Upcoming Performances

 
 
Jul 29 at 6pm
Moriah Evans: Studio Series: Moriah Evans

For her Studio Series showing, Moriah Evans will present an early incarnation of Social Dance 9-12: Engine (working title), a choreographic system in search of dance. Evans unfolds one possible core of the choreographic, where mind, muscles and affects are at work together towards the transmission of sentiment. In an open process for performers and audience,...

Jun 18 & 19 at 7:30pm, Jun 20 at 8pm, Jun 21 at 3pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: World Premiere: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane @ Peak Performances at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

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...

Jun 5 at 8pm
Fresh Tracks 2014-2015 Residency Showing

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

May 20 – 23 at 7:30pm
Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY

Purchase Dance Company presents its second full New York City season at New York Live Arts. Students from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College give New York City audiences a chance to see some of the most promising performers of the future generation of dance artists in two...

May 15 & 16 at 6pm
Marjani Forté-Saunders: Studio Series: Marjani Forté-Saunders' What else (working title)

For her Studio Series showing, Forté-Saunders will present What else (working title), her newest solo, evening-length work. Currently in the early stages of development and creative process, the work takes inspiration from Forté-Saunders’ father, an animated being of great contradiction, whim and majesty. What else meditates on bottomless and intangible love, sprouting from that of father and...

May 8 & 9 at 7:30pm
Lang Dance: Spring Performance

Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, “home to one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York” (The New York Times), and New York Live Arts are dedicated to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts. This partnership features seasonal performances including premieres of...

Apr 26 at 5pm
Twitter Chat: Apr 22 1-2pm #OpenSpectrumNYC
Moderated by Piper Anderson: Open Spectrum: Post-White America: Can Art Deracialize The Nation?

The Election of Barack Obama is just the most startling manifestation of a larger trend: the gradual erosion of “whiteness” as the touchstone of what it means to be American. If the end of white America is a cultural and demographic inevitability, what will the new mainstream look like—and how will...

Apr 23-25 at 7:30pm
Emily Johnson/Catalyst: SHORE in Lenapehoking (NYC)

SHORE is the third in a trilogy of works that began with the New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" award-winning The Thank-you Bar and continued with the ten-city tour of Niicugni. SHORE expands beyond the theater into the world. Over the course of a week, SHORE includes four equal parts: COMMUNITY...

Apr 16 at 7:30pm
Live Ideas: Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence - A Selection of Chamber Works

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. Of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, The New York Times recently said that “No other living...

Apr 15 – 19
Live Ideas 2015

Following the success of The Worlds of Oliver Sacks and James Baldwin, This Time!, New York Live Arts is thrilled to announce its third installment of the annual humanities festival Live Ideas, curated by celebrated American performance artist, composer, and experimental musician Laurie Anderson. With a career spanning over four decades, Anderson's depth of musical, visual and...

Apr 15-19, 2015
Live Ideas 2015

Following the success of The Worlds of Oliver Sacks and James Baldwin, This Time!, New York Live Arts is thrilled to announce its third installment of the annual humanities festival Live Ideas, curated by celebrated American performance artist, composer and experimental musician Laurie Anderson. With a career...

Apr 3 & 4 at 6pm
Molly Poerstel: Studio Series: Molly Poerstel

For Studio Series, Poerstel will present an in progress showing of her latest work. Attracted to blank spaces and interested in building dances with a force and power that frightens, Poerstel’s work looks to the matriarch, a figure who evolves and breeds with innate animal intelligence. Taking influence from her...

Apr 1 – 4 at 7:30pm
Rashaun Mitchell: Light Years

Rashaun Mitchell, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Awards, will present his newest evening-length work featuring performers Silas Riener, Cori Kresge, Hiroki Ichinose and Melissa Toogood.  Apr 2 Come Early Conversation at 6:30pm: Iréne Hultman and Rashaun Mitchell discuss 

Mar 27 & 28 at 6pm
Ani Taj and The Dance Cartel: Studio Series: Ani Taj and The Dance Cartel

Known for delivering “boundary-stretching…haute-performance theory with a house party vibe” (The New York Times) Ani Taj and The Dance Cartel focus on ways they can break the societal expectation of a “dance performance” and bring movement to a broad and diverse audience. For Studio Series, they will present an in-progress...

