Season at a glance

 
Sep 12 - 15 & 18 - 21
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Sarah Jones: Sell / Buy / Date

Back by popular demand, New York Live Arts presents the return of Tony Award® -winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) to kick off the 2019-20 season. Jones plays a dazzling medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, an exuberant show inspired by the real-life experiences of people...

Sep 12 - Nov 30
@ Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: To Be Real

Interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome’s multipart project, Black Magic, at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and New York Live Arts, is a holistic reflection on agency, Blackness, and the futurity of intersectional identities and oppression. To Be Real is an exhibition of all new work in collage and sculpture. At the conceptual center...

Sep 17 at 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Elizabeth Alexander

In Partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please join us for a reception at 5:30 PM. Bill T. Jones, legendary choreographer and artistic director of New York Live Arts joins Elizabeth Alexander, renowned poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, cultural advocate and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to discuss...

Sep 19 Opening reception 6 PM
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE SFMOMA Prints

Ford Foundation Live Gallery Lobby installation featuring collages and sculpture generated from FIVE’s performance process. FIVE SFMOMA Prints An expansion of the digital data captured during his 2016 FIVE SFMOMA performance. Using 3D data obtained during the live performance, he translated the fierce, spiraling movements of five vogue dancers...

Sep 24 - 28 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas: Fase

2019 – 2020 Season Opener, tickets available exclusively to Live Arts members before August 9th. Want first dibs on this blockbuster show? Become a member today! Tickets become available to the general public on August 9th. Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich, choreographer Anne Teresa...

Sep 28, 2 - 4 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas: Masterclass

Rosas dancers Yuika Hashimoto and Laura Maria Poletti will give a workshop based on the Rosas performance Fase (1982). Participants will learn the basic material of Fase and explore choreographic tasks like phase shifting – the main dance technique that the performance builds on.

Oct 1-5 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas: Rosas danst Rosas

2019 – 2020 Season Opener, tickets available exclusively to Live Arts members before August 9th. Want first dibs on this blockbuster show? Become a member today! Tickets become available to the general public on August 9th. In 1983, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker had her international breakthrough with Rosas danst...

Oct 16 - 20, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: Last Audience

Last Audience is a work embodied by its audience–a live laboratory for the communal work of conjuring. Comprised of a set of unique scores written for each performance, the piece grapples with agency and manipulation, negotiating the individual and the collective inside a theatrical context. Drawing on language and...

October 17, 6 PM
@ Rhoden Arts Center/PAFA
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: Conversation with Jasmine Wahi

Rashaad Newsome in conversation with To Be Real curator Jasmine Wahi at Rhoden Arts Center/PAFA. Interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome’s multipart project, Black Magic, at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and New York Live Arts, is a holistic reflection on agency, Blackness, and the futurity of intersectional identities and...

Oct 19 at 5 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Yanira Castro | a canary torsi: In | Between

In | Between is a group showcase co-curated by Yanira Castro and Martita Abril that assembles artists from the New York Foundation for the Art’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. In this showcase, alumni of the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program are gathering to share ideas on Live Arts stage....

Oct 23, 25-26 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Armitage Gone! Dance: You Took a Part of Me

“Armitage’s work is vivid, ideas tearing through bodies and escaping.” — London Financial Times  RETURN ENGAGEMENT FOLLOWING SOLD-OUT SHOWS AT JAPAN SOCIETY You Took a Part of Me is a mysterious and hypnotic display of erotic entanglement and unresolved attachment by “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage. Modeled after Noh,...

Nov 6 at 8 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Christopher Williams: Narcissus (Live Feed In-Process)

Set to Nikolai Tcherepnin’s ballet score Narcisse et Echo composed in 1911 for the Ballets Russes, Narcissus is an original evening-length work reappropriating themes of the eponymous ancient Greek myth on which it is based to re-imagine the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens. Choreography: Christopher Williams Costume Designs: Andrew...

Nov 8-9, 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE

FIVE is a multimedia performance that abstracts the art of Vogue Femme, a dance form originating from the African-American and Latino LGBTQ community of 1970s Harlem. In the performance five dancers represent the five elements of Vogue Femme—hands, catwalk, floor performance, spin dips, and duck-walking. As each dancer takes the...

