Upcoming Performances

 
 
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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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Arturo Vidich MAD showing from New York Live Arts on Vimeo.

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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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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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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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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] =>

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Classical Music Program Repertory

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WINNER 8 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL!

The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) - SPRING AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget.
 
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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Pre-Show Talk Sep 21 at 6pm with Bill T. Jones and Marcia B. Siegel

Post-Show with Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, Carla Peterson and the Company Sep 23

Program A: Sep 16, 18, 21, 23, 25
Monkey Run Road (1979), Continuous Replay (1977/1991)*, Valley Cottage: A Study (1980)**

Program B: Sep 17, 20, 22, 24
Duet x 2 (1982), Continuous Replay (1977/1991)*, Blauvelt Mountain (1980)**

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. These works, two of which premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in the '80s, include some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic; pieces that 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. The program includes the newly reconstructed duets Valley Cottage: A Study (1980) and Monkey Run Road (1979), pieces not seen in New York City since their premiere performances.

 

* Performed with surprise special guests
** Premiered at Dance Theater Workshop

Body Against Body is made possible with 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 Bovington Semel and Terry Semel and Carol H. Tolan. Body Against Body was commissioned by The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.The reconstruction of Body Against Body has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius. The Company's performances at New York Live Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Click here to listen to the Pre-show talk with Bill T. Jones and Marcia B. Siegel.

Click here to listen to the Post-Show talk with Bill T. Jones, Carla Peterson, Janet Wong, and the Dance Company

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Still/Here explores and contemplates survival, life and art through dance and music. Still/Here is a two-act, evening-length dance-theater piece (premiered 1994) with a visual score made from edited interviews with people who were or are facing life-threatening illnesses.

Choreographed by Bill T. Jones
First performed at the Biennale Internationale de la Danse in Lyon, France
Music by Kenneth Frazelle (traditionals by Odetta, the Lark String Quartet and Bill Finizio) and Vernon Reid
Video art by Gretchen Bender
Spoken text by participants of the Survival Workshops and Lawrence Goldhuber
Costumes by Liz Prince
Lighting by Robert Wierzel

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First performed at the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York

choreographed by Bill T. Jones

music by Julius Hemphill

text by R. Justice Allen, Ann T. Greene, Jones, Estella Jones, Heidi Latsky, and Soujourner Truth

set/costumes by Huck Snyder

lighting by Robert Wierzel

Photo by Jeff Day

 

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Bill T. Jones sees Chapel/Chapter in its present form as the beginning of an investigation. As always, the work is proceeding from a set of questions. For Jones the lead question might be, "How can this event suggest the uneasy distance our mediatized era helps create between the passive observers which we are and the disturbing, sometimes incomprehensible 'news items' we encounter every day. At this stage of his thinking, the choreographer/director sees Chapel/Chapter as a site specific work meaning that while he would ideally install the environment created by set designer Bjorn Amelan, videographer Janet Wong and lighting designer Robert Wierzel in a non-conventional space, even a conventional performing venue will be subject to some rethinking. The goal of Chapel/Chapter is to create an intimate experience between the audience and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as it retells three stories, two of them high visibility news items and one a reminiscence/confession offered by a company member.

Chapel/Chapter's spirit is conveyed through live music performed by an ensemble of contemporary musicians: voicestrumentalist Lipbone Redding, a singer/multi-instrumentalist who has been variously described as a vocal trickster and experimental cowboy; cellist Christopher Lancaster, who creates multi-layered, textural music through the use of real-time samplers and effect processing; and soprano Alicia Hall Moran, a classical singer whose influences range from opera to jazz and art song.

The movement vocabulary represents a serious departure for the company. It has been generated through highly formal means whereby the dancers imagine their movements to be existing on invisible keyboards that allow them to spell out terse, sometimes ironic, truisms such as: "The road to hell is paved in any way you like." The road to heaven is not paved." "These roads look the same so don't get lost!" This formal exercise results in hyper-physical, aggressively virtuosic dance material, oftentimes held strictly on the floor grid drawing that suggests a nave divided into ten equal squares and an apse.


