences. These digitally manipulated images present more complicated, less-sellable and slightly uncomfortable images that comment on the Egypt consumed locally. Tourism in this context refers to a mode of navigating a place and consumption of a locale, whether by a foreigner or a local, and the title, Domestic Tourism, refers to both an intimate and distant relationship to one’s environment.

Films by Larissa Sansour (Jerusalem/Denmark)

Nation Estate (2012, 9 minutes)
Nation Estate is a 9-minute sci-fi short offering a clinically dystopian, yet humorous approach to the deadlock in the Middle East. With its glossy mixture of computer generated imagery, live actors and an arabesque electronica soundtrack, Nation Estate explores a vertical solution to Palestinian statehood. In Sansour’s film, Palestinians have their state in the form of a single skyscraper: the Nation Estate. One colossal high-rise houses the entire Palestinian population – now finally living the high life.

Feast of the Inhabitants (2012, 16 minutes)
In Sansour’s humorous take on the relation between food, politics and cultural identity, the natives are indeed restless. Gathered around a painterly selection of regional delicacies, a group of omnivorous locals host a lively debate covering topics ranging from the best season for lamb’s meat to the multiple Catch 22’s of occupation by a power routinely classifying the Palestinians simply as the ‘Inhabitants of the Territories’ – granting them a more anonymous and legally obscure status than ‘citizens’ or ‘subjects’.

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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 media, recognized by TIME Magazine for harnessing its tools to translate events in real time for a worldwide audience. As founder of the Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation he supports some of the Arab world's most vital new voices through exhibitions locally and internationally, and has risen to become one of the most influential and oft-discussed collectors of politically engaged art in the world.

Goethe-Institut New York
30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

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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 minutes, Egypt)
Cocoon by Mey Stefan/Jens Junker (2013, 6 minutes, Lebanon/Syria/Germany)
Face B by Leila Albayaty (2014, 29 minutes, Iraq/Germany)

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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 Show which remains the most subscribed YouTube channel in Egypt, Dr. Youssef has established himself as one of today’s most vital voices in observing the political currents in the Middle East and its resonance throughout the world. In 2013, he was named one of the "100 most influential people in the world" by Time Magazine. Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist, author and foreign policy analyst who has received accolades for her groundbreaking work in Italy, the United States and across the Middle East. Since moving to the United States in 2009, she has been an on-air foreign policy analyst for MSNBC and a contributor to the Daily Beast, Newsweek and Salon.com, where her articles have reflected a deep knowledge of Islamic extremism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the new political order in the Arab Muslim world. Rula has appeared frequently on CNN and Bloomberg, and she has written op-eds for the New York Times and the San Jose Mercury News, among other media outlets. An evening of laughter and insight from two of the world’s most vital voices of transformation.

The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

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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 time. In the artist’s own words: “The starting point of 55 is: how can I be as functional as possible on stage? As a dancer you constantly ask yourself questions: Is it sufficient? Is this what I want to convey? Is this the right form? What exactly am I doing? What am I making? What do I express? I set out in search of functionality and the form functionality may adopt. It is an almost architectural approach. I question myself as a performer and as a creator.”

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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 inheritor of the legacy of American and Arabic protest singers of the 1960’s, she is considered one of the great divas of the Arab World. She gained attention when her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free)” was adopted by the Arab Spring revolutionaries and soon became like an anthem throughout the region. Mathlouthi is devoted to her Tunisian folk roots but deeply influenced by such Western artists as Joan Baez, Massive Attack, Bjork and her sometime-collaborator Tricky. Her gorgeous, intricate sound moves between rock, trip-hop and electronica, all interlaced with classical Arabic tradition. Her delicate and rousing songs express love, suffering and longing for home in a deeply confessional style that verges on sacred Sufi music and an idiom that would not be out of place in the discos of Europe or America.

You can watch Mathlouthi's recent performance at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert HERE.

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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 breadth, these works examine ownership of work and legacy, questioning audience members’ commitment and the artist’s desire to quit art altogether, and the challenge of Arab artists working worldwide.

‘Shagarat Mussafira (Traveling Trees)’ 
by Marie Al Fajr (Paris / Cairo)

Based in Cairo and Paris, French choreographer Marie Al Fajr's work has always raised questions on the politics of aesthetics and the production of temporalities. Her company's choreographic investigation challenges our notions of beauty in contemporary dance now, and problematizes ownership of culture(s). Al Fajr Company was founded by Marie Al Fajr to invest in research into Egyptian dance and music, staging works that are rooted in contemporary Arab culture, the classical Arabic language, and the history of Arab-Islamic art. Her productions refuse market generated aesthetics and Western-centric performance codes. Never starting from ethnology or cultural anthropology perspectives, but rather from an embodied living quotidian knowledge, the work of Marie Al Fajr is perhaps 'intemporary' – as the artist refers to the creations – rather than 'contemporary'.

‘SAP: Safe Art Practice’
by Mona Gamil (Egypt)

Poet, dancer, performance maker and digital artist Mona Gamil is an Egyptian-Irish active member of the thriving Egyptian performance and dance scene. Based in Egypt and Ireland, the work of Mona Gamil doesn't investigate questions of being biracial nor does it speak of intercultural realities. It concretely manifests elements of the complexity of Cairo's contemporary history, and yet never represents it. 'Safe Art Practice' is Mona Gamil's multi-episode guideline to initiate us all into a new genre, a new practice, where we shall never run out of ideas, where we shall always please the market, where we shall always succeed as artists and satisfy all audiences internationally, without resorting to politics and without shocking anyone – not at all. Mona Gamil's work has been presented in Egypt, Germany, Sweden, France and Ireland within performance and visual arts contexts.

‘Atlas’
Concept, choreography, performance by Leyya Mona Tawil (Syria/Palestine)
Music concept, performance by Mike Khoury

Weight of the world.
We crack.
Atlas is concerned with the negotiations of burden – who holds what. It teases assumed agreements between performer and audience – using immersive states to press weight upon the room. Atlas is a score of disorientation that places Tawil at the mercy of her own doing. Survivalist. No resolve. Explicit resolve.

‘In-Situ’
Choreography & Performance by Amira Chebli (Tunis)

In-situ is a sombre performance of oscillating movements within a constricted body. The Tunisian choreographer and performer reflects on the constitutive power of the gaze, as she wonders saying: 'My lips my eyes my legs my smells...all those eyes staring at me, each detail of me'. Amira Chebli proposes belly dance as one of the very last spaces left for a woman to move, to vibrate, to oscillate, to undulate, as she re-members a history of women dancers in the golden age of Arab black and white cinema, seen now through socially policed female bodies.

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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
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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: Pretty aka The Escape Artist. This work-in-progress showing will give a sneak peak into the troubled world of Jones' nephew, Lance, and his story of addiction and recovery. Both stories, while wildly different ruminate on the nature of service, duty and the question of what is a life well lived.

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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 Bring Back Our Girls movement. For Live Artery, Okpokwasili and Born will show film footage shot in Lagos that will visually inform the piece, followed by a reading by Okpokwasili (approx. 30 minutes). A moderated discussion with the artists will follow the presentation. Poor People’s T.V. Room will premiere in November 2016.

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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 with the composer.

After creating and performing three separate trios, each a collaboration between two dancers and one visual artist created in a short, intensive period of time and connected to a specific space, the team presents an evening-length dance performance that brings the research, discoveries and unique people from these three trios together into one theater. With a spectrum between tension and harmony, isolation and togetherness, the performers use movement as a dynamic, immediate form of dialogue between bodies and disciplines, highlighting the boundaries and shared concerns of visual art and performance and the forums for presenting each.

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Sonya Tayeh’s original work-in-progress You'll Still Call Me By Name is a dance-symphony - an emotionally charged dream-memoir of her deeply complex, mystifying and, at times, jagged relationship with her mother, and thus, with herself. Developed through the Live Feed Program, the new work features frequent collaborators Jo Lampert (performer) and folk and gospel-infused musical wonders The Bengsons (Composer/Performers Abigail Nessen Bengson & Shaun McLain Bengson). You’ll Still Call Me By Name is a theatrical purging, a cathartic exploration of ritual, anger and love. It is the fiery story of faith and choice, of family and devotion, and of the extreme beauty and enlightenment of an individual’s sudden transformation, and the tumult it can cause for those around them.

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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. 

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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. 

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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, beyond the surface, to see differently. Where do we find beauty today and does it need our defense?
 
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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 closely, these artists grant visceral and sensational perspective, beyond their commodified images.
 
