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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 featured excerpts of recently premiered works and work-in-progress presentations.

The 11th edition of Live Artery returns as Virtual Artery, featuring the work of New York Live Arts residency artists and curated guests. Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program or postponed to later this Spring 2022. Virtual Artery will stream performances that have been previously shown at New York Live Arts to be enjoyed at the viewer’s leisure. Showcasing the latest work from some of the most relevant performance and movement artists, this annual program provides an opportunity to bring to the forefront the vitality of today’s dance and performing arts community, not only to New York but across the country and beyond. Live Artery will be presented virtually, Tuesday, January 13th – Friday, January 17th.

For Virtual Artery, one of five full-length performances will be released to stream daily starting January 13 including: NARCISSUS by Christopher Williams* (released Jan 13), light and desire by Colleen Thomas* (released Jan 14), 2021 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award winning The Motherboard Suite by Saul Williams with Maria Bauman, Kayla Farrish, Marjani Forté-Saunders, d. Sabela grimes, Jasmine Hearn, and Shamel Pitts (released Jan 15), Live Arts 2019 – 2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory’s WEDNESDAY (released Jan 16), and Kenyon Adams’ Prayers of The People by (released Jan 17). All streams will be available through January 31. *Indicates artist is part of Live Arts’ Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program.

The following in-progress showings and other presentations will be available digitally for presenters and producers: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Curriculum: Love, Death and Robots, 2021-2022 Randjelović/Stryker RCA Faye Driscoll’s Oh Holy, Hole!, Vanessa Anspaugh’s Mourning, Emily Johnson’s Being Future Being, Brandon Powers’s DUET, Lacina Coulibaly’s Until The Lion Tells the Story, There is No Glory, Shamel Pitts I TRIBE’s Touch of Red, and Performing Tech: 4 Perspectives featuring presentations by Annie Dorsen, LaJuné McMillian, Brandon Powers and Heidi Boisvert & Kat Mustatea, followed by a performance of Lizardly by Boisvert & Mustatea will be streamed at 3pm on January 15 and available through January 31. Presenters and producers can access these events for free with RSVP.

JAN 13-17
Virtual Artery: Kenyon Adams, Raja Feather Kelly I the feath3r theory, Colleen Thomas, Christopher Williams, Saul Williams

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program or postponed to later this Spring. Please see our Virtual Artery events below. Presenters RSVP Here Virtual Artery features performances that recently premiered in our theater. All video...

JAN 15, 3PM EST
Through JAN 31
Live Artery-Performing Tech-LaJuné McMillian, Brandon Powers, Kat Mustatea & Heidi Boisvert

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters RSVP here. Artists have always pushed the boundaries of what technology can do, whether it’s exploring hybrid ways of experiencing performance,...

FEB 16-19, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS

CORPS explores how labor and gender are addressed under the lens of regimented movement. The work is a continuation of Djordjevich’s ongoing questioning of dance practices preoccupied with producing neutrality and anonymity. CORPS aims to unravel and disorient the militaristic conditioning of groups ‘keeping together in time.’ The work reveals...

NEW DATES: Apr 8 & 9
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: GLORIA

Gloria is a feminist work continuing Lieber and Smith’s fifteen-year choreographic partnership in using abstract dance as a means to break down patriarchal systems of female degradation through physical objectification. As objects of this work, the artists position themselves as recognizable images of female objectification, only to deconstruct and reconstitute...

APR 21-23, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Shamel Pitts | TRIBE: BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program or postponed to a later date. Presenters click here. Shamel Pitts’ BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon is a kaleidoscopic...

Brandon Powers Projects: Live Artery-DUET (Live VR experience)

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters click here. Duet is a collaborative dance ritual in virtual reality. Following a year of isolation, the experience invites...

Compagnie Artistique Hakilisi Sigi: Live Artery - Until the Lion tells the Story, there is no glory (work-in-progress)

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters click here. Until the lion tells the story, there is no glory ”At the commencement, KmT” KmT is one of my greatest choreographic research,...

Faye Driscoll: Live Artery-New Untitled Work (work-in-progress)

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters click here. Driscoll’s newest performance work, she draws upon two prolific choreographies: the act of battle and the act of sex. We fight...

Vanessa Anspaugh: Live Artery-Mournings (work-in-progress)

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters click here. Mourning wants to wake-up. But, If we accept with sober presence the truth of the epoch losses we are amidst, then...

Emily Johnson/Catalyst: Live Artery-Being Future Being (work-in-progress)

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters click here. Award-winning choreographer Emily Johnson has created a distinguished body of dance works and social choreographies that unite audiences in a shared...

Shamel Pitts | TRIBE: Live Artery-Touch of RED (work-in-progress excerpt)

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters click here. Touch of RED (excerpt): Touch Of RED is a new duet of two men that will take place inside of a...

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Live Artery-Curriculum: love, death and thos to come (excerpt)

Due to the recent pandemic developments and impact of the new variant, all in-person Live Artery events have been moved to a presenter dedicated digital program. Presenters click here. The genesis of the series of works entitled Curriculum came from the Cameroonian philosopher Achille Mbembe’s ideas around archive and curriculum....