The choreographer hopes the piece is able to create a self-enclosed world and a language made up of song, music and words (court transcripts, newspaper articles and jailhouse interviews) in dialog with a rigorous, joyful movement vocabulary. Chapel/Chapter proceeds from the assumption that we always live in the court of public opinion, transgression and judgment. The piece strives to invite that reading of the "real world" to come into the intimacy of a freely imagined contemplative space.


Choreography by Bill T. Jones
Collaborative musical score composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Alicia Hall Moran, Christopher Lancaster, Lipbone Redding
Video by Janet Wong
Scenic Design by Bjorn Amelan
Lighting by Robert Wierzel
Costumes by Liz Prince

Cast
Asli Bulbul, Antonio Brown, Peter Chamberlain, Leah Cox, Maija Garcia, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, LaMichael Leonard, Erick Montes, Charles Scott, and Andrea Smith

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Continuing his tradition of thought-provoking work, Bill T. Jones commemorates the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial with a production exploring the life and legacy of this complex figure. Commissioned by Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the dance-theater evening features the sophisticated movement of his diverse dancers accompanied by an original score for cello, guitar, piano and voice, performed live. The films of Janet Wong fill a striking, modern stage design while the conflicts that defined Lincoln’s time are embodied in the dance as the swirling forces of a maelstrom. Singers and an actor deliver a probing and uplifting libretto drawn from the Old Testament, the poems of Whitman, and Lincoln’s own words. The phrase taken from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to title the work, Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray captures the vision of the piece: an examination of what Lincoln and his time mean today, and our hopes for the future.

Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do Pray was commissioned by Ravinia Festival with co-commissioning support provided by Lincoln Center Festival and Indiana University Auditorium. Development support provided by Performing Arts Center Purchase College.

 

Current Tour Locations and Dates:
Holland Dance Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Sat. 2/4 - Sun. 2/5, 2012

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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 at the center of an acclaimed new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage’s Indeterminacy, a performance of ninety one-minute stories interrupted by a chance musical score, Jones creates a collage of dance, music, and seventy of his own short stories, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure.

In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music. Similar to a busy streetscape or a crowded room, the experience challenges audience members to find meaning and connection in the sweep of randomized, disparate elements. Jones’ short stories are drawn from his own life and tales handed down through the generations of his family. In layering a traditional form against the avant-garde compositional concerns of the mid- century modernists, the tension between high and low art is called in to question.

In his first project with the Company, composer, musician, and intermedia artist Ted Coffey, Ph.D. composes and performs a new acoustic and electronic score that draws upon chance procedure and interactive technologies. In Open Space, Newton Armstrong describes Coffey’s music as “subtle, weird and devoid of heroics. It’s the kind of music that resonates for days after you’ve heard it, and its spaces and gestures continue to form into new and extraordinary geometries.”

Long-time Company collaborators Robert Wierzel (lighting design), Bjorn Amelan (décor), and Liz Prince (costume design) designed the immersive, minimalist stage environment.

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.

 

 

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Oct 4 Closing-night benefit party and performance: Following the show, join the cast and collaborators on stage for music by DJ Skinny Friedman, dancing and drinks. Click here to buy tickets>

When the Wolves Came In, a stand-alone repertory-based program, explores the historical legacy of two totemic triumphs in the international history of civil rights: the 150thanniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20th anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa. The works take their inspiration from Max Roach’s iconic 1960 protest album We Insist: Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, which celebrated the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation and shed a powerful light on the growing civil rights movements in South Africa and the U.S. The potent themes inherent in these historical milestones are evident in Abraham’s choreography, evocative scenery by visual artist Glenn Ligon, the visceral power of Roach’s masterwork and original compositions of Grammy® Award-winning jazz musician Robert Glasper. 

