Season at a glance

 
SEP 22 & 23 at 7:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Dardo Galletto Dance: Myself

The program includes two Acts; the first is primarily Contemporary Dance and the second is Tango. Part one, titled Myself, depicts the journey of one’s exploration of self. How does one become more in touch with their own body, emotions, or subconscious? What interactions define us and bring us joy? We...

Sep 27–30, 7:30PM
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@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Salva Sanchis: A Love Supreme

NYC Premiere A quartet created by Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, A Love Supreme is based on John Coltrane’s eponymous album. This collaboration, started in 2005, comprises a meeting between two choreographers who share the same fascination for an iconic piece of music. In A Love Supreme, Coltrane...

SEP 30, 5PM
Bill Chats-The man and the music

Bill T. Jones in conversation with Ashley Kahn and Reggie Workman about the lasting influence of John Coltrane and A Love Supreme. Ashley Kahn is an American music historian, journalist, producer, and author of the book A Love Supreme/The Creation of John Coltrane’s Classic Album. Reggie Workman is...

SEP 30, 2pm-3:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Salva Sanchis: Shared Practice-A Love Supreme

In this workshop you’ll be able to work with the basic principles from the show. Starting with John Coltrane’s eponymous album, you’ll discover together how the qualities of the musicians and their instruments are transformed into material for movement and how this material can engender improvised dance.

OCT 3-7, 7:30PM
@ Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
 
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...

Oct 10-11, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
Claire Porter & Sara Juli: The Lectern: rule by rule by rule

New York Premiere The duo Claire Porter & Sara Juli, first paired by ADF in 2015, present their latest ADF-commissioned collaboration, The Lectern: rule by rule by rule. Living according to rules is the demand on all of us. We are surrounded by the rules of our...

OCT 11, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
Claire Porter & Sara Juli: Shared Practice

In Writing and Moving, Inside Outside In, we will explore ways of incorporating text and movement in work generated from two different sources. First, participants will be guided in creating work from their emotions. And second, guided in creating work from an outside source. We will then combine the material...

Oct 13-14, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf: Come Jump With Me

New York Premiere Come Jump With Me is a daring, provocative, and witty work that examines the relevancy and significance of creating art in the urgent political reality of Israel. In the explosive political and social reality, this work indeed pushes the limits and “plays with fire,” both literally and visually. OCT...

OCT 14, 12pm-1:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ADF Presents-
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf: Shared Practice

Acclaimed Israeli choreographer Oded Graf will teach a master class focused on their unique movement language arising from their personalized, intensely physical approach. He will teach excerpts from their repertoire, which has been developed in recent years with Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre. Yossi and Oded have been collaborating...

Oct 20 & 21, 7:30PM, Oct 22, 6PM
@ Pioneer Works
 
Walter Dundervill: Skybox

World Premiere Presented Off-Site with Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St Brooklyn, NY 11231 Directions 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...

OCT 21, 2-4PM
@ Pioneer Works
 
Walter Dundervill: Shared Practice

In this Shared Practice, we will explore aspects of the process used to develop Skybox. This investigation involves movement, writing, visualization, and sensory exploration. I will guide participants through an investigation of group consciousness and shared imagery as a means for developing complex movement structures and individual narratives. Bring paper...

OCT 28, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Preeti Vasudevan: Shared Practice-Stories by Hand

The two-hour Shared Practice will showcase aspects of the world premiere piece Stories by Hand, by Preeti Vasudevan.  The background of this process is based on identity and memories. The audience will see a rehearsal of excerpted parts in a ‘stop-and-go’ manner. The time will be...

Nov 2-4, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Preeti Vasudevan: Stories by Hand

World Premiere Stories by Hand is a solo work searching for an individual identity through stories which are personal, mythical, and social, narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. The work takes the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) as the basis for a...

Nov 6, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Spectrum: Commissioning and Presenting in Confusing Times

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.  

Nov 8-11, 7:30pm, Nov 11, 2pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
ZviDance: LIKE

LIKE is the third in Gotheiner’s trilogy, reflecting on our ever-increasing dependency on technology and how technology is shaping our current models of social interactions. Like both works in the trilogy, ZOOM (2010) and SURVEILLANCE (2014), LIKE will allow audiences to reflect on their own notions of friendships, social belonging,...

Nov 15-19, 7:30PM
@ The Collapsable Hole
 
Marjani Forté & Works: Memoirs of a… Unicorn

World Premiere Presented Off-site with The Collapsable Hole 155 Bank St New York, NY 10014 Marjani Forté-Saunders teams up with media designer Meena Murugesan, sound designer Everett Saunders, set designer Mimi Lien, lighting designer Tuce Yasak, and her own father as set builder, for a dynamic evening of storytelling...

Dec 4, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Is There An Artist Class? (And must they stay hungry?)

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Dec 8 & 9, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Nora Alami, Brendan Drake, Lisa Fagan, Alethea Pace, Jessie Young

An evening of works by the 2017-18 Fresh Tracks Resident Artists. Nora Alami, maktoub “It is written.” Maktoub is the notion that our future is written on our foreheads. Although it is always there, we cannot see it for ourselves. In this iteration, maktoub questions the prescriptive perceptions we place on...

