Upcoming Performances

 
 
May 20 & 21 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Adrienne Truscott: Live Feed: Wild Bore

Adrienne Truscott’s Wild Bore features three of the international cabaret circuit’s most notorious artists: Truscott, Zoe Coombs Marr and Ursula Martinez. Using reviews and critical writing about live performance, Wild Bore looks at what it means to walk the tightrope between elitist and accessible, fidelity...

May 16 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Spectrum Critical Community Dialogues

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...

Apr 22-24, 26-30 at 7:30pm, Apr 23 & 30 at 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Tina Satter/Half Straddle: Ghost Rings

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...

Apr 20-24, 26-28 at 7:30pm
@ Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
 
Jen Rosenblit: Clap Hands

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...

Apr 15 & 16 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson): Live Feed: Larissa Velez-Jackson

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,...

Apr 14-16 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Arcane Collective: Return to Absence

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...

Apr 8 & 9 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Preeti Vasudevan: Live Feed: Stories by Hand

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

Mar 30-Apr 2 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Adham Hafez Company/HaRaKa: Live Ideas: 2065 BC

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,...

Mar 21 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Spectrum Critical Community Dialogues: Proxy Girls with Noura Murad

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,...

Mar 16-19 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Rebecca Lazier with Dan Trueman & Mobius Percussion: There Might Be Others

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, SŌ Percussion and Mobius Percussion. Created along with a diverse group...

Mar 10-12 at 8pm, Mar 13 at 5pm
@ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

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...

Mar 5
@ Eccles Center, Park City, UT
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

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...

Mar 2-5 at 7:30pm, Mar 5 at 10pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Champagne Jerry: Champagne Jerry in the Champagne Room

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...

Feb 27 at 8pm
@ Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body

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

Feb 24 at 7:30pm
@ Portland Ovations, Portland, ME
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music

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...

Feb 13 at 5pm
Open Spectrum Critical Community Dialogues: Artists in Dialogue

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...

Feb 11-13 at 7:30pm
KVS, les ballets C de la B & A.M. Qattan Foundation: Live Ideas: Badke

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...

Feb 9 & 10 at 7:30pm
Arkadi Zaides: Live Ideas: Archive

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...

Feb 5 & 6 at 7:30pm
Fresh Tracks 2016

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...

Jan 22 & 23 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Cincinnati Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

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...

Jan 20-23, 27-30 at 7:30pm
Ann Liv Young: Elektra

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...

Dec 16 & 17 at 7:30pm
Urban Word: Journal to Journey: How Bodies Reclaim Light

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...

Dec 13, 2015 at 5pm & 8pm
Premiere Division: Les danseuses de Pigalle

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...

Dec 12 from 2-6pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Partnering Workshop

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...

Dec 9-12 at 7:30pm
Dec 9 & 11 featuring Bill T. Jones
Dec 10 & 12 featuring Dianne McIntyre
yMusic, Bill T. Jones & Dianne McIntyre: Come Around Part IV: Marcos Balter World Premiere Commission featuring Two World Premiere Solo Dance Commissions by Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre + Repertory

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...

Dec 7 at 7:30pm
Open Spectrum Critical Community Dialogues: Navigating Privilege

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...

Dec 5 at 2pm, Dec 6 at 1pm and 4pm
Ellen Robbins: Dances By Very Young Choreographers

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

Dec 2-5 at 7:30pm
Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company: Custodians of Beauty

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...

Nov 20 at 8pm
yMusic: Come Around Part III: Paul Wiancko, Nate Thatcher & Robert Sirota World Premiere Commissions + Repertory

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...

Nov 19-20 at 7:30pm, Nov 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Barnard/Columbia Dances

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...

Nov 18 at 7:30pm, 19-21 at 8:30pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France

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...

Nov 13 & 14 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew/Pretty @ Maison des Arts, Creteil, France

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...

Nov 11-14 at 7:30pm
Wunderbaum: Looking for Paul

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...

Nov 10 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: World Premiere: A Letter to My Nephew/Pretty @ Hippodrome Douai, Douai, France

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...

Nov 6 & 7
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew/Pretty @ Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome, Italy

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...

Oct 30 at 8pm
yMusic: Come Around Part II: Qasim Naqvi & Paul Corley World Premiere Commissions + Repertory

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...

