Upcoming Performances

 
 
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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 from this potentiality? How do time, space and content become differentiated through this active exchange? In Immanent Field, Gries in interested in creating a dynamic realization between what the performers and public sense as immaterial and witness as its material manifestation in dance as an art form. Using these explorations as a jumping off point, Gries views these seemingly intangible elements as essential formal ones, organizing them into a dance so they become the vital gestures of a choreography of experience. 

In-Process Talks moderated by Jodi Melnick (Friday) and RoseAnne Spradlin (Saturday).

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 be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

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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 point. Johnson, a “striking” (The New York Times) dancer known for creating “promising choreography” with “delicious qualities” (The New York Times), explores themes such as physical implication of audience members, proximity and diversity of vantage points in his current work.

In-Process Talk moderated Jack Ferver and John Jasperse

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 be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Sign up for Burr's Shared Practice,  May 11, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.

Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

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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 from the viewers' point of view? When is the duration of images sustained versus choppy? How do all of those factors affect the experience of building and releasing tension? Analyzing how the performer’s focus guides that of the viewer, the work also questions how sustained images or durational movement can resonate when cut by abrupt stillness or change. 

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 be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.


Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation For Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation.

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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 happens when two strangers create work together, their creative process involves personal self-discovery within the framework of a partnership; exploring the meaning of ‘self’ within the context of the duet form. Through movement, Poe and Zaritt approach one another’s moving bodies as unknown entities, questioning the image of the superhero and juxtaposing it with that of its antithesis: the failure, the victim, the fallen.

Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation For Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation.

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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 be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation For Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation.

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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 face of the moon___.

In-Process Talks moderated by Larissa Velez-Jackson.


Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation For Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation.

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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, absence and the phenomenon of disappearing. Collaborating with lighting designer Roderick Murray, much of the impulse driving and... stems from Bartosik’s response to Tacita Dean's words: "It's about faith and belief in what you see."

In-Process Talks moderated by RoseAnne Spradlin and Ash Bulayev

Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation For Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation.

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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 Bronx woman's sexual past.

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 be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation For Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation.

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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 and the 1969 film Fellini Satyricon. In ARENA Dundervill focuses on interpretations of historical imagery that were rooted in the conflict between traditional codes of morality and the 70s culture of burgeoning sexual independence and fluidity. The second layer, AMERICAN SILVER, uses Sam Wagstaff’s seminal Black, White and Gray exhibition and the emergence of minimalism in the 1960s. Here, Dundervill explores themes of purity and asceticism in American culture; in particular, the conflict between the act of distilling inchoate forces of nature to a pure essence and the presence of chaos and entropy within human experience.

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 be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation For Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation.

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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 be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Sign up for iele's Shared Practice, Mar 16, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.

Studio Series recives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Foundation For Contemporary Arts.

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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 whimsy.
 
In Godiva Dates & a One Night Stand, Cabico tells stories of how he attracts males by writing them poetic odes or mailing them gay super hero wedding comic books. By the time he reaches 50, he doesn’t want his life to be a Barbara Streisand film. Cabico is on the eternal mission to get his groove back.

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 be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.


Studio Series recives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Jerome Foundation and the Foundation For Contemporary Arts.

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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 by Annie Gosfield played live by The FLUX Quartet and includes an original score by Dan Siegler.

Performers: Andrew Champlin, Maggie Cloud, Dylan Crossman, Pierre Guilbault, Sarah Haarmann, Melissa Toogood

Original score: Dan Siegler

Music: Annie Gosfield, played live by The FLUX Quartet

Lighting Design: Davison Scandrett

Costumes: Renee Kurz

May 16 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation with Composer Dan Siegler, moderated by William Petroni
May 16 Stay Late Discussion with David Vaughan
May 17 Stay Late with The FLUX Quartet (Free) Reserve tickets here

The Spectators is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts. The Spectators was created during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York City, with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Spectators is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The Spectators also receives support from New Music USA's 2013 Live Music For Dance Program and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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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 years ago, and the title of the work loosely translates as “gratitude” in his native Gurunsi. Also on the program, BuudouBADOOBADOLO is inspired by Badolo’s rich family legacy as it traces the journey of his great-great-grandfather; the lessons his father taught him; and the responsibility he feels to his own son about their ancestry.

BOOM!, a new duet by Cynthia Oliver featuring Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet, opens the performance program. A nugget of a larger work to come, BOOM! exposes and manipulates notions of building a life and a relationship - of a woman to herself, her history, her present and future. Negotiating and renegotiating the rules of personhood, fate and consequence, BOOM! simultaneously reveals, resists and submits to the structures and shape of a performance.

Apr 25 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Continuing the Discourse: The Africanist Aesthetic in Performance and Visual Art with Adrienne Edwards (Performa)

Apr 26 Stay Late Discussion: From BOOM! to Barak – A Conversation about Autobiographical Dancemaking with Reggie Wilson (Artistic Director, Fist and Heel Performance Group)

Sign up for Souleymane's Shared Practice,  Apr 27, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.

BARACK is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts. Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO was originally commissioned for the Harlem Stage by the E-Moves Series. Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO premiered April 21, 2012 at the The Gatehouse of Harlem Stage. 

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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 to live performances created and performed by their peers.

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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 solo dance with two singers and a percussionist that combines flamenco and contemporary movement vocabularies with African influences and Cuban sounds, Diaz considers the struggles between the past and the future.  

Megan Kendzior Rift
Shifting between moments of tender alliance, stark isolation and palpable disturbance, Rift exposes delicate and vulnerable distillations of human experience.
 

Michal Samama The Chicken Memorial
Is it possible to commemorate something so forgettable and unremarkable as a chicken? Can a performance assume the position of a site of remembrance?

Molly Poerstel-Taylor Do Beast
In Do Beast, Poerstel-Taylor is sourcing sensations associated with painful memories, instinct, imagined landscapes, sexuality and physical disintegration in response to duration.

Parul Shah enduring silence
Committed to back breaking work protected under the canopy of tradition, enduring silence takes its inspiration from women that persevere and their ignored sorrows, anonymous kinship, and desperate strength.
 

The Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program, created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, identifies six early career artists to receive comprehensive performance and residency support. The program begins with a showcase performance in the theater followed by a 50-hour creative residency in our studios along with introductory level professional development workshops in marketing, fundraising and career development. Artists also participate in dialogue sessions facilitating open discussion about their creative process and one-on-one consultations, both with Artistic Advisor Levi Gonzalez.

Dec 13 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: 47 years of Emerging Artists, 2011-12 Fresh Track Artists with Levi Gonzalez

Dec 14 Stay Late Mixer (The Fresh Tracks Reunion)


Previous Fresh Tracks artists include: Jeff Duncan (1965), Deborah Jowitt (1968), Wendy Perron (1970), Alice Teirstein (1974), Bill T. Jones (1977), Bebe Miller (1978) Elizabeth Streb (1979), Tere O’Connor (1984), Amy Sue Rosen (1986), Ron Brown (1987), Reggie Wilson (1989), RoseAnne Spradlin (1990), Rosane Chamecki (1991), Maura Ngyuen-Donohue (1995), and more recently, Ivy Baldwin (2000), Jen Rosenblit (2009), and Vanessa Anspaugh (2010).

