Season at a glance

MAR 18-22, 10AM-12PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Open Company Class

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 creative challenges culminate in lush, expressive phrase work. Each morning class is lead...

March 21-23 & 28-30 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Sasha Velour: Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour‘s first one-woman show, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 12 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals,...

Mar 24th at 6:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
The Giving Tree 19: Series Two

The Giving Tree 19 is a series of concerts by a collective group of New York City choreographers. In our 7th season, we’re uniting to raise awareness and funds for Pediatric and Breast Cancer. With over 16 artists, we are giving 100% of the proceeds to: St Jude’s Research Center...

March 25
2019 Live Ideas Gala

TICKETS   Save the Date | 2019 Live Ideas Gala | Monday, March 25th CO-CHAIRS MATTHEW PUTMAN AND SLOBODAN RANDJELOVIĆ & JON STRYKER HONORING Award-winning actor JEFFREY WRIGHT for his profound commitment to using art as a catalyst for social and political change, and for his award-winning role in Westworld,...

Mar 28-30
@ Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W.G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part One, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor. Part Two Analogy/Lance:...

APR 3-6, 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non-Opera, Becoming

World Premiere Darkness Odyssey Part 3, the final installment of Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic celebration of the act of “becoming otherself.” Inspired by writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness,” the series explores the...

April 7 at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
A'Very Special Night of Dance

A unique evening with prestigious New York choreographers and dance companies to benefit pediatric cancer research. Avery Dudasch succumbed to a brain tumor at the tender age of 11. A’Very Special Night of Dance honors Avery with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Morgan Adams Foundation for...

Apr 11, 8PM
@ State Theatre New Jersey
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: A Letter to My Nephew

A Letter to My Nephew, Bill T. Jones’ latest dance theater work, is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards...

April 12 & 13 at 7 PM
April 13 at 2PM
April 14 at 12 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Dances Patrelle: Madame X / The American Dream: It's Only Business / American Overture

Lust. Power. Impropriety. Jealousy. Scandal… Francis Patrelle’s “Madame X” brings the famed John Singer Sargent painting to riveting life. A proud young society woman, Amelie Gautreau, embarks on a love affair with the infamous philanderer, Dr. Samuel Pozzi. Rumors of their liaison become the talk of Belle Epoque Paris, especially after...

Apr 17-20 & 24-27, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Kaneza Schaal: JACK & with The Cotillion

The Cotillion is a multi-channel audio and video installation with live performance that explores ceremonial entrances into society. From re-entry into society after prison, to ‘entering society’ in debutante balls, to rituals of welcoming ancestors back to communities, this new work by Kaneza Schaal is as a companion piece to...

APR 26, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Live Feed In-Process: Last Audience

Last Audience is a piece made with the audience. It grapples with questions of agency, manipulation and the complexity of choice inside a theatrical context. It utilizes, twists, and re-forms language from requiem masses on Last Judgement and from the Greek Tragedies of Aeschylus on democratic formation. Enacted specifically and uniquely with...

MAY 3, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Raphael Xavier: Live Feed In-Progress - Sassafrazz: Roots to Mastery

Sassafrazz is a new evening-length dance inspired by the word sassafras: A dried root used for flavoring, early character based dance styles and flavor in Breaking and the privilege of maturing as a dancer in this form. With an original, improvisationally structured composition for 3 Breakers and 3...

May 3-4, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Lang Dance Spring Concert

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School, Arts , “home to one of the more progressive collegiate dance departments in New York” (New York Times), offers a unique undergraduate dance curriculum centered on recent developments in the field. These performances highlight new...

May 8-11 at 8:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Rhizomatiks Research x ELEVENPLAY x Kyle McDonald: discrete figures 2019

New York City premiere of discrete figures 2019 by Japanese companies Rhizomatiks Research and ELEVENPLAY, and American media artist Kyle McDonald as the feature performance of the 2019 annual Live Ideas.  This year’s festival, titled AI: Are You Brave Enough for The Brave New World? runs...

May 8 at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Keynote/Performance: What is AI?

Opening Keynote and Lecture Performance to the 2019 Live Ideas Festival. A lecture in the form of a performance AND a performance in the form of a lecture, this keynote joins scientists, technologists, artists and performers together to give the audience an overview of AI’s past, look at the current...

Opening Reception, May 8 at 8 PM
Pop-up Performance, May 8 - 11 at 8 PM
On view until June 9
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
Opening Reception: Portrait on the Fly & See Sound

As part of Live Ideas 2019, AI: Are You Brave Enough for the Brave New World, the Ford Foundation Live Gallery hosts two interactive installations, Portrait on the Fly and See Sound through June 9th. Free and open to the public, an opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 8th...

May 9 at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Panel: Future of Work

“Foxconn’s Terry Gou says the company plans to replace 80% of workers with robots in 5-10 years.”  – Samson Ellis  “According to our estimate, 47 percent of total US employment is in the high risk category, meaning that associated occupations are potentially automatable” – Carl Benedikt Frey and...

May 9, 9 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Performance: Rational Numbers: Music and AI

Featuring Yuka C Honda Music performances incorporating AI as a tool to enhance the creative process. When an artist leads, how does technology follow? Co-presented with Music Community Lab,...