Oct 21-24 at 7:30pm
Okwui Okpokwasili: Bronx Gothic

NO LATE SEATING Buy your ticket to this show, Wunderbaum and les ballets C de la B at the same time and save 15% as part of our socialist ticket package. A solo creation at the intersection of theater, dance and visual art installation, Bronx Gothic gives palpable force to the charged relationship...

Oct 10 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ California State University, Long Beach, CA

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...

Oct 7-10 at 7:30pm, Oct 10 at 2pm
Rude Mechs + Deborah Hay: Match-Play

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...

Oct 3 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Westobou Festival, Augusta, GA

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...

Oct 1-3 at 7:30pm
Alessandro Sciarroni: Folk-S, will you still love me tomorrow?

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...

Sep 29 & 30 at 7:30pm
Ali Moini: Lives

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...

Sep 28 at 7:30pm
Open Spectrum Critical Community Dialogues

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...

Sep 19, 20 & 26 at 3pm, Sep 22 & 23 at 7:30pm
Miguel Gutierrez: Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/

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....

Sep 18 at 7:30pm, Sep 19, 20 & 26 at 6pm, Sep 24 & 25 at 10pm
Miguel Gutierrez: Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&

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....

Sep 16 & 17 at 7:30pm, Sep 19, 20 & 26 at 8pm, Sep 24 & 25 at 7:30pm
Miguel Gutierrez: 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 &:’///

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...

Sep 11 at 8pm
yMusic: Come Around Part I: Mark Dancigers World Premiere Commission + Repertory

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...

Sep 9-12 at 7:30pm
Louise Lecavalier: So Blue

Buy your ticket to this show, Rude Mechs and yMusic, Bill T. Jones & Dianne McIntyre at the same time and save 15% as part of our maverick ticket package. Star dancer of Édouard Lock’s La La La Human Steps from 1981 to 1999 and heralded as “the Madonna of contemporary dance”...

Aug 14 & 15 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane @ Dancers' Workshop, Jackson Hole, WY

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...

Jul 18 at 3pm & Jul 19 at 1pm
Broadway Workshop: Space pirates!

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...

Jul 17 at 5pm, Jul 18 & 19 at 1pm, Jul 18 at 5pm, Jul 19 at 4pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Artscape Festival, Baltimore, MD

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...

Jul 13 at 7pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: D-Man in the Waters @ 2015 Demmy Awards, New York, NY

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...

Jul 10 at 8pm, Jul 11 at 7pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane @ American Dance Festival, Durham, NC

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...

Jul 8 at 7pm, Jul 9-11 at 7:30pm
FJK Dance: FJK Dance Inc.

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....

Jun 30 at 7:30pm
Dances by Dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company @ Tisch NYU

111 2nd Avenue New York, NY 11101 5th Floor Theater FREE*

Jun 24-27 at 7:30pm, Jun 27 at 2pm
ZviDance: Escher/Bacon/Rothko

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...

Jun 23-28, 2015
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: 2015 Summer Workshop

For the 2015 Summer Workshop, students will explore the choreography and creative procedures in Bill T. Jones' celebrated work Story/Time inspired by John Cage's Indeterminacy. Each day we will delve into rigorous training in contemporary technique and partnering, as well as explore material both learned and generated through the creative...

Jun 16-20 at 7:30pm
WOMEN / CREATE!: Monte / Buglisi / Muller LIVE!

Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre and Jennifer Muller/The Works join forces to present Reflections on Water….. in a series of five shared program performances featuring four pieces, two world premieres, 26 Dancers and six noted designers. Three distinguished choreographers at the height of their careers, each with a powerful original voice...

Jun 11-13 at 7:30pm, Jun 14 at 2pm
10 Hairy Legs: 10 Hairy Legs

Tickets for the opening night benefit performance and reception ($65/$125) on June 11 sold exclusively through 10 Hairy Legs at 10hl.org. On the day of the benefit, tickets ​will be sold through the New York Live Arts Box Office beginning at 1:00 pm. “…since its formation in 2012, its rapid growth...

Jun 5 & 6 at 7:30pm, Jun 6 at 3pm, Jun 7 at 12pm and 4pm
Ellen Robbins: Dances By Very Young Choreographers

Culminating a year’s work with world-renowned dance educator and choreographer Ellen Robbins, each student creates his or her own dance solo, steeped in the unmistakable individualism that resides in every child. Their works span a variety of theater experiences: humorous, dramatic, lyrical, minimal, abstract. Music selections also cover a broad...

