Upcoming Performances

 
 
Ongoing
Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion: Kyle Abraham

Kyle Abraham is the 2012-2014 New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). As the second RCA, Abraham will work with his company, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion (created in 2006), as well as acclaimed composers and visual artists, to create new works set to premiere in September of 2014.

Jun 7 - 8 at 6pm
luciana achugar: Studio Series: luciana achugar

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, which translates both to "another theater" and "other theater" in achugar's native Spanish, is a dark rite of passage from...

May 31 & Jun 1 at 6pm
Lance Gries: Studio Series: Lance Gries

Lance Gries’ Immanent Field, a collaborative work with Juliette Mapp and Diane Madden, is a trio that begins with the belief that there exists a primary field of conscious energy that pervades and connects everything. How do dancers, as masters of moving consciousness into action and form, access and create...

May 24 at 6pm
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Fresh Tracks Residency Showing

Please join us for an informal and in-process studio showing of ideas and concepts being explored during the Fresh Tracks creative residencies.  The showing is followed by a reception.

May 24 at 6pm
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: 2012-2013 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 24 at 6pm in the White Studio for an informal and in-process studio showing of ideas and concepts being explored during the Fresh Tracks creative...

May 22-25 at 7:30pm
Purchase Dance Company

WATCH OUT! The Purchase Dance Company is coming to town! The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College’s School of the Arts is one of the premier professional training programs in the world. Members of the Purchase Dance Company are selected from the BFA program and represent the most talented performers of...

May 15 - 18 at 7:30pm
Pam Tanowitz: The Spectators

World Premiere 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. Consisting of a series of interrelated solos, duets, and ensemble pieces, The Spectators is set to music...

May 10 & 11 at 6pm
Burr Johnson: Studio Series: Burr Johnson

Burr Johnson’s newest work in progress, Two Poetic Worlds, consists of the second draft of a group dance for four fronts. Departing from his previous practice of guiding artistic creation in response to the spaces in which works would eventually be performed, Johnson uses the audience’s seating as a starting...

May 3 & 4 at 6pm
In-Process Talk Moderator: Sarah Maxfield
Tara O' Con: Studio Series: Tara O'Con

Tara O’Con’s Frame explores ideas surrounding the role of cinematic tone in the performance of movement. Three months into the first phase of choreographic exploration, O’Con approaches the work as a cinematographer might approach a film. How are actions framed by the space? When are the performers zoomed in and zoomed out...

May 3 - 4
Lang Dance: Spring Performance

Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and New York Live Arts are dedicated to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts in the collegiate field. This new partnership will feature seasonal performances including premieres of original dance works created by guest choreographers. The fall performances will...

Apr 27 & 28
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Helmerich Theater, Tulsa, OK

Presented by Choregus Productions "…take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it…" -Jasper Johns Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart or Schubert this program highlights the...

Apr 25 - 27 at 7:30pm
Souleymane Badolo with Cynthia Oliver: BARACK; Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO; and BOOM!

World Premiere With an opening performance by Cynthia Oliver Born in Burkina Faso, choreographer and performer Souleymane Badolo’s African heritage is a driving force in his work. Badolo's newest work, BARACK, was created as an acknowledgement towards the individuals who have helped him since he moved from Burkina Faso to the U.S. four...

Apr 20
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ

Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes 

Apr 12 & 13 at 6pm
Jumatatu Poe and Jesse Zaritt: Studio Series: Jumatatu Poe and Jesse Zaritt

In-Process talks moderated by Donna Faye Burchfield and Craig T. Peterson Mutually interested in ideas of queerness and heroism, Poe and Zaritt work toward the creation of a performance world that explores danger, questioning the contrast between closeness and loneliness, and sincerity versus hyperbole. Initiated by the desire to see what...