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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 highlight choreographers Beth Gill and Yvonne Meier, spring performances will feature works by guest artist John Jasperse, Lang faculty Neil Greenberg and a Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. Each performance series will also highlight student-choreographed works. All works will be performed by students of the Eugene Lang College dance program.

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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, veteran Bebe Miller Company dancers Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones appear live and virtually to create a dynamic theater based performance and archeological inquiry. Under Miller’s direction, their nuanced dancing relationship is an opportunity to look at the way past ideas and experiences lead us forward.

Apr 12 Stay Late Discussion: Letter to the Artist with Eva Yaa Asantewaa (Dance Writer, Critic for Dance Magazine & InfiniteBody) (Bebe Miller responds to a letter written to her by Eva Yaa Asantewaa about A History)

Sign up for Bebe's Shared Practice,  Apr 13, 10-12pm, $15.

Installation Info
On view Apr 11 - Apr 13 from 10am - 10pm in the
Ford Foundation Live Gallery at New York live Arts

Centering on two medis elements, the A History Installation is comprised of The Portrait Series, which contains side-by-side video portraits of various individuals who have formed a matrix of connections to Bebe Miller Company; and The Wedge, a table-sized view of Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones in action, created from Lily Skove's video imagery. These visual elements are accompanied by an audio soundtrack containing sound excerpts from the audio.

Bebe Miller Company’s A History was commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through its Wexner Center Artists Residency Award program and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A History was also developed with support from Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance. The creation of A History was made possible with support from The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Humanities Grants for Research and Creative Activity and the Department of Dance, as well as by Ohio State’s Advanced Computing Center for Arts and Design, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute, and the Department of Women’s Studies and their Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women grant program. The creation and presentation of A History was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for A History and Bebe Miller Company has been provided by the Multi-Arts Production Fund, a program of Creative Capital Foundation supported by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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 prism and its physiological stimuli.

Mar 7 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: The Visual Atmosphere in Dance with HéleÌ€ne Lesterlin

Mar 8 Stay Late Discussion: The Process of Creating Haptic and Holistic Strata with Carla Peterson (Artistic Director, New York Live Arts)

This presentation is made possible, in part, with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Shubert Foundation and the Japan Foundation Performing Arts Japan touring program.

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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 unicorn.

Apr 4 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Circles, Lines, Dogs with Ted Byfield (Associate Director of the Center for Transformative Media at the New School and Assistant Professor in the School of Art Media and Technology at Parsons the New School of Design)

Apr 5 Stay Late Discussion: Beasts and Plots with Kyle deCamp (performer, collaborator and creator of cross-media works, produced in NYC and abroad)

Sign up for Gwen's Shared Practice, Apr 6, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.

Concept and Direction: Gwen Welliver
Choreography and Performance: Julia Burrer, Beth Gill, Kayvon Pourazar, Stuart Singer and Gwen Welliver
Sound Composition and Live Performance: Jake Meginsky with Bill Nace
Costumes: Reid Bartelme
Lights: Tricia Toliver
Installation: Chris Hennelly
Creative Consultant: Kyle deCamp

Ford Foundation Live Gallery Installation

Selfie, 2013
Gwen Welliver
Mixed-media "selfies"

During the process of making the dance Beasts and Plots, I developed and practiced movement scores in two mediums: dance and drawing. Some of these scores I considered self portraits, in that they demanded a translation of my anatomy, gender, age or fantasies from one medium to the other. Selfie is made from sixty such works on paper.

Beasts and Plots is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts. The creation of Beasts and Plots was also supported through a residency partnership with the Museum of Art and Design (MAD). Beasts and Plots is made possible in part with the public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

 

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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 New York as “a brave, postmodern intellect,” Yokoshi was appointed as the inaugural Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) of New York Live Arts in July 2011.

For BELL, Yokoshi has assembled a multidisciplinary cast from Japan and the U.S. to perform in a contemporary reimagining of the classical Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji (A Woman and a Bell at the Dojoji Temple), reputed to be the most important and most difficult dance work in the Kabuki theater repertoire.

BELL continues Yokoshi’s collaboration with Masumi Seyama, 82-year old master teacher of Kabuki Su-odori style dance and successor of renowned choreographer Kanjyuro Fujima VI. Through this collaboration, Yokoshi investigates the parallel aesthetics of traditional and contemporary forms and the transgression of cultural boundaries.

Yasuko Yokoshi is New York Live Arts’ first Resident Commissioned Artist, receiving a two-year residency with salary, benefits and a commission to create a new work produced by New York Live Arts.

Mar 20 Stay Late Discussion: "BELL": Merging Traditional and Innovative Practices with Bill T. Jones

Mar 21 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Building "BELL" with Reginald Jackson (Assistant Professor in the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, where he specializes in pre-modern Japanese literature and performance)

Sign up for Yasuko's Shared Practice class, Feb 23, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.

BELL is commissioned and produced by New York Live Arts through its Resident Commissioned Artist Program, with lead support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund. Support is also provided by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the Japan Foundation.

BELL was developed, in part, at the University of Chicago with support from the Japan Committee and the Program in Theater and Performance Studies, and at the Herberger Institute School of Dance at Arizona State University with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. A solo work-in-progress version of BELL was presented by Dublin Dance Festival 2011.

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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 and placing them into complex relational networks. Utilizing assemblage, layering and juxtaposition, he searches to create works that follow a choreographic logic devoid of narrative resolution. Through the constant reapplication of these elemental choreographic processes, O’Connor has searched for social resonances in dance. This project examines how cultures bleed into each other to create new relationships.
 
In poem, the second dance in the series, commissioned by New York Live Arts, O’Connor reexamines his career long obsession with artifice and formal structures in dance. The featured performers are Natalie Green, Michael Ingle, Oisín Monaghan, Heather Olson and Silas Riener. The first work in the series Secret Mary, is based on O’Connor’s mentoring relationships with young artists Tess Dworman, devynn emory, Ryan Kelly and Mary Read. It was originally presented as a work-in progress at the River to River Festival in the summer of 2012. Lighting design for the evening is by Michael O’Connor. The music for poem is composed by James Baker.

Nov 29 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Bridging Process and Product: Tere O’Connor speaks about this project. Moderated by Tere O’Connor.

Nov 30 Stay Late Discussion: Interrogations: What is this dance doing? What are you reading in it? The audience asks questions of the dance. Moderated by Jenn Joy.

Read Tere's Process Blog for the new work.

This presentation is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

This presentation is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust; The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; and received funding from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and its River To River Festival, including a residency in space donated by Savanna.

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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 that life is full of moments that will carry you as far and deep as you are willing to go. Poets are paired with Writing Mentor and Studio Series residency artist Regie Cabico and Director/Choreographer Nicco Annan.