 
 
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Andrea Kleine, an ‘enigmatic and eccentric’ (The New York Times), ‘brainy, allusive Downtown artist’ (Village Voice) has been absent from the stage for a decade. She resurfaces in her latest work as the choreographer/filmmaker Yvonne Rainer and Rainer’s lion-tamer-turned-dancer character ‘Kristina,’ transforming a verbatim talk show interview into an imaginary film recounting Kleine’s journey of disappearance. Performed by Andrea Kleine, Anya Liftig, Bobby Previte, Michael Kammers, Paul Langland, and Vicky Shick with original music by Bobby Previte.
 
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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 new dance work is performed by Morleigh Steinberg, Oguri, and Boaz Barkan with music by Feltlike with Paul Chavez and The Edge.

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3rd Floor Studios

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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 how we continually locate ourselves and what is it with the haunting nature of remaining alone amongst others?

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3rd Floor Studios

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"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 Maggie Cloud, Nicole Daunic, Mickey Mahar and Gillian Walsh. 

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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 uncertainty.

This work is presented by The Joyce Theater as a part UNLEASHED, an ongoing series of experimental works presented off-site. 

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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 to an exploration of eroticism, shame, danger and excess. The result is a raw and arresting work.

This work is presented by The Joyce Theater as a part UNLEASHED, an ongoing series of experimental works presented off-site. 

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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 with Ai-Jen Poo, Activist and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Jan 12 with Sarah Sophie Flicker, Performer, Activist, and Writer

Jan 13 with Hank Willis Thomas, Photo Conceptual Artist 

Jan 16, following the 7:30pm show, with a TED Talk Group, Fellow TED Talk Alumni: Anand Giridharadas, Priya Parker, Baratunde Thurston, Esther Perel, Monica Lewinsky, and Maria Popova

Tony® and Obie Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones presents an exclusive first-look production of her latest full-length performance piece Sell/Buy/Date at New York Live Arts for 12 performances only as part of New York Live Arts’ annual Live Artery season. This dynamic multi-character, one-person play is inspired by stories of people, especially women and girls,directly impacted by sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

This workshop production is presented by special arrangement with Manhattan Theatre Club. Sell/Buy/Date is commissioned by The Novo Foundation and was developed in part at the 2015 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at The Sundance Resort.

 

 

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The Ford Foundation Live Gallery at New York Live Arts currently features Untitled, a site-specific work by Bjorn Amelan. The three pieces occupy the prominent wall in the New York Live Arts lobby, also visible from the street.

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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 Gold Mountain draws from rich oral histories, treasured images, official and private documentation of Chinese settlers lured to America by the promise of gold and a prosperous life.  With the support of Chinese American community heritage museums and family associations in the US, three years of extensive research and in-depth interviews were conducted with immigrants and their descendants, inspiring this insightful production by HT Chen & Dancers. 

The similarity between village life in China and living in southern US communities was evident as the immigrants were helped by those arriving before them, to endure daily hardships and adjust to the cultural challenges of their adoptive country. Discrimination, racism, and physical violence were prevalent.  To survive, they became deeply connected despite rural isolation. These Chinese residents helped build America by working on railroads, levees, and plantations, and as grocers. 

HT Chen & Dancers’ production memorializes the struggles of thousands of Chinese Americans and their legacy. It acknowledges generations of descendants and blended communities now thriving across the US.  Blending a contemporary sound score, traditional Chinese music, and Deep South Blues, this vital dance-theater celebration of the first Chinese American settlements is an enlightening story of immigration, civil rights, and assimilation. 

“… a moving and engaging choreographic tribute to the few pioneering Chinese immigrants who settled in the American South starting as early as the end of the Civil War.”         -  John Jung, Author, Scholar, Professor

H.T. Chen & Dancers' performances are part of New York Live Arts' Community Rental program, which is designed for dance and theater companies, as well as producing and non-profit organizations. 

 

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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 Wiles and flex dancing pioneer Jay Donn, the New York premiere of "Strange Flowers” a flirtatious trio by Brian Reeder, and “Ushuaia" by Michele Wiles. As with all BalletNext performances, the music will be played live. Brian Reeder's "Surmisable Units (2014)" for six dancers, two pianos, and one pianist returns to the stage in Program B (November 3-7) which also includes “Apogee in 3," a world premiere by Michele Wiles accompanied by live jazz performance of the Tom Harrell Quintet.

BalletNext's performances are part of New York Live Arts' Community Rental program, which is designed for dance and theater companies, as well as producing and non-profit organizations. 

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This letter to Jones’ nephew is a music and dance driven study using movement motifs that reference a troubled life in show business, the sex trade and the hard job of growing up. This is a celebration and meditation on the life of Lance T. Briggs.

Music composed by Nick Hallett accompanies the stunning dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company with a delirious mixture of lullabies, rhythm and blues and house music. The dance evokes a ballet class, a lively disco and more undefinable interior landscapes.

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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 and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

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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, from residency to administrative, development and production. The 2015-16 artists were chosen for their recent track-record of ambitious new work, the scope and nature of their planned projects and their respective place in New York Live Arts’ vision.

[artist_ID] => 359 [event_dates_description] => Dec 4 & 5 at 6pm [event_prices] => $8 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000008Y6M0EAK [event_dates] => [["12\/04\/2015","12\/05\/2015"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c3":"Residencies: Studio Series","c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60-image6.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2824 [remote_ID] => 583 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => sonya-update-web-1448392194.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 584 [event_name] => Live Feed: Gillian Walsh [event_url] => live_feed_gillian_walsh [event_description] =>

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, from residency to administrative, development and production. The 2015-16 artists were chosen for their recent track-record of ambitious new work, the scope and nature of their planned projects and their respective place in New York Live Arts’ vision.

[artist_ID] => 364 [event_dates_description] => Feb 26 & 27 at 6pm [event_prices] => $8 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000009BHQVEA4 [event_dates] => [["02\/26\/2016","02\/27\/2016"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c3":"Residencies: Studio Series","c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60GillianWalsh.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2920 [remote_ID] => 584 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-gillian-livefeed-1452287981.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 585 [event_name] => Live Feed: Torture Playlist [event_url] => live_feed_andrea_kleine [event_description] =>

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, from residency to administrative, development and production. The 2015-16 artists were chosen for their recent track-record of ambitious new work, the scope and nature of their planned projects and their respective place in New York Live Arts’ vision.

[artist_ID] => 360 [event_dates_description] => Mar 18 & 19 at 6pm [event_prices] => $8 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000009BHR4EAO [event_dates] => [["03\/18\/2016","03\/19\/2016"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c3":"Residencies: Studio Series","c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60-AndreaKleine_headshot_PhotobyKatePrevite.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2694 [remote_ID] => 585 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-vick-anya-1436455102.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2695 [remote_ID] => 585 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-vick-ak-paul-1436455106.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [2] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2696 [remote_ID] => 585 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-paul-vick-ships-1436455111.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [3] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2697 [remote_ID] => 585 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-interview-1436455117.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [4] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2698 [remote_ID] => 585 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-ak-2-hands-1436455120.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 581 [event_name] => Spamalot [event_url] => broadway_workshop_spamalot_2015 [event_description] =>

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 develop and showcase new family-friendly musicals.

 

Broadway Workshop s presentation at New York Live Arts is made possible through New York Live Arts’ Theater Access Program. The Theater Access Program is a comprehensive subsidized rental program benefiting a diverse group of dance and theater companies and producing organizations

[artist_ID] => 240 [event_dates_description] => Jul 18 at 8pm & Jul 19 at 6pm [event_prices] => $12 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si00000091vM2EAI [event_dates] => [["07\/18\/2015","07\/19\/2015"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/BW_3_60.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2688 [remote_ID] => 581 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => spamalotlogo_onblue-1436191822.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 580 [event_name] => Space pirates! [event_url] => broadway_workshop_space_pirates_2015 [event_description] =>

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 develop and showcase new family-friendly musicals.

 

Broadway Workshop s presentation at New York Live Arts is made possible through New York Live Arts’ Theater Access Program. The Theater Access Program is a comprehensive subsidized rental program benefiting a diverse group of dance and theater companies and producing organizations

[artist_ID] => 240 [event_dates_description] => Jul 18 at 3pm & Jul 19 at 1pm [event_prices] => $12 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si00000091vKhEAI [event_dates] => [["07\/18\/2015","07\/19\/2015"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/BW_3_60.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2690 [remote_ID] => 580 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => space-pirates-title-art-1436191876.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 607 [event_name] => Partnering Workshop [event_url] => partnering [event_description] =>

In this workshop we will explore partnered dancing and dance making as exercised in the training and repertory of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Historically and spiritually rooted in the convention-defying partnership of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, the company’s approach to partnering is informed by over thirty years of rigorous investigation into the dynamic possibilities of physical relationship in art.