Thu, Sept 25 at 6pm Come Early Conversation: Artist Talk with Visual Artist Glenn Ligon: Visual Design in Dance Performance 

Thu, Oct 2 Stay Late Discussion: Creating When the Wolves Came In - Thomas Lax, Associate Curator, Media and Performance Art at MoMA in conversation with Kyle Abraham and Grammy Award Winning Jazz Musician Robert Glasper

Sat, Sep 20, 1 - 4pm Shared Practice: Process-focused workshop with Kyle Abraham. $20, advance purchase recommended

The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In are commissioned and produced by New York Live Arts through its Resident Commissioned Artist Program, with lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Support for the presentation at New York Live Arts is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In is supported, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The works were developed, in part, through a production residency at On the Boards with support from the National Dance Project, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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

Program A

D-Man in the Waters (1989)
“In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy.”- Jenny Holzer

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a two time 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.

Spent Days Out Yonder (2000)

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.

Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)

Continuous Replay reflects Arnie Zane’s interests in photography and film. Originally choreographed by Zane in 1977 as a solo titled 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, cunningly complicated by discrete movement events. A newly commissioned score for string octet by Jerome Begin combines motifs from Beethoven’s first and last string quartets with recorded sounds to create a surprising soundscape. Can be performed with or without nudity.

* Requires local string octet at each engagement

Program B

Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? (2012)

This new work responds to Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major (1903), reflecting the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint. Similar to the music’s complicated internal logic, one of two choreographic variations for the third movement (either landscape or portrait) is selected by chance procedure before each performance.

Story/ (2013)

Story/ is the latest result of the company’s continued investigation in using John Cage’s Indeterminacy as a choreographic tool. Following the model for the acclaimed Story/Time, the work employs a random menu of movement that is accompanied by Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 (Death and the Maiden) to craft a conversation between the music and the movement.

* Requires local string quartet at each engagement

 


 

 


 

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One of three works that grew from Bill T. Jones’ interest in Abraham Lincoln, Serenade/The Proposition is described as his first attempt to grapple with issues of historical weight using the tools of dance and theater. What results is a spirited and lyrical sixty-minute production that moves gracefully from images and texts of early America to contemporary ideas of identity and belonging described in the dancers’ own words. What does history look like to someone born in 1981? How does his perception differ from someone born in 1954? Or 1881? Questions of historical perspective are close at hand in the piece, balanced by inventive group movement and dynamic solos set on a stage of movable columns animated by video projection.  Evoking the sounds and sentiments of Lincoln’s era, the original live score draws from Mozart’s Requiem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Dixie” to create a contemporary, playful musical collage for cello, piano and soprano.

 

Current Tour Locations and Dates:

Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA
Fri. 11/11, 2011

Arts & Sciences Auditorium, University Of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Wed. 10/5, 2011
 

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Info on the Toni Morrison Lecture Series>

Tickets are required for admission and can be ordered from the Princeton University Ticketing Office by calling (609) 258-9220.

Acclaimed director and choreographer Bill T. Jones will deliver a three-part presentation for the annual Toni Morrison Lectures on April 17, 19, and 24 at Princeton University. Sponsored jointly by the Center for African American Studies and Princeton University Press, the Toni Morrison Lectures spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters. The lectures celebrate the expansive literary imagination, intellectual adventurousness and political insightfulness that characterize the writing of Toni Morrison. Established in 2006, past lecturers have included Cornel West, Edwidge Danticat, and The Honorable Cory Booker.

Jones’s lectures, entitled “The Life of an Idea,” will investigate belonging, appropriating and adapting in the context of time in three parts: Past Time, Story/Time, and With Time. The lectures will be compiled and published in book form by Princeton University Press.
 
In Past Time (April 17 at 8pm, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall), Jones reflects on the moment he entered the conversation about creative practice, aesthetic hierarchy, history, and “the modernist project” from the point of view of dance and body-based art making. John Cage's thoughts and philosophy on the subject of composition as reported in his book Silence figure prominently as Jones discusses the dislocation and discomfort he experienced when attempting to emulate Cage’s paradigm. Questions of identity, aesthetic value, and criticism will be explored.