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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 and its ability to communicate the expressive body — examines social emotions such as compassion, embarrassment, shame, guilt and contempt, in an effort to generate a narrative that is fueled by the emotional happenings of the individuals in the group and the interpersonal events that unfold.

Feb 21 at 6:30 Come Early Discussion: Abstraction, Text, and the Emotional Body with Sarah Maxfield (Performance Creator and Curator)

Feb 22 Stay Late Discussion: Unpacking "Commentary = not thing" with Brian Rogers (Artistic Director, The Chocolate Factory)

Sign up for Juliana's Shared Practice class, Feb 2, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.

Commentary = not thing is commissioned by New York Live Arts and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts. The work was developed, in part, during a residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center supported by New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Bachtrack

Rachel Rizzuto, 3/25/13

Review of Commentary = not thing

http://www.bachtrack.com/review-nyla-juliana-may-maydance

 

 

Infinite Body

Eva Ya Asantewaa, 2/21/13

Blurb on Commentary = not thing

http://infinitebody.blogspot.com/2013/02/juliana-f-mays-premiere-at-new-york.html

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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 and secrets of the female body. The effect of simultaneous magic, choreography and performance entices spectators to see through the events on the stage.

COIL is Performance Space 122's annual mid-winter festival of contemporary performance from across the U.S. and around the globe.

Jan 17 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation The Feminist Performance Art Canon

Jan 18 Stay Late Discussion Strategies of Illusion and Transformation in Modern Performance with Vallejo Gantner and Carla Peterson
 

Sign up for Anne and Annie's Shared Practice class, Jan 19, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.

MAGICAL is co–presented by New York Live Arts and Performance Space 122 as part of the 8th Annual COIL Festival.

This presentation of MAGICAL is supported, in part, by the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Austrian Cultural Forum, The Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

 

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Come Early Conversation with Author and Performance Scholar Cynthia C. Carr and Carla Peterson, Artistic Director of New York Live Arts

Topic: The Feminist Performance Art Canon

This conversation took place before a performance of Anne Juren and Annie Dorsen's MAGICAL at New York Live Arts.

 http://vimeo.com/58041155

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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 and novelty versions of the score and the traditional orchestral suite. By the end of the show, the cast has danced their way to a new kind of childhood replete with a thumb-sucking fantasia to the Grand Pas de Deux. In addition to The Bang Group, each show features a different group of teenage guest artists from dance schools throughout New York City.

Thu, Dec 20 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Dancing “Nut/ Cracked” with Zack Winokur (Co-Director of The Troupe)

Sat, Dec 22 Stay Late Matinee Discussion: Celebrating 10 years of “Nut/Cracked” with New York City Ballet legend Heather Watts and the artists.

This presentation is made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Shubert Foundation.

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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 crafted, living, breathing and inimitable environment.

Dec 18 at 6PM Come Early Symposium: Exceptional behavior in East Village Dance: Spotlight on Yvonne Meier’s "The Shining." with Doran George (dancer, choreographer, artist, curator and scholar) and Carla Peterson (Artistic Director, New York Live Arts), Amy Smith (Co-Director, Headlong Dance Theater) and Jennifer Monson (Artistic Director, iLAND)

Sign up for Yvonne's Shared Practice class, Dec 15, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.



The reconstruction of The Shining was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius. This presentation is made possible by the Lambent Foundation.

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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 Late Discussion: Women Breaking Borders, Subverting Cultural Expectations with Cathy Zimmerman (MAPP International Productions)
 
Sept 22 at 6:30 Come Early Panel: Creating Meaningful Cultural Exchange with Cathy Zimmerman (MAPP International), Shay Wafer (651 Arts), Carla Peterson (New York Live Arts)

Program A: Sep 18 – 19 
Correspondances with Kettly Noël (Haiti/Mali) and Nelisiwe Xaba (South Africa) 
Quartiers Libres with Nadia Beugré (Côte d’Ivoire)

Program B: Sep 21 – 22
Sombra with Maria Helena Pinto (Mozambique)
Madame Plaza with Bouchra Ouizguen (Morocco)

A mini-festival featuring five female African choreographers, the performances are sophisticated expressions of the complex lives these women live globally. Through traditionally-rooted dance and bold contemporary idioms, this twoevening program tackles diverse political and social themes that articulate women’s struggles toward empowerment with humor, poignancy and courage.

Program A features Correspondances, a raucous yet intimate duet by Kettly Noël and Nelisiwe Xaba that explores race, culture, gender and friendship; and Quartiers Libres, a commanding solo by Nadia Beugré with interactive sound exploring the struggle between cultural boundaries and personal freedom.

Program B begins with Sombra by Maria Helena Pinto, a stark and poignant solo that gives voice to the lives of “invisible” women who push society forward; followed by Madame Plaza, a profoundly contemporary piece by Bouchra Ouizguen featuring three Aïta vocalists, whose traditional technique includes guttural wailing and incantation.

This presentation is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, with support from Speaker Christine C. Quinn.

Voices of Strength is curated by MAPP International Productions and presented in partnership with the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium.

The U.S. tour of Voices of Strength is made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust. It is also supported, in part, by Institut français - Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes and the eeg-cowles Foundation. Critical production support was provided by KVS (Brussels, Belgium).

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Voices of Strength: Correspondances (excerpts) from MAPP International on Vimeo.

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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 offers choreographers and their selected casts the opportunity to work in a laboratory setting that emphasizes shared process. The resulting new works by 2012 – 2013 artists Nora Chipaumire, Beth Gill, Juliette Mapp, and Reggie Wilson will premiere at New York Live Arts.

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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 Performance Group’s radical 1968 re-imagining of The Bacchae. The company remounts this piece as faithfully as possible to Richard Schechner’s original staging using Brian de Palma’s film and the 1970 book, Dionysus in 69, as primary sources. The Rude Mechs production is the first-ever remounting of this legendary work, and it finally returns to New York City 44 years after its premiere. The Performance Group’s Dionysus in 69 was the first of its kind environmental theater production performed at the Performing Garage, featuring an extraordinary combination of groundbreaking milestones including audience interaction and full-frontal nudity of both women and men.

Nov 8 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: The (Re)performance of Discussing “Dionysus in 69” with Madge Darlington (Co-Producing Artistic Directors of Rude Mechs) and Shawn Sides (Co-Producing Artistic Director of Rude Mechs)

Nov 9 Stay Late Discussion:* Discussing Dionysus in 69, NOW with Elizabeth Zimmer (Writer and Dance Critic) in conversation with Richard Schechner (professor of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch) and Shawn Sides & Madge Darlington (Co-Producing Artistic Directors of Rude Mechs)

*Stay Late event follows the 7:30 performance only

This presentation is made possible, in part, by the Lambent Foundation. Further support for this project is given by the National Performance Network Performance Residency Program.