Mar 22 at 5pm
Twitter Chat: Mar 18 1-2pm #OpenSpectrumNYC
Open Spectrum: Creative Resistance: A Rising Economic Movement

What did we learn from the Occupy Wall Street movement? How do we imagine operating within a post-capitalist society? Has the middle class disappeared in the United States? Can a feminist ideology disrupt the systemic issues of under-valuation in regards to female and trans identifying individuals and the creative works produced...

Mar 17, 2015
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ Williams College, Williams, MA

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...

March 10, 2015
New York Live Arts 2015 Gala

SIR Stage 37, New York City Laurie Anderson, Gala Co-chair Slobodan Randjelovic & Jon Stryker, Gala Co-chairs Richard H. Levy, Board Chair Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director Jean Davidson, Executive Director & CEO The gala will launch the 2015 Live Ideas Festival guest curated by Laurie Anderson For more information about the 2015...

Mar 6 & 7, 2015
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ UCLA/Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA

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...

Feb 28 at 7pm
Fred Astaire Dance Studio: New York Stories

Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studio proudly announces its annual showcase.  Presenting some of New York finest professional and amateur ballroom dancers, with choreography by world renowned dancer and choreographer Ilya Ifraimov, winner of the prestigious “Ohio Star Ball Competition”.  Fred Astaire Dance Studio's presentation at New York Live Arts...

Feb 25 & 28 at 7:30pm
Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian: Digital Dance Festival: Blue Room (2014)

Viewable ONLINE ONLY via 2ndline.tv as part of the Digital Dance Festival.   Watch on Feb 25 here. Watch on Feb 28 here. A duet replete with “silky fluidity: movement that emanates from deep under the skin, where joints are loose, and the spine is airy” (The New...

Feb 24 & 27 at 7:30pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Digital Dance Festival: A Quarreling Pair (2007)

Viewable ONLINE ONLY via 2ndline.tv as part of the Digital Dance Festival.  Watch on Feb 24 here. Watch on Feb 27 here. In A Quarreling Pair, Jones explores the dualities present between any two people, including the struggle to co-habitate and live together against all odds. The work was inspired in part...

Feb 23 & 26 at 7:30pm
niv Acosta: Digital Dance Festival: i shot denzel (2014)

Viewable ONLINE ONLY via 2ndline.tv as part of the Digital Dance Festival.  Watch on Feb 23 here. Watch on Feb 26 here. Former New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks artist (2011), Acosta’s i shot denzel is the sixth incarnation of a three-year series of “denzels.” This multidisciplinary work explores black masculinity...

Feb 22 at 5pm
Twitter Chat: Feb 18 1-2pm #OpenSpectrumNYC
Open Spectrum: Artist as Activist: Futuring the Face of Protest

How do we push the social justice movement past reactive to proactive strategic planning? What are some actionable steps we can take to create effective change within our local communities? What can artists and cultural institutions do in the midst of civil unrest? Open Spectrum Twitter chat—the digital component for this...

Feb 18-21 at 7:30pm
Feb 21 at 2pm: Family Matinee performance of Keith Michael's The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies
New York Theatre Ballet: New York Theatre Ballet

Family show recommended for ages 3 and up. Children must have their own seat.  New York Theatre Ballet, the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States, will present four ballets in an unforgettable evening. The program will include two world premieres by Pam Tanowitz and Nicolo Fonte. The...

Feb 14, 2015
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Wisconsin Union Theater, Madison, WI

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 10-14 at 7:30pm, Feb 14 at 2pm
BalletNext: Baroque’d

Three World Premieres by: Peter Quanz • Jay Donn • Michele Wiles Welcome to BalletNext where invention trumps convention. Three radically different world premieres–all set to Baroque music, or a riff on it, and all played live–are on the boards for Baroque’d, BalletNext’s season at New York Live Arts. Packed with choreographic adventures including the BalletNext debuts...

