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 2019 will feature excerpts of recently premiered works and work-in-progress presentations.

Jan 4th at 8 PM, Jan 5th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Joanna Kotze: what will we be like when we get there

what will we be like when we get there premiered at Live Arts in March 2018. Choreographer Joanna Kotze is accompanied by dancer Omagbitse Omagbemi, visual artist Jonathan Allen, and composer/musician Ryan Seaton (2018 Bessie Nominee) in the newest iteration of this charged collaboration. Through their various artistic forms, the...

Jan 5th at 11 AM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Shannon: Touch Update

Live Artery studio showing of Bill Shannon’s “Touch Update,” for Live Feed theatre showing click here. Known for creating groundbreaking choreography that explores the social constructions surrounding disabled bodies, Bill Shannon’s latest work combines movement, wearable projection technology, and video installation to explore the significant and subtle implications of physical...

Jan 5th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon (Work-in-Progress)

Through Chameleon, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko undertakes an investigation into the fugitive realities of Black Diasporan people. Through the melding of live feed and augmented reality media, Queer and Black Critical Theory studies, archives of public and personal narratives from the Stonewall Riots to Juneteenth, Kosoko’s work explores how minoritarian communities...

Jan 5th at 3 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: Y

Live Artery showing of Y by RoseAnne Spradlin. For information on the world premiere of Y at Live Arts earlier this season, click here. New York Lives Arts’ 2017-19 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) RoseAnne Spradlin presents  her latest work “Y”. Spradlin, an alumnus of Fresh Tracks (1990) who received a Bessie...

Jan 5th at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Last Audience (Work-in-Progress)

The newest work from Bessie-award winning collaborative group, a canary torsi, comes Last Audience–an immersive performance installation that invites audience members to embody the piece. Reminiscent of a traditional requiem mass experience, the audience goes through the greetings and processions that lead to requests for mercy, peace, and liberation as...

Jan 5th at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson: another piece apart

Live Artery showing, for the NYC premiere of another piece apart earlier this season, click here. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award-winning performers and former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dancers (2008-2014), are known for their phenomenal partnering work, creating duets that are intense, forceful, and passionate. Their...

Jan 5th at 7 PM, Jan 7th at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: I hunger for you (Excerpt)

Set in an atmosphere of light and absence, I hunger for you is comprised of five dancers looking deeply into feelings of impulsiveness, ecstasy, ritual, and desire as they ride the edge of controlled abandon and vibrating stillness. This new evening length work is a meditation on faith and the...

Jan 6th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Sean Dorsey: BOYS IN TROUBLE

Sean Dorsey’s timely and urgent commentary on black queer love, issues arounds whiteness, and perspectives of Trans and LGBTQ empowerment, come together through BOYS IN TROUBLE. Recognized as the nation’s first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Sean Dorsey’s ability to stay in conversation with toxic masculinity, the trans revolution, Black...

Jan 6th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: Body Comes Apart

Live Artery showing, presenters please RSVP here. For the theatre showing of Body Comes Apart later this season, click here. Body Comes Apart is a declaration of love, commitment, catharsis, and rage. Continuing our 10-year challenge of making work based in abstraction but in response to trauma, Body Comes Apart...

Jan 6th at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kyle Marshall Choreography: Colored (Work-in-Progress)

Recipient of the 2018 Juried Bessie Award, Kyle Marshall joins forces with Dare Ayorinde, and Myssi Robinson to navigate the nuances and twisted spectrum of the black identity. All coming from varied backgrounds, the trio takes on conversations prevalent to the black community: tokenism, appropriation, stereotyping, and representation. With original...

Jan 6th at 5:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Marjani Forté & Works: Memoirs of a... Unicorn

Of her piece that premiered at Live Arts in 2018 in collaboration with American Realness and received two 2018 Bessie Dance and Performance Wards, Marjani Forté-Saunders says : “My Father’s story allows me to burrow into my lineage, to ritualistically remember, interrogate, and relish in the celestial ecliptic journeys of...

Jan 6th at 7 PM, Jan 7th at 2 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice (Work-in-Progress)

The ensemble work of Abby Zbikowski’s company, Abby Z and the New Utility, share their newest creation developed from their rigorous physical practice and boundless mental capacities. Drawing on distinct histories in hip-hop, modern dance, West African, Tap, synchronized swimming, ice skating, and House, the corps explores the conflicts and...

Jan 7th at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Lakaï Dance Theatre: The Block: An Afro Musical (Excerpt)

Founded by McKersin Previlus, Lakaï Dance Theatre showcases The Block: An Afro-Musical with influences of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Afro-Diasporic styles. As the street becomes a stage for self-reflection, the ensemble displays the realities of an inner city life–the toxic masculinity, the racial profiling, and the violence–through spoken word and musical...

Jan 7th at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities

Live Artery studio showing, for the full theatre performance later this season please click here. Nerushalmy’s acclaimed Paramodernities series returns to Live Artery with a showing of three full installments (85 minutes. Open to presenters only). In this unique project, iconic modern choreographies are deconstructed and performed alongside contributions by...

JAN 7, 10PM
Jan 8-12, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jack Ferver: Everything Is Imaginable

Presented in collaboration with American Realness Written and Choreographed by Jack Ferver Performed by Reid Bartelme, Jack Ferver, Lloyd Knight, Garen Scribner, and James Whiteside Everything Is Imaginable, is an evening-length interdisciplinary performance work examining and juxtaposing the lives and technical virtuosity of its queer performers. In turns manic and poetic, the work...