Season at a glance

 
Dec 9 at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Elizabeth Diller

Bill T. Jones in conversation with Elizabeth Diller (world renowned artist/architect of projects including The High Line and The Shed, partner/founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro) about their collaboration on the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s upcoming work premiering in Spring 2020. Live Arts encourages a culture of respect...

Dec 13 - 14 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2019 - 2020: Auditioned Works

A fully produced evening of the auditioned works by the five incoming 2019-20 Fresh Tracks artists: Anh Vo, Annie Heath, Jordan Lloyd, Kayla Hamilton and Stuart B Meyers. In their solo piece BABYLIFT, Anh Vo conjures the forgotten ghosts of the Vietnam War through storytelling, ritual,...

Dec 18 - 20 at 7:30 PM, Dec 21 at 2 PM & 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ZviDance: MAIM

“One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable.” (Dance Magazine) MAIM sets out to raise awareness to issues related to...

January 8-10 at 8:30 pm, January 11 at 12 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Faye Driscoll: Thank You For Coming: Space (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Faye Driscoll’s celebrated Thank You For Coming series, Space unfolds within an intimate installation, wired for sound and upheld by pulleys, ropes, and the weights of others, January 8-11 Through an alchemy of body, object, voice and live sound, Driscoll builds...

Jan 11 at 2 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kathy Westwater: Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Having premiered at Live Arts in February 2019, Kathy Westwater’s reprisal of Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part presents portions of the work developed from over twenty years of exploring pain and the body, including the pain of others. The piece contemplates the communication of one’s...

Jan 11th at 5 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: through the mirror of their eyes (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. 2019 Guggenheim Fellow Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that carve out a space for criticism and compassion while tenderly and violently etching away at deeply distressing threads of our society. Created on the heels of I hunger for you (2018), Bartosik’s new work, ...

Jan 11th at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. 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 swimming,...

January 11 at 9 pm & January 12 at 12 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith: Body Comes Apart (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Body Comes Apart is a declaration of love, commitment, catharsis, and rage. Premiering in Live Art’s ‘18-’19 season, Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith continue their ten year challenge of making work based in abstraction and in response to trauma. The work uses the potentialities of...

Jan 12 at 11 am
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon (Live Artery Installments)

Presenters RSVP here. Chameleon (excerpt) is a multi-media live art work that explores the fugitive realities and shapeshifting demands of surviving at the intersection of Blackness, feminism, and queerness in contemporary America. In this new work from Nigerian American artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, a melanated stage saturated in...

Jan 12th at 2 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Colleen Thomas: Light and Desire (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Colleen Thomas will show two small works- Diane. Still. and a collaboration with Adriane Fang tiltled, Wake Up! Also on the program is an excerpt from light and desire where Thomas joins five women artists from Venezuela (Carla Forte), Hungary/Germany (Ildiko Toth), Poland (Joanna Lesnierowska),...

January 12 at 5 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
7NMS| Marjani Forté-Saunders + Everett Saunders: A Prophet's Tale: Portrait of the Lyricist (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. A Prophet’s Tale: Portrait of the Lyricist is a multi-year, iterative Literary, Music, and Performance Project, discussing the life-journey’s of Hip Hop music’s Emcee/Lyricist. What makes an Emcee/Lyricist? Is it the lyricism, their performance, or the way they’ve lived their lives? 7NMS|Marjani Forté-Saunders + Everett Saunders is...

Jan 12th at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. The work-in-progress excerpts of Milka Djordevich’s CORPS examine the labor and the feminine body through the lens of regimented movement, and reveal similarities across traditional, militaristic, ritual, athletic, and folk movement forms. The work is a continuation of Djordjevich’s ongoing questioning of contemporary...

Jan 12th at 8:30 pm, Jan 13th at 8 pm & Jan 14 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sean Dorsey: BOYS IN TROUBLE (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Recognized as the nation’s first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Sean Dorsey brings the New York City premiere of BOYS IN TROUBLE to Live Arts.  Sean Dorsey Dance’s timely and urgent commentary on contemporary masculinity places a trans and queer lens...

Jan 13th at 2 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Holly Bass: RACE: Talc & Ash (Detroit) (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Holly Bass’ RACE: Talc & Ash is a movement duet piece about gentrification, race and class. The original performance focused on Washington, DC and new iterations will explore Chelsea/Hudson Yards in New York City, and Detroit, MI. The performance is set up like...

Jan 13th at 5 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Raphael Xavier: Sassafrazz (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Raphael Xavier’s Sassafrazz focuses on the embodied experiences of a Breaker’s life through three styles of Breaking: Top Rock, Footwork, and Ground Text.  With four Breakers and four musicians, Xavier holds onto the traditional elements of breaking while drawing parallels to Jazz music. It is...

Jan 13th at 4 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Last Audience (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Yanira Castro/a canary torsi’s Last Audience premiered in the Live Arts fall 2019 season with a soldout run. The piece is a live laboratory for the communal work of what it means to conjure. Comprised of a set of...

