New York Live Arts is committed to furthering the creation of new work by artists at all stages of their careers. Through signature programs such as the Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist, Live Feed residencies and more, Live Arts provides artists with vital resources for research, development, and the creation of new dance and performance.
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948–1988). During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The Company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world.
Live Ideas, New York Live Arts’ annual humanities festival of arts and ideas, will interrogate a future with AI, artificial intelligence, that promises to revolutionize human existence. The festival will bring together experts, thinkers, artists, and policy makers during five days of conversations, performances, and cultural interventions. Live Ideas 2019 will be held May 8-12, 2019.
Live Ideas is an annual humanities festival of arts and ideas, exploring the ideas, controversies and thinking informing a different bodily-oriented theme each time out. Past festivals have included The Worlds of Oliver Sacks, James Baldwin, This Time!, SKY-Force and Wisdom in America Today, curated by Laurie Anderson, MENA/Future-Cultural Transformations in the Middle East North Africa Region, Mx’d Messages curated by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, and RADICAL VISION co-curated with Brian Tate | The Tate Group and the Hannah Arendt Center.
View video of the past festivals on our youtube channel.
The Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist program was created in 2011 by New York Live Arts to address what we perceive to be an overall lack of support for mid-career artists. The program is by-invitation only and offers a salary, health benefits, two years of residency time and a commission of a new work to premiere at New York Live Arts. Select works will then be chosen for a fully produced national and/or international tour managed by New York Live Arts.
RoseAnne Spradlin is the 2017-18 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). This award continues a long relationship with New York Live Arts and Dance Theater Workshop, beginning with Fresh Tracks in 1990, and several presentations and commissions since. RoseAnne will be working on a commission to premiere in Fall of 2018.
The Live Feed creative residency program is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward our theater. Informal public showings offer a sneak peek into each resident artist’s process and ideas before they hit our stage. Each showing takes place within the intimate working space of the Live Arts studio and is followed by a discussion with the artist moderated by special guests and Live Arts staff.
The 2018-19 Fresh Tracks Application is open! Interested in applying? Read these Guidelines & FAQ’s first.
New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks Program is New York City’s leading, season-long residency and performance opportunity for artists exploring hybrid and movement-based work at the early stages of their careers. Created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, Fresh Tracks continues as a signature program in New York Live Arts’ newly minted “New Work Development Program.” Designed as a springboard for intensive choreographic, administrative and creative development, Fresh Tracks is a pioneer opportunity in the field, positioning early career artists at a unique vantage point within Live Arts’ annual programming.
Unfolding over the course of Live Arts’ regular presenting season, the Fresh Tracks Program provides five artists with a 50-hour studio residency, a professionally-produced shared evening bill in the New York Live Arts theater, an artistic fee, one-on-one dialogue sessions with the program’s Artistic Adviser, professional development workshops led by established professionals from the field and extensive support from Live Arts’ Marketing, Production and Programming staff.
Deadline to apply is Monday, July 30, 2018 before midnight. By submitting the application form you will enter a general lottery that will randomly assign you an audition date and time (dates are below). If you do not garner an audition this time around we encourage you to submit an application again next season.
Audition dates: September 1 & 2, 2018
Criteria for Selection
New York Live Arts values experimentation, collaboration and a genuine commitment to new ideas and new aesthetics. We place a premium on the originality of ideas and the quality of their execution. A panel of artists and other professionals from the field selects artists based on their demonstration of the above qualities and must possess a keen desire to develop and explore their work with their peers in the context of a residency program.
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New York Live Arts dynamic showcase of new and recent works by resident and commissioned artists. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Professional’s conference, Live Artery 2019 will feature excerpts of recently premiered works and work-in-progress presentations by artists by Live Arts Resident Artists, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and curated guests.