May 29 at 12pm
Bill T. Jones: Bill T. Jones @ 92Y

Join Bill as he shares ideas from his new book, STORY/TIME: The Life of an Idea. Learn more about Jones’ early dance career,...

May 28 & 29, 30 at 7:30pm
May 30 at 2pm
: Ariel Rivka Dance, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, featured soloists Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch and Paul Dennis, with special guest works by Sean Curran.

ARIEL RIVKA DANCE presents Ori, which means "my light" in Hebrew.  Married collaborators Ariel and David investigate light shifts on 7 beautiful dancers and 4 electrifying cellos.  Soloists Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch and Paul Dennis will feature captivating solo works created for each dancer. Sean Curran will reinvent work scored to the English vocal...

May 17 at 6pm
Bill T. Jones: TimesTalks - Bill T Jones, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Touré @ MIST Harlem

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...

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group: Joffrey Ballet Concert Group

Returning from recent tours to China and Canada, the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group offers New York a versatile program of classical and contemporary works. This program features world premieres by Davis Robertson, Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, and Africa Guzman, the former Associate Artistic Director of Compañía...

May 16 at 2pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy: A Trilogy (work-in-progress) @ Bard College's LUMA Theatre, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company present the first of 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...

May 10 at 3pm & 5pm
CO/LAB Theater Group: Dear Mr. President

Our Acting and Musical Theater ensembles have worked hard all semester to put together their original show, Dear Mr. President.  The show features original music, written exclusively for CO/LAB, and scenes created by the ensemble.  This semester, we pushed our actors further than ever in the scene-making process. We asked the...

May 1 at 6pm
Bill T. Jones: Remembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong Chi @ New York University

Please join us for a special conversation and screening on dance, performance, and art with Ping Chong, artist; Bill T. Jones, dancer-choreographer; and Muna Tseng, dancer-choreographer, sister of Tseng Kwong Chi and trustee of his estate, moderated by Karen Shimakawa, associate professor and chair of Performance Studies, TSOA, NYU. The event will begin with...

Apr 30 at 7pm
Bill T. Jones: Reading and Book Signing: Grimm's Fairy Tales with Natalie Frank @ Brooklyn Museum

On the occasion of the exhibition Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm, at the Drawing Center, Frank joins Claire Gilman, curator at the Drawing Center, renowned art historian Linda Nochlin, and fairy tale expert Jack Zipes for a panel discussion about fairy tales, sexuality, feminism, and Frank's recent work. The conversation will...

Apr 30-May 2 at 7:30pm, May 2 at 2pm
Patricia Noworol Dance Theater: Replacement Place

Replacement Place highlights the impact of the unfamiliar alongside the everyday: One’s complex understanding of a known landscape, and the exchange of competing ideas that is the core of our social interaction. Four characters emerge, absorbed in duality and contradiction, pointing towards order yet prolonging, and ultimately celebrating, the chance...

Apr 26 7:30-10:30pm
The D.R.E.A.M. Ring: Flex BATTLE

“…at first amazes and then glides into the mystical… dropping… This dance form, these artists, won’t be boxed in.”  —The New York Times Mikey & Jaer vs Rachet & Dread Shellz & Lilbit vs Kat & Cindy Knucks & Caspers vs Droopz & Vypa Keevin & Richie vs Tuggz...

Apr 23 at 7pm
Bill T. Jones: Migration Rhapsody: An Aleatoric Exploration of the Journey North through Music, Poetry, and Personal Narrative @ MoMA

In conjunction with the One-Way Ticket exhibition, Terrance McKnight, a host on New York City classical music station WQXR, curates an evening of music and...

Apr 19 at 4pm
Live Ideas: Vittorio De Sica's Miracle In Milan

Based on a novel by Cesare Zavattini, Miracle in Milan is De Sica’s 1951 follow-up to his earlier film The Bicycle Thief. A René Clair-inspired social fantasy, the film depicts a fight between a troop of shantytown poor and the industrialist, eager to explore for oil beneath their village. The...

Apr 19 at 6pm
Anne Carson and Gabriel Kahane: Live Ideas: Anne Carson's A Lecture on the History of Skywriting

Poet, essayist and MacArthur “genius” Anne Carson is creating new work commissioned exclusively for Live Ideas. Inspired by the questions inherent to this year’s theme: S K Y – Force and Wisdom in America Today, this event features an intimate presentation of Carson’s newest work.  Return to the Live Ideas...