Jan 13th at 7 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Liana Conyers: #ImFxckingFunny (Live Artery)

Presenters RSVP here. Engaging with the current socio-cultural climate, Fresh Tracks alumna Liana Conyers deconstructs her experience as a Black woman in America.  #ImFxckingFunny explores the levels of consciousness, healing, hiding, and coping that technology provides. Through her autobiography, Liana unmasks the authenticity that might otherwise...

January 14-18, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Company Classes

With the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, taught by Shane Larson and Huiwang Zhang. Open Company Classes with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing from somatic floor work to standing exercises, technical and...

January 19th at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ayako Takahashi | Ayalis In Motion: Pythagorean Peas

Pythagorean Peas is an evening-length physical theater piece that aims to highlight how we process our own vulnerabilities and weaknesses through characters inspired by the Grimm brothers’ folk tales including Snow White and Red Riding Hood. Focusing on the way these processes manifest somatically and mentally, the dancers specifically explore...

Jan. 25 at 2 pm
Jan. 26 at 1 pm & 4 pm
Alumni Concert Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

One of New York Live Arts’ most beloved community programs, a showcase of young dancers, ages 8 – 18, inspiring children, inspiring children by exposing them to live performances created and performed by their peers. The week includes an evening concert of work by Ellen Robbins’ alumni. JAN. 25 AT 7:30...

February 1, 2020 at 8 pm
@ George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. Commissioned...

Feb 3, 2020 at 7 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Marlon James

Bill T. Jones joins Marlon James, award-winning writer and author of A Brief History of Seven Killings and most recently Black Leopard, Red Wolf in conversation. Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the National...

Feb 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Raja Feather Kelly: WEDNESDAY (RCA In-Process)

In this new creation WEDNESDAY, the members of Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory, search for the true motivations and outcome behind the bank robbery in the 1975 cinematic-drama Dog Day Afternoon. Kelly and the feath3r theory dismantle the film by re-centering the story on Liz Eden, for whom the character...

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

Fragments, Lists & Lacunae focuses on three college students who are taking a course about gaps, holes, blanks, and white space – examples include the 18-minute gap in Nixon’s White House tapes, Sappho’s poetry, Swiss cheese, the 12 Steps, and the politics of “disappearance.” In a series of nine lectures, their...

February 22 at 8 pm
@ Indiana University Auditorium
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. Commissioned...

February 27, 2020 at 7:30PM
@ Lied Center of Kansas
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s latest work What Problem? provokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel during these divisive political times. Jones and the company develop individual content with local community members in each of the touring locations making each perform. Commissioned by Indiana...

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

2019 Guggenheim Fellow Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that carve out a space for criticism and compassion while tenderly and violently etching away at deeply distressing threads of our society. Created on the heels of I hunger for you (2018), Bartosik’s new work, through the...

Mar 8, 2020 at 5 pm & 8 pm
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Open Spectrum: Liliana Dirks-Goodman: Feminist Dinner Party - Present/Future

The “Feminist Dinner Party” merges feminist theory with design to create an immersive dining experience where participants discuss and explore feminist futures.

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...

March 16-20 from 10 am to 2 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Classes

With the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, taught by former company member Jennifer Nugent. Open Company Classes with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing from somatic floor work to standing exercises, technical 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 swimming, and...

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.

March 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm
@ The Caldwell Factory
 
2020 Live Ideas Gala

Save the Date | 2020 Live Ideas Gala | Monday, March 30th Event Chairs: Alanna Rutherford, Barbara & Alan Marks, and Ruth & Stephen Hendel For ticketing and more info please contact Individual Giving & Special Events Manager Ali Burke at aburke@newyorkliveart.org or 212-691-6500 x377. The Caldwell Factory 547 W 26th St New York,...

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 saturated in...

April 14-25, 2020
Tuesday–Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm
@ Park Avenue Armory
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea

“Pip saw God’s foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad. So man’s insanity is heaven’s sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or...

May 1, 2020 at 6 pm
@ 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 at 6 pm
@ 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 8-9, 2020
@ The Mann Center
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea

“Pip saw God’s foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad. So man’s insanity is heaven’s sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or...

May 13-17, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
2020 Live Ideas: Alter-Worlds: Black Utopia and The Age of Acceleration

Contemporary Afrofuturism may be defined as an emerging social philosophy of the African diaspora and Africa. Today, partly because of a crisis in globalization, social media and other technological advances, it has grown into a Pan African movement that encompasses artistic, academic, geopolitical and scientific investigation and production....

May 22, 2020 at 6 pm
@ 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,...

May 29-30, 2020 at 6 pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2019 - 2020: Residency Showing

Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. Fresh Tracks artists present excerpts of new work in development. Featuring works from Anh Vo, Annie Heath, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Kayla Hamilton, and Stuart B. Meyers. Live Arts’ legacy Fresh...

JUNE 28, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Arts PRIDE 2020: THE HOUSE PARTY

Live Arts’ Pride: The House Party epic 6-hour celebration embodies and honors the historical importance and unwavering power of houses, collectives, and chosen family in LGBTQIA culture. Both legendary and young families from NYC’s queer nightlife and art scene come together under one roof...