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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 Kocik, in collaboration with composer Katherine Young, vocalist Samita Sinha and The Commons Choir, E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E was developed by researching the sonic and connotative powers of language. 26 dancers, singers and actors treat our current inequity crisis with reparative tones, tunes and intentions while drawing on the body as horn of plenty.

Feb 28 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation: BEGGING, with Robert Kocik and Laura Stelmok.

Mar 1 Stay Late Discussion: Practicing the Prosodic Body, with Faïn, Kocik, Commons Choir and Carla Peterson.

Conception/Director/Choreography: Daria Faïn
Conception/Director/Librettist: Robert Kocik 

Performers: Christina Andrea, Maximilian Balduzzi, CC Chang, Levi Gonzalez, Hazuki Homma, Whitney Hunter, Peter Jacobs, Aram Jibilian, Dora Koimtzi, Mina Nishimura, Jaime Ortega, Peter Sciscioli, Kensaku Shinohara, Samita Sinha, Emily Skillings, Ben Spatz, Despina Stamos, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Julia Ulehla, Saúl Ulerio, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Katherine Young.

Composer: Katherine A. Young
Percussion: Sam Sowyrda
Trombone: Jen Baker
Vocalist and Choir Arrangement: Samita Sinha
Dramaturge: Susan Mar Landau
Styling: Mariana Valencia
Lighting Designer: Carrie Wood

E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is produced by the Prosodic Body and the members of the Commons Choir. Development support was provided by a series of residencies including the Movement Research Artist In Residence program supported by The Jerome Foundation, The Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency (2008-2010), LMCC SWING SPACE (2009-2010) and The Field Artist Residency program supported by Lambent Foundation (2011). Funds have also been provided by the James Robison Foundation.

Pre-production support has been provided by Dance New Amsterdam (2012) through its Artist In Residence Program including studio rehearsal and office space plus a technical residency in the theater.

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The New Yorker

Dance listings

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/dance/2013/03/04/130304goda_GOAT_dance

 

The New York Times

Dance listings, March 1 - 7

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/arts/dance/dance-listings-for-march-1-7.html?pagewanted=all

 

Flavorpill

Commons Choir listing

http://beta.flavorpill.com/events/511410e1b6d54b00160001e3?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=Gel&utm_source=MKTG_Contest&utm_keyword=daria_fain&utm_content=daria_fain

 

The New York Times

Dance listings, Feb 22 – 28

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/arts/dance/dance-listings-for-feb-22-28.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1362165849-JbOwCFJ48vREuPZbDlKk2Q

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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, including selections from their new album, out this year on Brassland Records.

Steven Reker is a Brooklyn-based musician, choreographer and performer, and the primary songwriter and director of People Get Ready. Since moving to New York in 2006, he has worked in the capacity of dancer, choreographer or musician with many artists, including Yoshiko Chuma, Jeff McMahon, David Byrne, John Jesurun, Brian Rogers, Miranda July, Jodi Melnick, Annie-B Parson, Fred Thomas and Yasuko Yokoshi. His own work has been presented at The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Rooftop Films and AUNTS.
 
Oct 18 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Past and Present – Indie Music & Contemporary Dance With Michael Azerrad (music writer and scholar) and Matt Mehlan (musician and production manager).

Oct 19 Stay Late Dance Party with Live DJ and special guests.

Specific Ocean is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.
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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 given moment is creating fiction and inventing scenarios — What tomorrow will bring? What your friend thinks of you? What was that ruckus you heard last night? — in a never-ending stream of thought provoking stories that fuel our consciousness.

This event is presented as part of “Walls and Bridges,” a 10-day French-American arts and ideas festival curated by the Villa Gillet, a French cultural institute interested in thought in all its expressions, bringing together thinkers and artists from all over the world; and is co-presented with Les Subsistances, an international laboratory for live arts based in Lyon, France. villagillet.net

*Please note that Daniel Kahneman, who was originally scheduled to be a part of the discussion with Lionel Naccache, is unable to participate due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict.

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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 after a sold out run at The Chocolate Factory in 2011. 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 2012 cast includes Rebecca Serrell Cyr, Natalie Green, Rebecca Warner and Rebecca Wender.

Sign up for RoseAnne's Shared Practice class on Oct 6, 1:30-3:30pm, $15.



The reconstruction of beginning of something is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

beginning of something was also supported by an artist residency on Governor’s Island, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a space grant through the Movement Research Artist in Residency program.

This performance is general admission, for limited $15 seats, please call the box office at 212.924.0077.

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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 improvisational scores for this solo dance performance. Like puzzle pieces, combinations of the objects generate physical dilemmas that prompt strings of full-body gestures.

Jan 25 Stay Late Discussion: Constraints, Autofiction, and The Performative Object moderated by Stephen Greco* (Executive Editor of Classical TV)*

*Event will take place at The Inivisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, 11201

Sign up for Arturo's Shared Practice class, Jan 26,  12:30-2:30pm, $15.
 

The Daedalus Effect and other dilemmas is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. The creation of this work was also supported through a residency partnership with the Museum of Art and Design. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

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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 at luminary thinkers and creative artists, Jones and Weschler will discuss how the arts engage with, inform, and meaningfully complicate the world of ideas.

Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm
Work-in-Progress Showing of Story

The Company performs a work-in-process showing of Story, a new work created during its week in residence at Bard. Story (2013) uses Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) as the basis for an energetic new work that draws from the Company’s latest choreographic methods developed for Story/Time (2012). Story will have its New York premiere in March at The Joyce Theater. The showing will be followed by a discussion with Jones, Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, and the Company. Live music performed by members of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra.

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"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 Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company combine forces to explore the impact of this revolutionary piece of music, imagining the consequence of hearing the score played for the very first time. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts.

A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

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"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 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company combine forces to explore the impact of this revolutionary piece of music, imagining the consequence of hearing the score played for the very first time. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts.

A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

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"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

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A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

 

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"…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 and dancers working together. 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major and Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012), set to Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, reflects the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint..

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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 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, and the classic Continuous Replay performed with a new score composed by Jerome Begin. Every performance features live music.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will be in residency at Arizona State Univeristy, April 19-24, 2013. 

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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 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.Publish

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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 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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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 joy of musicians and dancers working together. 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, and the classic Continuous Replay performed with a new score composed by Jerome Begin. Every performance features live music.

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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 27

"…take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it..."
-Jasper Johns

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater in New York City this spring for an extended two week run of performances including two New York premieres!

The Company commemorates thirty years of creativity and impact with Play and Play: an evening of movement and music, featuring two programs both featuring live music by the Orion String Quartet.

Program A includes:

Spent Days Out Yonder, set to Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23, is a pure musical exploration with movement firmly rooted in Mr. Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary.

Continuous Replay originally choreographed by Arnie Zane in 1977 as the solo work, Hand Dance, and later revised as a group work by Bill T. Jones in 1991. Continuous Replay is based on 45 precise gestures accumulated in space and time set to a score by Jerome Begin that combines motifs from Beethoven’s first and last string quartets with recorded sound to create a surprising soundscape.