In an atmosphere of curiosity, warmth and constructive risk-taking, participants will be exposed to approaches to partnering founded in personal, interpersonal, and spatial awareness; deep kinesthetic sensitivity; and the intellectual and embodied understanding of the physical dynamics of weight, structure, and momentum. Diving in with the company’s highly collaborative working style, we will explore it’s creative methodologies and work with generative structures inspired by those used in the Company’s repertory, past and present.​

[artist_ID] => 38 [event_dates_description] => Dec 12 from 2-6pm [event_prices] => $50 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S3100000BuRHlEAN [event_dates] => [["12\/12\/2015","12\/12\/2015"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season","c14":"BTJ\/AZDC"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/partnering-60.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2816 [remote_ID] => 607 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => partnering-680-1444684863.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 610 [event_name] => Return to Absence [event_url] => return-to-absence [event_description] =>

Co-presented with Irish Arts Center

As inspiration for their latest production, Arcane Collective delves delves into the Samuel Beckett trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable. In reverence to Beckett, Return to Absence embodies the resonant images and wrought emotions characteristic to these remarkable stories. Constructing a fluent language of movement and environments as abstract and absurd as Beckett’s unparalleled composition of words, the dance emerges as an intimate portrayal of humanity; a rich and ridiculous non-linear storytelling.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

[artist_ID] => 0 [event_dates_description] => Apr 14-16 at 7:30pm [event_prices] => Tickets start at $15 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S3100000BlQ3pEAF [event_dates] => [["04\/14\/2016","04\/16\/2016"]] [season_ID] => 1 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/Arcane-profile-web.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2822 [remote_ID] => 610 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => arcane-web680-1447345849.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 588 [event_name] => Live Feed: Wild Bore [event_url] => live_feed_adrienne_truscott [event_description] =>

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, from residency to administrative, development and production. The 2015-16 artists were chosen for their recent track-record of ambitious new work, the scope and nature of their planned projects and their respective place in New York Live Arts’ vision.

[artist_ID] => 361 [event_dates_description] => May 20 & 21 at 6pm [event_prices] => $8 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000009BHWXEA4 [event_dates] => [["05\/20\/2016","05\/21\/2016"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c3":"Residencies: Studio Series","c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60-Hair-Dress-and-Crow.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2703 [remote_ID] => 588 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-hair-dress-and-crow-1436455687.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 589 [event_name] => Analogy/Dora: Tramontane @ Eccles Center, Park City, UT [event_url] => btjazdc_analogy_dora_park_city_2016 [event_description] =>

Analogy/Dora: Tramontane  is based on an oral history Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse & social worker. Amelan’s harrowing, touching and inspirational story is broken into approximately 30 episodes that become the basis for choreography and songs. These episodes chronicle her early life in Belgium, her mother’s death as the Germans were marching into Belgium and her experiences working at an underground Jewish organization in Vichy France’s internment camps, Gurs & Rivesaltes. Here is a portrait of the ability to persevere and survive. 

[artist_ID] => 38 [event_dates_description] => Mar 5 [event_prices] => [event_ticket_url] => http://ecclescenter.org/ [event_dates] => [["03\/05\/2016","03\/05\/2016"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c5":"BTJ\/AZDC","c14":"BTJ\/AZDC"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60_MG_1237.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2704 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_1533-1436974541.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2705 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_1237-1436974560.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [2] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2706 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_1382-1436974566.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [3] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2707 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_1587-1436974572.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [4] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2708 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_1676-1436974579.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [5] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2709 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_1833-1436974585.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [6] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2710 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_1867-1436974591.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [7] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2711 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_2822-1436974596.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [8] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2712 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_3193-1436974602.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [9] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2713 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_3255-1436974609.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [10] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2714 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_3258-1436974615.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [11] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2715 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_8878-1436974619.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [12] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2716 [remote_ID] => 589 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680_mg_9406-1436974624.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 587 [event_name] => Live Feed: Larissa Velez-Jackson [event_url] => live_feed_larissa_velez-jackson [event_description] =>

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, from residency to administrative, development and production. The 2015-16 artists were chosen for their recent track-record of ambitious new work, the scope and nature of their planned projects and their respective place in New York Live Arts’ vision.

[artist_ID] => 363 [event_dates_description] => Apr 15 & 16 at 6pm [event_prices] => $8 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000009BHTJEA4 [event_dates] => [["04\/15\/2016","04\/16\/2016"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c3":"Residencies: Studio Series","c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60-Yackez_Mural_PhotobyMeredith-Boggia.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2701 [remote_ID] => 587 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-01_judson_photobyiandouglas-1436455494.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2702 [remote_ID] => 587 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-02_judson_photobyiandouglas-1436455499.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 586 [event_name] => Live Feed: Stories by Hand [event_url] => live_feed_preeti_vasudevan [event_description] =>

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, from residency to administrative, development and production. The 2015-16 artists were chosen for their recent track-record of ambitious new work, the scope and nature of their planned projects and their respective place in New York Live Arts’ vision.

[artist_ID] => 362 [event_dates_description] => Apr 8 & 9 at 6pm [event_prices] => $8 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000009BHVjEAO [event_dates] => [["04\/08\/2016","04\/09\/2016"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c3":"Residencies: Studio Series","c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60-WFTFA.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2699 [remote_ID] => 586 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-wftfa-1436455304.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2700 [remote_ID] => 586 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-savitri_chicago-1436455310.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 598 [event_name] => Barnard/Columbia Dances [event_url] => barnard_columbia_2015 [event_description] =>

This fall’s edition of Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts features three world premieres along with Canonic 3/4 Studies, Mark Morris’ witty and musically inventive work staged by Marjorie Folkman (‘91) with live music played by Robert Boston.  The premieres are by Molissa Fenley, whose choreography since the start of her 38-year career has emphasized speed, stamina, and athletic virtuosity; Caitlin Trainor, who uses sensuous environments to create what has been called “pure dance without pretension”; and Alexandra Beller, whose pieces, rich in metaphor and abstracted narrative, stand on the edge between dance and theater.  Produced by the Barnard College Department of Dance and performed by Barnard and Columbia University students, this concert marks the eleventh season of the College’s collaboration with New York Live Arts.

Barnard/Columbia Dances' performances are part of New York Live Arts' Community Rental program, which is designed for dance and theater companies, as well as producing and non-profit organizations. 

[artist_ID] => 0 [event_dates_description] => Nov 19-20 at 7:30pm, Nov 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm [event_prices] => Tickets start at $12 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S3100000AOKarEAH [event_dates] => [["11\/19\/2015","11\/21\/2015"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60-Gloria_Photo-Julieta-Cervantes.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2797 [remote_ID] => 598 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-grace-notes-julieta-cervantes-2-1438893016.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) [1] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2799 [remote_ID] => 598 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-gloria-photo-julieta-cervantes2-1438893042.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 575 [event_name] => Open Spectrum Critical Community Dialogues: Artists in Dialogue – A Conversation Between the Artists of “Badke” and “Archive” [event_url] => open_spectrum_feb_2015 [event_description] =>

The third in New York Live Arts’ Open Spectrum Community Dialogue series encouraging civic dialogue on the most urgent issues of our time, the cast and creators of “Archive” and “Badke” with cultural and political journalist Alisa Solomon in discussion and reflection on the source and resonance of their work amidst one of the most challenging political situations in the world today, and the artist’s vision toward understanding their role in society.

Produced in Association with MAPP International Productions and Critical Partner, Culturebot.

The third in New York Live Arts’ Open Spectrum Community Dialogue series encouraging civic dialogue on the most urgent issues of our time, the cast and creators of “Archive” and “Badke” come together in discussion and reflection on the source and resonance of their work amidst one of the most challenging political situations in the world today, and the artist’s vision toward understanding their role in society.

[artist_ID] => 0 [event_dates_description] => Feb 13 at 5pm [event_prices] => $10 [event_ticket_url] => https://newyorklivearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000008ZZdVEAW [event_dates] => [["02\/13\/2016","02\/13\/2016"]] [season_ID] => 3 [event_categories] => {"c6":"Performances: NYLA Season"} [event_perfect_for] => [] [event_post_show_diary] => [event_publish] => 1 [event_also_like1] => 0 [event_also_like2] => 0 [event_also_like3] => 0 [event_profile_photo] => /media/60-03_PhotobyIanDouglas.jpg [event_order] => 0 [event_enable] => 1 [gallery] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [gallery_ID] => 2894 [remote_ID] => 575 [gallery_name] => [gallery_image_path] => 680-kvs_badkedannywillems-8896-1450458136.jpg [gallery_thumbnail_path] => [gallery_embed_code] => ) ) [video] => Array ( ) ) Array ( [event_ID] => 574 [event_name] => Open Spectrum Critical Community Dialogues [event_url] => open_spectrum_may_2016 [event_description] =>

Produced in Association with MAPP International Productions and Critical Partner, Culturebot.

An intimate conversational platform founded on the belief that cultural institutions can and should be a catalyst for societal transformation by participating in a world of ideas, Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today, engaging participants in active listening, constructive discourse and action planning. Topics will be announced in the fall to allow the conversations to respond to current moments in social, economic and political discourse.