Apr 12 - 13 at 7:30pm
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: Off-Site: A History

Co-presented by 651 Arts OFF-SITE @ Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts LIU, One University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY For tickets visit Kumbletheater.org or call 718. 488. 1624 A History can be viewed as both the evidence and performance of the creative conversation embedded in the last decade of Bebe Miller Company’s work. Viewed through the lens of a partnership,...

Apr 8 at 6pm
Urban Word: 15th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals

NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to advance to the Grand Slam Finals on Saturday, April 20th at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater (get your tickets now at urbanwordnyc.org). This event will be packed, so get there early to support the voices of our city as they...

Apr 4-7, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of Continuous Replay

Reconstruction and student performances of Continuous Replay at Montclair State University. Continuous Replay for Educational Licensing

Apr 3 - 6 at 7:30 pm
Gwen Welliver: Beasts and Plots

World Premiere Beasts and Plots investigates what happens when Welliver’s figurative and nonfigurative worlds collide. Inspired by Matt Mullican’s Glen, Oskar Schlemmer’s seminars on linear figures, Rebecca Horn’s performance films and Paul Klee’s portrait works, Beasts and Plots is a semi-narrative work that explores the outline of a woman’s body, a death and the idea of a...

Mar 29 & 30 at 6pm
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. The “performances” are intended to...

Mar 26-Apr 7
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ The Joyce Theatre, New York, NY

Tue-Wed 7:30pm Thu-Fri 8pm Sat 2pm & 8pm Sun 2pm Program A: Mar 26, Apr 3 7:30pm Mar 28, Apr 5, Apr 6 8pm Mar 30, 31 2pm   Program B: Mar 27, Apr 2 7:30pm Mar 29, 30, Apr 4 8pm Apr 6, 7 2pm   Dance Chat: Wed, Mar...

Mar 23, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, GA

"…take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it…" -Jasper Johns Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians...

Mar 16, 19 - 23 at 7:30pm
Yasuko Yokoshi: BELL

Live Stream: Sat, Mar 23 at 7:30pm EST Click here to view the live webcast of BELL. Inaugural Resident Comissioned Artist World Premiere In one of the most anticipated events of our season, New York Live Arts will present the world premiere of Yasuko Yokoshi’s BELL. Hailed by Time Out...

Mar 15 & 16 at 6pm
Laurie Berg: Studio Series: Laurie Berg

Berg’s workings of The Afterlife is a collaboration with performers Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Jodi Bender, Gillian Walsh and other special guests. The Afterlife contains material located in the following limerick: the constant rotation of people and objects/the double entendre, shifting gazes of subjects/a dance with death/ a mess made of cloth/and a ritual on the...

Mar 15
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Vilar Center for the Arts, Beaver Creek, CO

"…take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it…" -Jasper Johns Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians...

Mar 7 - 9 at 7:30pm
Hiroaki Umeda: Haptic and Holistic Strata

Tokyo-based performance artist Hiroaki Umeda returns to New York with two visually atmospheric works. Created at the renowned Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Japan, Holistic Strata is a kinetic installation examining visual recognition and the border between dance and video. Haptic concentrates on the effects of light and color investigating the physical aspect of the chromatic...

Mar 2
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ The Performing Arts Center, Purchase, 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...

Mar 1 & 2 at 6pm
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: Studio Series: Kimberly Bartosik

Bartosik’s showing, occurring in the early stages of her creative process, will feature the research associated with her newest work and…, featuring Joanna Kotze and Trisha Brown Dance Company member Tamara Riewe. In and…, Bartosik deepens her choreographic explorations into ideas surrounding the ephemeral nature of performance and examines presence,...

Feb 28 - Mar 2 at 7:30pm
Commons Choir/Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik: E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E

World Premiere This performance is general admission, for limited $15 seats, please call the box office at 212.924.0077. E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is an epic, town hall musical that pleads the case for a more empathetic economy, proposing, with Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King, money as everyone’s. Created by choreographer Daria Faïn and poet Robert...

