Live Arts Plus

On View
Tues-Sat from 12pm-5pm
Oct 20-Dec 1
The VOTE Project

Live Arts is honored to announce the four commissioned artists of The VOTE Project installation, on view at the Ford Foundation Live Gallery later this month: Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Stephon Senegal, and Hong Wu. Four commissioned artists and the letter they will be responsible for: V...

October 19-January 2021
A seven-week performance
The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project

Created in collaboration with youth artist/activists and Bard students led by the creative team of Charlotte Brathwaite, Janani Balasubramanian, Justin Hicks, and Sunder Ganglani with producer Alyssa Simmons, documentarian June Cross, and project coordinator Anna Krist. THE FUTURE IS PRESENT (TFP) is a seven-week performance and action laboratory that centers the voices and vision of Black and Indigenous young people, and builds...

Nov 8 @ 7pm (EST)
Message from the Library: Bill T. Jones

Multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer Bill T. Jones has been commissioned by Brooklyn Public Library to present the next Message from the Library lecture. His message, entitled, “At Risk” will consider the powers of language, performance and perception, as well as their limits. Message from the Library lectures ask...

Nov 9 @ 1PM (ET)
Live Talk: Angelique Kidjo & Bill T. Jones

In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Festival Experiences and Festival d’Avignon present the third Live Talk of the program Classes d’Art du Festival d’Avignon. Bill T. Jones comes together for a discussion with Beninese Singer and Songwriter, Angelique Kidjo. This 45 -50 minute chat is on the theme Black woman, a tribute...

NOV 11 @ 6PM (EST)
BILL CHATS: w/ Charlotte Brathwaite, Janani Balasubramanian, Justin Hicks & Sunder Ganglani

BILL CHATS: with Charlotte Brathwaite, Janani Balasubramanian, Justin Hicks, and Sunder Ganglani. Presented in partnership with The Fisher Center at Bard As part of the ongoing Bill Chats series, Bill T. Jones will be in conversation with the creative team behind The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project,...

Nov 19 @ 8pm (EST)
Live streamed
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Continuous Replay: Come Together

Virtual performance and fundraiser for Black Strategy Fund, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) & Buy From A Black Woman. Original Choreography by Arnie Zane Hosted by Bill T. Jones Opening conversation with Anthony D. Romero, Patrisse Cullors, Nikki Porcher, and Khary Lazarre-White Cast & Collaborators (Click Here) Amidst the isolation...

Launches Dec 2020
Curating the End of the World: Red Spring

The Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) returns to New York Live Arts with the second installment of their acclaimed online group exhibition, Curating the End of The World: Red Spring. Organized by Reynaldo Anderson, and curated by Sheree Renée Thomas, Danielle L. Littlefield, and Dacia Polk, Red Spring evokes...

Dec 4 @ 6:30PM (EST)

Live Arts’ 2019–2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) Raja Feather Kelly will host a watch party of his in-process documentary, ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY, co-directed with long time collaborator, documentary filmmaker, and producer, Laura Snow. In this first part of what will be a feature-length documentary, Kelly and his company,...

Dec 5, 2020

Live Arts partner and independent monthly performance series, EdgeCut, will present SANITY: the second showcase in an online group performance series, on December 5th. Initially convening in January 2020 at NEW INC—the art, tech, and design incubator at The New Museum of Art in New York—this virtual series makes online provocations around specific...

Lobby: Dec 9 & 10 @ 7pm EST
Virtual: Dec 11 & 12 @ 7pm EST
Raja Feather Kelly: HYSTERIA

HYSTERIA, a performance and installation piece debuting in the Ford Foundation Live Gallery on December 9 and 10, and virtually on December 11 and 12, continues Raja Feather Kelly’s study of pop culture and its displacement of queer Black subjectivity. Picking up where his 2018 performance, UGLY, left off, Kelly resituates...

Launching Dec 2020
Ari Melenciano: Algo•Aura Ritual

Live Feed Creative Technologist in Residence Ari Melenciano’s Algo•Aura Ritual uses computer vision, machine learning, modular synthesis, and human-computer movement interactivity to modulate algorithms that produce symbolic meaning through a quantum-mechanics-inspired pixel analysis. In its simplest essence, movements in response to the synthesized soundscape are converted into data and...