Upcoming Performances

 
 
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 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 28 - 31 at 7:30pm, ADDED PERFORMANCE May 30 at 10pm
John Jasperse: Within between

The May 29 performance will be live streamed in collaboration with live streaming startup 2ndline.tv.   Everything looks like something. But apparently you can’t judge a book by its cover. Despite the interplay and disjunction between essence and appearance, all artistic work uses its perceptual surface (what it looks like, sounds like,...

May 23 & 24
Jimena Paz: Studio Series: Jimena Paz

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....

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 16 & 17 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” (NY 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 original dance...

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...

May 9 & 10 at 6pm
Studio Series: Rashaun Mitchell

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....

May 8 - 9 at 7:30pm
Maud Le Pladec: DEMOCRACY

“How does an individual decision open the possibility for collective action? What do we strive for, or against? Who do we give our consent to? Must we disobey democracy? How do we build a controversialist community?” – Maud Le Pladec A new work by up and coming French dancer-choreographer Maud...

May 2 & 3 at 6pm
Studio Series: Cori Olinghouse

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....

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 18 & 19 at 6pm
Studio Series: Jon Kinzel

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....

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 8 - 12 at 7:30pm, Apr 13 at 3pm
Trisha Brown Dance Company: Opal Loop/Cloud Installation #72503; Son of Gone Fishin’; Solo Olos; Rogues

The April 10 performance will be live streamed in collaboration with live streaming startup 2ndline.tv. The eagerly anticipated reconstruction of Son of Gone Fishin’ (1981), Brown’s first musical collaboration, features original music from Robert Ashley’s, Atalanta. According to Brown, Son of Gone Fishin’ reaches the “apogee of complexity in [her] work.”...

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...

Apr 4 & 5 at 6pm
Saúl Ulerio: Studio Series: Saúl Ulerio

A piece about rhythm, harmony and destruction, transcendental preparatory exercise no. 6 “while in a vigil through pastoral antiquity, so the forest trembles” represents a return to the history of theater, revisiting its dramaturgical evolution from Greek Drama to Wagner’s operas. For the Studio Series showing, Ulerio will present the...

Apr 2 - 5 at 7:30pm
luciana achugar: OTRO TEATRO

Placed metaphorically in the ruins of a collapsed theater, OTRO TEATRO is achugar’s current search for another kind of theater; a ritual of becoming; an occasion for communion. OTRO TEATRO, a solo created and performed by achugar, is a dark rite of passage from destruction to rebuilding. It is a...

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 21 & 22 at 6pm
Mariana Valencia: Studio Series: Mariana ValenciaNocturnal Disciplines

Nocturnal Disciplines consideres the periphery as central and the center as strange; three bodies energize the strangeness between frame and framed.   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...

Mar 19 - 22, 2014
Beth Gill: New Work for the Desert

New Work for the Desert is New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winning choreographer Beth Gill’s upcoming performance, which will premiere this spring at New York Live Arts. This evening length, impressionistic dance abstracts the themes of ambition, journey and love within an aesthetic world inspired by Trisha Brown’s...

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...

March 5–8 at 7:30pm
Cynthia Hopkins: A Living Documentary

The March 6 will be live streamed in collaboration with live streaming startup 2ndline.tv. Called a “breathtaking visionary” by TimeOut New York, Hopkins presents her sixth and newest evening-length work, a comedic, no-nonsense reflection on the trials and tribulations of earning a living as a professional theater artist in the 21st century. Intertwining elements of musical...

Feb 26 – Mar 1 at 7:30pm
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: You are my heat and glare

Suggested age for this work is 10 and up. New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winning performer and choreographer Kimberly Bartosik’s You are My Heat and Glare unfolds in a series of viscerally provocative, mixed-genre duets for dancers, designers and voice artists. This evening-length work features a unique duet for Bartosik and her longtime...

Feb 21 - 23, 2014
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

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...

