Season at a glance

 
On View Fall 2021
Opening Night Reception:
Sept 9 @ 5:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Installation from Bjorn Amelan

Bjorn Amelan returns to the Ford Foundation Live Gallery with his large sumi ink paintings. Amelan’s paintings, suggestive of archaic writing systems such as ideograms and pictographs, live between the real, the evocative, and the symbolic. He makes a primal mark that he then teases into shapes and...

ONGOING DIGITAL PROJECT

ALBUM RELEASE: SEPT 22
Daniel Alexander Jones: ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN

Acclaimed theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones’s latest work, ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN uses our solar system as both metaphor and method for an immersive journey through the celestial, within and without. The work invites you to take part in a dynamic new creative odyssey through...

World Premiere
September 28–October 9, 2021
Monday–Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday–Saturday at 8:00pm
@ Park Avenue Armory
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Deep Blue Sea

Following this spring’s sold-out run of AFTERWARDSNESS, renowned director, choreographer, and dancer Bill T. Jones returns to Park Avenue Armory to present and perform in the world premiere of his massive new work, Deep Blue Sea, which revolves around the interplay of single and group identities. Jones, Janet Wong, and the Bill...

October 7-9 @ 7:30 pm
FJK Dance: FJK Dance

FJK Dance company returns to the stage for their seventh Annual Season premiere performances at New York Live Arts, presenting two world premieres and FJK Dance repertoire. Fadi Khoury, New York based founder, Artistic Director, and the visionary engine behind the FJK Dance Company, has come through the pandemic with...

Oct 10
More Details coming soon!
Ni'Ja Whitson: The Unarrival Experiments - Dark Dive (In-Process)

Live Feed residency artist Ni’Ja Whitson shares an in-process look at their newest exploration. The Unarrival Experiments is a transdisciplinary, multi-site, multi-form project that centers the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy through a Black, Queer, and Transembodied lens. Dark Dive will be an experiment for audiences and performers...

Oct 24 & 25
@ UMASS Fine Arts Center
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Afterwardsness - UMASS Fine Arts Center

In the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, afterwardsness is “a mode of belated understanding or retroactive attribution of sexual or traumatic meaning to earlier events…” Jettisoning the sexual component and emphasizing the notion of “trauma”, this awkward though evocative term comes very close to describing Jones’ state of mind when offered a...

Oct 24 @ 7pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
MIRIAM BARBOSA DANCE: Transcending & Bliss
Oct 27
@ College of the Holy Cross
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Afterwardsness - College of the Holy Cross

In the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, afterwardsness is “a mode of belated understanding or retroactive attribution of sexual or traumatic meaning to earlier events…” Jettisoning the sexual component and emphasizing the notion of “trauma”, this awkward though evocative term comes very close to describing Jones’ state of mind when offered a...

Oct 28-30 @ 7:30pm
Oct 30 @ 2:30pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Christopher Williams: Narcissus

Narcissus is an original, evening-length ballet set to Nikolai Tcherepnin’s score “Narcisse et Echo” composed in 1911 for the Ballets Russes incorporating themes of the eponymous Greek myth on which it is based to re-envision the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens. The work, featuring costume and set designs by Andrew Jordan...

November 5-7, 2021
Full Lineup & Tickets available September 2021
MAXlive 2021: The Neuroverse

Live performance and today’s most innovative neuroscience and AI technology collide in explosive new ways to in the festival MAXlive 2021: The Neuroverse. Featuring sound installations, live music and theater, robots, immersive installations, and provocative conversations from artists including Stephanie Dinkins, Annie Dorsen, Suzanne Kite, Kyle McDonald, The Nuum Collective, and slow immediate,...

Nov 10-14, 2021
@ Northrop Auditorium & Walker Arts Center
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Afterwardsness - Northrop Auditorium & Walker Arts Center

In the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, afterwardsness is “a mode of belated understanding or retroactive attribution of sexual or traumatic meaning to earlier events…” Jettisoning the sexual component and emphasizing the notion of “trauma”, this awkward though evocative term comes very close to describing Jones’ state of mind when offered a...

Dec 1-4, 8-11 @ 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory: WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY is a queer-fantasia where music, movement, and speech are inseparable. In this dance-theatre speculative documentary, Live Arts 2019-2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory search for the true motivations behind an infamous Brooklyn bank robbery; the centerpiece of the 1975 cinematic-drama “Dog Day Afternoon”....

Dec 16-19, 21-24, 26-27, 29-31 @ 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sasha Velour: Smoke & Mirrors

Global drag icon, theatre star and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, Sasha Velour is returning to the Live Arts stage with her one-queen tour de force Smoke & Mirrors. Concluding the fall portion of “Our Season of Anniversaries”, Smoke & Mirrors is a lip-synched autobiographical fantasy with captivating visuals and breathtaking...

June 2022
@ PEAK Performances @ Montclair State University
 
Curriculum II

“For me, this is a matter of common sense. I am in favour of expanding the archive, reading the different archives of the world critically, each with and against the others. There can’t be any other meaning to a planetary curriculum.”—Achille Mbembe, in Interview by Torbjorn Tumyr Nilsen in Bergen...