D-Man in the Waters, set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20, is an award-winning, joyful tour de force that has not been seen in New York since 2002.  It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope, and triumph.

Program B
Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012) set to the third movement of Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major reflects the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint.  New York Premiere

Story/ (2013) is the latest result of the company’s continued investigation in using indeterminacy as a choreographic tool. Created using one of the random menus generated for a performance of the acclaimed Story/Time, Story/ (2013) uses Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No 14 in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) to craft a conversation between the music and the movement.  New York Premiere

Programs include nudity

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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?, set to Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and the classic Continuous Replay performed with a new score composed by Jerome Begin. Every performance features live music.
 

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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 redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

Repertory includes Duet x2, Blauvelt Mountain, and the classic Continuous Replay.

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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 Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

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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 Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

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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 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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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 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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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 residencies this year. The showing is followed by a reception.

Join us to see the work of:
 - Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie
 - Megan Kendzior
 - Molly Poerstel-Taylor
 - Michal Samama
 - Parul Shah

NO LATE SEATING

 

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Cléo from 5 to 7 and Comme Toujours Here I Stand [event_url] => day-with-cleo [event_description] =>

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 inspired Big Dance Theater's Bessie Award-winning theater work Comme Toujours Here I Stand. Shot in Paris in 1961, Cléo from 5 to 7 tracks the early evening hours in the life of a marginally talented pop singer as she waits to hear if she has terminal cancer. Big Dance Theater reinvents the film for the stage by using the script as a found object to create an intimate portrait of a woman shadowed by death, while still caught up in the breezy pleasures of the day: shopping, visiting, strolling. Comme Toujours Here I Stand serves also as a critique of the flexible and facile nature of the medium of film when set against the handmade qualities of live dance and theater.
 
Nearby French Restaurants for Dinner:
Le Singe Vert: $$  - 160 7th Ave
Gascogne: $$$ - 158 8th Ave
La Lunchonette: $$ - 130 10th Ave
Trois Canards: $$  - 265 West 20th Street
 
Big Dance Theater
Comme Toujours Here I Stand
7:30pm

$24 Advance/$30 At Door
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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 debt, value and exchange, Turbulence is intended as both provocation and affirmation of the current global movement.

Performer/collaborators:
Julie Phelps, Emily Leap, Laura Arrington, Jesse Hewit, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos, Hana Erdman, Gabriel Todd, Ruairí O'Donovan, Empress Jupiter, Jassem Hindi, Keith Hennessy.

Guest artists:
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dana Michel (Montréal), AK Burns.

Oct 4 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Resistance (A conversation about the economy) with Amy Whitaker, author of Museum Legs

Oct 5 Stay Late Discussion: Creating "Turbulence" with Keith Hennessy and Carla Peterson (Artistic Director, New York Live Arts)

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) is made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts through its National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Further support for this project is given by the National Performance Network Performance Residency Program.

Turbulence is co-commissioned by CounterPULSE and Regards et Mouvements with additional funding from Zellerbach Family Foundation, New Stages in Dance, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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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 the ground (or descended from the heavens), like the lovely trees and flowers that cover the garden’s fifty-two lush acres. No mere spectacle, the piece invites the viewer to become part of a magical experience, a fitting tribute to the beauty of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the endless imagination of Castro and her company."
- This Week In New York

After last year's sold-out run of Paradis, New York Live Arts and Brooklyn Botanic Garden have partnered, with the support of a regrant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, to bring Paradis back.  Paradis is a performance and audio installation with live piano performed outdoors at twilight. Inspired by the final section of Jean-Luc Godard's 2004 film, "Notre Musique," Paradis continues Castro's exploration of the space between the performer and audience member: the tension in the simultaneous experience of distance and intimacy inherent in the live event. Paradis premiered June 2-4, 2011 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, presented by Dance Theater Workshop. It was the first site-based dance work in the Garden's 100-year history.

Direction & Choreography: Yanira Castro
Performance & Choreography: Peggy Cheng, Daniel Clifton, Simon Courchel, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz (soloist), Pamela Vail, Kimberly Young, Darrin Wright
Sound Installation: Stephan Moore
Pianist: Michael Dauphinais
Production Manager: William Schaffner

Paradis was created, in part, with the support of The Jerome Foundation and the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and through The Field's Field Artist Residency program, supported by Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation. The remount of Paradis at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).


 

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Paradis (excerpt) from a canary torsi on Vimeo.

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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 range from Bach and Stravinsky to Ratatat.


Each of the five unique concerts consists of solos by the students and two of the following group pieces: Waterstudy, Carnival of the Animals, Extra Genre, Garden Party, Ode, Rainforest, Secret Service, Towel Dance, Palimpsest, and *SIGH*.

Ellen Robbins’ Annual Student Concerts are funded, in part, by Jody and John Arnhold, The W Trust, and the Ellen Robbins Parents’ Committee Fund.

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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 social commentary, and has become one of the most innovative and powerful forces in modern dance and theater. Drawing on three decades of performances, Jones examines his artistic vision as showcased at BAM with Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

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“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 through one’s own understanding. Dyer’s movement vocabulary, a fusion of graceful virtuosity and idiosyncratic nuances, captures the oscillating nature of the ideal amid a community of minds. To an original score for string quartet by NY composer, Cristina Spinei, Ms. Dyer uses movable sets and projected video to construct layers of warmth, entanglement or comedy so that each moment offers multiple definitions and rearrangements of our observations.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

A Complex Sum is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund.

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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 annual festival offers a theatrical tasting menu, in the format of four series of six short musicals, where each musical is 10-15 minutes in length. Some works are stand alone pieces, while others are sections of a larger work. With each series running under 90 minutes, audiences can enjoy a great variety of substance and style in a single evening.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

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“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 DABKE, a contemporary dance inspired by this ancient Middle-Eastern folk dance. Arabic for “stomping the ground,” Dabke is the national dance of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine; Israelis have their own version. Mr. Gotheiner’s DABKE uses the power of dance to highlight tribal and national identities as well as dissolve those definitions. Reflecting on the recent “Arab Spring” movement that ignited the Middle-East with unstoppable forces for change, Gotheiner aspires to celebrate this trend, and by creating DABKE, acknowledges its ripple effect on all of us.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

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“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 that raise questions, challenge social norms, and magnifies humanity through dance. Using physical dynamics, luscious movement, and theatrical elements, Detour continually shifts the experience of perception. Turning movement inside out, the work plays with timing and musicality, stillness and repetition, spatial design and direction.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

This presentation is funded, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

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“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 Times


Davis Robertson/Helen Heineman & Dancers presents an evening of original choreography by Robertson and Heineman to music by Bela Fleck, Bela Bartok, Zoe Keating, Antonio Vivaldi among others. Featuring beautifully molded dance performances, the works range from abstract neoclassicism to wide ranging contemporary explorations.

This presentation is made possible in part by New York Live Arts' Theater Access Program.

