New York Live Arts dynamic showcase of new and recent works by resident and commissioned artists. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Live Artery 2018 will feature excerpts of recently premiered works and work-in-progress presentations by artists commissioned by Live Arts, Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and guests.


JAN 13, 12PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Abby Zbikowski: Abandoned Playground

Inside the intimate stadium setup of abandoned playground (2017), 9 dancers rip through the space performing complex sequences of hyper-physical dance that push their understandings of their own capabilities and endurance. Recognized with the 2017 Juried Bessie Award for her “unique and utterly authentic movement vocabulary in complex and demanding...

JAN 13, 2PM | JAN 15, 6:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: I hunger for you (Work-in-progress)

As part of Live Artery, Kimberly Bartosik presents a work-in progress excerpt from I hunger for you (working title), a two-phase, dual-venue choreographic project. This project marks the culmination of a long-term examination into faith, ecstasy, compassion, and violence within specific, radical religious practices, and delves into Bartosik’s experiences within Evangelical communities and Charismatic rituals. I hunger...

JAN 13, 3PM | JAN 14, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
RoseAnne Spradlin: X

RoseAnne Spradlin’s remount of her critically acclaimed trio “X” explores body consciousness and structural form in contemporary dance. The work features dancers Asli Bulbul, James Raney, and Connor Voss and sound design by New York City-based visual artist Glen Fogel. Spradlin’s production was named one of the outstanding dance productions...

JAN 13, 5PM | JAN 15, 11AM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities (Work-in-progress)

Paramodernities is a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, generated through deconstructions of landmark modern choreographies, performed alongside contributions by scholars and writers who situate these iconic works within the larger project of Modernism. Exploring foundational tenants of modern discourse— such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and nihilism —Paramodernities includes public discussions...

JAN 13, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Susan Marshall & Company: Construction and Closed System (Work-in-progress)

Two pieces, both are excerpts of works-in-progress. Construction is a collaboration with Sō Percussion Ensemble. PRESENTERS RSVP HERE

JAN 13, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Walter Dundervill: Skybox (Excerpt)

Bessie Award winner Walter Dundervill, known for his immersive performance environments fusing dance, costume, sound and visual art, returns to Live Arts for the first time since 2011. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a 17th century mathematical theory, and a late mannerist painting as departure points, Skybox examines how we construct...

JAN 14, 1PM | JAN 15, 5PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Joanna Kotze: What we will be like when we get there (Work-in-progress)

Bessie award winner (for the ravishing It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen) Joanna Kotze presents a work-in-progress performance of What will we be like when we get there. “The ruthlessly elegant dancer-choreographer…” (Time Out) performs with long-time collaborators dancer/choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, visual artist Jonathan Allen, and composer/musician Ryan Seaton. Her new work investigates...

JAN 14, 4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination (Excerpt)

Darkness Odyssey is a series of dances inspired by the written words of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”. This series explores the idea of the body and dance as a black hole, which absorbs everything, even seemingly unrelated...

@ New York Live Arts Theater
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: The Deep Blue Sea (Working title, Work-in-progress)

You are invited into a very early work-in-progress of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work, The Deep Blue Sea. This work will premiere as part of the 2019-2020 season. Drawing from inspiration from Melville’s evocative description of Pip, the young black “cabin boy”, floating alone in the sea, The...

JAN 14, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Deborah Hay/Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, and Leslie Seiters: Pause,

Pause, was choreographed, coached, and directed by Deborah Hay over two residencies and two years of practice. Co-choreographed and performed by Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, and Leslie Seiters, this is the first time independent artists have collaborated to commission an ensemble work from Hay, who describes the dance as: “a...

JAN 14, 8:30PM | JAN 15, 3:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Jack Ferver: Everything is Imaginable (Work-in-progress)

Jack Ferver’s interdisciplinary performance work, Everything Is Imaginable, juxtaposes the lives, virtuosity and fantasies of its five queer performers. In turns manic and poetic, the work addresses ideas of genre, sexuality, success, friendship, and loss. Ferver is joined by American Ballet Theater principal James Whiteside, principal dancer with Martha Graham Lloyd...

JAN 15, 1PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson with Ted Coffey: Visual Proof (2017) (Excerpt)

Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award receiving performers, have been collaborating together since 1999.  Their current duet evening captures a history of coming together, the passing away of support, and the changing nature of intimacy over time.  Moment to moment physical negotiations lie at the heart of the work. ...