Feb 21-24, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters (Part I)

Reconstruction and student performances of D-Man in the Waters (Part I) at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. D-man in the Waters for Educational Licensing

Feb 21-23
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ The Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

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...

Feb 19 - 23 at 7:30pm, Feb 23 at 3pm
Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE: Commentary = not thing

LIMITED AVAILABILITY All tickets for the Feb 23 show at 3pm are $15. World Premiere Part Steven Sondheim and part The B-52’s, Commentary = not thing is a modern dance opera that unfolds into a series of kaleidoscopic movement passages, vocalizing scores and chanting and singing sequences. In this work, May — a choreographer devoted to abstraction...

Feb 15 & 16 at 6pm
Okwui Okpokwasili: Studio Series: Okwui Okpokwasili

In BG: Girl, Girl, Okwui Okpokwasili continues to explore the physical and psychic world of Bronx Gothic, the first iteration of which premiered at Danspace in Platform 2012: Parallels. It is a narrative of sexual awakenings, exploits and exploitation among young girls, based on a partially true re-accounting of one...

Feb 14-16, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters (Part I)

Reconstruction and student performances of D-Man in the Waters (Part I) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. D-man in the Waters for Educational Licensing

Feb 12 - 16
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Bard Residency and Showing

Tuesday, February 12 at 6 pm Art Discusses Ideas: Bill T. Jones and Lawrence Weschler in Conversation Join choreographer and director Bill T. Jones and longtime New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Weschler for a lively conversation about art and its relationship to science, history, technology, and current events. Looking...

Feb 8 & 9 at 6pm
Walter Dundervill: Studio Series: Walter Dundervill

Walter Dundervill’s LITTER consists of two primary layers of choreographic investigation: ARENA and AMERICAN SILVER. The explorations in both themes draw from aesthetic information prevalent during his childhood and adolescence. The first layer, ARENA, explores fictional representations of ancient Rome from the 1970s, specifically referencing the BBC miniseries I, Claudius...

Feb 8 & 9
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

"Working with Bill so far has been nothing less than miraculous. We listen to one another and then each of us makes bold suggestions." – Anne Bogart A Meditation on The Rite of Spring (2013) (working title) represents an intriguing and powerful collaboration between two leading American directors and their companies. Coinciding with the...

Feb 7-10, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters (Part I)

Reconstruction and student performances of D-Man in the Waters (Part I) at University of Michigan. D-man in the Waters for Educational Licensing

Jan 31 - Feb 2, Feb 7 - 9 at 7:30pm
Karole Armitage/Armitage Gone! Dance: Mechanics of the Dance Machine

Hailed by some critics as an heir to both George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham, Karole Armitage returns to Dance Theater Workshop/New York Live Arts for the first time since the premiere of her groundbreaking work, Drastic-Classicism (1981). For her 2013 premiere, Mechanics of the Dance Machine, Armitage is exploring a...

Feb 1 - 2 at 6pm
iele paloumpis: Studio Series: iele paloumpis

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to...

Jan 26 at 2pm, Jan 27 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...

Jan 25 & 26 at 6pm
Regie Cabico: Studio Series: Regie Cabico (in partnership with Urban Word NYC)

Co-curated by and in partnership with Urban Word NYC, Cabico, said to have a “wry theatricality and naked emotionalism [that] creates excellent smarmy diva material” (The Village Voice), will present his latest spoken word play chronicling his encounters with poet stalkers who invite him to Canadian Thanksgiving, sextings and astrological...

Jan 25 & 26 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Rite @ Carolina Performing Arts Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC

"Working with Bill so far has been nothing less than miraculous. We listen to one another and then each of us makes bold suggestions." – Anne Bogart A Rite (2013)  represents an intriguing and powerful collaboration between two leading American directors and their companies. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the premiere of...