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Story/Time (April 19 at 8pm, McCosh Hall) is a reading of sixty stories by Jones, each one minute long, from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s newest work, Story/Time (2012). Aphoristic, informal, ambiguous and often intensely personal, the stories offer a reluctant self-portrait of the artist, who will be accompanied by Story/Time composer Ted Coffey. A composer of acoustic and electronic chamber music, interactive installations, and songs, Coffey will contribute the results of his own investigation and responses to the John Cage idiom. Coffey is a graduate of Princeton University (MFA, PhD) and currently an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses in composition, music technologies, critical theory, and pop. Story/Time set designer and Creative Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Bjorn G. Amelan, will also participate by creating a drawing in real-time as part of the performance-lecture.

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In the final lecture, With Time (April 24 at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall), Jones discusses how his thinking about art-making has evolved over time, while addressing the constant fight for relevance, inspiration, and the tenacity needed to sustain a creative life.

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"I am honored to have been invited to be the first artist of the new Resident Commissioned Artist program at New York Live Arts. Support at this level in our field is so rare. This opportunity gives me a great challenge to show how significant dance can be for our lives. I look forward to working in partnership with New York Live Arts, and hope that this new program, as it evolves, will provide an increasingly bright future for artists as they contribute to the culture of New York City and beyond.” - Yasuko Yokoshi 

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. 

Yasuko Yokoshi was born in Hiroshima, Japan and lives and works in New York City. She has received commissions for directing and choreographing from P.S.122, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Théâtre de la Ville (France), Festival a/d Werf (Holland), Festival Sommer SIZEN (Austria), and Frascati Theater (Holland). Awards include a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Fellowship, a 2007 BAXTen Award, and two New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards (2003 and 2006). Yokoshi is a curatorial adviser at the Kitchen and also serves on the board of directors of Movement Research. 
 
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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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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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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.

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A Good Man, the documentary film chronicling the creation of the Company's most ambitious work to date, Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray, will be screened at the following festivals and/or venues:


Buy the DVD:
You can purchase A Good Man by calling us at 212.691.6500 or by emailing Adam Smith at asmith@newyorklivearts.org.
 
Other Screenings:
 
Siskel Film Center
Chicago, IL
Screening Dates: September 23 - 29, 2011
 
Milwaukee Film Festival
Milwaukee, WI
Festival Dates: September 22 - October 2, 2011
Screening Dates: October 1 at 7:45pm; October 2 at 12:15pm
 
Oklahoma Dance Films Festival
Tulsa, OK
Screening Dates: October 14 at 3pm; October 16 at 5pm

Georgia Public Broadcasting
Atlanta, GA
Screening Date: October 15 at 7pm
Learn More
 
DOC NYC Festival at IFC Center
New York, NY
Screening Date: Nov 5 at 11:45 AM
Learn More

New Orleans Film Festival
New Orleans, LO
Screening Date: October 17 at 7:45pm
Learn More
 
Virginia Film Festival
Charlottesville, VA
Screening Date: November 6, 2011
 
Cinema Arts Center
Huntington, NY
Screening Date: November 6
 
Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Festival Dates: March 6 - 20, 2012
Screening Date TBD
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Watch the full episode. See more American Masters.

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Watch Problems with Columns on PBS. See more from American Masters.

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Watch Blowing in the Wind on PBS. See more from American Masters.

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Watch Bill T. Jones: A Good Man on PBS. See more from AMERICAN MASTERS.

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Herd is a single channel video/sound installation that focuses on the extraordinary quotidian energy of New York City. The frenetic movement of the street is slowed to a pace where the viewer can form an intimate relationship to the histrionics of everyday events. Herd contains a sound score by Albert Mathias and was originally created as décor for Merce Cunningham’s Events in 2004.

