Live Arts Plus

 
Jan. 25 at 2 pm
Jan. 26 at 1 pm & 4 pm
Alumni Concert Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

One of New York Live Arts’ most beloved community programs, a showcase of young dancers, ages 8 – 18, inspiring children, inspiring children by exposing them to live performances created and performed by their peers. The week includes an evening concert of work by Ellen Robbins’ alumni. JAN. 25 AT 7:30...

February 1, 2020 at 8 pm
@ George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. Commissioned...

Feb 3, 2020 at 7 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Marlon James

Bill T. Jones joins Marlon James, award-winning writer and author of A Brief History of Seven Killings and most recently Black Leopard, Red Wolf in conversation. Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His most recent novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first novel in James’s Dark Star trilogy, was a finalist...

Feb 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Raja Feather Kelly: WEDNESDAY (RCA In-Process)

Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3er theory search for the true motivations and outcome behind the bank robbery in the 1975 cinematic-drama Dog Day Afternoon. WEDNESDAY dismantles the film by re-centering the story on Liz Eden, for whom the character Leon in the fllm is loosely...

Feb7th at 7:30pm
Feb 8th at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Dzul Dance: The Last Mayan King

The Last Mayan King is an autobiographical work of dance-circus-theater that recounts my experiences as a young Mayan growing up in the jungle of southern Mexico, my introduction to the outside world, the dance world, and my life as an artist in the United States. Memories and dreams are fused...

February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: Dancing Through the Decades

An Annual Extravaganza coming your way real soon! The most outstanding students show their amazing skills, soul and personalities with their top-ranked instructors, and unforgettable performances by the best in the dancing world.See you Sunday, Feb 9, we’ll start rocking at 7-9 PM at the New York Live Arts. Please call...

Feb 13-15, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Alexandra Chasin & Zishan Ugurlu: Fragments, Lists & Lacunae

Fragments, Lists & Lacunae focuses on three college students who are taking a course about gaps, holes, blanks, and white space – examples include the 18-minute gap in Nixon’s White House tapes, Sappho’s poetry, Swiss cheese, the 12 Steps, and the politics of “disappearance.” In a series of nine lectures, their...

February 22 at 8 pm
@ Indiana University Auditorium
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. Commissioned...

February 27, 2020 at 7:30PM
@ Lied Center of Performing Arts
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. The visual...

Mar 4-7, 2020 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: through the mirror of their eyes

2019 Guggenheim Fellow Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that carve out a space for criticism and compassion while tenderly and violently etching away at deeply distressing threads of our society. Created on the heels of I hunger for you (2018), Bartosik’s new work, through the...

Mar 8, 2020 at 5 pm & 8 pm
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Open Spectrum: Liliana Dirks-Goodman: The Feminist Dinner Party: Present/Future 

The Feminist Dinner Party: Present/Future focuses on time, utopia, and the imagination — an occasion to look at both the history of our culture and our own experiences of the past in order to dream for the future. Dinner will be served on one-of-a kind place settings designed by Liliana Dirks-Goodman,...

Friday, March 13 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Ashley R.T. Yergens: CU*T C*NTEMPORARY (Live Feed In-Process)

CU*T C*NTEMPORARY is a queer tourist attraction, featuring trans-regurgitated contemporary dances, costumed gay characters & queer baiting soundtracks. It’s a destination wedding between queer nationalism and the American assimilation of trans bodies. The Live Feed creative residency program supports and nurtures the development of new work with residencies and...

March 16-20 from 10 am to 12 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Classes

With the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, taught by former company member Jennifer Nugent. Open Company Classes with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing from somatic floor work to standing exercises, technical and...

Mar 18-21, 2020 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice

RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE is the newest evening length work by Bessie award winning, choreographer Abby Zbikowski and her company Abby Z and the New Utility. This group work brings together a mosaic group of movers versed in forms ranging from hip-hop, modern dance, West African, tap, synchronized swimming, and...

Mar 25-28, 2020 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colleen Thomas: Light and Desire

Transition. Change. Going nowhere. Perception. Perception is 2/3rds of the law. This piece is about women artists during fascist times. Oppression. Going backwards. Smile. Stupid. Simple. Whore. Sexy. Prude.

March 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm
@ The Caldwell Factory
 
2020 Live Ideas Gala

2020 Live Ideas Gala | Monday, March 30th Honorees Sir David Adjaye OBE, Spike Lee, and Jean-Michel Basquiat** Hosted by Saul Williams Event Chairs Alanna Rutherford*, Barbara & Alan Marks*, and Ruth & Stephen Hendel* The Caldwell Factory 547 W 26th St New York City For ticketing and more info please contact Individual Giving & Special Events Manager...

Apr 8-11, 2020 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon: A Biomythography

Chameleon: A Biomythography is a live art work that explores the fugitive realities and shapeshifting demands of surviving at the intersection of Blackness and queerness in contemporary America. In this new work from Nigerian American artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, a melanated stage saturated in...

April 14-25, 2020
Tuesday–Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm
@ Park Avenue Armory
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea

“Pip saw God’s foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad. So man’s insanity is heaven’s sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or...

May 1, 2020 at 6 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Holly Bass: RACE: Talc & Ash (Live Feed In-Process)

RACE: Talc & Ash (RTA) is a dance duet about gentrification staged as a sporting event. The original iteration was set in Washington, DC, while this newest iteration will explore West Chelsea and specifically Hudson Yards. Community workshops on the city’s changing demographics helped inform the work, and community members’...

May 2, 2020 at 6 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Daniel Alexander Jones: Daniel Alexander Jones (Live Feed In-Process)

The Live Feed creative residency program is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward our theater. This informal workshop showing offers a sneak peek into resident artist Daniel Alexander Jones’s process and ideas before they hit our stage. Taking place within the intimate working space of...

May 8-9, 2020
@ The Mann Center
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea

“Pip saw God’s foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad. So man’s insanity is heaven’s sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or...

May 13-17, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
2020 Live Ideas: Alter-Worlds: Black Utopia and The Age of Acceleration

Contemporary Afrofuturism may be defined as an emerging social philosophy of the African diaspora and Africa. Today, partly because of a crisis in globalization, social media and other technological advances, it has grown into a Pan African movement that encompasses artistic, academic, geopolitical and scientific investigation and production....

May 21 at 8pm
May 22 at 8pm
May 23 at 8pm
May 24 at 3pm
72 Minutes
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Robert Ashley: eL/Aficionado

“Opera likes to simplify and enlarge its characters to make them fit grand themes. Mr. Ashley goes in the opposite direction and arrives at the cosmos just as easily.” — Bernard Holland, The New York Times eL/Aficionado is the story of a person on trial...

May 22, 2020 at 6 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS (Live Feed In-Process)

CORPS is a new work by Los Angeles-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich examining labor and the feminine body through the lens of regimented movement, and reveals similarities across traditional, militaristic, ritual, athletic, and folk movement forms. The work is a continuation of Djordjevich’s ongoing questioning of contemporary dance’s preoccupation with neutrality,...

May 29-30, 2020 at 6 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2019 - 2020: Residency Showing

Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. Fresh Tracks artists present excerpts of new work in development. Featuring works from Anh Vo, Annie Heath, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Kayla Hamilton, and Stuart B. Meyers. Live Arts’ legacy Fresh...

JUNE 28, 2020 starts at 2 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Arts PRIDE 2020: THE HOUSE PARTY

Live Arts’ Pride: The House Party epic 6-hour celebration embodies and honors the historical importance and unwavering power of houses, collectives, and chosen family in LGBTQIA culture. Both legendary and young families from NYC’s queer nightlife and art scene come together under one roof...