February 20, 21, 22 at 7:30p
Ana Vujanović and Saša Asentić: On Trial Together

Described as a hybrid performance between theater, choreography and a social experiment, Serbian artists Saša Asentić and Ana Vujanović engage the audience through a social role play and live action game structure where audience members are, each one, actor, participant and catalyst for change. On Trial Together has been shown...

Feb 13-15 at 7:30p
Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian: Blue Room

A duet exploring relationship, Blue Room is a collaboration between Chinese artist Dai Jian and Russian-born Elena Demyanenko, recent alumni of Trisha Brown Dance Company. This evening of individual and paired works will unfold as a dialogue through myriad possible intricate and detailed existences. Two independent mindbodies with different backgrounds,...

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...

Feb 1, 2014
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA

Play and Play: an Evening of Movement and Music (2012) features a collection of works set to chamber music, including D-Man in the Waters, Spent Days Out Yonder and Continuous Replay, performed with a new musical score. All performances of the program in New York and on tour will be accompanied by live music. Set...

Jan 31 & Feb 1 at 6pm
Sam Kim: Studio Series: Sam Kim

Sister to a Fiend (working title) will be a new, ritualistic dance for three performers that reveals the secret and magic rites of a closed culture of three potent, feminine and liminal creatures and the psychic landscape they occupy.  Sister to a Fiend, collides the dance form with “known cultures/almost references.” Oblique...

Jan 30 - Feb 1 at 7:30pm
niv Acosta/Tess Dworman: i shot denzel; macromen

Former Fresh Tracks artist (2011) niv Acosta and dancer-choreographer Tess Dworman present a shared evening. In i shot denzel, Acosta presents the sixth incarnation of a three-year series of “denzels.” The concept for this new work is to strip the work of past presences and create a physically “challenging” solo on...

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 23 - 24, 2014
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ The Modlin Center, Richmond, VA

"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...

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 14 - 18 at 7:30pm, 18 at 2pm
BalletNext: Three Works by Brian Reeder

BalletNext, led by acclaimed dancer Michele Wiles, will present a program of three original works  by choreographer and former American Ballet Theatre dancer, Brian Reeder.  The program includes the world premiere of Surmisable Units in which the dancers’ technically inventive movements are performed to music by Steve Reich; the New York premiere of Different Homes, a...

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...

Jan 11 at 6:30pm
Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian: Live Artery: Blue Room (work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP Here. A multi-media duet exploring relationship, Blue Room is a collaboration between Chinese artist Dai Jian and Russian-born Elena Demyanenko, recent alumni of Trisha Brown Dance Company. This evening of individual and paired works will unfold as a dialogue through myriad possible intricate and detailed existences. Two independent mindbodies with different...

Jan 11 at 4:30pm; Jan 12 at 3:30pm
John Jasperse: Live Artery: From once between (work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP Here.   Everything looks like something. But apparently you can’t judge a book by its cover. Despite the interplay and disjunction between essence and appearance, all artistic work uses its perceptual surface (what it looks like, sounds like, feels like, …) as a means of transmission. The aesthetics of a...

Jan 11 at 3pm; Jan 12 at 12pm
luciana achugar: Live Artery: OTRO TEATRO (work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP Here.   Placed metaphorically in the ruins of a collapsed theater, OTRO TEATRO is achugar’s current search for another kind of theater; a ritual of becoming; an occasion for communion. OTRO TEATRO, a solo created and performed by achugar, is a dark rite of passage from destruction to rebuilding. It...

Jan 11 at 1:30pm
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: Live Artery: You are my heat and glare

Presenters RSVP Here. Excerpts from You are my heat and glare and a new work-in-progress. Suggested age for this work is 10 year and older. “What are we made of but hunger and rage?” is a question provoked by Anne Carson’s poetic essay “The Anthropology of Water” and explored by “Bessie” award-winner...