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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 Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory

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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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

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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 Indeterminacy, a performance of seventy one-minute stories, Jones creates a landscape of dance, music, and story, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure. Story/Time finds Jones engaging in the time-honored art of storytelling while also questioning the structure of the form. Mentored by Cage's modernist approach, randomness and structure trump the taste and personality of the artist to create a unique event that reflects on the relentless passage of time and our memory of it. Original music composed by Ted Coffey will accompany the diverse company of dancers.

Co-commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and the Walker Art Center.

Developed in residence at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, Bard College, Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, University of Virginia, and the Walker Art Center.

Story/Time is made possible with lead support from the Company's commissioning program, "Partners in Creation," which includes the following donors: the Argosy Foundation, Abigail Congdon and Joe Azrack, Anne Delaney, Eleanor Friedman, Barbara and Eric Dobkin, Sandra and Gerald Eskin, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Ellen Poss, Jane Bovingdon Semel and Terry Semel.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (NDP), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Story/Time in Repertory

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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 respective companies – Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company. Coinciding with the one-hundredth anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Jones and Bogart combine forces to explore the impact of this revolutionary piece of music, imagining the consequence of hearing the score played for the very first time.

Artists’ statement:
Our intention is to create a meditation upon the phenomenon of the encounter with Igor Stravinsky’s music and with the history that the piece carries upon its back.  We are taking the work apart and putting it back together again in a way that we both hope will speak to audiences everywhere.  The music is prime and the social-historical context is a point of departure as is the community created by the joining of our two companies.  We both believe that the work allows us the opportunity to reflect upon the human condition: sacrifice; creative and spiritual rebirth; the individual against or with the community.  Much of the spoken text will be by Jonah Lehrer from his chapter on Stravinsky in his bestselling book Proust Was a Neuroscientist.  The result will not be a re-construction of the performance and subsequent riot at the infamous Parisian premiere, but rather a deconstruction of the music and its impact upon the development of the human mind.
– Anne Bogart & Bill T. Jones

World Premiere in January 2013 at Carolina Performing Arts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 

A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.


 

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New York Live Arts Thanksgiving Video 2011

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New York Live Arts Holiday Video 2011

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The culmination of our "Mondays" series at New York Live Arts promises to be a very special event. Featuring SITI's Advanced Winter Training participants who, together with SITI Company members, will be contributing to the build of the next SITI production, Cafe Variations. You don't want to miss this one-night-only performance!

 

 

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The Gift/No God Logic, set to music from Verdi's Forza del Destino, is a beautiful, sparse work choreographed by Arnie Zane.  The dance develops through a strikingly restrained and precise physical vocabulary.  Dancers move together and apart, but always with compassion and awareness of one another.  The apparent simplicity of the work belies its technical difficulty.  To quote Jennifer Dunning in her 1988 review of the work, “It is a dance of memorable simplicity and un-ironic emotion."

Choreographer: Arnie Zane
Music: Giuseppe Verdi (Selections from La Forza del Destino)
Cast size: 4 (based on 3 men and 1 woman)
Length: 13 minutes
 


    Skills developed:
  • • Partnering and full-bodied weight-sharing
  • • Performing as a community of dancers
  • • Musicality

    Complementary classes:
  • • Technique class focusing on embodying shape, bound flow and strong weight
  • • Partnering

    Recently reconstructed at:
  • • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


“The Gift is a gorgeous piece and deserves to be continued. It will be ever changing from cast-to-cast because no community will ever be the same. That’s the beauty of it.”
-UW-Milwaukee Cast Member

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This Showing is SOLD OUT. To be put on the waitlist contact the New York Live Arts Box Offce, 212.924.0077, at 1pm on the day of the show.

Please join us on Friday, May 25 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 residencies this year. The showing is followed by a reception.

The 2011-12 Fresh Track artists are niv Acosta, Hadar Ahuvia, Aretha Aoki, Lorene Bouboushian, Yanghee Lee, and Saúl Ulerio (please note not all artists will be showing work).

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Fully-staged excerpts of Story/Time (new work premiering January 2012); Body Against Body (the early duets of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane); and D-Man in the Waters (from the Classical Music Program)

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Join Ara Merjian, Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner, and Phil Harder for a conversation about CONVERSATION WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2,THE COLLECTION and FLYING LESSON

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David R. White Studio

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In intimacy, Levi Gonzalez attempts to bring the practice of making into the moment of live performance. In constructing material for this work, he prioritized instinct over concept, cultivating a sensitivity to the idiosyncracies of his own interests in movement and performance. Often framing the action with language, he establishes a directness with the spectator that resists metaphor, while still leaving space for the engagement of the imagination. Ultimately the work examines the intimacy of the relationship between performer and audience, and how we navigate this shared experience. The solo was developed in collaboration with dramaturg Susan Mar Landau.

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David R. White Studio

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David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group “Restless Eye” (work-in-process to premiere at Live Arts March 24-April 1)

Commissioned by the DTW Commissioning Fund

David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group's inclusive embrace of disciplines springs from an interest in the mind as a complex phenomenological experience, articulated on our declining bodies. In Restless Eye, Advanced Beginner Group explores the realm between thought and behavior, between describing life and experiencing it. Through a collision of digital technology and a deeply physical vocabulary, Restless Eye will bring together the madness of everyday events with the vast patterns that shape our inexplicable lives. Ultimately, it's how we bring our attention to what's in front of us that allows art to transform us as creators and observers.

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David R. White Studio

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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group theREVISITATION work-in-process to premiere at Live Arts as part of the Replay Series March 14-17, 2011)

Reconstruction supported by the DTW Commissioning Fund

theREVISITATION is the simple and intricate exercise of looking back to look forward. Selected previous performance works are cut, pasted and merged with new ideas, thoughts, realities and perspectives, and crafted into a vehicle for Wilson to reflect on his past, his approach to his body and its idiomatic movement. It is a reexamination of the artist’s moving body and his provocative body of work.

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Jerome Robbins Studio

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work-in-process to premiere at Live Arts March 7-10, 2011

Commissioned by the DTW Commissioning Fund

Jodi Melnick is truly, madly, deeply, in love with movement. An acclaimed performer, Melnick's work is meticulously designed, flooded with nuanced imagery unfolding into elaborate, hidden agendas. Solo, Deluxe version is revealed as Melnick is immersed into a world dislocated from something known.

 

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Jerome Robbins Studio

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work-in-process presentation of new work to premiere at Live Arts spring 2013

As part of her appointment as New York Live Arts' 2011-2013 Resident Commissioned Artist , Yasuko Yokoshi will create a new dance-theater work that continues her in-depth research of the parallel aesthetics of traditional and contemporary forms and the authenticity and ownership of culture. Working with her long-time collaborator Masumi Seyama, successor of Kabuki master Kanjyuro Fujima VI, BELL will reimagine the classical Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji (A Woman and a Bell at the Dojyoji Temple), reputed to be the most important and difficult work in the Kabuki theater repertoire. 