Dec 13-16, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
zoe | juniper: Clear & Sweet

NYC Premiere Clear & Sweet is a multi-disciplinary performance by zoe | juniper incorporating dance and live singing based on an inquiry into Sacred Harp Singing, a form of spiritual a capella choral singing founded in Southern Baptist churches. DEC 14 Stay Late Conversation DEC 16, 2-4PM Shared Practice

DEC 16, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
zoe | juniper: Shared Practice

In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

JAN 16-20, 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.

Jan 22, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS: Salman Rushdie

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats begins with a discussion between Bill T. Jones and British author and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie.

Feb 12, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Open Spectrum: spring

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Feb 21-24, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: The Making Room

NYC premiere The Making Room is an investigation into innovative ways of sharing the creative process from start to premiere. Organized by Bebe Miller Company, the project brings together choreographers Bebe Miller and Susan Rethorst to generate a joint experience of the choreographic process. The Making Room is...

FEB 24, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bebe Miller Company & Susan Rethorst: Shared Practice

In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

Mar 5, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.

MAR 17, 2PM-4PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Joanna Kotze: Shared Practice

In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.

MAR 19-23, 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.

Mar 23 & 24, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kaneza Schaal: Live Feed In-Process - The Cotillion

The Cotillion is a companion piece to Schaal’s Jack & Jill and expands the investigation of ceremonial entrances into society. From re-entry into society after prison, to ‘entering society’ at debutante balls, The Cotillion draws on traditions of...

Mar 28-31, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Joanna Kotze: What will we be like when we get there

World premiere Bessie Award winner Joanna Kotze presents What will we be like when we get there, a new interdisciplinary dance performance created with long time collaborators Netta Yerushalmy (dancer/choreographer), Jonathan Allen (visual artist) and Ryan Seaton (composer/musician). This team investigates physical, emotional, and artistic spectrums while reflecting on personal...

April 4-7, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jack Ferver: Everything is Imaginable

World premiere Writer, director, and choreographer Jack Ferver, presents Everything Is Imaginable, performed by a stellar cast: Principal Dancer with Martha Graham Lloyd Knight, American Ballet Theater principal James Whiteside, dancer and costume designer Reid Bartelme, and Ferver himself. An interdisciplinary performance work, Everything Is Imaginable juxtaposes the lives, virtuosity,...

Apr 13 & 14, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: Live Feed In-Process - Untitled (1-2)

Kimberly Bartosik explores faith, ecstasy, and violence within specific, radical religious practices in Untitled (1-2). This two-phase, dual-venue work delves into her experiences of growing up in North Carolina and her family’s embrace of Born-Again Christianity and Charismatic rituals. The Live Feed creative residency program...

May 4 & 5
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lang Dance

Member pre-sale starts on July 10th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 10th. 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...

May 5 & 6, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Rashaad Newsome: Live Feed In-Process - FIVE

Newsome’s FIVE explores Voguing, a competitive dance form created by a subculture of Black and Latino LGBTQ and GNC New Yorkers in the 1970’s. Accompanied by a makeshift orchestra, five dancers perform five individual elements of vogue fem. The Live Feed creative residency program is...

May 10-12, 7:30PM
ADF Presents-
dendy/donovan projects: Elvis Everywhere

New York Premiere The ADF-commissioned “Elvis Everywhere” is dendy/donovan projects’ latest work. “America is Elvis Presley–the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you’re in your Vegas years. You’ve squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you’re wheezing your way through ‘Love Me...

May 11 & 12, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Netta Yerushalmy: Live Feed In-Process - Paramodernities

Yerushamly’s Paramodernities engages with the canon of modern dance in radical ways in order to spark new ideas and new choreographies. The project involves deconstructions of landmark modernist choreographies, as well as contributions by writers, philosophers, and historians who situate these iconic works in...

May 18 & 19, 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug: Live Feed In-Process - Darkness Odyssey Part 3

The third installment of Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic celebration of “becoming others”. Inspired by writings of authors Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and Butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of “dance of darkness”, the series explores the idea of the body as a black hole. The Live...

May 21, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BILL CHATS Wynton Marsalis

New York Live Arts popular series, Bill Chats returns, featuring Bill T. Jones in dialogue with writers, scholars, visual artists and activists.

JUN 1 & 2 at 6PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
RoseAnne Spradlin: Work in Progress

RoseAnne Spradlin is the 2017-18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). This award continues a long relationship with New York Live Arts and Dance Theater Workshop, beginning with Fresh Tracks in 1990, and several presentations and commissions since. Join us for this special work in progress showing of the new work...

Jun 15 & 16, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2017-18: Residency Showing

Join us for an informal showing of work developed by the 2017-18 Fresh Tracks Artists Nora Alami, Brendan Drake, Lisa Fagan, Alethea Pace, and Jessie Young. Live Arts’ legendary Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its 53-year commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. The program...

JUN 18-23
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: 2018 Summer Workshop

Led by members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, students explore the choreography and creative procedures in Bill T. Jones’ work in this 6 day workshop. The week culminates in a showing.

Jun 24
Pride

Co-curated with Tyler Ashley Live Arts’ take on Pride. A building wide celebration in the historic gayborhood, Chelsea, just blocks from the pride march. NYC’s queer nightlife and art stars serve up the city’s most colorful and fierce performance, music and more.