Feb 5-7, 2015
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Emory University, Atlanta, GA

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...

Jan 31 at 2pm, Feb 1 at 1pm & 4pm
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

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 humorous, dramatic, lyrical or abstract, but always surprising. This showcase is a not to be missed opportunity to inspire children...

Jan 30, 2015
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Stanford University Memorial Auditorium, Palo Alto, 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...

Jan 29-31
Fresh Tracks 2015

Created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop and now continued as a signature program of New York Live Arts, the Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program selects six early career artists annually to receive comprehensive performance and residency support. The program begins with a showcase performance, followed by a 50-hour...

Jan 24 & 25, 2015
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO

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 22, 2015
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO

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 13, 14, 16, 17 at 7:30pm / 1900s – 1920s
Jan 19, 20, 22, 23 at 7:30pm / 1930s – 1950s
Jan 25 / 1900 – 1950s (six decade marathon)
Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1900 – 1950s

Presented by New York Live Arts as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Called a “critical darling of the New York scene” (New York Magazine), Taylor Mac makes his New York Live Arts debut with the celebrated A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, presented in association with the...

Jan 11 at 5pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Live Artery: Analogy: A Trilogy (work-in-progress)

New York Live Arts Theater This showing is open to presenters by invitation only.   Presenters RSVP Here. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s Analogy: A Trilogy (work-in-progress, premieres June 2015) is the Company’s newest creation. Bill T. Jones, Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong and his company are developing three new evening...

Jan 10 at 4pm
RoseAnne Spradlin: Live Artery: g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title)

New York Live Arts Studios Presenters RSVP Here. RoseAnne Spradlin’s “extravagantly enigmatic” g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) (excerpt, 2014) is a highly physical work that “push[es] her dancers and her audience into some higher state” (The New York Times). Led by dancers Natalie Green and Rebecca Warner with devynn emory, Athena Malloy,...

Jan 10 at 5pm
John Jasperse: Live Artery: Within between

New York Live Arts Theater Presenters RSVP Here. John Jasperse’s Within between (2014) closed New York Live Arts’ 2013-14 season to critical acclaim that described it as a “delightfully dizzying piece” with “skeins of carefree, virtuosic dancing” (The New York Times). The work, which returns to Live Arts remounted in full...

Jan 9 at 6pm
Okwui Okpokwasili: Live Artery: Poor People's TV Room (work-in-progress)

New York Live Arts Studios Presenters RSVP Here. This show is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email boxoffice@newyorklivearts.org.  Okwui Okpokwasili’s multi-disciplinary performance piece Poor People's TV Room considers the collective amnesia around women's resistance movements in Nigeria, from the Igbo Women’s War of 1929 to...

Jan 8 at 4:30pm
Cynthia Oliver: Live Artery: BOOM!

New York Live Arts Studios Presenters RSVP Here. Cynthia Oliver’s BOOM! (excerpt, 2014), is a “shattering [and] universal” (The New Yorker) duet that features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family and younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relations that are persistently in flux. Building upon a non-linear sequence of...

Jan 8 at 7:30pm
Beth Gill: Live Artery: New Work for the Desert

New York Live Arts Theater Presenters RSVP Here. New Work for the Desert (2014) is choreographer Beth Gill’s “beautiful” (ArtsJournal) follow up to her New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winning work Electric Midwife. The impressionistic evening length sextet is a distillation of duration and hue, abstracted within the quietude of memory....

Jan 8 at 6pm
Rashaun Mitchell: Live Artery: Light Years (working title) (work-in-progress)

New York Live Arts Studios Presenters RSVP Here. Light Years (working title) (excerpt, premieres April 2015) is the “supremely talented” (The New York Times) Rashaun Mitchell’s newest work. Performed by Hiroki Ichinose, Cori Kresge, Silas Riener and Melissa Toogood, the work features sound by Michael Beharie and Corwin Lamm, lighting design by...

Dec 18 – 19 at 8pm
Urban Word: Urban Word NYC x Hi-ARTS

Urban Word NYC, in partnership with Hi-ARTS, presents Journal to Journey, a four-month program that culminates in a showcase performance of new solo works created by young poets.