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Bessie Schönberg Theater

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(Originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop’s Commissioning and Creative Residency Program, and premiered in February 2011)

In Gutter Gate, Juliana F. May splices, blends, and dilutes sections to deconstruct notions of craft and composition, ultimately pruning back a certain level of glossiness. Movement material and spatial structures are developed through a rigorous process of layering and culling units of time and tone. Formal concerns are challenged to convey the necessity of abstraction in communicating the relationship between feeling and form. With performances by Benjamin Asriel, Madeline Best, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith, and Maggie Thom, and original music by Chris Seeds.

 

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Conversations with Anne:  Joseph V. Melillo

A one-on-one conversation between Anne Bogart and BAM's Executive Producer, Joseph V. Melillo. Melillo combines global entrepreneurship with a deep commitment to the artists he believes in.  Bogart and Melillo will unpack the phenomenon of SITI's Bob, Robert Wilson, and art making in the 21st Century.

 

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Test

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test

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Codarts
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Spring 2012
Reconstruction of Spent Days Out Yonder

Spent Days Out Yonder is a pure musical exploration, rare in the Bill T. Jones canon, set to the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major. The movement is firmly rooted in Mr. Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary, challenging dancers to move with ease, efficiency and physical honesty through the sublime score.

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George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
Spring 2012

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Spring 2012
Reconstruction of Arnie Zane’s The Gift/No God Logic

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Long Island University
Brooklyn, New York
Fall 2011-Spring 2012
www2.brooklyn.liu.edu/dance/

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.

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The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to welcome the celebrated Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as the 2011-2012 Eminent Artists-in-Residence.

The company will begin its program at UW with a 12-week residency of three BTJ/AZ teaching artists. These artists will teach classes and lead workshops, and help to set several BTJ/AZ repertory pieces on our students for a concert later in the season.

On October 5, the BTJ/AZ company will present the acclaimed dance work Serenade/The Proposition at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Arts & Sciences Auditorium

Bill T. Jones Residency

Bill T. Jones himself will be in residency at UW October 26 - 29, 2011.  Events are to include:

  • Eminent-Artist-in-Residence Keynote Speech, October 28 at 4:10 p.m., FA Concert Hall
  • Screening of A Good Man, a new PBS documentary about the making of the BTJ/AZ company's new dance-theatre piece, "Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray."
  • Master classes
  • Q&A sessions

The company's residency will culminate with Continuous Momentum: The Works of Bill T. Jones, a concert of several pieces from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane repertory: "D-man in the Waters," "Continuous Replay," "Duet," and "Power/Full." 

The repertory concert will run November 15-19 at 7:30 p.m. and November 20 at 2:00 p.m. on the UW Fine Arts Main Stage.

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Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters set on Students from Montclair State University.

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.

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Two-time Tony Award™ winner and contemporary performance icon Bill T. Jones returns for year two of his GAMMAGE RESIDENCY.  Jones will present Body Against Body, which revives and reconsiders the duets and solos that launched Jones and Zane on the international dance scene of the early 80s and redefined the dance landscape of the day. These pieces remain some of the most significant examples of postmodern performance. Both physically and conceptually rigorous, they challenge performer and viewer through their notions of task-based movement and non-narrative structure. Body Against Body explores the uncompromising balance of seemingly conflicting ideas underlying all of the company's work: challenge or cooperation, structuralism versus pure athletics, abstract formality against raw introspective words. Please note, this performance contains nudity.

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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 redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’s company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer.

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Back by popular demand SITI Company will present SITI Company Mondays, one-night only showings and conversations through out the season dedicated to artistic and cultural exchange.

From the Ground Up: Launching Café Variations
Monday December 12, 7:00pm

How SITI builds a piece from scratch.  Coming in 2012, an epic new work, Café Variations will feature Charles L. Mee’s text and music from the American songbook.




 

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As part of The Company's residency at the University of Wyoming, Bill T. Jones will delivery the Keynote Speech at the Department of Theatre and Dance. 

learn more >

 

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Tsaritsyn Opera
Volgograd, Russia [event_url] => cmp_volgograd [event_description] =>

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 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

Classical Music Program in Repertory

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Russian Academic Youth Theater
Moscow, Russia [event_url] => cmp_moscow [event_description] =>

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 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 Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major.

Classical Music Program Repertory

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The landmark musical SPRING AWAKENING is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
 
Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage as the navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable SPRING AWAKENING.
 
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FELA!, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical (Best Choreography, Best Costume Design for a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Musical) is now on tour!

FELA! is the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. This triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, features Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony-Award® winner Bill T. Jones.
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Bill T. Jones in Conversation moderated by Leigh Wilson Smiley kicks off the 2011-2012 Dean's Lecture Series.

 
"For me, the big struggle has been to find a place in the world through identity, history, and love...Though I move on, I must always ask the questions: Whom do I love, and what values are worth holding on to?" - Bill T. Jones
 
Earlier this year, NPR's Tom Ashbrook said, "Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones is a force of nature.  Artist.  Exhibitionist. Contrarian. Crowd-pleaser. He’s been denounced and picketed – and hailed as a genius... Dance Master, Bill T. Jones."
 
Join College of Arts and Humanities students for an open conversation with this provocative, award-winning artist who was named “An Irreplaceable Dance Treasure” by the Dance Heritage Coalition in 2000 and is internationally acclaimed as a trailblazer with a "fearless reflection of political concerns in his work."
 
 
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Back by popular demand SITI Company will present SITI Company Mondays, one-night only showings and conversations through out the season dedicated to artistic and cultural exchange.

Inside the Process: Trojan Women
Monday October 24, 7:00pm

Join Anne Bogart and the creative team for a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Trojan Women which premiered in Los Angeles this past September.



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In partnership with Performa 11

(BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) is an expedition into the surface-oriented world of a performer. In Eleanor Bauer’s hilarious, inventive solo, that which should be shouted is whispered, and that which should be whispered is sung. A performance about scale, volume, and extreme limits, (BGDBT) explores the vulnerability of performing with Bauer’s trademark intelligence and panache. Curated by Lana Wilson.

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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: 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 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 3 - 6 at 7:30 pm
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 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 21-23
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 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 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...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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...

Fri, May 25 at 6pm
Fresh Tracks Artists 2011: 2011-2012 Fresh Tracks Residency Showing

This Showing is SOLD OUT. To be put on the waitlist contact the New York Live Arts Box Offce, 212.924.0077, at 1pm on the day of the show. Please join us on Friday, May 25 at 6pm in the White Studio for an informal and in-process studio showing of ideas and...

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...

Performances Mar. 30-31, 2012
George Mason University: Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters

George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia Spring 2012 Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss,...

Mar 6, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ ASU Gammage Auditorium

Two-time Tony Award™ winner and contemporary performance icon Bill T. Jones returns for year two of his GAMMAGE RESIDENCY.  Jones will present Body Against Body, which revives and reconsiders the duets and solos that launched Jones and Zane on the international...