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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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Opening reception Feb 2 at 6pm

Originally presented at The Chocolate Factory, I’m Nobody! Who Are You? will be re-conceived for the New York Live Arts Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. The installation is comprised of a series of life-sized video portraits, presented in pairs, of individuals who are connected directly or tangentially to New York Live Arts. The work breaks boundaries by allowing the viewer to observe other people for longer lengths of time than would exist in standard social conditions. By observing paired portraits, viewers create relationships, and consequently narratives, between the participants despite the known conditions of the filming. I’m Nobody! Who Are You? challenges the viewer to consider how they construct their appearance for others and respond to the same construction of others. Ultimately, I’m Nobody! Who Are You? asks viewers to consider the artificiality of their assumptions about communities, individuals, institutions, and the arts.

with

  • luciana achugar
  • Vanessa Anspaugh
  • Anna Azrieli
  • Sidra Bell
  • Michelle Boulé
  • Brian Brooks
  • Chloë Z. Brown
  • Gabri Christa
  • Jean Davidson
  • Maura Nguyen Donohue
  • Cathy Edwards
  • Paul Engler
  • Keely Garfield
  • Ain Gordon
  • Miguel Gutierrez
  • Hristoula Harakas
  • Anja Hitzenberger
  • K.J. Holmes
  • Bill T. Jones
  • Joanna Kotze
  • Sheila Elizabeth Lewandowski
  • I-Ling, Liu
  • Brian McCormick
  • Jodi Melnick
  • Carla Peterson
  • Craig Peterson
  • Brian Rogers
  • Daniel Bernard Roumain
  • Philip Sandström
  • Valda Setterfield
  • Sally Silvers
  • Vicky Shick
  • Megan V. Sprenger
  • Laura Staton
  • Elaine Summers
  • Donna Uchizono
  • Arturo Vidich
  • Marya Wethers
  • Enrico D. Wey
  • Christopher Williams

 

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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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Lewisburg, PA [event_url] => bab_weiscenter [event_description] =>

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.

Body Against Body in Repertory

 

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Body Against Body in Repertory

 

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Continuing his tradition of thought-provoking work, Bill T. Jones commemorates the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial with a production exploring the life and legacy of this complex figure. Commissioned by Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the dance-theater evening features the sophisticated movement of his diverse dancers accompanied by an original score for cello, guitar, piano and voice, performed live. The films of Janet Wong fill a striking, modern stage design while the conflicts that defined Lincoln’s time are embodied in the dance as the swirling forces of a maelstrom. Singers and an actor deliver a probing and uplifting libretto drawn from the Old Testament, the poems of Whitman, and Lincoln’s own words. The phrase taken from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to title the work, Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray captures the vision of the piece: an examination of what Lincoln and his time mean today, and our hopes for the future.

Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray in Repertory

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Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray in Repertory

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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.

Body Against Body in Repertory

 

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One of three works that grew from Bill T. Jones’s interest in Abraham Lincoln, Serenade/The Proposition is described as his first attempt to grapple with issues of historical weight using the tools of dance and theater. What results is a spirited and lyrical sixty-minute production that moves gracefully from images and texts of early America to contemporary ideas of identity and belonging described in the dancers’ own words. What does history look like to someone born in 1981? How does his perception differ from someone born in 1954? Or 1881? Questions of historical perspective are close at hand in the piece, balanced by inventive group movement and dynamic solos set on a stage of movable columns animated by video projection.  Evoking the sounds and sentiments of Lincoln’s era, the original live score draws from Mozart’s Requiem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Dixie” to create a contemporary, playful musical collage for cello, piano and soprano.

 

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One of three works that grew from Bill T. Jones’s interest in Abraham Lincoln, Serenade/The Proposition is described as his first attempt to grapple with issues of historical weight using the tools of dance and theater. What results is a spirited and lyrical sixty-minute production that moves gracefully from images and texts of early America to contemporary ideas of identity and belonging described in the dancers’ own words. What does history look like to someone born in 1981? How does his perception differ from someone born in 1954? Or 1881? Questions of historical perspective are close at hand in the piece, balanced by inventive group movement and dynamic solos set on a stage of movable columns animated by video projection.  Evoking the sounds and sentiments of Lincoln’s era, the original live score draws from Mozart’s Requiem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Dixie” to create a contemporary, playful musical collage for cello, piano and soprano.

