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Curating the End of the World: Red Spring

Powered by Powered by Google Arts & Culture Scholar Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, and curators Sheree Renée Thomas, Danielle L. Littlefield, and Dacia Polk with Black Speculative Arts Movement, return to New York Live Arts with an online exhibition titled

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Originally scheduled as part of our 2020 Live Ideas Festival, we are elated to share that The Guild of Future Architects‘ project, Traveling the Interstitium with Octavia Butler. The human interstitium is the fluid space between cell walls and organs. In this mesmerizing interactive WebXR experience, the interstitium is the liminal space where...

Grand Opening - May 11
on view
May 11-15
Live Arts Lobby, Theater, Studios
daily hours specific to location please see below
Live Ideas 2021 - Installations

The festival kicks off May 11 at 7:00pm for the public in-person opening of three visual installations available and free to view, daily hours below. Grand Opening – May 11 Jasmine Murrell: Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another located in Live...

On View Starting May 11
Located in both Lobby & Theater
Jasmine Murrell: Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another

Theater and Live Gallery Interactive Installation by Jasmine Murrell The lobby installation is an extension of the Immortal Uterus series by Jasmine Murrell. The immortal uterus concept was inspired by the true story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American farmer who suffered from ovarian cancer in 1951. The cells taken...

Wed, May 12 @ 7:30pm & Thurs-Fri May 13-14 @ 8:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
Drexciya Redux: An Afrofuturist Cabaret

In collaboration with 3LD and Renegade Performance Group with MX OOPS & TRIGGERED MUSIC, nia love, Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte, Sadah Espii Proctor, André M. Zachery and UFly Mothership, Audiences will be submerged inside Drexciya Redux: An Afrofuturist Cabaret in the 3

Live Arts:
Thurs-Fri, May 13-14 @ 7:00pm
Tickets start at $45 each (sold in set of 2)

Times Square:
(Father Duffy Square @ 46th & Broadway)
Sat May 15 @ 7:00pm
Free with RSVP

Online streaming:
May 14-15 @ 7pm (ET) tickets below
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Saul Williams: The Motherboard Suite

Saul Williams and musical collaborators Maria Bauman, Kayla Farrish, Marjani Forté-Saunders, d. Sabela grimes, Jasmine Hearn, and Shamel Pitts. The Motherboard Suite brings to life a suite of music by musician, poet, actor Saul Williams.  Directed by Bill T. Jones, this non-linear work is performed...

Fri, May 14 @ 1pm-5:30pm (ET)
Symposium - Altered-Worlds: Black Utopia and the Age of Acceleration

“To create high art—work that is functional and aesthetically “cool” or pleasing—in the face of those who would deny its very existence, declaim it as “primitive,”… is itself an act of resistance that subverts the master narrative that suggests our work is imitative or inconsequential, incapable of rising...

FRI, May 14 @
8pm–11pm (ET)
@ INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment

Join us for the Alter-Worlds (( Cosmic Funk )) After Party on Twitch! [ ]With panelists and DJs Stacey Robinson & tobias c. van Veen throwing down Afrofuturist cuts from across the cosmos, from outerspace dub and funk to interstellar hip-hop, from Detroit techno...

Panel, Screening & Conversation
Sat, May 15 @ 12-4pm (EST)
@ INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment
Re:INCARNATION and Afrobeats, Migration and Entrepreneurship

12p – 1:15pm Panel: UPCYCLING MOVEMENT REVOLUTIONS: AFROBEATS FROM NIGERIAN STREETS TO WORLD STAGES – ART VALUE AND AGENCY Onye Ozuzu, Qudus Onikeku, Adila Omotosho, Ambrose Idemudia in conversation, moderated by d. Sabela grimes and hosted by Osubi Craig Panel conversation exploring the Afrobeats dance movement with a...

Sat, May 15 @ 8pm-10pm
Times Square

Photoshoot from 8:15pm-9pm Father Duffy Square
at 46th &Broadway
Cosplay @ Times Square

New York Live Arts Presents COSPLAY @ TIMES SQUARE 8:00 -10:00pm (Father Duffy Square @ Broadway & 46th Street) 8:15 – 9:00pm  Photoshoot 9:00 – 9:30pm  Showcase The Lot Radio is in residence in Times Square throughout the month of May broadcasting live from 10am-10pm. Immediately following the performance of The Motherboard Suite in Times Square,

Prep for the week
Suggested Reading
Park Avenue Armory
Rescheduled for May 19 - 26
sold out
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Afterwardsness

We are happy to share the rescheduled dates for Afterwardsness, commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory as part of its Social Distance Hall season. Originally slated to premiere on March 24 and now taking place May 19 – 26, 2021, the production was postponed when members of the Bill T....

Live Premiere:
Thursday, May 20th @ 7:30pm
On-Demand through May 23rd, 2021
Approx. 60 minutes
WOMEN / CREATE! A Virtual Festival of Dance

Armitage! Gone Dance | Sidra Bell Dance New York | Buglisi Dance Theatre | Meagan King | Jennifer Muller/The Works | Passion Fruit Dance Company   FREE WITH $10 SUGGESTED DONATION Women choreographers have always been innovators of dance, and WOMEN...

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Open to public & free through June 2021
Ari Melenciano: Baïlaurâ

Baïlaurâ considers frequency in four dimensions: sound, auratic energy, kinetic energy and a quantization of the subconscious. Designed with computer vision, machine learning and modular synthesis, bodily movements engage with the algorithms to explore new forms of electronic ritual and divination, and the relationship between sound and dance. In its...