Apr 19 at 12pm
Vito Acconci: Live Ideas: Noon-Time Talk Series: Vito Acconci WORD/ACT/SIGN/DE-SIGN

Join artist and designer Vito Acconci for a jumble of poems, projections and sound in WORD/ACT/SIGN/DE-SIGN.  A mix of: 1) snippets, early poems; followed by: 2) Acconci projections, body; followed by: 3) improvised talk, Acconci, now & then; followed by: 4) voices, 70’s sound-tracks; followed by: 5) quick readings, essays;...

Apr 19 at 7:30pm
John Zorn: Live Ideas: John Zorn: Music for Piano, Strings and Percussion

New York City native John Zorn presents two sets of music featuring some of his most distinguished musical cohorts. In the Hall of Mirrors features the incredible virtuoso Stephen Gosling performing complex and challenging exactly notated piano pieces accompanied by a dynamic improvising rhythm section of Tyshawn Sorey and Christian McBride. In the...

Apr 18 at 4pm
Chris Marker and Robert Milazzo: Live Ideas: Chris Marker's La Jetée

Filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, Chris Marker has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Marker’s La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction...

Apr 18 at 12pm
Marjorie Morrison, Mateo H. Romero and Joseph Mauricio: Live Ideas: Noon-Time Talk Series: Marjorie Morrison Proactive Military Mental Health

Marjorie Morrison discusses proactive military mental health with Jason Hansman, Joe Mauricio and Mateo Romero. For the first time in American history, 90% of wounded service members survive their injuries. A greater percentage of men and women are now coming home with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and severe Post Traumatic Stress...

Apr 18 at 7:30pm
Pauline Oliveros, IONE and John Cage: Live Ideas: Pauline Oliveros and Ione's Water Above/Sky Below Now! + John Cage's Lecture on the Weather

Pauline Oliveros and IONE have worked collaboratively since 1985. They have created four large operas and frequently perform improvisation that features spoken word and sonic vocals (by IONE) with harmonica, accordion and electronic music (by Oliveros). For Live Ideas, they will perform two works—one premiere and one older work—using Oliveros’...

Apr 17 at 3pm
Julian Schnabel: Live Ideas: Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls

Julian Schnabel (Basquiat & The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) directed the incredible journey through the life and work of the late Cuban novelist Reinaldo Arenas. As a teenager Arenas marched to Havana with Fidel Castro and was educated by the revolution, but when his books were not a hymn...

Apr 17 at 7:30pm
Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir, Chloe Webb and Hal Willner: Live Ideas: Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir + Hal Willner and Chloe Webb's Doing the Things We Want To

In this time of the Earth’s crisis we pursue the mysterious catalyst that ignites collective knowledge into collective will. How will we move across the brave line into activism? Post religious proselytizing? Punk madrigals? Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir will show us how to put our ears to...

Apr 17 at 6pm
Ren Guang-Yi (Master Ren): Live Ideas: Master Ren: Taijiquan Demonstration and Panel Featuring Lou Reed's Drones

Master Ren, who Lou Reed studied Taijiquan with, will host a demonstration of this technique accompanied by Lou Reed’s DRONES. A panel discussion will follow that features Master Ren and a number of his notable students including  Sarth Calhoun, Hsia-Jung Chang, Ren Guangyi, Amanda Harmon, Jonathan Miller, Bill O'Connor, Dan...

Apr 17 from 12-2:30pm
Stewart Hurwood: Live Ideas: Noon-Time Talk Series: Lou Reed: DRONES

Lou Reed’s DRONES is a three-hour-long visceral, emotional and spiritual installation during which audience members may come and go as they please. Featuring Reed’s guitars and amps in feedback mode, twenty-four strings create an amalgamation of three hundred and sixty partial harmonics colliding, cascading and uniting in sound. Introducing gain and sculpting...

Apr 16 at 9:30pm
Live Ideas: The Symptoms-Pop up performance

As part of the third annual Live Ideas festival, S K Y – Force and Wisdom in America Today will feature a special pop- up performance in the Live Arts Theater by alternative indie rock group The Symptoms with special guest Laurie Anderson, prior to The Blue Room programming at G...