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Proxy Girls: Performance + Dialogue with Noura Murad (Syria)

A very special event blending the worlds of Syria with downtown NYC Worlds move beyond borders…When a dancer's body is politicized beyond the dancer's agency, and borders are erected at each step s/he takes, can we still dance together? Commissioned by HaRaKa, 'Proxy Girls' is a performed research on borders, distances, and constricted choreographies, inviting leading Syrian choreographer Noura Murad and Leish Troupe to move a few downtown’s most dynamic dancers in New York City through distant written and recorded scores from their home in Syria where they are unable to leave. Bodies held worlds apart come together on this evening to rethink distance as a possibility for intimacy, followed by an open dialogue on borders and their manifestation in our working lives.

New York Live Arts Studio

Produced in Association with MAPP International Productions and Critical Partner, Culturebot.

An intimate conversational platform founded on the belief that cultural institutions can and should be a catalyst for societal transformation by participating in a world of ideas, Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today, engaging participants in active listening, constructive discourse and action planning. Topics will be announced in the fall to allow the conversations to respond to current moments in social, economic and political discourse.

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Produced in Association with MAPP International Productions and Critical Partner, Culturebot.

While many conversations about privilege and equity in the arts seem to get stuck, artists are actively addressing social inequity and injustice head on. Through creative activism, cultural organizing, and producing provocative artworks, art makers are tackling tough issues despite the obstacles before them. This intimate discussion with Raquel Almazan, Kyoung H. Park, Morley and Fury Young, panelists and audience members are encouraged to participate in a dialogue about confronting privilege, social hierarchies, and their pursuits of cultural equity through art making. Participants are asked to consider their own social advantages and disadvantages, and how it is used in their creative process. How are we expanding the cultural diversity narrative through creative works? This discussion will be moderated by Rasu Jilani.

An intimate conversational platform founded on the belief that cultural institutions can and should be a catalyst for societal transformation by participating in a world of ideas, Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today, engaging participants in active listening, constructive discourse and action planning. 

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Faces of Resistance: Young, Organized & Unified (#FORYOU)

Produced in Association with MAPP International Productions and Critical Partner, Culturebot

Curated by MAPP International Productions

The first of five season-wide events in New York Live Arts’ Open Spectrum series of community dialogues is dedicated to recognizing the current creative and social resistance movements in America responding to everything from Police Brutality to Mass Incarceration to Mass Deportation. Faces of Resistance: Young, Organized & Unified (#FORYOU) is a public forum that serves as a gathering of trailblazers who have started various movements in response to injustice in Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston, and The Dominican Republic. #FORYOU is intended to take the audience and participants on an inquiry-based journey through the questions: Who are the people behind these movements? What prompted their responses? How do they convene? What are some practices we can share to organize? What does victory look like?

Moderated by Grace Ali, Founder/Editorial Director, Of Note magazine, with Baba Israel, Writer/Performer/Hip Hop Activist, Allen Kwabena Frimpong, Black Lives Matter, Niegel Smith, Willing Participant & Flea Theatre, Jamillah Lemieux, Journalist at Ebony Magazine, Beatrice Anderson, Harriet's Apothecary and Ayiti Ressurect.

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This year's Fresh Tracks features works by Melanie Greene, Sarah Lifson, Eli Tamondong, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes and Jonathan Gonzalez, and Georgia Wall and Itamar Segev.

Melanie Greene’s Performing Okay conjures a curious contradiction of meaning, quality, and intention as one word sits simultaneously within competing body and language narratives. It sparks questions surrounding repetition, physicality, and language.

Sarah Lifson’s i eat pancakes for dinner is freedom, free will, and free verse. It concerns itself with consumption, and the active vs. passive infiltration of information into our cells.

Melding dance and spoken word, Eli Tamondong’s Feast or Famine struggles with American masculinity and love through a queer Filipino boy’s eyes. Tinikling, a traditional Philippine dance, and ballet collide over golf commentary and gay sex, coming-of-age in a world of fetishization and colonized bodies. Entangled by white love, how does this boy find value in all colors?

Mining collaborative as well as personal movement histories, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes and Jonathan Gonzalez’s yet-to-be-titled work investigates the disparities and similarities that lie between our bodies culturally, socially, and artistically. Harmony and dissonance continually emerge in their identity markers as a queer identified white woman and a queer identified brown man. While experimenting with the physical aspects of disorientation, duration, momentum, and intimacy, the manifold aspects of their identities, creative visions, and creative histories also become physical realities at play.

In Pose for Prom Prayer, Georgia Wall and Itamar Segev are topless, wearing only baggy white cotton briefs which resemble diapers or modern day loincloths. They merge and disperse, searching and subverting trying, to burst open lust and prayer. Georgia loves to alter her body. Itamar can make her cry when he sings.

New York Live Arts’ signature Fresh Tracks Program is New York City’s leading, season-long residency and performance opportunity for artists exploring hybrid and movement-based work at the early stages of their careers. Created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, Fresh Tracks continues as a signature program in New York Live Arts’ newly minted “New Work Development Program.” Designed as a springboard for intensive choreographic, administrative and creative development, Fresh Tracks is a pioneer opportunity in the field, positioning early career artists at a unique vantage point within Live Arts' annual programming. 

Unfolding over the course of Live Arts’ regular presenting season, the Fresh Tracks Program provides five artists with a 50-hour studio residency, a professionally-produced shared evening bill in the New York Live Arts theater, an artistic fee, one-on-one dialogue sessions with the program’s Artistic Adviser, professional development workshops led by renowned professionals from the field and exclusive access to Live Arts’ Marketing, Production and Programming staff support. 

 

If you are interested in applying for Fresh Tracks click here.

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Continuing its proud partnership with Urban Word, now in its 13th year, New York Live Arts presents the latest edition of Journal to Journey, a pre-professional youth development theater program linking youth poets with professional theater artists to increase opportunities for achieving life goals, learning new skills, and collaborating creatively with other artists. Led by a director and writing mentor, youth participate in a six-month process to write, stage, perform and present their one-person show at New York Live Arts. Journal to Journey is presented via a re-imagined partnership between Urban Word, Hi-ARTS, New York Live Arts and Creative Legacy Projects.

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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, or abstract, but always entertaining. This showcase of young talent has become one of New York Live Arts’ most beloved community programs, and is a not to be missed opportunity to inspire children by exposing them to live performances created and performed by their peers.

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The closing program for yMusic’s Live Arts debut features world premiere solos by two of the foremost dance legends of our time, Bill T. Jones (Dec 9 & 11) and Dianne McIntyre (Dec 10 & 12). Choreographed for Marcos Balter’s commissioned composition, the program will also include stunning works from yMusic’s growing repertory.

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Dec 9 & 11 featuring Bill T. Jones
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New York Live Arts’ debut music series features yMusic, a genre defying, indie-classical ensemble comprised of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Dirty Projectors to Ben Folds, Bon Iver and Beck—and evolved to become one of the great forces shaping contemporary music today.

For this debut season, they will perform commissioned works by contemporary composers Marcos Balter, an artist “making big waves lately for his adventurous, unpredictable work” (The New York Times); Paul Corley, “a masterful sculptor of sound” (Textura); the “fresh and vibrant” (The Classical Review) Mark Dancigers; Paul Wiancko; Nate Thatcher; Qasim Naqvi; and Robert Sirota, known by The New York Times  as “One to reckon with.”

The series culminates in December with a special one-week run featuring a world premiere composition by Marcos Balter, created in collaboration with and for legendary choreographers Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre.

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New York Live Arts’ debut music series features yMusic, a genre defying, indie-classical ensemble comprised of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Dirty Projectors to Ben Folds, Bon Iver and Beck—and evolved to become one of the great forces shaping contemporary music today.

For this debut season, they will perform commissioned works by contemporary composers Marcos Balter, an artist “making big waves lately for his adventurous, unpredictable work” (The New York Times); Paul Corley, “a masterful sculptor of sound” (Textura); the “fresh and vibrant” (The Classical Review) Mark Dancigers; Missy Mazzoli, hailed “Brooklyn’s post-millennial mozart” (Time Out New York); Qasim Naqvi; and Robert Sirota, known by The New York Times  as “One to reckon with.”

The series culminates in December with a special one-week run featuring a world premiere composition by Marcos Balter, created in collaboration with and for legendary choreographers Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre.

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Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)'s Crossing the Line Festival 2015

Buy your ticket to this show, Ann Liv Young and Half Straddle at the same time and save 15% as part of our radical ticket package.