Jan 24-26 at 7:30PM OFF-SITE @ The Invisible Dog Art Center
Arturo Vidich: Off-Site:The Daedalus Effect and other dilemmas

World Premiere The Daedalus Effect and other dilemmas assumes the mythical persona of Daedalus, the taciturn engineer who invented the labyrinth, and Icarus, his ill-fated son, as metaphors for the pitfalls of product development. Modular objects created by invited guests (writers, sculptors, mathematicians, architects, engineers) are placed throughout the space as...

Jan 15, 17 - 18 at 7:30pm, Jan 19 at 6pm
Anne Juren and Annie Dorsen: MAGICAL

Co-presented with PS122's Coil Festival A collaboration between choreographer Anne Juren and director Annie Dorsen, Magical is a solo dance piece enchantingly performed by Juren using the canon of feminist performance art and the rituals of a magic show. Playing with illusion, trickery and transformation, Juren devotes herself to the efficacy...

Jan 11 at 6:30pm, Jan 12 at 7pm
Abraham.In.Motion: Live Artery: Resident Commission Artist Pavement excerpt and new work-in-progress

Pavement excerpt and new work-in-progress Presenters RSVP here New York Live Arts 3rd Floor Studio Resident Commission Artists, Kyle Abraham, will share his examination of themes and ideas through two different showings as part of Live Artery.  Both evenings Abraham will show an excerpt from his recent work, Pavement, which premiered at...

Dec 20 - 22 at 7:30pm, Dec 22 at 2pm
The Bang Group: Nut/Cracked 10th Anniversary

A comic/subversive, neo-vaudeville version of The Nutcracker, Nut/Cracked returns to Live Arts for its 10th Anniversary performances! A journey into innocence through sustained fantasy, Nut/Cracked incorporates an enterprising mix of tap, ballet, contemporary, disco and even toe tap. The work’s 22 sections are accompanied by a mix of popular, jazz...

Dec 16 - 17 @ 7:30pm
Urban Word: Journal to Journey

Journal to Journey is a four-month program that culminates in a showcase performance of new solo works created by young poets. These works by young poets navigate a path through hurt and hope on a journey towards self. Equipped with pen as compass and journal as road map, they discover...

Dec 13 - 15 @ 7:30pm
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Fresh Tracks

Featuring Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Franklin Diaz, Megan Kendzior, Michal Samama, Molly Poerstel and Parul Shah. Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie In 3 Movements In 3 Movements fuses breaking and house to reflect on our path to adulthood and the ways we come to accept the randomness of life.   Franklin Diaz EL In this...

Dec 11 - 16 at 8pm & 9:30pm, Dec 18 - 22 at 8pm & 9:30pm
Yvonne Meier: The Shining

Back by popular demand, The Shining is a thrilling dance-installation set inside the intricate maze of 350 refrigerator boxes. Originally created and performed in 1993 at Performance Space 122 and in 1995 at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, this Bessie Award-winning work puts audience members and performers together in an extraordinarily...

Dec 7 - 8 @ 7:30pm
Lang Dance: Fall Performance

Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and New York Live Arts are dedicated to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts in the collegiate field. This new partnership will feature seasonal performances including premieres of original dance works created by guest choreographers. The fall performances will...

Dec 6-9, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters (Part I) and The Gift/No God Logic

Reconstruction and student performances of D-Man in the Waters (Part I) and The Gift/No God Logic at University of Minnestota-Twin Cities. D-Man in the Waters for Educational Licensing

Dec 5-8, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of Spent Days Out Yonder

Reconstruction and student performances of Spent Days Out Yonder at Loyola Marymount University. Spent Days Out Yonder for Educational Licensing.

Nov 27 – Dec 1 at 7:30pm, Nov 30 at 10pm
Tere O'Connor Dance: 2 New Works; poem and Secret Mary

World Premiere poem and Secret Mary constitute the first two works 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 unrelated strains of material...

