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.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

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.

Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist

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.

Driscoll’s new work Weathering  is a multi-sensory flesh sculpture made of bodies, sounds, scents, liquids and objects. Ten people (dancers/singers/crew) enact a glacially morphing tableau vivant on a mobile raft-like stage surging through the Anthropocene. Their voices generate a score that crescendos and resonates as they clutch, careen and cleave, in a space too small to contain them, spilling off the edges. The audience embanks the performers, close enough to smell the sweat and feel the steam of the central, spiraling scenes. The symphonically active, luminously living work is a breathing, leaking, choreography of micro events within a momentum thrusting from just beyond the perceivable. Driscoll and her team of collaborators ask: How do we feel the impact of events moving through us which are so much larger? Yet are animating and activating our bodies all the time? How do we get closer to the impact? Can we slow down enough to feel the dust, hurt, howl, absence, spill, plume?

Photo by Bea Borgers


The 2023-2024 Randjelović/Stryker RCA, Miguel Gutierrez 
is a choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator, podcaster, visual artist, and arts advocate who has been based in Lenapehoking/Brooklyn for twenty five years. His work creates empathetic and irreverent spaces outside of traditional discourse – he believes in an approach to art making that is fierce, fragile, empathetic, political, and poetic.

As the seventh RCA, Gutierrez begins his residency after premiering the new duet I as another at Bates Dance Festival in 2022, which was commissioned by Princeton University. His work has been presented in more than 60 cities around the world, in venues and festivals such as Festival d’Automne, Centre National de Danse, Centre Pompidou, Montpellier Danse, Festival Universitario/Colombia, Bipod Festival/Beirut, ImPulsTanz, Fringe Arts, Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, TBA/PICA, MCA Chicago, Live Arts Bard, and the Kathleen Hermesdorf Fresh Fest. New York at The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, BAM, Danspace Project, Abrons Art Center, the Chocolate Factory, American Realness Festival, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In 2017 he created a commissioned work for Ballet de Lorraine.

Photo by Ian Douglas


Live Feed

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.

Fresh Tracks 22/23
The five amazing artists selected for the 58th year of the Fresh Tracks in Our Season of Anniversaries are (alphabetical by last name):  

Kristel Baldoz
Malcolm-x Betts
Miguel Alejandro Castillo
Jade Charon
Orlando Hernández


New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks Residency & Performance program is a season-long residency for emerging movement-based artists in support of new work creation and professional development. This season marks the 58th year of Fresh Tracks which was a signature program of Dance Theater Workshop created in 1965 to bring new choreographic artistry to the forefront.   

The 2022-2023 season will continue to follow the updated version of the Fresh Tracks Residency Program:

  • Live Arts will produce a new work in the theater with a shared program developed during the residency.  
  • The professional development workshops and meetings will in part focus on applying learned knowledge and skills towards the shared production.  

Five artists will be selected for the program who will receive a 50-hour studio residency, $3000 fee, working with Artistic Advisor nia love, take part in professional development workshops led by renowned professionals from the field, exclusive access to Live Arts’ Communications, Development, Production and Programming staff, a Live Core Artist Membership and a fully-produced shared program in the New York Live Arts theater.


Live Artery

Live Artery 2023!

New York Live Arts’ dynamic platform of new and recent works by resident commissioned artists and curated guests. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, Live Artery features excerpts of recently premiered works and work-in-progress presentations.

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Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference (APAP), the 2023 edition of Live Artery features work of New York Live Arts’ residency artists and curated guests. Live Artery will present in-person performances and excerpts or works-in-progress showings in the studio and theater at New York Live Arts.

Live Artery provides a space for artists to network and share their work with presenters from around the world which has led to commissions, tours and the building of long-term relationships.

The 2023 edition of Live Ideas, Planet Justice: are you here for it?*, explores the idea that climate justice is rooted in social justice, anti-colonialism, global collaboration, human rights, and the rights of nature to thrive. An antidote to the doom and gloom of the climate crisis, the festival offers five days of art and action with performances, interactive installation, workshops, an outdoor party, symposium, and more!
It is co-curated with Slow Factory, a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of climate justice and human rights for collective liberation by changing narratives, systems, and culture.
Ford Foundation Live Gallery

The Ford Foundation Live Gallery, located in the lobby of New York Live Arts, features site-specific works throughout the year. Past artists have included Rashaad Newsome, Donald Baechler, Kiki Smith, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Robert Longo, Bjorn Amelan, For Freedoms/Hank Willis Thomas, Zoe Buckman and Natalie Frank, Nat Ward, Jonathan Allen, Jasmine Murrell, Nick Cave and Bob Faust, Derrick Adams, Avram Finkelstein and Rodrigo Moreira.

To review New York Live Arts’ best practices guidelines and reopening plan, visit our website. Visitor protocols Live Arts has put in place for both gallery shows and lobby activations include:

Pictured above:Bjorn Amelan Image by Maria Baranova

Green Initiative


As the window to reverse climate change narrows, every action (and non-action) matters. Climate policies on the national and international front are crucial, but so are our individual choices. 

The Green Initiative was formed in Fall 2022 to examine, evaluate, and change every aspect of our organization in our aspiration towards a more sustainable future. It was a perfect time to launch this Initiative as we dove into the planning of Live Ideas 2023: Planet Justice – Are you here for it? The work is ongoing, and requires the collaboration and support of our staff, artists, crew, audience and partners.


Here are some of the steps we have taken:

  • Theatrical lighting switched to LED
  • Hospitality 
    • using Cup Zero and compostable cups in the lobby bar and receptions
    • Switching to eco-friendly and organic snacks at the bar
    • eliminated single use plastic bottled beverages
  • Switched to eco-friendly janitorial products
  • Switching to recycled paper products (in process)
  • Created a Green Rider for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Touring
  • Created Green Guidelines for everyone who works, rehearses or performs at Live Arts. 
  • Piloting Carbon Offset campaign


For our audience:

  • Our programs are available via QR codes in the lobby and in the pre and post show emails. 
  • Avoid printing out your tickets and show them on your smartphone instead when entering the venue.
  • Please use the appropriate recycling bins and Cup Zero receptacles.
  • Please use public transportation if possible. We are near multiple subway and bus lines, as well as many Citi bike docks
  • Please bring a reusable water bottle. There is a bottle filler in the lobby by the elevator.
  • Avoid printing out your tickets and show them on your smartphone instead when entering the venue.
  • CARBON OFFSET CAMPAIGN Help us offset carbon emissions for the Live Ideas 2023.
  • Green Tips from the Green Initiative.
  • Slow Factory – our co-curator and partner for Live Ideas 2023: Planet Justice – Are you here for it? Check out Open Edu classes and the many amazing programs.  


Resources for the performing arts industry

Broadway Green Alliance

Julie’s Bicycle