New York Live Arts 50 & Change Commission

Miguel Gutierrez, “one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices” (Dance Magazine), culminates his extraordinary Age & Beauty series with the New York City premiere of Part 3 and the presentation of the full series in one theater over two weeks. Gutierrez’s highly anticipated project consists of a three-part suite of queer performance works addressing the representation of the dancer, the physical and emotional labor of performance, tropes about the aging gay choreographer, the interaction of art making with administration, “queer time,” futurity and mid-life anxieties about relevance, sustainability and artistic burnout. The Age & Beauty Series is the first of three co-presentations in the fall of 2015 between Live Arts and the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival.

Age & Beauty Part 3: DANCER or You can make whatever the fuck you want but you’ll only tour solos or The Powerful People or We are strong/We are powerful/We are beautiful/We are divine or &:’/// is the third and culminating chapter of the series. Performed by Gutierrez along with an intergenerational cast, whose immediate physical representation is not as a “dancer,” the piece envisions a future dripping with lamentation, aspiration, melancholy, fantasy and doubt: a choreography for the end of the world.    

Age & Beauty Part 3 is commissioned by New York Live Arts for its 50 & Change Commission series with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

The Age & Beauty Series is supported in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Produced by Ben Pryor / tbspMGMT.

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New York Live Arts’ debut music series features yMusic, a genre defying, indie-classical ensemble comprised of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Dirty Projectors to Ben Folds, Bon Iver and Beck—and evolved to become one of the great forces shaping contemporary music today.

For this debut season, they will perform commissioned works by contemporary composers Marcos Balter, an artist “making big waves lately for his adventurous, unpredictable work” (The New York Times); Paul Corley, “a masterful sculptor of sound” (Textura); the “fresh and vibrant” (The Classical Review) Mark Dancigers; Missy Mazzoli, hailed “Brooklyn’s post-millennial mozart” (Time Out New York); Qasim Naqvi; and Robert Sirota, known by The New York Times  as “One to reckon with.”

The series culminates in December with a special one-week run featuring a world premiere composition by Marcos Balter, created in collaboration with and for legendary choreographers Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre.

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Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company are developing three new evening-length works titled, Analogy: A Trilogy. This trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. Analogy: A Trilogy searches for the connection between three varying stories; focusing on memory and the effect of powerful events on the actions of individuals and, more importantly, on their often unexpressed inner life. Jones continues his exploration of how text, storytelling and movement pull and push against each other and how another experience can be had through the combination and recombination of these elements. 

In Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist, 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”, a name he acquired in prison, holds steadfast to his often tragic and sometimes outrageously humorous narrative, while facing an uncertain future. 

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US Premiere

Part political summit, part multi-media opera, part protest Hafez’s 2065 BC is a displaced and revisited re-enactment of the infamous ‘Berlin Conference’ of 1884 presenting a complex set of questions around the ethics of occupation in a manner that is dark, comic and politically ignited. In the year 2065, a conference of African scientists, politicians and diplomats gather in Berlin to announce the new world order. “2065 BC” is the result of a two-year research process on politics and aesthetics, developed and directed by the Adham Hafez Company and the platform HaRaKa. The research took place in Cairo, Berlin and New York, and continues to unfold its many products in the form of a performance triptych and publications series.

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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 and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these pieces redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

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Bill T. Jones returns to Europe with a new site-specific work: A Letter to My Nephew/Pretty

This letter to Jones’ nephew is a music and dance driven study using movement motifs that reference a troubled life in show business, the sex trade and the hard job of growing up. This is a celebration and meditation on the life of Lance T. Briggs.

Composer Nick Hallett will accompany the stunning dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company with a delirious mixture of lullabies, rhythm and blues and house music. The music will be performed/mixed live onstage while the dance evokes a ballet class, a lively disco and more undefinable interior landscapes.

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Bill T. Jones returns to Europe with a new site-specific work: A Letter to My Nephew/Pretty

This letter to Jones’ nephew is a music and dance driven study using movement motifs that reference a troubled life in show business, the sex trade and the hard job of growing up. This is a celebration and meditation on the life of Lance T. Briggs.

Composer Nick Hallett will accompany the stunning dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company with a delirious mixture of lullabies, rhythm and blues and house music. The music will be performed/mixed live onstage while the dance evokes a ballet class, a lively disco and more undefinable interior landscapes.

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Bill T. Jones returns to Europe with a new site-specific work: A Letter to My Nephew/Pretty

This letter to Jones’ nephew is a music and dance driven study using movement motifs that reference a troubled life in show business, the sex trade and the hard job of growing up. This is a celebration and meditation on the life of Lance T. Briggs.

Composer Nick Hallett will accompany the stunning dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company with a delirious mixture of lullabies, rhythm and blues and house music. The music will be performed/mixed live onstage while the dance evokes a ballet class, a lively disco and more undefinable interior landscapes.

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Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012) responds to Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major (1903), reflecting the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint. Similar to the music’s complicated internal logic, one of two choreographic variations for the third movement (either landscape or portrait) is selected by chance procedure before each performance. The New York Times describes the work as “made up of protean tableaus” with “Arresting moments…continually absorbed into the flow.”

Story/ (2013) is a continuation of the Company’s investigation in using indeterminacy as a choreographic tool. Following the model for the acclaimed Story/Time, the work employs a random menu of movement that is interrogated by Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No 14 in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) to craft an energetic conversation between the music and movement. Called a “strong” work with “compellingly enigmatic duets…’Story/’ is alive with glimpses of ordinary life” (The New York Times). 

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Analogy/Dora: Tramontane  is based on an oral history Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse & social worker. Amelan’s harrowing, touching and inspirational story is broken into approximately 30 episodes that become the basis for choreography and songs. These episodes chronicle her early life in Belgium, her mother’s death as the Germans were marching into Belgium and her experiences working at an underground Jewish organization in Vichy France’s internment camps, Gurs & Rivesaltes. Here is a portrait of the ability to persevere and survive. 

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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 and the resiliency of the human spirit that embodies loss, hope and triumph. The New York Times stated, “Rarely has one seen a dance company throw itself onto the stage with such kinetic exaltation,” and Financial Times raved that “D-Man in the Waters radiates the clarity of love.”

Spent Days Out Yonder (2001) is a pure musical exploration, rare in the Bill T. Jones canon, a meditation on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major. The choreography is firmly rooted in Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary, paired with a sublime score performed live by a local string octet. As The New York Times states, “.it offers a clearer look at the tension between loose swing and angular articulation in Mr. Jones’s movement. It shows his skill in establishing a foreground and a background while letting them blend.”

Continuous Replay (1977, 1991) is a work that traces Arnie Zane’s interests in photography and film. Originally choreographed by Zane in 1977 as a solo titled Hand Dance and later revised as a group work by Bill T. Jones in 1991, ContinuousReplay is based on 45 precise gestures accumulated in space and time. A work that “sticks in the mind” (New York Theater Wire), Continuous Replay “is a thorough primer in Jones/Zane style: sharp versus flowing, large versus small, straight versus angled” (The New York Times). A new score by Jerome Begin incorporates material from Ludwig Van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1 and String Quartet Op. 135.

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Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012) responds to Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major (1903), reflecting the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint. Similar to the music’s complicated internal logic, one of two choreographic variations for the third movement (either landscape or portrait) is selected by chance procedure before each performance. The New York Times describes the work as “made up of protean tableaus” with “Arresting moments…continually absorbed into the flow.”

Story/ (2013) is a continuation of the Company’s investigation in using indeterminacy as a choreographic tool. Following the model for the acclaimed Story/Time, the work employs a random menu of movement that is interrogated by Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No 14 in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) to craft an energetic conversation between the music and movement. Called a “strong” work with “compellingly enigmatic duets…’Story/’ is alive with glimpses of ordinary life” (The New York Times). 

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Story/Time (2012) is inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage’s Indeterminacy (1958)a work in which Cage sat alone on stage reading an unbroken stream of one-minute stories to a small audience. In Story/Time, Bill T. Jones reads his own one-minute stories amidst a spellbinding landscape of dance and original music composed and mixed live by collaborator Ted Coffey. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach and governed by chance procedures, this “wondrously original” (Dance Magazine) and “radically engaging” (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune) work is an ever-changing score that yields a unique performance each night. The San Francisco Chronicle called it “…a dance theater rollercoaster with surprises around every corner.”

Story/Time was co-commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

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A ballet inside a crime scene... “Les danseuses de Pigalle” is an original story created and staged by Nadege Hottier. Inspired by the tradition of French detective stories, Mrs Hottier brings to life a scene of suspense and drama. This ballet production is a creative effort and collaboration between New York City composer Jake Landau, live musicians and Premiere Division dancers.

Choreography: Nadege Hottier.

Music composition: Jake Landau.

Electroacoustic performers: Maurice Marion and Jake Landau.