Awards Ceremony May 12 @ 6:30
Free to public with RSVP
@ New York Live Arts Studios
HACK-ART-THON: ACT Labs NYC/Live Ideas 2019

BREAKING THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL ILLNESS In partnership with FINE ACTS and NAMI NYC, National Alliance of Mental Illness. ACT = Art x Change x Technology What Up to ten pairs of carefully selected and matched Fellows, an artist and an AI technologist, will take part in a two-day HACK-ART-THON to...

May 10 at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Panel: Does Truth Still Need Defending?

Is Reality still Real? A discussion on the fragility of truth and reality in the age of deepfake videos and synthetic images. Examining the tension between democratic scientific openness and the need to defend against adversarial use of technology,  this panel delves into the societal and cultural impact in...

May 10, 9 PM - 12 AM
Cash bar
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Algorave: LiveCode.NYC

Experiments with AI, machine learning and other algorithmic techniques LiveCode.NYC is an artist collaborative that performs both art and music by programming computers live in front of an audience. Unlike typical electronic music that is seen today in dance clubs, a performance involving livecoding requires that the code for...

May 11
11 AM - 12:30 PM
Robotics for Juniors

12:30 - 2 PM
Robotics for Apprentices
@ New York Live Arts Conference Rooms
Workshop: Robotics for Kids

Robotics for Juniors (Ages 5 – 7), 11 AM – 12:30 PM Robotics for Apprentices (Ages 8 and up), 12:30 – 2 PM With a growing economy that has a higher demand for STEM fields, it’s important that the next generation learns how they can make a difference in their...

May 11, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Symposium: AI x ART

Art and Technology have always been bedfellows. How are artists, technologists, administrators, curators using AI to create, communicate, disseminate art? How is AI changing the dialogue around creativity, equity, inclusivity and how art is consumed? The AI x Art Symposium sheds light on these questions through presentations and...

May 12 at 11 AM - 1:00 PM
@ New York Live Arts Conference Rooms
Workshop: Machine Learning for Artists

This hands-on workshop demystifies machine learning and explores how machine learning tools have been and can be used for artistic expression. Participants will learn about the concept of machine learning, its history and critical issues, examples of art projects that use ML, and explore resources that allow them to continue...

May 12, 1:30 - 3 PM
@ New York Live Arts Conference Rooms
Class: How to Question Technology, Or, What Would Neil Postman Say?

When new technologies are introduced to the public, much is said about the benefits they will bestow upon us, and the brave new world that will result. Very little is mentioned about what they might take from us, the harm they may cause to us, and whether we really need...

May 15 - 18, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Tabula Rasa Dance Theater: Inside Our Skins

A 60-minute Dance Theater piece, Inside Our Skins addresses the injustices of mass incarceration. The performance calls attention to the shocking practice of forced labor, still permitted under the 13th Amendment. Inside Our Skins also focuses on excessive punishment within correctional institutions, the separation of families, and the mental-health disorders...

MAY 17, 6pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Abby Z and the New Utility: Live Feed In-Process - Radioactive Practice

Radioactive Practice is the newest work by Juried Bessie award winning Illinois-based choreographer Abby Zbikowski, commissioned by New York Live Arts and set to premiere during their 2019-20 Season. This genre-bending dance for ten performers breaks down the physicality, socio-cultural functions and psychological states...

May 20, 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Bill Chats: Claudia Rankine and Tracy K Smith

Bill T. Jones talks with Claudia Rankine, poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies, and Tracy K. Smith, poet and educator, who is currently serving as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, an office she assumed in 2017. Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections...

May 26th at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Mimi Garrard Dance Company: Live Dance & Video with Austin Selden

The Mimi Garrard Dance Company will present a concert of live dance and video at New York Live Arts May 26, 2019. Three premieres will be presented: a new work by Austin Selden and two new works by Mimi Garrard: Selfie and Cosmic Man, featuring Austin Selden. Also on the...

Jun 7-8, 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Fresh Tracks 2018-19: 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 Dolores (Lola) Sanchez, Liana Conyers, J. Bouey, Emma Rose Brown, and Collin Ranf.

June 20-22 at 7 PM, Champagne reception on 6/21 + Gala on 6/22
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre: Crossroads

Crossroads is an evening-length work that explores forging into unchartered waters and that tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of Magritte and Escher, Selwyn and scenic & costume designer, Anna-Alisa Belous will shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or...

Jun 27 - 29 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
10 Hairy Legs: 2019 New York Season

Celebrating the artistry of the male dancer, World Premiere commissions by Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch are featured, including a newly composed score by Ralph Menzies for Barruch’s. 2019 NY Season Benefit Saturday, June 29 Performance and Post Performance Reception with our Artists Please contact Executive Director Betsy Sobo at for...

June 30, 2 - 8 PM
Live Arts Pride 2019

LIMITED FIRST 100 TICKETS FOR $15! ON SALE NOW! New York Live Arts’ daylong performance party celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and World Pride. Queer nightlife and art scene come together under one roof to serve up the city’s most colorful and fierce performance, music, and more for...