Upcoming Performances

 
 
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 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 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....

May 1 - 3 at 7:30pm
Alain Buffard: Baron Samedi

First performed in April 2012 at the Théâtre de Nîmes in France, Alain Buffard’s Baron Samedi is named after a Haitian “Vaudou” spirit. A tutelary figure for the work, Baron Samedi invokes ghosts, extracts the perfect dancing body and is a symbol of visibility in life and invisibility in death....

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 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 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 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...

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 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 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 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 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...

Oct 2 – 5 at 7:30p, Oct 5 at 3pm
Molissa Fenley and Company: Energizer (1980); The Floor Dances (1989); Witches’ Float (1993); Found Object

Molissa Fenley and Company presents Energizer (1980), The Floor Dances (1989) and Witches’ Float (1993) in two programs as part of the popular Replay Series. 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...

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 27 - 28 at 7:30pm
Bouchra Ouizguen: Ha!

Inspired by the quatrains of Persian poet and Sufi mystic Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî, Ha!, the latest creation by Bouchra Ouizguen, is an exploration of madness. Using the same working method that led to the success of Madame Plaza (presented at New York Live Arts in September 2012 as part of...

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 25 – 26 at 7:30pm
Boyzie Cekwana and Panaibra Canda: The Inkomati (dis)cord

Making its U.S. premiere, The Inkomati (dis)cord is a work made collaboratively by South African artist Boyzie Cekwana and Mozambique artist Panaibra Canda. In 1984, the Mozambique of Samora Machel and the South African apartheid state signed the Nkomati accord, a non-aggression pact. The Inkomati (dis)cord is Cekwana and Canda’s referral to this failed historical...

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.

Jul 11-13
Joseph Mills for Modern American Dance Company (MADCO): MADCO performs MILLS/works

  The St. Louis-based Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) performs an evening of works by former company member Joseph Mills. Mills performed with MADCO from 1981-1987, was a member of MOMIX and The Erick Hawkins Dance Company, and has been performing and choreographing independently since 1990. Since 2000, Mills has frequently...

Jul 6 & 7, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

"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...

Jun 27 - 29
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre: It's a Game

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre celebrates its thirteenth annual performance season with the world premiere of It’s a Game, an evening-length dance theatre work that brings a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship and human drama. Inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen and the magic of...

Jun 20-22
WOMEN / CREATE!: Monte / Muller MOVE!

  Elisa Monte Dance and Jennifer Muller/The Works Join Forces to present three shared program performances of Monte / Muller MOVE! featuring five pieces—two world premieres, 18 dancers, five noted designers and live performances by composer/cellist Julia Kent. These two experienced and distinguished choreographers create work with powerful and highly original voices....

Jun 19-20, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Festival de Marseille, Marseille, France

Performed with live musicians, Play and Play: An evening of movement and music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time.  Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Ravel this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes D-Man in the...

Jun 14 & 15
Makeda Thomas: 10th Anniversary Season

  Makeda Thomas celebrates her 10th Anniversary Season with two performances at New York Live Arts. Noted scholar Thomas DeFrantz (author of Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance and Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture) leads audiences through discussions on Thomas' "richly honed" work and process. Her...

Jun 12 & 13
NuMoRune Collaborative: A YARD ABROAD - An Immigration Narrative

The NuMoRune Collaborative presents A YARD ABROAD – An Immigration Narrative, a collection of contemporary dance works.  It is a story of becoming American while remaining traditionally Caribbean, “It’s about how enculturation affects the formation of new identity and new cultural practices as a part of the immigration narrative,” said Chris Walker, Artistic...

Jun 7 - 9
Ellen Robbins: Annual Student Concerts

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

May 30 - Jun 2
10 Hairy Legs: New York Debut

10 Hairy Legs is a repertory company–comprised entirely of men–of Randy James’ work as well as existing and new works by today’s most significant modern dance choreographers. Their New York debut features work by Founding Artistic Director Randy James, as well as David Parker, Claire Porter and Manuel Vignoulle. The program...

May 28 at 7:30pm
Lobby TALKSFeedback: Say it, Mean it

Ford Foundation Live Gallery FREE Outside of a review-based qualifying system, where do forms of feedback exist for choreographers today? How do we talk about work? What are the values that shape our perceptions and language, and...

May 21, 2013 at 7:30pm
Lobby TALKSIdentity Matters: Persona and Politics

Ford Foundation Live Gallery FREE Choreographers and and critics discuss contemporary issues in identity politics, and how these issues shape perceptions of persona and embodiment. Panelists: Ishmael Houston-Jones, iele paloumpis, Katy Pyle, Larissa Velez-Jackson,...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
7 pm
spring BASH

The Edison Ballroom 240 W 47th Street Honoring Bebe Miller   Honorary Chairs Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy Chrissy Teigen   Please join us for an unforgettable evening of delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, performance and celebration! This year’s BASH honors celebrated choreographer Bebe Miller, a four-time Bessie Award...