Jan 11 at 12pm
niv Acosta/Tess Dworman: Live Artery: i shot denzel; macromen (works-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP Here.   In i shot denzel, Acosta presents the sixth incarnation of a three-year series of “denzels.” The idea for this new work is to strip the work of other presences and create a physically “challenging” solo on his body exploring blackness within the context of contemporary or classical movement.   Dworman’s New York...

Jan 10 at 7:30pm
Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion: Live Artery: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion

Presenters RSVP Here. Kyle Abraham, the 2013-2015 New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist, is creating a four-work suite during his residency at Live Arts, set to premiere in Fall 2014. At Live Artery, he will be showing work-in-progress excerpts from When the Wolves Came In(working title), one of the works in...

Jan 10 at 8:30pm
Molissa Fenley and Company: Live Artery: Energizer; Found Object; Desert Sea

Presenters RSVP Here. Excerpts from Energizer, Found Object  and Desert Sea.  Energizer, a quartet featuring music by Mark Freedman and originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1980, returns to the public eye in its entirety for the first time since 1982. Found Object is a new ensemble work commissioned by New York Live Arts featuring text instructions...

Jan 10 at 6:30pm
Cynthia Hopkins: Live Artery: A Living Documentary (work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP Here. A Living Documentary is a comedic, no-nonsense reflection on the trials and tribulations of earning a living as a professional theater artist in the 21st century. Intertwining elements of musical comedy, autobiography, documentary and fiction, A Living Documentary intersperses live interviews with portrayals of semi-fictional comedic characters, all the while...

Jan 10 at 5pm; Jan 12 at 1:30pm
Beth Gill: Live Artery: New Work for the Desert (work-in-progress)

Presenters RSVP Here.   In New Work for the Desert Beth Gill teams up with performers Danielle Goldman, Jennifer Lafferty, Heather Lang, Marilyn Maywald, Kayvon Pourazar and Stuart Singer and lighting designer Thomas Dunn to build a space in which light is alive, space is vast and the body struggles through form, gesture...

Jan 10 at 3:30pm
Donna Uchizono Company: Live Artery: Fire Underground

Presenters RSVP Here. Excerpts from Fire Underground. Fire Underground, DUC’s newest work that premiered at New York Live Arts in 2013, draws from Uchizono’s harrowing experience of a complex international adoption process. Featuring a cast of five performers, the multi-layered work is designed as a series of “salon” style performances that illuminate...

January 9, 10, 11
Live Artery

A multi-day event at New York Live Arts connecting dance and body-based artists, curators and presenters, Live Artery fuels a vibrant international network in support of compelling artists and ideas. This season’s series will feature a work-in-process showing by New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist Kyle Abraham as well...

Jan 7 - 8, 2014
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Play and Play: an Evening of Movement and Music (2012) features a collection of works set to chamber music, including D-Man in the Waters, Spent Days Out Yonder, and Continuous Replay, performed with a new musical score. All performances of the program in New York and on tour will be accompanied by live...

Dec 22 at 2:30pm and 5pm
CO/LAB Theater Group: Sunday in the Park with CO/LAB

Join us as CO/LAB brings art to life on stage! This fall our actors explored the fundamentals of improvisation and acting and over the course of the semester, we devised scenes around a painting, sculpture or photograph.  We took inspiration from existing material and then let our imaginations soar! Through...

Dec 19 - 21 at 7:30pm
Fresh Tracks 2013

Featuring new work by choreographers Martita Abril, Maximilian Balduzzi, Ben Grinberg & Nick Gillette, Daniel Holt, Leslie Parker and Gabrielle Revlock. Martita Abril Ripping Up the Finish is inspired by the behavior of a plastic bag in motion, what provokes it to move and the different qualities it...

Dec 14 – 15 at 1pm
Urban Word: Journal to Journey

Journal to Journey is a six-month program that culminates in a showcase performance of new solo works created by young poets. 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...

Dec 13 & 14 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” (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 original...