Dec 14 at 2pm Hello, Today featuring CO/LAB's Musical Theater Ensemble
Dec 14 at 5pm Blast to the Past featuring CO/LAB's Acting Ensemble​
CO/LAB Theater Group: Hello, Today and Blast to the Past

CO/LAB Theater Group is a non-profit dedicated to providing individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts.  Join us as CO/LAB explores time travel! This fall our actors explored the fundamentals of acting and musical theater through time periods. We took inspiration from specific time periods like...

Dec 12 & 13 at 7:30pm
Lang Dance: Fall Performance

Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, “home to one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York” (The New York Times), and New York Live Arts are dedicated to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts. This partnership features seasonal performances including premieres of...

Dec 3-6 at 7:30pm
Neil Greenberg: This

This, a new work by Neil Greenberg (dance), Steve Roden (sound), Joe Levasseur (lighting) and James Kidd Studio (costumes), will continue Greenberg’s ongoing investigation of meaning-making, exploring the specificity of performance and the seemingly inescapable human desire to make meaning. Five dancers (Greenberg along with Molly Lieber, Mina Nishimura, Omagbitse Omagbemi and...

Nov 20-22 at 7:30pm, Nov 22 at 2pm
Barnard/Columbia Dances

Barnard/Columbia Dances, now in its tenth season, continues to work with New York Live Arts to connect students to the world of professional dance by commissioning premieres from cutting-edge choreographers. This year's choreographers are Pam Tanowitz, Sam Kim, Patricia Hoffbauer and Colleen Thomas.

Nov 10 at 7:30pm
SITI Company: SITI Company Benefit Performance

A one-night-only benefit performance by SITI Company featuring song, dance and spoken word with guest artists. For more information about SITI Company’s Autumn Benefit, or to buy tickets to the evening’s performance AND the VIP...

Nov 9 at 5pm
Bill T. Jones: Bill Chats: Story/Time: The Life of an Idea with Jedediah Wheeler and Bill T. Jones

What is the nature of an experimental action? It is simply an action the outcome of which is unforeseen. -John Cage, Silence  Bill T. Jones has always been on the forefront of powerful hybrid art forms…In Story/Time, he spins John Cage. A master of timing, Jones applies Cage's rigor to his...

Nov 8 from 12pm-2pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Masterclass with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Geared towards strong pre-professional and professional dancers, this technique class will be based on the style and movement sensibility developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong.  We will cultivate precision, range, and the ability to cover space in movement, integrating and borrowing values from modern, postmodern, and classical traditions. We’ll also focus on remaining a thinking, feeling...

Nov 4-8, 11-15 at 7:30pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time #35, 36, 37, 38 & 39

Inspired by John Cage’s influential mid-20th Century work, Indeterminacy, in which Cage read 90 randomly sequenced one-minute stories interrupted by a chance musical score, Story/Time is performed in 70 minutes by 9 dancers, performing choreography from the Company’s 32-year history. Bill T. Jones has written 170 plus...

Oct 29-Nov 1 at 7:30pm
Gisèle Vienne: Kindertotenlieder

Making her New York Live Arts debut, Gisèle Vienne, in collaboration with Dennis Cooper and KTL – Stephen O'Malley & Peter Rehberg, takes audience members on an emotionally stirring journey that blurs the lines between reality and fiction. A true hybrid dance-theater work set in the visually arresting scenic landscape...

Oct 23-25 at 7:30pm
Cynthia Oliver: BOOM!

BOOM!, a new duet by Cynthia Oliver, features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family and younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relations that are persistently in flux. Building upon a non-linear sequence of narratives around a life and a relationship—of a woman to herself, her history, her present...

Oct 15-18 at 7:30pm
Jennifer Monson: Live Dancing Archive

Called “a work delivered with supreme elegance” (The New York Times) joining “the emotional and visceral experience of intimacy with a choreographic language of pure physicality” (Artforum), Jennifer Monson’s Live Dancing Archive is an evening-length performance featuring a visceral exploration of the dancing body as a physical archive of experience...