Nov 16-17, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of Reading, Mercy and the Artificial Nigger and Mercy 10x8 on a Circle

Reconstruction and student performances of Reading, Mercy and the Artifical Nigger and Mercy 10×8 on a Circle at California State University at Long Beach.

Nov 16 & 17, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Edison Theater, St. Louis, MO

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...

Nov 15 - 17 @ 7:30pm, Nov 17 @ 2pm
Barnard/Columbia Dances: Barnard Project: Nora Chipaumire, Beth Gill, Juliette Mapp, Reggie Wilson

The Barnard Project was the first university partnership of its kind, pairing curated artists from a renowned presenting institution with Barnard College and Columbia University dance students in a semester-long residency environment. Since its inception the program has commissioned 30 new works. Now in its eighth year, The Barnard Project...

Nov 13, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

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...

Tue, Nov 13, 2012
New York Live Arts Gala

Robert, at the Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019 6.00pm  cocktails 7.00pm  dinner   The 2012 New York Live Arts Gala celebrates the Courage of our artists, audiences and supporters, particularly three important supporters of New York Live Arts who exemplify courage in the face...

Nov 9, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Salem College, Winston-Salem

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...

Nov 6 at 7:30pm Preview, Nov 7 - 10 at 7:30pm, Nov 9 at 10:30pm
Rude Mechs: Dionysus in 69

This performance is general admission. All seating is on wooden platforms on the floor or on raised wooden platforms accessed by wooden ladders. If you need special accommodation, please notify the box office 24 hours ahead of time by calling 212.924.0077. Rude Mechs is proud to rebirth Dionysus in 69, The...

Nov 4, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ The Buckman Performing Arts Center

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,...

Nov 1-4, 2012; Apr 18-20, 2013
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters (Part I)

Reconstruction and student performances of D-Man in the Waters (Part I) at The Boston Conservatory. D-man in the Waters for Educational Licensing  

Oct 27 & 28
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Carre Theater, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes 

Oct 25
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Carre Theater Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur "Genius" Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's 

Oct 23
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ La Luna Maubeuge, France

Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes 

Oct 18 - 20 at 7:30pm, Oct 20 at 9:30pm
People Get Ready/Steven Reker: Specific Ocean

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

Oct 18-20
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Maison des Arts Creteil, France

Performed with live musicians, Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. The program features a new creation, Ravel: Landscape or Portrait?,...

Oct 14
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ RomaEuropa Festival Teatro Eliseo Rome, Italy

Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur "Genius" Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage in a new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage's 

Oct 12 @ 7:30PM
Walls and Bridges: Splendors and Miseries of (Un)conscious thoughts: A story of psychology, neuroscience and live performance

French neuroscientist Lionel Naccache discusses conscious and unconscious cognition. Following the talk, French company Oh ! Oui… (Joachim Latarjet and Alexandra Fleischer) will perform Songs for My Brain, a performance based on the research of Lionel Naccache. Songs for My Brain explores the power of the mind which at any...

Oct 12 & 13
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ RomaEuropa Festival Auditorium Conciliazione Rome, Italy

Performed with live musicians, the Play and Play applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes 

Oct 9, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Italy

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...

Oct 4-6, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Teatrino di Corte, Naples Italy

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

Oct 4-6 at 7:30pm
Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero: Turbulence (a dance about the economy)

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) plays with normative disruptions and calculated disregard for generally accepted rules of engagement. A collaborative creation, the work is an experimental hybrid of contemporary dance, improvised happening and political theater; it is a bodily response to economic crisis. Instigated before Occupy, and engaging questions of...