Dec 9 at 7pm
Astrid Kuljanic: Sound Bar: Astrid Kuljanic

Astrid Kuljanic, Croatian singer and composer will present a special program of music which can be found on her new CD Manhattan Dream. She has been collaborating with some of the most inventive musicians of Croatia and Slovenia like Kruno Levacic and Matija Dedic and performed with extraordinary musicians like...

Dec 7 at 4:30pm
at The Watermill Center
Cynthia Hopkins: A Living Documentary In-Process Showing

Cynthia Hopkins will continue developing her newest work, A Living Documentary, through The Watermill Center’s Residency Program. A comedic, no-nonsense reflection on the trials and tribulations of earning a living as a professional theater artist in the 21st century, A Living Documentary intertwines elements of musical comedy, autobiography, documentary and...

Dec 7 at 2pm, Dec 8 at 1pm and 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 hilarious, dramatic, lyrical, or abstract, but always surprising. This showcase is a not to be missed opportunity to inspire children by exposing them...

Dec 4 - 7 at 7:30pm
Donna Uchizono Company: Fire Underground and State of Heads

Donna Uchizono Company (DUC) presents new and reworked eveninglength works. Fire Underground, DUC’s newest work, draws from Uchizono’s harrowing experience of a complex international adoption process. Featuring a cast of five performers, the multi-layered work is designed as a series of “salon” style performances that illuminate the complex crises of...

Nov 25 at 7pm
Le Train Bleu: Sound Bar: Sandbox Percussion Quartet

New York Live Arts and Le Train Bleu Present the perfect kick off to the week with Sound Bar.  Join us at the Live Gallery Cafe in our lobby for Live Music and happy hour specials on Mondays in November. The Sandbox Percussion Quartet program will feature: Music for Pieces of Wood...

Nov 21-23 at 7:30pm, Nov 23 at 2pm
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Barnard Project: Boyzie Cekwana, Lance Gries, Annie-B Parson, Donna Uchizono

The Barnard Project, now in its ninth 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 November, marking the first international collaboration between Barnard and the Suitcase Fund, New...

Nov 18 at 7pm
Le Train Bleu: Sound Bar: Aaron Irwin Trio

New York Live Arts and Le Train Bleu Present the perfect kick off to the week with Sound Bar. Join us at the Live Gallery Cafe, in our lobby for Live Music and happy hour specials on Mondays in November. Five of the selections will be pieces from a larger work...

Nov 12 - 16 at 7:30pm
Nov 17 at 3pm and 7pm
Jérôme Bel & Theater HORA: Disabled Theater

Co-presented with Performa as part of Performa 13.   Choreographer Jérôme Bel’s Disabled Theater is a collaboration between Bel and 11 actors from Zurich’s Theater Hora, Switzerland’s best-known professional theater company comprised of actors with learning and mental disabilities. With Disabled Theater, Bel opens up a space where disability is not...

Nov 4 at 7pm
Le Train Bleu: Sound Bar: The Brothers Balliett

New York Live Arts and Le Train Bleu Present the perfect kick off to the week with Sound Bar.  Join us at the Live Gallery Cafe, in our lobby for Live Music and happy hour specials on Mondays in November. Two world premieres by The Brothers Balliett BRAD BALLIETT Concerto...

Nov 3, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Warsaw Opera House, Warsaw, Poland

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...

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 5 - 9 at 7:30pm
Nov 1 & 2, 8 & 9 at 10pm
Big Dance Theater: Ich, Kürbisgeist

Big Dance Theater’s New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” nominated Ich, Kürbisgeist reflects their signature blend of performance, text and visual design. A collaboration with playwright Sibyl Kempson and the members of Big Dance Theater, and directed by Paul Lazar, Ich, Kürbisgeist, originally co-commissioned by Performance Space 122 and The...