Oct 8-11 at 7:30pm
RoseAnne Spradlin: g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title)

A highly physical work led by dancers Natalie Green and Rebecca Warner with Asli Bulbul, devynn emory, Athena Malloy and Saúl Ulerio, g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) features an original score for instruments and electronics by composer Jeffrey Young and projected visuals by artist Glen Fogel, who previously collaborated with Spradlin...

Oct 4 at 11am and 2pm, Oct 5 at 12pm and 3pm
Ivana Müller: Partituur

Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line Festival 2014 Returning to the Live Arts theater for the first time since her Dance Theater Workshop performances in 2006, Ivana Müller presents two thought-provoking works, Partituur and We Are Still Watching. Müller’s only project made for children to date,...

Sep 30, Oct 1 & 3 at 8pm
Ivana Müller: We Are Still Watching

Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line Festival 2014 Returning to the Live Arts theater for the first time since her Dance Theater Workshop performances in 2006, Ivana Müller presents two thought-provoking works, Partituur and We Are Still Watching. A work in which the idea of “spectacle” slowly shifts to...

Fall 2014 - Winter 2015
Bill T. Jones: Story/Time: The Life of an Idea Book Tour

  September 28, 2014 @ 2PM Baltimore Book Festival The Literary Salon Baltimore, MD October 16, 2014 @ 7:30PM Philadelphia Free Library Philadelphia, PA October 18, 2014 @ 730PM Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre Washington, DC w/ Ted Coffey October 27, 2014 @ 7PM The Egg Performing Arts Center Albany, NY

Sep 23, 24, 26, Oct 1, 3 at 7:30pm
Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion: The Watershed

Sep 23 Opening-night benefit: Following the show, join us for a post show reception with the cast and collaborators. Click here to buy> The Watershed, an evening-length work for nine dancers, is a commanding and provocative cross-cultural exploration of freedom. Featuring Abraham’s signature style of mellifluous fluidity juxtaposed with sharp...

Sep 12 & 13 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: D-Man in the Waters @ Fall for Dance, 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 resiliency...

Aug 20-24, 2014
John Jasperse: 2014 Bessie Lab with John Jasperse

Bessie Lab provides choreographers with the opportunity to hone their craft in an intensive, process-based experience led by a well-established choreographer. This year's Bessie Lab...

Aug 12-15 at 7:30pm
2014 Digital Dance Festival

Starting on Tuesday, August 12, we will broadcast performances from past seasons...

July 23 & 24 at 7:30pm
FJK Dance: Arabesque and Tango Unframed

FJK Dance presents the worldwide premier of Arabesque and Tango Unframed. Arabesque: A piece based on contemporary ballet and tied with sensual Middle Eastern origins of movement that, together, create the concept of a mirage in the open desert and the mystic presence of man. A testimony to the powerful union between...

Jul 19 at 8pm, Jul 20 at 6pm
Broadway Workshop: Curtains

Book by Rupert Holmes  Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone Additional Lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes  Presented by Broadway Workshop as part of the Children's Musical Theatre Festival. It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to...

Jul 19 at 3pm, Jul 20 at 1pm
Broadway Workshop: The most epic birthday party ever

Music, Lyrics and Book by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey  Presented by Broadway Workshop as part of the Children's Musical Theatre Festival  – Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish! Trapped...

Jul 14-21
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Dancers' Workshop Residency

Jackson Hole, WY Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company heads to Jackson Hole, WY for their first residency with co-commissioner, Dancers’ Workshop. The company will be in residence working on Analogy (working title) and teaching master classes. 

Jul 7-11, 2014; Work-in-progress showing on Jul 11 at 3:30pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Montclair State University Residency

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will be in creative residency working on a Analogy (working title) co-commissioned by Montclair State University, where it will premiere in June 2015. 

Jun 26-28 at 7:30pm, Jun 29 at 2pm
10 Hairy Legs: 10 Men/20 Legs in New York City

Our return engagement at New York Live Arts showcases our 10 company members in works of diverse esthetics by Julie Bour, David Dorfman, Doug Elkins, Dan Froot, Tiffany Mills, David Parker, Claire Porter and Randy James.  All shows have live musical accompaniment.  Bour, Elkins, Mills and James’ works are newly created...