Sep 30
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Stadthalle Neuss, Germany

Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes 

Sep 27 & 28
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @ Theater Bonn, Germany

Performed with live musicians, the Classical Music Program applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. Repertory includes 

Sep 26 - 29 at 7:30pm, Sep 28 at 10pm
RoseAnne Spradlin: beginning of something

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

Program A - Sep 18 - 19 at 7:30pm, Program B - Sep 21 - 22 at 7:30pm
Voices of Strength: Voices of Strength: Contemporary Dance & Theater by Women from Africa

Sept 18 Stay Late Discussion: Shattering Silence: Female Voices in African Performance with Marýa Wethers (Program Manager, New York Live Arts)   Sept 19 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: The Africanist Aesthetic in Performance and Visual Art with Thomas Lax (Studio Museum in Harlem) & Adrienne Edwards (Performa) Sept 21 Stay...

Jul 31 at 8:30pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur "Genius" Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage in a new work...

Jul 25 - 28 at 8pm
Jul 28 & 29 at 2pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA

Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage in a new work...

Jul 8 – 10 at 8pm, Sun - Tue
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: OFF-SITE: Paradis at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Performances will go on light rain or shine, no refunds. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted into the performance for safety concerns. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 1000 Washington Avenue B or Q to Prospect Park 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway "Castro's Paradis feels like it grew organically out of...

Jun 28- 30 at 7:30pm Thu – Sat
KDNY: A Complex Sum

“KDNY was clean and sharp, sleek and stoic, geometric and postmodern… It was a thrill to watch.” – Dance Magazine In A Complex Sum, choreographer Kathleen Dyer takes inspiration from iconic female philosopher Ayn Rand’s Romantic Manifesto. In these essays, Rand champions the individual and elaborately relates art as idealism viewed...

Jun 21 – 23 at 7:30pm Thu - Sat
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre: Detour

“Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion … she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production.” – Inside New York Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre productions engage audiences in original and dynamic dance theatre...

Jun 13 at 6pm, 8pm Jun 14 at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Jun 15 – 16 at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Jun 17 at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm Wed – Sun
The West Village Music Theatre Festival: The West Village Musical Theatre Festival

Buy Tickets for Series A Buy Tickets for Series B Buy Tickets for Series C Buy Tickets for Series D The West Village Musical Theatre Festival (WVMTF) cultivates a new generation of composers, lyricists and book writers willing to innovate and reinvigorate the musical theatre genre. The...

Jun 8 – 9 at 7:30pm, Jun 9 at 3pm, Jun 10 at 12pm and 4pm, Fri - Sun
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...

Jun 7 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: D-Man in the Waters, Spent Days Out Yonder, and Continuous Replay @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Repertory includes D-Man in the Waters (1989), Bill T. Jones’s joyful tour de force and a genuine modern dance classic, as well as Spent Days Out Yonder (2001), a sublime reflection on the second movement of...

May 31 – Jun 2 at 7:30pm, Jun 2 – 3 at 2pm Thu – Sun
ZviDance: DABKE

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

May 23 – 24 at 7:30pm Wed - Thu
Davis Robertson/Helen Heineman: Bluegrass, Unequilibrium, Configurations, At The Still Point of The Turning World

“Helen Heineman, a gifted dancemaker… whose subtle handling of dynamics and spatial relationships makes her a choreographer to watch.” – The Newark Star Ledger “Davis Robertson, marks the emergence of a choreographer with an undeniably bold sense of the dramatic and a fearlessness in the face of experimentation.” – Chicago Sun...

May 19 beginning at 3pm
A Day with Cléo: Cléo from 5 to 7 and Comme Toujours Here I Stand

Cléo from 5 to 7 Film Screening 3pm $5 Advance/ $7 At Door New York Live Arts will screen Agnes Varda’s 1961 New Wave film, Cléo from 5 to 7, which...

Apr 23, 2012 at 7pm
Bill T. Jones: Iconic Artist Talk: Bill T. Jones at BAM

Moderated by Thelma Golden As part of BAM's 150 anniversary celebrations, iconic artists examine the evolution of their work at BAM over the years, referencing onscreen projections of original performance footage and images from the BAM Archive. A BAM artist since 1983, Bill T. Jones has explored themes of identity, form, and...