Apr 16 at 6pm
Eyvind Kang: Live Ideas: Eyvind Kang's Time Medicine featuring Laurie Anderson

Composer and violist Eyvind Kang has released a dozen albums of original music, such as The Narrow Garden (Ipecac), Visible Breath (Ideologic Organ) and Grass (Tzadik). Called an “innovative” musician and “voracious scholar,” (The Seattle Times) he has worked extensively with Laurie Anderson and Bill Frisell, as well as presented works by Christian Wolff, Giacinto Scelsi, Satyajit Ray...

Apr 16 at 4pm
Live Ideas: Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence - 24 Preludes for a Fugue

Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence, is a day-long immersion—through music, lectures and film—into the stillness and depth of Pärt’s powerful music and work, curated by Peter Bouteneff of the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. This documentary film presents a series of intimate and compelling vignettes yielding insight into composer...

Apr 16 at 12pm
Laurie Anderson, Peter Bouteneff, James Jordan and William Robin: Live Ideas: Noon-Time Talk Series: Arvo Pärt, Journeys in Silence - Panel Discussion

Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence, is a day-long immersion—through music, lectures and film—into the stillness and depth of Pärt’s powerful music and work, curated by Peter Bouteneff of the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. For this noon-time talk, Bouteneff will moderate a panel discussion on the performance and perception...

Apr 15 at 7:30pm
Laurie Anderson, Beth Gill and Deborah Hay: Live Ideas: Beth Gill's Portrait Study + Laurie Anderson and Deborah Hay

Live Ideas 2015 has commissioned New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winning choreographer Beth Gill to create a performance event. Known for "entirely engrossing" and “precise choreography [that] reveals painterly dimensions” (The New York Times), Gill’s original work for Live Ideas layers live dance and sound against a field of...

Apr 15 at 4pm
Live Ideas: Laurie Anderson: A Selection of Works

One of America’s most renowned performance artists, Laurie Anderson’s genre-crossing work encompasses performance, film, music, installation, writing, photography and sculpture. Widely known for her multimedia presentations, she will show a selection of her film works including but not limited to Hidden Inside Mountains, What You Mean We?, Carmen and excerpts...

Apr 15 at 6pm
Live Ideas: Where are We Going? Laurie Anderson and Bill T. Jones In Conversation

Curator Laurie Anderson and Live Arts’ Artistic Director Bill T. Jones discuss Live Ideas 2015’s overarching theme: force and change in America today. The sky, “a multidimensional symbol of aspiration, vastness, change, threat and now information storage” (Jones) is a jumping-off point for this opening conversation....

Apr 15 at 12pm
Timothy Ferris: Live Ideas: Noon-Time Talk Series: Timothy Ferris Beyond Belief

The world today is divided between belief-based systems (such as religion and ideology) and experiment-based systems (such as science, democracy and art). Can they be reconciled? Should they be? Pulitzer Prize nominated writer/documentary filmmaker Timothy Ferris’s Beyond Belief explores these questions. 

Apr 15-19
Michael Azerrad: Live Ideas: The Blue Room

Running the gamut from experimental DJ King Britt, to musician/performance artist Geo Wyeth, The Blue Room provides a space for artists and the larger community to mingle and listen, at 10:30pm, daily during the festival. Curated by Michael Azerrad, the editor of the acclaimed Talkhouse Music website, all events will take place at G...

Apr 10 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ The Egg, Albany, NY

Body Against Body (2011) returns to Bill T. Jones’s roots in the avant-garde with a program that revives and reconsiders the challenging, groundbreaking works that launched the career of Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the...

Mar 23-27 from 9:45-11:45am
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Open Company Class Taught by Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong

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

Mar 20 & 21 at 7:30pm
Yossi Berg and Oded Graf: The Joyce Theater presents UNLEASHED

The first work created by Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Heroes has been remounted for the company’s 10th anniversary. This award-winning duet addresses the desire for intimacy and communication in an alienated world. The need to be liked, to be loved, and to cope with reality becomes a source of...

Mar 17 at 7:30pm
Netta Yerushalmy: The Joyce Theater presents UNLEASHED

Netta Yerushalmy – Helga And The Three Sailors “Sometimes everything about a dance performance seems right,” proclaimed The New Yorker about Helga And The Three Sailors, which had a successful run at Danspace Project in 2014. Now choreographer Netta Yerushalmy brings back her mesmerizing piece – for one performance only –...

Mar 13 at 7:30pm
Bill T. Jones: Conversations with... Bill T. Jones & Lois Oppenheim @ New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute continues its popular "Conversations with…." series and is pleased to present Dr. Lois Oppenheim in conversation with choreographer Bill T. Jones.