Jun 18-21 at 7:30pm
WOMEN / CREATE!: Monte / Buglisi / Muller LIVE!

Monte/Buglisi/Muller LIVE! offers the opportunity to experience three acclaimed dance companies together on one stage, in four shared programs featuring five pieces: three world premieres; 35 dancers; and four noted designers. These three experienced and distinguished choreographers create work with powerful and highly original voices. Now at the height of their creative...

Jun 11-14 at 7:30pm, Jun 14 at 2pm
ZviDance: Surveillance

Recognized by The New York Times as creating one of Alastair Macaulay's TOP TEN DANCE FAVORITES OF 2013, ZviDance will present its newest work, Surveillance, for five performances only at New York Live Arts June 11-14, 2014. Experience the groundbreaking collaboration of contemporary dance, interactive video design and animation as ZviDance explores how we respond...

Jun 9-14, 2014
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company 2014 Summer Workshop

Move. Make. Think. Collaborate. The Company's Summer 2014 workshop will focus on the process and material from Spent Days Out Yonder (2000). Each day will include the...

Jun 6 & 7 at 7:30pm, Jun 7 at 3pm, Jun 8 at 12pm and 4pm
Ellen Robbins: Ellen Robbins Annual Student Concerts

Culminating a year’s work with world-renowned dance educator Ellen Robbins, each student creates her/his own solo, steeped in the unmistakable individualism that resides in every child. Their works span a variety of theater experiences, including those that are humorous, dramatic, lyrical, minimal and abstract. Music selections range from Hayden to Bartok,...

May 30 at 7pm at City Hall Park
Thami Manekehla and Thabiso Pule: Suitcase Fund: Thami Manekehla & Thabiso Pule (South Africa)Geographic Translations Walk

Presented in partnership with Movement Research Festival Spring 2014: fallow time. Geographic Translations Walk Led by South African artists and activists, Thabiso Heccius Pule and Thami Manekehla, whose interactions with the public bring awareness to the challenges of global warming and the side effects we all...

May 30 at 3:30pm at ISSUE Project Room
Thami Manekehla and Thabiso Pule: Suitcase Fund: Thami Manekehla & Thabiso Pule (South Africa)Geographic Translations Workshop

Presented in partnership with Movement Research Festival Spring 2014: fallow time Geographic Translations Workshop Join South African artists and activists Thabiso Heccius Pule and Thami Manekehla, currently in NYC through the Suitcase Fund, in an artistic exploration and improvisation to live a greener and healthier life style. As choreographers, they have travelled,...

May 30 at 6pm
Fresh Tracks2013-2014 Fresh Tracks Residency Showing

Reservations are necessary and can be made by clicking the buy tickets link or contacting the Box Office at 212.924.0077. Please join us on Friday, May 30 at 6pm in the New York Live Arts studios for an informal and in-process showing of ideas and concepts...

May 19 & 20 at 7:30pm
Joffrey Ballet Concert Group: Joffrey Ballet Concert Group

The program includes a wide variety of classical and contemporary works. “Light Rain,” a signature Gerald Arpino work, will be performed for the first time in New York City since the New York Joffrey Ballet performed it back in 1994. The program also features world premieres by Shawn Hounsell and...

May 18 at 3pm & 5pm
CO/LAB Theater Group: Play on Words

Our classes this semester used poetry as inspiration for an original theater piece. They have worked this semester on developing characters, writing and improvising scenes and working together as an ensemble to create a music and movement piece. Join us as we celebrate their accomplishments and see how they translated...

May 17 at 2pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Just You and Shared Distance

Bard College Theatre 2 Just You (1993)
(originally titled It Takes Two) was first 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...

May 15 at 4:45pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy (working title)

Work-in-progress showing Bard College Theatre 2 RSVP to: kmaude@newyorklivearts.org Bill T. Jones and his company are creating an evening-length work, Analogy (working title). Jones is using the character Ambros Adelwarth from W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants and an oral history Jones conducted with Dora Amelan, 95 year-old French survivor of WWII. Dora...

