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.

 

Aug 8 - Sep 6
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Wild, Wild Earth

Presented in partnership with NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Wild, Wild Earth is a group exhibition co-curated by Yanira Castro, Martita Abril, and Dain DeltaDawn that assembles artists from the New York Foundation for the Art’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program who are re-imagining and re-assigning the world in which they...

Sep 12 - Nov 30
@ Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: To Be Real

Interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome’s multipart project, Black Magic, at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and New York Live Arts, is a holistic reflection on agency, Blackness, and the futurity of intersectional identities and oppression. To Be Real is an exhibition of all new work in collage and sculpture. At the conceptual center...

Sep 19 Opening reception 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE SFMOMA Prints

FIVE SFMOMA Prints An expansion of the digital data captured during his 2016 FIVE SFMOMA performance. Using 3D data obtained during the live performance, he translated the fierce, spiraling movements of five vogue dancers to the two-dimensional surface of the prints. In collaboration with Tamarind Institute, ten plates were...

Oct 16 - 20, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Last Audience

Last Audience is a work embodied by its audience–a live laboratory for the communal work of conjuring. Comprised of a set of unique scores written for each performance, the piece grapples with agency and manipulation, negotiating the individual and the collective inside a theatrical context. Drawing on language and...

Oct 19 at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: In | Between

In | Between is a group showcase co-curated by Yanira Castro and Martita Abril that assembles artists from the New York Foundation for the Art’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. In this showcase, alumni of the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program are gathering to share ideas on Live Arts stage....

Nov 8-9, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE

FIVE is a multimedia performance that abstracts the art of Vogue Femme, a dance form originating from the African-American and Latino LGBTQ community of 1970s Harlem. In the performance five dancers represent the five elements of Vogue Femme—hands, catwalk, floor performance, spin dips, and duck-walking. As each dancer takes the...

Nov 16, 6 PM
@ Icebox Project Space
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: Champion Art Ball

Please note: reserving a ticket does not guarantee you immediate entry into the main performance space if the event is at capacity. Arrive early to avoid waiting in line! Since 2013, Rashaad Newsome has staged his annual King of Arms Art Ball, a live performance event...

Nov 23, 8 PM
@ Icebox Project Space
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE

FIVE is a multimedia performance that abstracts the art of Vogue Femme, a dance form originating from the African-American and Latino LGBTQ community of 1970s Harlem. In the performance five dancers represent the five elements of Vogue Femme—hands, catwalk, floor performance, spin dips, and duck-walking. As each dancer takes the...

Feb 13-15, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Alexandra Chasin & Zishan Ugurlu: Fragments, Lists & Lacunae

Fragments, Lists & Lacunae is a multi-media production focusing on three college students who are grappling with their own blind spots as well as the (resonant) concepts in a course entitled “Fragments, Lists, & Lacunae.” In each scene, a professor presents material on absence, silence, negation...

Mar 4-7, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: through the mirror of their eyes

Choreographer, performer, educator, and 2019 Guggenheim Fellow ​Kimberly Bartosik​ creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that are built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language and rigorous conceptual explorations. Her new work through the mirror of their eyes is built from the...

Nov 6 at 8 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Christopher Williams: Narcissus (Live Feed In-Process)

Set to Nikolai Tcherepnin’s ballet score Narcisse et Echo composed in 1911 for the Ballets Russes, Narcissus is an original evening-length work reappropriating themes of the eponymous ancient Greek myth on which it is based to re-imagine the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens. The November in-process showing will include...

Friday, March 13 at 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Ashley R.T. Yergens: CU*T C*NTEMPORARY (Live Feed In-Process)

CU*T C*NTEMPORARY is a queer tourist attraction, featuring trans-regurgitated contemporary dances, costumed gay characters & queer baiting soundtracks. It’s a destination wedding between queer nationalism and the American assimilation of trans bodies. The Live Feed creative residency program supports and nurtures the development of new work with residencies and...

Mar 18-21, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice

RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE is the newest evening length work by Bessie award winning, choreographer Abby Zbikowski and her company Abby Z and the New Utility. This group work brings together a mosaic group of movers versed in forms ranging from hip-hop, modern dance, West African, tap, synchronized...

Mar 25-28, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colleen Thomas: Light and Desire

Transition. Change. Going nowhere. Perception. Perception is 2/3rds of the law. This piece is about women artists during fascist times. Oppression. Going backwards. Smile. Stupid. Simple. Whore. Sexy. Prude.

Apr 8-11, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon: A Biomythography

Chameleon: A Biomythography is a live art work that explores the fugitive realities and shapeshifting demands of surviving at the intersection of Blackness and queerness in contemporary America. In this new work from Nigerian American artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, a melanated stage...

May 1, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Holly Bass: RACE: Talc & Ash (Live Feed In-Process)

RACE: Talc & Ash (RTA) is a dance duet about gentrification staged as a sporting event. The original iteration was set in Washington, DC, while this newest iteration will explore West Chelsea and specifically Hudson Yards. Community workshops on the city’s changing demographics helped inform the work, and community members’...

May 2, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Daniel Alexander Jones: Daniel Alexander Jones (Live Feed In-Process)

The Live Feed creative residency program is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward our theater. This informal workshop showing offers a sneak peek into resident artist Daniel Alexander Jones’s process and ideas before they hit our stage. Taking place within the intimate working space of...

May 22, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS (Live Feed In-Process)

CORPS is a new work by Los Angeles-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich examining labor and the feminine body through the lens of regimented movement, and reveals similarities across traditional, militaristic, ritual, athletic, and folk movement forms. The work is a continuation of Djordjevich’s ongoing questioning of contemporary dance’s preoccupation with neutrality,...