May 19 at 2:30pm and 5pm
CO/LAB Theater Group: Around the World

  This performance is a culmination of exercises, games, writings and scenes all worked on during our 14-week class this semester based on the theme "Around the World." CO/LAB Theater Group exists to offer individuals with development disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. Through classes and workshops we facilitate...

May 14, 2013 at 7:30pm
Lobby TALKSCurating Performance: The New Wave

Ford Foundation Live Gallery FREE Young curators discuss live work in the diverse contexts of historical sites, theaters, museums, Biennials, and beyond. Panelists: Lydia Bell, Travis Chamberlain, Christopher Lew, Lana Wilson

May 5 - 7 at 7:30pm
Asian Cultural Council: Asian Cultural Council presents DANCE TAIPEI

To launch the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is presenting the work of four extraordinary contemporary choreographers – all based in Taipei, and all ACC grantees. WAY OUT is Fang-Yi Sheu’s exuberant, athletic...

Apr 17 – 21
Live Ideas: The Worlds Of Oliver Sacks

A five-day festival of arts and ideas exploring the mind-body connection through the works of the acclaimed neurologist Full schedule of events and tickets at newyorklivearts.org/liveideas Image: Oliver Sacks Book Covers, art by Cardon Webb  

On view Apr 11 - Apr 13
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: Installation: A History

Open Reception: Apr 10 @ 6pm in the Ford Foundation Live Gallery at New York Live Arts On Display: Apr 11 – Apr 13 from 10am – 10pm in the Ford Foundation Live Gallery at New York Live Arts Centering...

Mar 18 at 7pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company @ The Greene Space, New York, NY

In anticipation of our 30th Anniversary season at The Joyce, please join us at WQXR's The Greene Space for an intimate evening of live music and dance celebrating the connections between modern and classic. Program will include a conversation with Bill T. Jones,...

Mar 4 at 7:30pm
MATA Festival: Interval 6.2

Hailed by the New York Times for combining "technical finesse with a palpable commitment," The Wet Ink Ensemble has a long and distinguished record of presenting new and adventurous work. In collaboration with MATA, the group will present an evening of ambitious works for solo, duo and trio combinations, featuring...

Sun, Feb 24 at 4:30pm
College Partnership Program 2013

The College Partnership Program returns to New York Live Arts for the annual Student Performance Lab featuring 10 choreographers from Eugene Lang College, Hofstra University, Hunter College, Muhlenberg College, and Rutgers University.  Running time: 65 minutes, followed by a post-performance discussion with the choreographers.

Jan 12 at 4pm
Cynthia Hopkins: Live Artery: A LIVING DOCUMENTARY work in progress

BY INVITATION ONLY Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts 3rd Floor Studio Is it possible to earn one’s living as a theater artist in New York? Have you ever had to sacrifice artistic integrity for the sake of financial survival? What are the ethical implications of contributing one’s artistic talents...

Jan 12 at 9pm
RoseAnne Spradlin: Live Artery: beginning of something

Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts Theater An exploration of movement and energy, beginning probes and reveals the female image and psyche. The audience is seated in close proximity to the dancers who perform on an elevated platform creating a shift in scale that empowers the cast. This high intensity...

Jan 12 at 2:30pm
Souleymane Badolo: Live Artery: Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO and BARACK work-in-progress

Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts 3rd Floor Studio Born in Burkina Faso, choreographer and performer Souleymane Badolo’s African heritage is a driving force in his work. The evening will include a new work guided by the Gurunsi divination system bagger, a ritual where form and structure are suggested through...

Jan 12 at 1pm
Pam Tanowitz: Live Artery: The Spectators work-in-progress

Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts 3rd Floor Studio 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. In The Spectators, Tanowitz continues her investigation of dance steps as objects and will explore decorative movements alongside practical and structural movements, paring them down, setting...

Jan 11 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Live Artery: Story/Time

BY INVITATION ONLY Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts Theater In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music. Similar to a busy streetscape or a crowded room, the experience challenges audience members to find meaning and connection in the sweep...

Jan 11 at 10pm
People Get Ready/Steven Reker: Live Artery: Specific Ocean excerpts

Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts 3rd Floor Studio People Get Ready make multi-sensory mixtapes that are a “melding of independent music and contemporary dance” (New York Times) inspired by memory, dreams, cultural debris and PLEASURE. The band creates immense sonic landscapes through the interaction of bodies and analog technology....

Jan 11 at 5pm, Jan 12 at 5:30pm
Tere O'Connor Dance: Live Artery:poem

Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts 3rd Floor Studio poem is the second work of a multi-year, multi-venue project that will collapse three finished dances into a fourth culminating work in 2013. Each work features a different cast and point of departure. This series amplifies O’Connor’s affinity for developing distinctly...

Jan 10 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Live Artery: A Rite

BY INVITATION ONLY Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts Theater For its thirtieth anniversary, the Company will create a major new dance-theater work bringing together two leading American directors and their companies. A Rite is an intriguing and powerful collaboration between artists Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart and their...