Apr 23 - 27
Live Ideas: James Baldwin, This Time!

James Baldwin, one of the most eminent and evocative American essayists, novelists and playwrights of the twentieth century, would have been ninety years old on August 2, 2014. New York Live Arts will observe the occasion by devoting its second Live Ideas to exploring the continuing pertinence of...

Apr 22, 2014
New York Live Arts 2014 Gala What A Night!

The 2014 New York Live Arts Gala on April 22 was an unforgettable evening of glamour and performances at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. Hosted by Honorary Chairs: Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy and Gala Co-Chairs: Colleen Keegan, Slobodan Randjelovic & Jon Stryker, 225 guests attended the event, which raised...

Apr 16 at 7:30pm
Isack Peter Abeneko and Nshoma Nkwabi Nghangaamala: Suitcase Fund Studio Showing: Isack Peter Abeneko & Nshoma Nkwabi (Tanzania)

The Suitcase Fund hosts Isack Peter Abeneko and Nshoma Nkwabi, two emerging choreographers from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for a week-long research residency in NYC from April 12-21, 2014. Please join us for an informal showing in the New York Live Arts studio on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30pm. A short discussion with the artists...

Apr 15 at 6pm
Marijana Cvetković Marković & Miki Braniste: Suitcase Fund Research Presentation by Marijana Cvetković Marković (Serbia) and Miki Braniste (Romania)

The Suitcase Fund’s winter/spring events continue in April, with a Research Presentation by Marijana Cvetković Marković from Serbia and Miki Braniste from Romania on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:00pm. Visiting from STATION Service for Contemporary Dance in Serbia and Nomad Dance Academy, a network of Balkan arts professionals, Cvetković...

Apr 12 & 13
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Kaohsiung Springs Arts Festival, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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...

Apr 6 at 4pm
ARC: Senior Projects in Dance

In celebration of the partnership between New York Live Arts and Bard College, we invite you to a performance of Bard College dance program’s senior projects in choreography in the Live Arts studios.  Toast the accomplishments of the artists and the continuation...

Mar 31
Music starts at 7pm
Happy Hour Specials from 6-9pm
Sound Bar: Wily Fire

Wily Fire is vintage meets electronica, acoustic meets amplified and everything in between. Formed by Shaun Barlow (beatbox and electronics), Molly Joyce (toy vintage organ) and Colin Stokes (cello) in early 2014, the trio performs across New York City and beyond. Their sound blends beatbox pulses with drone-like harmonies into...

Mar 25 at 7:30pm
Arcus Foundation presents Ping Chong + Company and BreakOUT!: Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories of LGBTQ Youth from New Orleans

Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories of LGBTQ Youth from New Orleans is a collaboration between Ping Chong + Company and BreakOUT! Written and directed by Sara Zatz and Mieke Dee and based on interviews, writings and conversations with the cast and members of BreakOUT!, this 45 minute theatrical...

Mar 24
Music starts at 7pm
Happy Hour Specials from 6-9pm
Aurora Artega: Sound Bar: Mina Yu & Aurora Arteaga Project

Aurora Arteaga, Spanish singer and composer, will be presenting a special concert in duo with the Korean jazz pianist Mina Yu, including original compositions, creative arrangements of jazz standards, Brazilian music and some well-known pop tunes revisited from a fresh point of view. Arteaga has been working as a musician in the main Jazz clubs and festivals of...

Mar 24 - 28 from 10am - noon
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Take morning class with the Company!

Class will be taught by Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director, and Company dancers. 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...

Mar 23 at 5pm
Bill T. Jones: Bill Chats: When did the avant-garde become black?

Bill Chats will be live streamed in collaboration with live streaming startup 2ndline.tv. Noted panelists including Ralph Lemon, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Adrienne Edwards, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dianne McIntyre, Bebe Miller and Charmaine Warren  will inquire as to when it became acceptable for a person who defines themselves as avant-garde to also say “I’m...