Performances and touring engagements Spring 2011
Codarts: Reconstruction of Spent Days Out Yonder

Codarts Rotterdam, The Netherlands Spring 2012 Reconstruction of Spent Days Out Yonder Spent Days Out Yonder is a pure musical exploration, rare in the Bill T. Jones canon, set to the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major. The movement is firmly rooted in Mr. Jones’s elegant,...

Feb 27 at 7pm
SITI Company: SITI Company Mondays

The culmination of our "Mondays" series at New York Live Arts promises to be a very special event. Featuring SITI's Advanced Winter Training participants who, together with SITI Company members, will be contributing to the build of the next SITI production, Cafe Variations. You don't want to miss this one-night-only...

Oct 24, Dec 12, Jan 23, and Feb 27 at 7pm
SITI Company: SITI Company Mondays

Conversations with Anne:  Joseph V. Melillo A one-on-one conversation between Anne Bogart and BAM's Executive Producer, Joseph V. Melillo. Melillo combines global entrepreneurship with a deep commitment to the artists he believes in.  Bogart and Melillo will unpack the phenomenon of SITI's Bob, Robert Wilson, and art making in the 21st...

Sun, Jan 8 at 4pm
Levi Gonzalez: Live Artery: intimacy

David R. White Studio APAP badge holders and Presenters: click here to make a reservation. General Public: click here to make a reservation.   In intimacy, Levi Gonzalez attempts to bring the practice of making into the moment of live performance. In constructing material for this work, he prioritized instinct...

Sat, Jan 7 at 3pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Live Artery: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

APAP badge holders and Presenters: click here to make a reservation. Fully-staged excerpts of Story/Time (new work premiering January 2012); Body Against Body (the early duets of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane); and D-Man in the Waters (from the Classical Music Program)

Sat, Jan 7 at 5:30pm, Sun, Jan 8 at 2pm
David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group: Live Artery: Restless Eye

David R. White Studio APAP badge holders and Presenters: click here to make a reservation. General Public: click here to make a reservation for Sat, Jan 7 at 5:30pm click here to make a reservation for Sat, Jan 8 at 2pm David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group “Restless Eye” (work-in-process to...

Sat, Jan 7 at 2:00pm, Sun, Jan 8 at 3pm
Yasuko Yokoshi: Live Artery: BELL

Jerome Robbins Studio APAP badge holders and Presenters: click here to make a reservation. work-in-process presentation of new work to premiere at Live Arts spring 2013 As part of her appointment as New York Live Arts' 2011-2013 Resident Commissioned Artist , Yasuko Yokoshi will create a new dance-theater work that continues her in-depth...

Fri, Jan 6 at 7:30pm, Sat, Jan 7 at 4:30pm
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Live Artery: theREVISITATION

David R. White Studio APAP badge holders and Presenters: click here to make a reservation. General Public: click here to make a reservation for Fri, Jan 6 at 7:30pm click here to make a reservation for Sat, Jan 7 at 4:30pm Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group theREVISITATION work-in-process...

Fri, Jan 6 at 6:30pm, Sat, Jan 7 at 7pm
Jodi Melnick: Live Artery: Solo, Deluxe version

Jerome Robbins Studio APAP badge holders and Presenters: click here to make a reservation. General Public: click here to make a reservation for Fri, Jan 6 at 6:30pm click here to make a reservation for Sat, Jan 7 at 7pm work-in-process to premiere at Live Arts March 7-10, 2011 Commissioned...

Fri, Jan 6 at 5pm & 9pm, Sat, Jan 7 at 8pm
Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE: Live Artery: Gutter Gate

Bessie Schönberg Theater APAP badge holders and Presenters: click here to make a reservation. General Public: click here to make a reservation for Fri, Jan 6 at 5pm click here to make a reservation for Fri, Jan 6 at 9pm click here to make a reservation for...

Oct 24, Dec 12, Jan 23, and Feb 27 at 7pm
SITI Company: SITI Company Mondays

Back by popular demand SITI Company will present SITI Company Mondays, one-night only showings and conversations through out the season dedicated to artistic and cultural exchange. From the Ground Up: Launching Café Variations Monday December 12, 7:00pm How SITI builds a piece from scratch.  Coming in 2012, an epic new work, Café Variations will...

Performances Dec. 9-10, 2011 & April 20-22, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters, Long Island University

Long Island University Brooklyn, New York Fall 2011-Spring 2012 www2.brooklyn.liu.edu/dance/ Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that...

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: The Gift/No God Logic (1987)

The Gift/No God Logic, set to music from Verdi's Forza del Destino, is a beautiful, sparse work choreographed by Arnie Zane.  The dance develops through a strikingly restrained and precise physical vocabulary.  Dancers move together and apart, but always with compassion and awareness of one another.  The apparent simplicity of...

Tue, Nov 29 at 6:30pm
chameckilerner in collaboration with Phil Harder: Live Gallery Talk with Ara Merjian

Join Ara Merjian, Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner, and Phil Harder for a conversation about CONVERSATION WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2,THE COLLECTION and FLYING LESSON

Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2011 & April 11-15, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters @ Montclair State University

Reconstruction of D-Man in the Waters set on Students from Montclair State University. Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human...

Nov 20
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @Tsaritsyn OperaVolgograd, Russia

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 

University of Wyoming Residency and Repertory Concert

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to welcome the celebrated Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as the 2011-2012 Eminent Artists-in-Residence. The company will begin its program at UW with a 12-week residency of three BTJ/AZ teaching artists. These artists will teach classes and lead workshops,...

Nov 15 & 16
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music @Russian Academic Youth TheaterMoscow, Russia

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 

Sat, Nov 5 at 6:30 pm
Eleanor Bauer: (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS)

In partnership with Performa 11 (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) is an expedition into the surface-oriented world of a performer. In Eleanor Bauer’s hilarious, inventive solo, that which should be shouted is whispered, and that which should be whispered is sung. A performance about scale, volume, and extreme limits, (BGDBT)...

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Oct 28 at 4:10pm
FA Concert Hall
Bill T. Jones: Eminent-Artist-in-Residence Keynote Speech @ University of Wyoming Laramie, WY

As part of The Company's residency at the University of Wyoming, Bill T. Jones will delivery the Keynote Speech at the Department of Theatre and Dance.  learn more >  

Oct 24 at 5:30pm
Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Bill T. Jones: Dean's Lecture Series @ The University of MarylandCollege Park, MD

Bill T. Jones in Conversation moderated by Leigh Wilson Smiley kicks off the 2011-2012 Dean's Lecture Series.   "For me, the big struggle has been to find a place in the world through identity, history, and love…Though I move on, I must always ask the questions: Whom do I love, and what...

Oct 24, Dec 12, Jan 23, and Feb 27 at 7pm
SITI Company: SITI Company Mondays

Back by popular demand SITI Company will present SITI Company Mondays, one-night only showings and conversations through out the season dedicated to artistic and cultural exchange. Inside the Process: Trojan Women Monday October 24, 7:00pm Join Anne Bogart and the creative team for a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Trojan Women which premiered in...

Jul 15 & 16
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Boby Against Body @ Nazareth College

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...