Serenade/The Proposition in Repertory

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Program A:
Thu, 9/29 * 8:00 p.m.
Sat, 10/1 * 3:00 p.m.
Valley Cottage (1980)
Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)
Monkey Run Road (1979)

Program B:
Fri, 9/30 * 8:00 p.m.
Sat, 10/1 * 8:00 p.m.
Duet X 2 (1982, revised 2003)
Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)
Blauvelt Mountain (1980, revised 2002)

Bill T. Jones returns to The Dance Center with Body Against Body, a new repertory program that revives and reconsiders the groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years. The company will present two different programs that challenge both performer and viewer through their notions of task-based movement and non-narrative structure. Program A includes Valley CottageContinuous Replay and Monkey Run RoadProgram B includes Duet X 2Continuous Replay and Blauvelt Mountain. Conceptually and physically rigorous, these works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones’ company, providing a rare look at the avant-garde origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer. These pieces also balance conflicting ideas underlying all of the Company’s work: challenge or cooperation, structuralism versus pure athletics, abstract formality against raw introspection.

Both programs contain full frontal nudity.

Body Against Body in Repertory

 

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Corrdinated by Chase Granoff in Collaboration with Marya Warshaw

A conversation about creative families with panelists Anna Azrieli, Wendy Blum, Marin Sander-Holzman and Margaret Paek on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30pm, co-coordinated and co-moderated by Chase Granoff and Marya Warshaw. This Lobby Talks conversation will address the expected and unexpected challenges of being a creative parent and provide insight into the possibilities of maintaining a creative practice while having a family. The discussion will also explore the unique role that creative families occupy in the contemporary dance and performance landscape.

 

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In Process Talks moderated by Tom Oppenheim

Sidra Bell is an emerging and sought after voice in contemporary dance with a strong vision creating works that ignite the imagination and explore the complexities of the human condition. The repertoire of her troupe, Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY), features work that is haunting, emotionally transporting, articulate, sensual, ecstatic, and highly physical.  The company has become known for an unconventional, forward-looking investigative process that pushes past dance’s traditional vocabulary, venues, and boundaries. The movement material is risky, elegant, fantastical, peculiar, and darkly romantic with original themes and larger than life characters. The theatrical content approaches the psyche illuminating ideas that are beautiful, frightening, tragic, and life affirming, often exploring futurism, memory, dreams and nostalgia. With a creative system that values research over product, the company has created several highly successful installation and theater pieces including site-specific works.  Each piece uses a visceral and raw sense of physicality to create a signature atmosphere that depicts spectacular experiences with highly graphic and vivid imagery.

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 is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.
 

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The Body Against Body Program is an intimate and focused collection of duet works drawn from the Company’s 30 year history. Bill T. Jones returns to his 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.

Programs include 2-3 works from the Company’s repertory:

Blauvelt Mountain (A Fiction) (1980, reconstructed 2002)

One of the first duets that Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane created together, Blauvelt Mountain capitalizes on the disparities and specificities between distinct body types, often placing one person in a position of dependency. Eccentric and occasionally humorous tableaux, casual conversations, and word associations are paired with rigorous partnering sequences to suggest the mental and emotional engagement, heightened awareness, and intimacy necessary for successful partnering.

Duet x 2 (1982, reconstructed 2003)

The virtuosity of Duet x 2 is rooted in conventional modern dance vocabulary and marked by demanding athletics, surprising shapes and changing relationships. The work underlines the power and emotion that is experienced when two bodies walk, stand, support and crash through space at full throttle.

Monkey Run Road (1979, reconstructed 2011)

The earliest of the Body Against Body duets, Monkey Run Road reveals the early dance-making concerns of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane. Traces of the duo’s background in jiu-jitsu, social dancing, photography, and contact improvisation are readily seen in the piece, where repetitive, athletic phrases are punctuated by minimalist tasks and fragments of dialogue.