Mar 17
Music starts at 7pm
Happy Hour Specials from 6-9pm
Sound Bar: Trio Azul

Brought together by a shared love of Afro-Latin music and classical chamber music, the members of Trio Azul rediscover old and modern classics from the ever-forming canon Romantico through their unusual and fresh...

Mar 10 at 6pm
Marco Sartor: Sound Bar: Marco Sartor

Solo guitar musician, Marco Sartor, will kick off our spring sound bar series with an evening of both classical and traditional solo guitar works.  Mr. Sartor is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Music and has performed with such notable ensembles as the...

Mar 9 at 5pm
Bill T. Jones: Bill Chats: When was the downtown established?

When was the downtown established will open the conversation about defining the undefined, concentrating on the fertile years between the 1960s – 1980s. This Bill Chat will explore the notion of the “downtown” dance-scene and when it was established in New York City, and will feature panelists Sandra Burton, Anna Kisselgoff, Mary Griffin, David...

Mar 7
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/ and D-Man in the Waters @ Festival of the Arts BOCA, Boca Raton, FL

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...

Feb 7 at 6pm
Ana Vujanović and Saša Asentić: Research presentation by Serbian artists Saša Asentić & Ana Vujanović

The Suitcase Fund hosts Saša Asentić for a two-week research residency in NYC from January 24-February 9, 2014, directly preceeding Saša’s and Ana’s presentation of the work On Trial Together on the Live Arts season (also supported by the Suitcase Fund). Dance of Precatiat (working title) will focus on the...

Jan 26 at 5pm
Bill T. Jones: Bill Chats: The Decrepitude of Art

Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program Bill Chats will be live streamed in collaboration with live streaming startup 2ndline.tv. Watch the live stream here. This inaugural Bill Chat, The Decrepitude of Art, presented in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, features Damian Woetzel (Director of The Aspen...

Jan 23 at 7:30pm
Elisa Monte Dance: Elisa Monte Dance 33rd Annual Gala Performance

Elisa Monte Dance, an emotionally charged and highly acclaimed dance company that champions individuality, returns to New York Live Arts this January for the company’s 33rd Annual Gala. This one night only performance will feature three premieres: Artistic Director Elisa Monte’s world premiere of Lonely Planet; Associate Artistic Director...

Jan 22 at 7:30pm
Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics & KristÄ«ne Vismane: Studio showing by Latvian artists Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics & Kristīne Vismane

In partnership with Movement Research Latvian artists Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics and Kristīne Vismane will be in residence in NYC through Movement Research MRX/Latvia from January 9-26, 2014. They will attend APAP performances their first weekend, will perform at Movement Research at Judson Church on Monday Jan 13 at 8pm and will attend...

Jan 12 at 5:00pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Live Artery: Story/ and Analogy (working title) work-in-progress

This showing is open to presenters by Invitation only.   Presenters RSVP Here. Story/ (2013), the newest addition to the Company's Play and Play program, continues the Company's exploration of the concepts used in 2012's Story/Time. Set to Schubert's Death and the Maiden, the work employs a random menu of movement that is interpreted by the music,...

Jan 11 at 10am
Suitcase Fund Partners: Annual Suitcase Fund Partners Meeting

During the annual APAP conference, the Suitcase Fund hosts current and new partners from the East and Central European region, including: Mojca Jug, Bunker Ljubljana (Slovenia) Marta Keil, EEPAP (East European Performing Arts Platform) (Poland) Elianna Lilova, One Dance Week Festival (Bulgaria) Cosmin Manolescu, Gabriela Tudor Foundation (Romania) Anastasia Proshutinskaya, ZIL...

Jan 11 at 8pm
Pam Tanowitz: Live Artery: The Spectators

Presenters RSVP Here. Driven by a distinct vision for reimagining classical ballet vocabulary in an ultra-post-modern framework, Tanowitz’s dances elegantly layer full-bodied dancing with a clear visual design. The Spectators continues Tanowitz’s investigation of dance steps as objects, and will explore decorative movements alongside practical and structural movements.  Live Artery is an annual event at New York Live Arts during the APAP...