Open Classes

Upcoming Classes:

January 14-19,2020 with the Company taught by Shane Larson and Huiwang Zhang

March 16-20, 2020 with Jennifer Nugent

Ongoing classes intended for dancers who desire a thorough and thoughtful practice or tune up. We offer a range of classes from open company classes that are rooted in the style of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to master classes with Live Arts’ season artists and professional teachers including dancers in the company.

Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.
We will begin releasing spots to the wait list 5 minutes prior to the beginning of each class.

Rosas danst Rosas

2019 – 2020 Season Opener, tickets available exclusively to Live Arts members before August 9th. Want first dibs on this blockbuster show? Become a member today! Tickets become available to the general public on August 9th.

In 1983, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker had her international breakthrough with Rosas danst Rosas, a performance that has since become a benchmark in the history of postmodern dance. Building on the minimalism initiated in Fase, abstract movements constitute the basis of a layered choreographic structure in which repetition plays the lead role. Four female dancers dance themselves, again and again in a work that is unequivocally feminine. Repetitive, “maximalistic” music by Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch were created concurrently with the choreography.

Sep 28, 2 PM Rosas Masterclass
Oct 3 Stay Late Conversation moderated by Danielle Goldman

Danielle Goldman is Associate Professor of Critical Dance Studies at Eugene Lang College/The New School and Director of the Contemporary Dance Program. She has published articles in Dance Research, Dance Research Journal, Etcetera, Movement Research Performance Journal, TDR, and Women & Performance.  In addition to her writing and teaching, Goldman has performed in the work of Sarah Michelson, DD Dorvillier, and Beth Gill.

Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say: Class, taught by JASON A. RODRIGUEZ AND PONY ZION

Presented as part of Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say

Voguing Class co-taught by FX’s Pose cast member Jason A Rodriguez (Vogue New Way) and Ballroom Icon Pony Zion (Vogue Fem).

Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today, engaging participants in active listening, constructive discourse and action planning.

Support for Open Spectrum is generously provided by Partners for New Performance