Valley Cottage: A Study (1980/1981, reconstructed 2011)

A new reconstruction for 2011, Valley Cottage is a duet that has not been seen since its original performances in the early ‘80s. The reconstruction draws upon the personalities and relationships of the company’s dancers in place of the original spoken text by Jones and Zane.

Duet (1995/2002)

For two dancers in perfect unison, this piece’s coolly sophisticated movement reflects Jones’s work with Trisha Brown. The precise and challenging choreography is accompanied by John Oswald’s frenetic 1975 “plunderphonic” track Power, combining rock guitars with the exhortations of an evangelist preacher. The final section is set to Daniel Bernard Roumain’s imagined conversation between titans of the mid-twentieth century avant-garde and an aged African-American mother of twelve.

Shared Distance (1982, reconstructed 2014)

Created concurrently with the trilogy of defining duets made and performed by Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane: Monkey Run Road, Blauvelt Mountain and Valley Cottage. Originally made for Bill T. Jones and Julie West, this duet plays on the masculine and feminine and the reversal of these gender-specific roles.

Just You (1993, reconstructed 2014)

Originally titled It Takes Two, Just You was created by Bill T. Jones in 1989 for the duet company of Steven Koester and Terry Creach, who were craving something informed by these pivotal duets between Jones and Zane. The work was revived in 1993 for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, where the name changed to Just You. Here the original idiosyncratic, formalist concerns were placed at the service of a more theatrical, poetic purpose, made all the more poignant by its being danced to the delicious interpretation of standards by Ray Charles and Betty Carter.

 



 

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Sep 25, 27, 30, Oct 2, 4 at 7:30pm
Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion: When the Wolves Came In

Oct 4 Closing-night benefit party and performance: Following the show, join the cast and collaborators on stage for music by DJ Skinny Friedman, dancing and drinks. Click here to buy tickets> When the Wolves Came In, a stand-alone repertory-based program, explores the historical legacy of two totemic triumphs in...

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...

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 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 

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...

Ongoing
Yasuko Yokoshi: Yasuko Yokoshi

"I am honored to have been invited to be the first artist of the new Resident Commissioned Artist program at New York Live Arts. Support at this level in our field is so rare. This opportunity gives me a great challenge to show how significant dance can be for our...

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 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...

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

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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 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
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...

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

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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

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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

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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...

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...

The. 4/17, Thu. 4/19, Tue. 4/24
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Toni Morrison Lecture Series @Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ

Info on the Toni Morrison Lecture Series> Tickets are required for admission and can be ordered from the Princeton University Ticketing Office by calling (609) 258-9220. Acclaimed director and choreographer Bill T. Jones will deliver a three-part presentation for the annual Toni Morrison Lectures on April 17, 19, and 24 at...

Apr 17 at 7:30pm
Lobby Talks: Dancing Parents

Corrdinated by Chase Granoff in Collaboration with Marya Warshaw A conversation about creative families with panelists Anna Azrieli, Wendy Blum, Marin Sander-Holzman and Margaret Paek on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30pm, co-coordinated and co-moderated by Chase Granoff and Marya Warshaw. This Lobby Talks conversation will address the expected and unexpected challenges...

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,...

Sat. 3/10
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ FirstWorksProvidence, RI

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...

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...

Sat. 3/3
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ UApresentsTucson, AZ

  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...

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...

Fri. 2/24 - Sat. 2/25
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Cal PerformancesBerkeley, CA

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...

Fri. 2/24 - Sat. 2/25
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Cal Performances

  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...

Thu. 2/16 - Sun. 2/19
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Story/Time @ Walker Art CenterMinneapolis, MN

  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...

Sat. 2/11
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Weis Center for the Performing ArtsLewisburg, 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...

Sat. 2/11
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ Weis Center for the Performing Arts

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...

Feb 10 & 11
Sidra Bell Dance New York: Studio Series: Sidra Bell

In Process Talks moderated by Tom Oppenheim Sidra Bell is an emerging and sought after voice in contemporary dance with a strong vision creating works that ignite the imagination and explore the complexities of the human condition. The repertoire of her troupe, Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY), features work that...