Oct 26 at 7:30pm
ACB Dance Company: Celebrating Career Transition for Dancers

ACB Dance Company is an emerging dance company. This performance was made possible in part by Career Transition for Dancers (CT4D).  ACB Dance Company would like to dedicate this show to CT4D in order to raise awareness about their organization and help dancers in the NYC dance community. The performance consists...

Oct 25 at 8pm
Raimund Hoghe: An Evening

Presented as part of the 2013 Queer New York International Arts Festival. Reservations can be made online. $10 suggested donations accepted at the door, cash only.   A special performance event created as a tribute to André von Ah, with elements from Raimund Hoghe’s homage-performance works on Judy Garland, Maria Callas, Joseph...

Oct 24 - 26, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Dance Center at Columbia College, Chicago, IL

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...

Oct 20 at 3pm
Bill T. Jones: Chicago Humanities Festival Lecture

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts – Performance Hall    

Oct 16, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara, CA

Play and Play: an Evening of Movement and Music (2012) features a collection of works set to chamber music, including D-Man in the Waters, Spent Days Out Yonder, and Continuous Replay, performed with a new musical score. All performances of the program in New York and on tour will be...

Oct 11 - 13, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

"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...

Oct 11 – 12 at 7:30pm
Jeanne Mordoj: La Poème

La Poème is a multi-disciplinary work joyfully surrounding the female body, featuring movement and singing. Mordoj reconnects with her origins and addresses new modes of expression. Each program also includes talks with international artists and thinkers dealing with gender identity and the representation of women, including Bruno Perreau, Elizabeth Povinelli...

Oct 10 at 7:30pm
Arkadi Zaides: A response to Dig Deep

A response to Dig Deep is Arkadi Zaides’ dance interpretation of Julia Wolfe’s composition, Dig Deep. Distinguished by an intense physicality and a relentless power that pushes performers to extremes and demands attention from the audience, Zaides explores a somatic response to his personal experience of immigration, homelessness and in-betweenness....

Oct 8 - 9, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: /Time: Study I @ CounterPULSE/Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

/Time: Study I (2013), a site-specific work created exclusively for CounterPULSE, the home for grassroots arts and culture in San Francisco, draws from the choreographic and creative principles introduced in Story/Time. Inspired by John Cage’s Indeterminacy, /Time: Study I employs chance procedure and features an original and often minimal and shifting score by...

Oct 4 & 5 at 6pm
Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian: Studio Series: Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian

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....

Oct 3 - 5, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

"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...

Sep 28, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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...

Sep 25 at 7pm
Bill T. Jones: The Dialogue 5 @ Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago   The MCA’s annual conversation on museums, diversity, and inclusion will feature Bill T. Jones this year.  For this discussion, Jones considers how we can respond to the question of diversity and inclusion as citizens of the world at a time when the very notions of race...

Sep 12 at 7pm
Bill T. Jones: The Mitchell Artist Lecture @ Mitchell Center for the Arts

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston   In his Mitchell Lecture, Jones will discuss his significant legacy of interdisciplinary collaboration over the course of his career, including artistic partnerships with Louise Nevelson, Kiki Smith, Toni Morrison, Jessye Norman, Keith Haring, and dozens of others.

Jul 24 - 27 at 7:30pm, 28 at 3pm
AERA: COVERED SKY

AERA, an aerial dance company, is premiering a new show COVERED SKY. COVERED SKY is a descent inwards to wear out the veils we use to hide. Let go, fall in, tear away. The moonlight mouth speaks the babble of that calling. Float...

We Are Monsters - Jul 20 at 3pm and 21 at 1pm
Flight of the Lawnchair Man - Jul 20 at 8pm and 21 at 6pm
Broadway Workshop: Children's Musical Theatre Festival

The Children's Musical Theater Festival is 10-day performance based theater program. Students cast in the Festival will have the opportunity to originate roles in new musical works by up-and-coming theater writers. Buy tickets for We Are Monsters here. Buy tickets for Flight of the Lawnchair Man here.