Soprano: Anneliese Klenetsky

Cello: Danielle Merlis

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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 and the resiliency of the human spirit that embodies loss, hope and triumph. The New York Times stated, “Rarely has one seen a dance company throw itself onto the stage with such kinetic exaltation,” and Financial Times raved that “D-Man in the Waters radiates the clarity of love.”

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Analogy/Dora: Tramontane  is based on an oral history Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse & social worker. Amelan’s harrowing, touching and inspirational story is broken into approximately 30 episodes that become the basis for choreography and songs. These episodes chronicle her early life in Belgium, her mother’s death as the Germans were marching into Belgium and her experiences working at an underground Jewish organization in Vichy France’s internment camps, Gurs & Rivesaltes. Here is a portrait of the ability to persevere and survive. 

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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 and the resiliency of the human spirit that embodies loss, hope and triumph. The New York Times stated, “Rarely has one seen a dance company throw itself onto the stage with such kinetic exaltation,” and Financial Times raved that “D-Man in the Waters radiates the clarity of love.”

Spent Days Out Yonder (2001) is a pure musical exploration, rare in the Bill T. Jones canon, a meditation on the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major. The choreography is firmly rooted in Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary, paired with a sublime score performed live by a local string octet. As The New York Times states, “.it offers a clearer look at the tension between loose swing and angular articulation in Mr. Jones’s movement. It shows his skill in establishing a foreground and a background while letting them blend.”

Continuous Replay (1977, 1991) is a work that traces Arnie Zane’s interests in photography and film. Originally choreographed by Zane in 1977 as a solo titled Hand Dance and later revised as a group work by Bill T. Jones in 1991, ContinuousReplay is based on 45 precise gestures accumulated in space and time. A work that “sticks in the mind” (New York Theater Wire), Continuous Replay “is a thorough primer in Jones/Zane style: sharp versus flowing, large versus small, straight versus angled” (The New York Times). A new score by Jerome Begin incorporates material from Ludwig Van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1 and String Quartet Op. 135.

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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 and the resiliency of the human spirit that embodies loss, hope and triumph. The New York Times stated, “Rarely has one seen a dance company throw itself onto the stage with such kinetic exaltation,” and Financial Times raved that “D-Man in the Waters radiates the clarity of love.”

Story/ (2013) is a continuation of the Company’s investigation in using indeterminacy as a choreographic tool. Following the model for the acclaimed Story/Time, the work employs a random menu of movement that is interrogated by Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No 14 in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) to craft an energetic conversation between the music and movement. Called a “strong” work with “compellingly enigmatic duets…’Story/’ is alive with glimpses of ordinary life” (The New York Times). 

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Analogy/Dora: Tramontane  is based on an oral history Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse & social worker. Amelan’s harrowing, touching and inspirational story is broken into approximately 30 episodes that become the basis for choreography and songs. These episodes chronicle her early life in Belgium, her mother’s death as the Germans were marching into Belgium and her experiences working at an underground Jewish organization in Vichy France’s internment camps, Gurs & Rivesaltes. Here is a portrait of the ability to persevere and survive. 

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Buy your ticket to this show, Louise Lecavalier and yMusic, Bill T. Jones & Dianne McIntyre at the same time and save 15% as part of our maverick ticket package.

Buy your ticket to this show, Champagne Jerry (feat. Neal Medlyn) and The Winter Family at the same time and save 15% as part of our transformer ticket package.

Two pillars of Austin's exploding performing arts scene—Rude Mechs, known for their eclectic and "remarkable" (New York Magazine) performance experiments spanning nearly 20 years, and Deborah Hay, the acclaimed choreographer with a “mischievous sense of play” (The New York Times)—are at the heart of Match-Play, a big-stakes play created by Rude Mechs and adapted from Hay’s New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winning dance, The Match (2004). A haunting, sometimes hysterical yet sincere meditation on consciousness, Match-Play collages liminal texts from the notebooks of preeminent theater artist Richard Foreman with Ms. Hay’s written score and original text by Kirk Lynn. With Rude Mechs’ trademark penchant for slapstick and innovative staging, Match-Play hovers between hallucination and insight, tackling the overarching frame for Ms. Hay’s “handsome” (The New York Times) work: “What if every cell in the body has the potential to perceive all time and space as unique and original. And it’s no big deal.” The result is a tragicomic coaster ride exploring our cultural need for spectacle, our preoccupation with novelty and our ability (or inability) to connect the ordinary moments of life with the extraordinariness of living. Featuring SITI Company’s Barney O’Hanlon, don't miss Rude Mechs’ quirky and meditative exploration of the depths (and shallows) of the human mind.

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Join Bill as he shares ideas from his new book, STORY/TIME: The Life of an Idea. Learn more about Jones’ early dance career, his thoughts on the relationship between an artist and the audience, how his work dialogues with the ideals and ideas of John Cage and his behind-the-scenes process.

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A contemporary fusion of culture and dance. Ballet/Ballroom and Middle eastern to Jazz – an international blend. Presenting three world premieres and a special guest choreographer collaboration.

FJK Dance' s presentation at New York Live Arts is made possible through New York Live Arts’ Theater Access Program. The Theater Access Program is a comprehensive subsidized rental program benefiting a diverse group of dance and theater companies and producing organizations

 

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Off-site at the Invisible Dog Art Center.

New York Live Arts 50 & Change Commission

Jen Rosenblit--a choreographer lauded for her “Sly, tender and spatially sophisticated” (The New York Times) performance pieces--returns to Live Arts to present her newest work. Clap Hands is a mating call, a solo for the body that needs bodies. While conceptually a solo, the work will navigate its form through multiple bodies and objects. Each element constantly emerges from itself through a process of self-fertilization without resorting to pattern, ritual or husbandry. Fuchsia felted set pieces install the space, enacting a sort of still life and hailing the functional while demanding flamboyance. Clap Hands asks: Does the establishment of this new “thingness" shift the solo figure out of demand? Is intimacy still located within non-human forms?

Clap Hands is commissioned by New York Live Arts for its 50 & Change Commission series with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Produced by Alexandra Rosenberg/Rosie Management.

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New York Live Arts 50 & Change Commission

The critically acclaimed, Obie award-winning theater ensemble Half Straddle will make their Live Arts debut with the world premiere of Ghost Rings. Driven by an original song cycle, the work is inspired by elements of live band dynamics, graphic novels, and music videos and tells the story of two friends taking the ultimate leap into adulthood. With text and lyrics by Tina Satter, the “genre-and-gender-bending, visually exacting stage artist” (The New York Times) and music by Chris Giarmo and Erin Markey, the show unfurls a narrative of contemporary friendship and family-making told through virtuosic performances and evocative design. Mixing deadpan magical realism with the considerations of feminist thinkers like Maggie Nelson and Michelle Tea, the resulting piece is a tender, harrowingly funny, unexpected musical experience. 

Ghost Rings is commissioned by New York Live Arts for its 50 & Change Commission series with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Produced by Aaron Rosenblum.

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Buy your ticket to this show, Valda Setterfield & John Scott and Ann Liv Young at the same time and save 15% as part of our re-animator ticket package.

Rebecca Lazier makes her New York Live Arts debut with her movement-based realization of Terry Riley’s seminal masterpiece IN C, performed with a live score by Dan Trueman in collaboration with members of two of today’s most vital ensembles, SÅŒ Percussion and Mobius Percussion. Created along with a diverse group of artists, designers and scientists, and featuring an international cadre of performers, the work questions the role of presence, performer agency and collective decision-making to create emergent forms. Known for her “intelligent, fine control of complex material” (The Village Voice) showcasing an “exciting immediacy” (The New York Times), this extraordinary collaboration features dramaturgy and design by Naomi Leonard, Davison Scandrett and Mary Jo Mecca, as well as acclaimed dancers Asli Bulbul, Simon Courchel, Natalie Green, Cori Kresge, Christopher Ralph and Saúl Ulerio.

Creative Producer, Meredith Boggia.

We gratefully acknowledge the support for the development of There Might Be Others from a Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, TORK Dance Art, Yıldız Technical University, Embassy of the United States of America in Ankara, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

We gratefully acknowledge the support for the production of There Might Be Others at New York Live Arts from The American Turkish Society, Polish Cultural Institute of New York, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, The Province of Nova Scotia's Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and Mocean Dance.

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New York Live Arts ‘50 & Change’ Commission

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 House of Larreon, Carmine Covelli and a series of real and invented bands. Revel in a world of cheap gold, dance, effervescence and memories to last a lifetime via a one-time-only epic performance event celebrating the release of CJ’s new album; an acclaimed, sold-out tour of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club parking lots across the Southeastern seaboard from the back of a van; and a suite of videos directed by Jason Cacioppo. “Simultaneously catchy, affecting, creepy, endearing, funny, puzzling, and profoundly strange” (Blouin ARTINFO), this is Champagne Jerry in the Champagne Room featuring Neal Medlyn.

