Season at a glance

 
Sat. 2/4 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Chelsea Studios: Fred Astaire Chelsea 2023

Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer a variety of fun local events to make your dance experience exciting and rewarding. Guest Parties, Showcases, Spotlights, Community Outreach Events, special Coaching Sessions and off-site Group Outings encourage social interaction and help you apply what you’re learning. And our branded Regional, National and International...

Sun. 2/5 at 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studios: Fred Astaire Midtown 2023

Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer a variety of fun local events to make your dance experience exciting and rewarding. Guest Parties, Showcases, Spotlights, Community Outreach Events, special Coaching Sessions and off-site Group Outings encourage social interaction and help you apply what you’re learning. And our branded Regional, National and International...

February 13th, 2023 at 7:30PM
Runtime: appx. 50 minutes
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Eva Alt: Steps and Words

On February 13th, dance artist Eva Alt will debut Eva Alt: Steps and Words—a multimedia solo show written, danced, and directed by Alt—that incorporates spoken and written word, movement, and film, to paint a personal portrait of life as a dancer. The work moves between performance, play, and lecture—and interweaves diary...

FEB 28, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS: Bill Chats: REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS

Live Arts Artistic Director, Bill T. Jones in conversation with American poet, legal scholar, educator and prison reform advocate, Reginald Dwayne Betts  For this season, the popular series includes a partnership with The New School, where Jones has been named a 2022-2023 Presidential Visiting Scholar. The New School’s Presidential Visiting Scholars...

March 8-11, 7:00pm
This performance is 90 minutes with intermission
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Battery Dance: Battery Dance NOW

Making its New York Live Arts debut, Battery Dance presents Battery Dance NOW, featuring the work of three female choreographers. This high-energy program highlights three artists using contemporary dance and commissioned music to express responses to specific emotions or moments in culture. Robin Cantrell’s “Liminal Year” captures an instinctive resistance to...

March 10-12, 2023
Boston ICA
Boston, MA
@ Institute of Contemporary Art ,Boston, MA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Curriculum II

Curriculum II applies the ideas of Cameroonian historian and political theorist Achille Mbembe, Nigerian-born writer and scholar Louis Chude-Sokei, and Jamaican writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter. Curriculum II explores the historical and persistent connection between race and technology and the pursuit of what is human. In The Sound of Culture:...

ON VIEW: MARCH 17-APRIL 30
OPENING RECEPTION ON MARCH 17, 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
In/Between

NYFA Immigrant Artist Exhibition Initiated in 2019, In/Between is an annual immigrant artist group exhibition curated by artists Yanira Castro, Martita Abril and Poppy Delta Dawn. Developed in partnership with New York Live Arts and New York Foundation for the Art’s (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, In/Between supports and showcases the work...

MARCH 21, 6:30PM OFF-SITE AT THE NEW SCHOOL
@ The New School
 
Jacqueline Woodson: Bill Chats: JACQUELINE WOODSON

Live Arts Artistic Director, Bill T. Jones in conversation with author, Jacqueline Woodson. For this season, the popular series includes a partnership with The New School, where Jones has been named a 2022-2023 Presidential Visiting Scholar. The New School’s Presidential Visiting Scholars program brings major thinkers of the highest standing to...

April 1st
@ Meany Hall, Seattle, WA
 
Saul Williams: The Motherboard Suite: BECOMING: AT HOME IN THE WORLD

CURATED BY BILL T. JONES AND PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MEANY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Robyn Orlin, Abby Z and The New Utility, Holland Andrews, The Motherboard Suite by Saul Williams with Maria Bauman, Jasmine Hearn, Kayla Farrish, Marjani Forté-Saunders, d. Sabela Grimes and Shamel...

APRIL 6-8, & 13-15 at 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Faye Driscoll: Weathering

WORLD PREMIERE 2021-2022 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist “Being in a place, being in an era, for instance an era of mass extinction, is intrinsically uncanny. We haven’t been paying much attention.” -Timothy Morton, All Art is Ecological Faye Driscoll’s newest work Weathering is a multi-sensory flesh sculpture made of bodies, sounds, scents,...

APRIL 17, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Howard W. French: BILL CHATS: HOWARD W. FRENCH

Live Arts Artistic Director, Bill T. Jones in conversation with journalist, author, and photographer, Howard W. French. For this season, the popular series includes a partnership with The New School, where Jones has been named a 2022-2023 Presidential Visiting Scholar. The New School’s Presidential Visiting Scholars program brings major thinkers of...

APRIL 27-29, 2023 STAY LATE DISCUSSION ON APRIL 28th
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Shamel Pitts | TRIBE: Touch of RED
May 17th-21st
Programming to be announced
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Live Ideas Festival: 2023

The New York Live Arts Live Ideas Festival of art and ideas returns May 17th-21st, in partnership with co-curator Slow Factory, an environmental and social justice nonprofit organization. The multi-day festival is known to present performances, conversations, workshops, installations, and more. The 2023 season staple is titled PLANET JUSTICE. It calls...

MAY 22, 2023
PLANET JUSTICE GALA

THE 2023 LIVE IDEAS GALA: PLANET JUSTICE Are You Here For It* Save The Date: Monday, May 22, 2023 Please mark your calendars for the annual Live Ideas Gala, which will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023. This year’s gala will follow closely on the heels of our...

JUN 16 & 17, 7:30PM
Fresh Tracks 2022/23 Cohort

The five amazing artists selected for the 58th year of the Fresh Tracks in Our Season of Anniversaries are (alphabetical by last name):   Kristel Baldoz Malcolm-x Betts Miguel Alejandro Castillo

JUNE 25
Programming To Be Announced
Live Arts Pride '23

Live Arts’ Pride ’23 epic 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 to serve up the city’s most colorful and fierce...