Sat. 2/4 - Sun 2/5
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray @ Holland Dance Festival

Continuing his tradition of thought-provoking work, Bill T. Jones commemorates the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial with a production exploring the life and legacy of this complex figure. Commissioned by Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the dance-theater evening features the sophisticated movement of his diverse dancers accompanied by an original score for cello, guitar,...

Sat. 2/4 - Sun 2/5
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray @ Holland Dance Festival

Continuing his tradition of thought-provoking work, Bill T. Jones commemorates the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial with a production exploring the life and legacy of this complex figure. Commissioned by Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the dance-theater evening features the sophisticated movement of his diverse dancers accompanied by an original score for cello, guitar,...

Feb - May, 2012
Maya Ciarrocchi: I'm Nobody! Who Are You? (2012)

Opening reception Feb 2 at 6pm Originally presented at The Chocolate Factory, I’m Nobody! Who Are You? will be re-conceived for the New York Live Arts Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. The installation is comprised of a series of life-sized video portraits, presented in pairs, of individuals who are connected directly...

Wed. 2/1 - Thu. 2/2
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ The Holland Dance Festival

Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones’s roots in the avant-garde with a program that revives and reconsiders the challenging, groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years. Still some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic, these...

Oct 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 

World Television Premiere, Fri. 11/11 on PBS (check local listings)
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Good Man National Broadcast

A Good Man, the documentary film chronicling the creation of the Company's most ambitious work to date, Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray, will be screened at the following festivals and/or venues: About the Documentary  Buy the DVD:

Fri. 11/11 at 8pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Serenade/The Proposition @ Paramount TheaterCharlottesville,VA

One of three works that grew from Bill T. Jones’s interest in Abraham Lincoln, Serenade/The Proposition is described as his first attempt to grapple with issues of historical weight using the tools of dance and theater. What results is a spirited and lyrical sixty-minute production that moves gracefully from images and texts...

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...

Wed. 10/5
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Serenade/The Proposition @ University of WyomingLaramie, WY

One of three works that grew from Bill T. Jones’s interest in Abraham Lincoln, Serenade/The Proposition is described as his first attempt to grapple with issues of historical weight using the tools of dance and theater. What results is a spirited and lyrical sixty-minute production that moves gracefully from images...

Thu. 9/29 - Sat. 10/1 at 8pm, 10/1 at 3pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ The Dance CenterChicago, IL

Program A: Thu, 9/29 * 8:00 p.m. Sat, 10/1 * 3:00 p.m. Valley Cottage (1980) Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991) Monkey Run Road (1979) Program B: Fri, 9/30 * 8:00 p.m. Sat, 10/1 * 8:00 p.m. Duet X 2 (1982, revised 2003) Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991) Blauvelt Mountain (1980, revised 2002) Bill T....

Sep 16 — 17, 20 — 24 at 7:30pm, Sep 18 & 25 at 5pm
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Body Against Body @ New York Live Arts

Pre-Show Talk Sep 21 at 6pm with Bill T. Jones and Marcia B. Siegel Post-Show with Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, Carla Peterson and the Company Sep 23 Program A: Sep 16, 18, 21, 23, 25 Monkey...

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...

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land

First performed at the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York choreographed by Bill T. Jones music by Julius Hemphill text by R. Justice Allen, Ann T. Greene, Jones, Estella Jones, Heidi Latsky, and Soujourner Truth set/costumes by Huck Snyder lighting by Robert Wierzel Photo by Jeff Day  

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Chapel/Chapter

Bill T. Jones sees Chapel/Chapter in its present form as the beginning of an investigation. As always, the work is proceeding from a set of questions. For Jones the lead question might be, "How can this event suggest the uneasy distance our mediatized era helps create between the passive observers...

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Still/Here

Still/Here explores and contemplates survival, life and art through dance and music. Still/Here is a two-act, evening-length dance-theater piece (premiered 1994) with a visual score made from edited interviews with people who were or are facing life-threatening illnesses. Choreographed by Bill T. Jones First performed at the Biennale Internationale de la...