Champagne Jerry in the Champagne Room is commissioned by New York Live Arts for its 50 & Change Commission series with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Champagne Jerry in the Champagne Room is supported in part by The Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

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Arkadi Zaides (Israel) is known for creating works that exude a “soft, silken power” (The New York Times). Featuring footage filmed by volunteers of B’Tselem’s Camera Project, ARCHIVE brings the viewers’ attention to the Israeli body, bringing life to the visceral physical reactions resorted to in various confrontational situations. Through Archive, Zaides asks: What is the potential for violence embedded in each individual body?

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Called “One of the most influential dance theatre companies in the world” (The Guardian), the critically acclaimed Belgian contemporary ensemble les ballets C de la B and 10 Palestinian performers make their New York Live Arts debut with the unprecedented international dance experiment Badke, a display of passion for life and dance as a form of resistance. Created by Koen Augustijnen, Rosalba Torres Guerrero (les ballets C de la B) and Hildegard De Vuyst (KVS) in residence with 10 young dancers in Ramallah, the work unites a diverse number of dance forms ranging from the traditional dabke to modern dance, hip-hop, capoeira and circus.

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Buy your ticket to this show, Valda Setterfield & John Scott and Rebecca Lazier at the same time and save 15% as part of our re-animator ticket package.

New York Live Arts 50 & Change Commission

Art world provocateur Ann Liv Young catapults her radical version of Sophocles’ Elektra to the stage in her first American commission since 2008. Young’s Elektra is volatile, authentic, honest, compassionate, steadfast and tragic. Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen, the epic evening begins with her potent and corporeal vision of Sophocles’ story of a family steeped in murder, revenge, and deception - Young plays the title role with an intrepid cast of performers (including her 8-year-old daughter, Lovey), cycling through versions of the text splintered by pop songs and sequences of bold, jarring movement. A lush intermission features performances by a special musical guest from Norway, drowning the theater and inviting a visit to the lobby bar. The evening rages on with Young’s critically acclaimed, rough and tumble Elektra Cabaret. Exploring the fine line between following the social flow and being a responsible and decisive agent, Elektra wants everyone to question, to pay attention, and to break free from the yoke of social norms and act as an engaged individual.

This performance contains adult content. 

Additional Events:

Jan 21 Post Show Discussion with Annie Dorsen. 

Jan 31, 2-4pm, Shared Practice: Sherapy, $20.

Elektra is commissioned by New York Live Arts for its 50 & Change Commission series with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Elektra is a co-production of steirischer herbst Festival (Graz, Austria) and Gessnerallee Zurich (Switzerland).

Produced by Alexandra Rosenberg/Rosie Management and Ann Liv Young co.

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New York Live Arts 50 & Change Commission

Stay Late conversation, Friday, December 4th moderated by Michèle Steinwald.

Merging dance, live music and visual arts, Choreographer/Director Pavel Zuštiak examines the multiplicity of concepts of beauty and its permanence within art in Custodians of Beauty. The new work forges towards abstraction, minimalism, and restrained expressive modes while amplifying the potency of an image, as well as the human body as sculpture, emotional trigger, or political symbol. Zuštiak continues his acclaimed working relationship with composter/musician Christian Frederickson and lighting designer Joe Levasseur. Zuštiak is the 2015 Juried Award Recipient for The New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards. 

In an age when humanity, disenchanted with itself, seems to have rejected the necessity of beauty, Custodians of Beauty asks us to look again, beyond the surface, to see differently. Where do we find beauty today and does it need our defense?

 

Custodians of Beauty is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by New York Live Arts in partnership with Walker Arts Center, Legion Arts and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The Forth Fund is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information: www.npnweb.org.

Custodians of Beauty is supported by Jerome Foundation. It will have its world premiere at American Dance Institute (ADI) as part of ADI’s Incubator program.

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Buy your ticket to this show, Okwui Okpokwasili and les ballets C de la B at the same time and save 15% as part of our socialist ticket package.

Rotterdam based performance gang Wunderbaum is pulling no punches in their highly anticipated New York premiere. It’s Inez van Dam vs. Kabouter Buttplug, the notorious sculpture by infamous artist Paul McCarthy. Inez lived a simple, serene life in Rotterdam until the installation of the so-called “Buttplug Gnome.” Inez thinks this work of public art is ruining her street, her very life, and she’s heading to Los Angeles to track down McCarthy and take revenge. But can this defiant citizen defeat the indelible force of contemporary art? Who funded this so-called art anyway? Could her hard-earned taxes have contributed to this? Wunderbaum has graciously invited Inez, en route to LA, to make her case in New York City. Designer Maarten van Otterdijk, along with actors and creators Walter Bart, Inez van Dam, Matijs Jansen, Maartje Remmers, Marleen Scholten and guest Daniel Frankl, bring her story to life. Join Live Arts for the New York City premiere of Looking for Paul, a genre-colliding work that questions art’s purpose, how it gets made and the international funding systems that support its existence, all through the lens of McCarthy’s controversial work.

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A solo creation at the intersection of theater, dance and visual art installation, Bronx Gothic gives palpable force to the charged relationship between two girls on the verge of adolescence in 1980s outer-borough New York City--where Newports are bought in singles at the corner deli, sex saturated notes are passed in class, and Orchard Beach erupts in flame.

Returning for a command run, Okwui Okpokwasili’s acclaimed, New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winning piece has been hailed as a breakthrough work, and is envisioned for Live Arts’ stage as part of a multi-year collaboration with the artist. Hers is a performance of psychic and physical collisions that threaten to break the body—an unflinching look into the exquisite turbulence of one woman’s memory. Created in collaboration with Peter Born, Bronx Gothic draws inspiration from Victorian-era novels and West African griot storytelling to reveal a dark and powerful tale of sexual awakening, the body in transformation and the humor, love, strangeness and even terror that accompany it. “In language that is by turns blunt and poetic, crudely funny and incantatory, Ms. Okpokwasili conjures and probes this adolescent friendship, a jumble of insults, anger and love…A magnetic performer” (The New York Times). 

Bronx Gothic was co-commissioned by Performance Space 122, Danspace Project, LMCC and a 50th Anniversary Grant from the Jerome Foundation with residency support from Under Construction at the Armory, New York Live Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center and as part of LMCC’s Extended Life Dance Development program. Additional commissioning support was provided by Le Mallion in Strasbourg, ThéaÌ‚tre de Gennevilliers in Paris, Theatre Garonne in Toulouse and ZagrebacÌŒko KazalisÌŒte Mladih (ZMK), the Zagreb Youth Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia.  

Bronx Gothic is a recipient of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project Touring Award, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

The 2015-16 tour of Bronx Gothic is produced by MAPP International Productions.

 

 

 

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Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)'s Crossing the Line Festival 2015.

A rising star quickly becoming one of Europe’s most celebrated dance artists, Italian performer, choreographer and director Alessandro Sciarroni makes his New York Live Arts debut with Folk-s, will you still love me tomorrow?. A performative and choreographic practice focusing on time, Folk-s, will you still love me tomorrow? springs from the idea of ancient folk dances as popular phenomena that have survived contemporaneity. Dancers perform the Schuhplattler, a typical Bavarian and Tyrolean dance that means “shoe batter” and literally consists of hitting one’s shoes and legs with one’s hands. The result is a deeply rhythmic and auditory work that presents dance as a rule, a dictatorship and a flux of images that follow the form, not the content. Called "...a meticulous work, capable of exciting progressively through a reiteration of actions that becomes dramaturgy" (La Repubblica), the folk material finds its clearest revelation in a loop of percussive repetition, geographically and culturally decontextualized. Folk-s, will you still love me tomorrow?  is the final of three co-presentations in the fall of 2015 between Live Arts and the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival.

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Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)'s Crossing the Line Festival 2015 and the Hermès Foundation’s (Fondation d'entreprise Hermès) New Settings Program.

Lives is an observance of oneself from three different points of view. It is a revisitation, unraveling and reworking of Moini’s 2008 work My Paradoxical Life, presenting a single blueprint from a multifaceted self. Trained as a musician and singer in his native Iran, Moini is known for works that tackle themes like the fragmentation of identity, the mutability of existence, and the search for selfhood, many of which are present in Lives. Featuring video, design and props, the work uses meticulous amplification to multiply Moini’s voice, words and narratives, encouraging an exploration of the myriad possibilities for self-dialogue. Lives is the second of three co-presentations in the fall of 2015 between Live Arts and the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival.

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Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)'s Crossing the Line Festival 2015.

Miguel Gutierrez, “one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices” (Dance Magazine), culminates his extraordinary Age & Beauty series with the New York City premiere of Part 3 and the presentation of the full series in one theater over two weeks. Gutierrez’s highly anticipated project consists of a three-part suite of queer performance works addressing the representation of the dancer, the physical and emotional labor of performance, tropes about the aging gay choreographer, the interaction of art making with administration, “queer time,” futurity and mid-life anxieties about relevance, sustainability and artistic burnout. The Age & Beauty Series is the first of three co-presentations in the fall of 2015 between Live Arts and the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival.

Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@& deals with Gutierrez’s long-term creative/work relationships and features performer/choreographer Michelle Boulé, arts manager Ben Pryor and lighting designer Lenore Doxsee. The piece harnesses retrospection and Gutierrez’s archives of his past work to demonstrate how relationships, money and flights of fancy are at the center of all art making.

The Age & Beauty Series is supported in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Produced by Ben Pryor / tbspMGMT.

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Co-Presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)'s Crossing the Line Festival 2015.

Miguel Gutierrez, “one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices” (Dance Magazine), culminates his extraordinary Age & Beauty series with the New York City premiere of Part 3 and the presentation of the full series in one theater over two weeks. Gutierrez’s highly anticipated project consists of a three-part suite of queer performance works addressing the representation of the dancer, the physical and emotional labor of performance, tropes about the aging gay choreographer, the interaction of art making with administration, “queer time,” futurity and mid-life anxieties about relevance, sustainability and artistic burnout. The Age & Beauty Series is the first of three co-presentations in the fall of 2015 between Live Arts and the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival.

Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/ is a duet for 43-year-old Gutierrez and 24-year-old performer/dancer Mickey Mahar. Moving from precise unison dances to an irreverent and celebratory corruption of orderliness, the work suggests modes of communication where hyper-emotional affect is not only the conceptual and choreographic core of the performance, but also the sole hope for continuing in this messed up world.

The Age & Beauty Series is supported in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Produced by Ben Pryor / tbspMGMT.

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Star dancer of Édouard Lock’s La La La Human Steps from 1981 to 1999 and heralded as “the Madonna of contemporary dance” by The Washington Post, 56 year old Louise Lecavalier is a force of nature known worldwide for her artistic stamina, power and grace, birthing a movement style unlike any other. The first Canadian to win a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award in 1985 for Businessman in the Process of Becoming an Angel, presented by Dance Theater Workshop, Lecavalier returns to present the New York City premiere of her first extended piece of choreography, So Blue.

Recently awarded Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production, So Blue was conceived and choreographed by Lecavalier with assistance from collaborator France Bruyère. With an intensely rhythmic soundtrack featuring Montréal composer and atypical world-music artist Mercan Dede, the work is performed by Lecavalier and Frédéric Tavernini, the “host of corporeal seismic shifts” (Fjord Review). The movement is inspired by simple, everyday gestures infused with speed, repetition, abstraction and theatricality. With stark, cool lighting by collaborator Alain LortieSo Blue is rife with “the still-riveting power of Lecavalier's dancing” (The Guardian), showcasing her “veritable font of jaw-dropping inspiration” (Fjord Review).

Production: Fou Glorieux, in co-production with: tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf); Théâtre de la Ville (Paris); Hellerau (Dresden); National Arts Centre (Ottawa); Festival TransAmériques (Montreal); Creative Residency: Szene Salzburg Fou Glorieux is supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Montreal Arts Council.

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The first-ever Harlem EatUp! festival and Central Park’s “Drifting in Daylight” art exhibition will draw crowds to Harlem, Morningside Park and North Central Park starting May 14. In celebration of these exciting events, TimesTalks presents a special conversation that weekend with internationally renown and celebrated award-winning artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer Bill T. Jones and interdisciplinary artist and educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph, moderated by Touré, New York Times contributor, MSNBC host and author of “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means To Be Black Now.” 

Celebrating Harlem EatUp! (harlemeeatup.com) and Creative Time’s “Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park” (creativetime.org).

Including a performance from Mr. Joseph’s “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos” exhibit from “Drifting in Daylight.”

 
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Set in three parts, Escher/Bacon/Rothko is an evening-length dance piece inspired by the work of M.C. Escher, Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko. Virtuosic in form and versatile in style, Gotheiner’s stirring choreography pulsates with each artist’s startling notion of modernity.

ZviDance' s presentation at New York Live Arts is made possible through New York Live Arts’ Theater Access Program. The Theater Access Program is a comprehensive subsidized rental program benefiting a diverse group of dance and theater companies and producing organizations

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Analogy: A Trilogy

“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 view in the clouds.” –W.G.Sebald

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company are developing three new evening-length works titled, Analogy: A Trilogy. This trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. Analogy: A Trilogy searches for the connection between three varying stories; focusing on memory and the effect of powerful events on the actions of individuals and, more importantly, on their often unexpressed inner life. Jones continues his exploration of how text, storytelling and movement pull and push against each other and how another experience can be had through the combination and recombination of these elements. 

Jones’ present preoccupation is with the development of his company into an ensemble that not only dances beautifully, but also sings and speaks. Members of the company will deliver texts from all narratives.

Jones first began his exploration of Analogy: A Trilogy through reading W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants. Inspired by the novelistic creation, he wanted something to compare to the character Ambros Adelwarth from the individuals around Jones himself. He began an oral history with Dora Amelan. Originally intended as a gift to her sons to capture their mother’s memory, he became fascinated not only with Dora’s story, but with her character. As Jones began development on Analogy: A Trilogy, based on Dora’s stories, he felt that she needed a more percussive counterpoint. He began a conversation with his nephew, Lance, a young African-American man in the middle of his life with an uncertain future. All three stories, while wildly different ruminate on the nature of service, duty and the question of what is a life well lived.

Composer Nick Hallett is creating original music informed by the text as well as a soundscape that combines German Romantic Lieder, songs from both world wars, the 50s and 60s classic pop music and the club music from the 80s and 90s. Hallett, pianist Emily Manzo and the ensemble will perform the music live.

- Décor by Creative Director, Bjorn Amelan with Video Design by Janet Wong

- Lighting design by long-time collaborator Robert Wierzel 

- Costumes by Liz Prince.

Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

tra-mon-tane adjective \trÉ™-ˈmän-ËŒtān, ËŒtra-mÉ™n-ˈ\ 1. traveling to, situated on, or living on the other side of a mountain; latin transmontanus “beyond the mountains”

Analogy/Dora: Tramontane is based on an oral history Jones conducted with 94-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse & social worker. Amelan’s harrowing, touching and inspirational story is broken into approximately 25 episodes that become the basis for choreography and songs. These episodes chronicle her early life in Belgium, her mother’s death as the Germans were marching into Belgium and her experiences working at an underground Jewish organization in Vichy France’s internment camps, Gurs & Rivesaltes. Here is a portrait of the ability to persevere and survive. 

Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist

In Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist, 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”, a name he acquired in prison, holds steadfast to his often tragic and sometimes outrageously humorous narrative, while facing an uncertain future. 

Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant

Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant is Jones’ reaction to Ambros Adelwarth from W.G.Sebald’s celebrated historical novel, The Emigrants. This narrative, through a fictionalized history, strives to suggest how an experience of trauma can go underground in the psyche of an individual and direct consciously and unconsciously the course of that individual’s life. The central figure, Ambros Adelwarth, is a German valet/manservant who serves as companion to a privileged, dissipated, young scion of a wealthy Jewish family. This restrained and evocative narrative tracks Ambros’ experience working at hotels, the glamorous travels with his charge, Cosmo, through Europe and the Middle East on the eve of WWI and then his life after Cosmo’s death. 

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“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 view in the clouds.” –W.G.Sebald

Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant is Jones’ reaction to Ambros Adelwarth from W.G.Sebald’s celebrated historical novel, The Emigrants. This narrative, through a fictionalized history, strives to suggest how an experience of trauma can go underground in the psyche of an individual and direct consciously and unconsciously the course of that individual’s life. The central figure, Ambros Adelwarth, is a German valet/manservant who serves as companion to a privileged, dissipated, young scion of a wealthy Jewish family. This restrained and evocative narrative tracks Ambros’ experience working at hotels, the glamorous travels with his charge, Cosmo, through Europe and the Middle East on the eve of WWI and then his life after Cosmo’s death. 

This piece is part of Analogy: A Trilogy developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong. Insipired by W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants, Jones continues his exploration of how text, storytelling and movement pull and push against each other and how another experience can be had through the combination and recombination of these elements. All three stories, while wildly different ruminate on the nature of service, duty and the question of what is a life well lived.

Composer Nick Hallett is creating original music informed by the text as well as a soundscape that combines German Romantic Lieder, songs from both world wars, the 50s and 60s classic pop music and the club music from the 80s and 90s. Hallett, pianist Emily Manzo and the ensemble will perform the music live.

- Décor by Creative Director, Bjorn Amelan with Video Design by Janet Wong.- Lighting design by long-time collaborator Robert Wierzel 

- Costumes by Liz Prince

Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant will premiere in 2017.

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