Nov 10, 2:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say: Class, taught by JASON A. RODRIGUEZ AND PONY ZION

Presented as part of Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say Voguing Class co-taught by FX’s Pose cast member Jason A Rodriguez (Vogue New Way) and Ballroom Icon Pony Zion (Vogue Fem). Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today,...

Nov 10, 5 & 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say: Lecture/Performance/Competition

Presented as part of Open Spectrum: Ballroom Has Something to Say 5 PM Ballroom: Trans Sounds of Black Freedom A Lecture / Performance / Discussion exploring the history of the House | Ballroom community as a Black Trans-Womanist theological discourse, a freedom movement, and its spiritual formation responses to race, class,...

Nov 16, 8 PM
@ Icebox Project Space
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: Champion Ball

Since 2013, Rashaad Newsome has staged his annual King of Arms Art Ball, a live performance event that brings together renowned figures from the LGBTQ+ ballroom community with luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, music, literary, and activism. For The Champion Ball

Nov 23, 8 PM
@ Icebox Project Space
 
Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: FIVE

FIVE is a multimedia performance that abstracts the art of Vogue Femme, a dance form originating from the African-American and Latino LGBTQ community of 1970s Harlem. In the performance five dancers represent the five elements of Vogue Femme—hands, catwalk, floor performance, spin dips, and duck-walking. As each dancer takes the...

Dec 9 at 7 PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Bill Chats: Elizabeth Diller

Bill T. Jones in conversation with Elizabeth Diller (world renowned artist/architect of projects including The High Line and The Shed, partner/founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro) about their collaboration on the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s upcoming work premiering in Spring 2020.

Dec 13 - 14 at 7:30 PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Fresh Tracks 2019 - 2020: Auditioned Works

A fully produced evening of the auditioned works by the five incoming Fresh Tracks artists. Live Arts’ legacy Fresh Tracks performance and residency program continues its 55-year commitment to bringing new voices to the forefront. The program provides five emerging artists with a 50-hour studio residency, a...

Jan 10 - 13, 2020
Live Artery 2020

Full lineup to be announced in the Fall/Winter season. Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. New York Live Arts’ dynamic platform of new and recent works by resident commissioned artists and curated guests. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, Live Artery...

Feb 6, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Raja Feather Kelly: RCA In-Process

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. Raja Feather Kelly is the 2019 – 2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). Raja has also been awarded a New York Dance Performance “Bessie” Award, a Bessie Schonberg Fellowship at The Yard, a DanceWEB Scholarship,...

Feb 13-15, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Alexandra Chasin & Zishan Ugurlu: Fragments, Lists & Lacunae

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. Alexandra Chasin and Zishan Ugurlu’s Fragments, Lists & Lacunae is a multi-media production focusing on three college students who are grappling with their own blind spots as well as the (resonant) concepts in a course entitled “Fragments, Lists, & Lacunae.” In each scene,...

Mar 4-7, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Kimberly Bartosik/daela: Untitled

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. You keep flying forward but it’s the image of you, now, this moment, that I need. Are you there? You ask as you crawl through shards which are ice which are glass. It’s so cold there, in that space...

Mar 14, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Ashley R.T. Yergens: CU*T C*NTEMPORARY (Live Feed In-Process)

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. CU*T C*NTEMPORARY is a queer tourist attraction, featuring trans-regurgitated contemporary dances, costumed gay characters & queer baiting soundtracks. It’s a destination wedding between queer nationalism and the American assimilation of trans bodies. The Live Feed creative residency program...

Mar 18-21, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. Radioactive Practice is the newest evening length work by choreographer Abby Zbikowski and her company, Abby Z and the New Utility. This genre-bending dance for ten performers breaks down the physicality, socio-cultural functions and psychological states of an eclectic...

Mar 22, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
 
Liliana Dirks-Goodman: Feminist Dinner Party: Present/Future

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. The “Feminist Dinner Party” merges feminist theory with design to create an immersive dining experience where participants discuss and explore feminist futures.

Mar 25-28, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Colleen Thomas: Light and Desire

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. Transition. Change. Going nowhere. Perception. Perception is 2/3rds of the law. This piece is about women artists during fascist times. Oppression. Going backwards.

Apr 8-11, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: chameleonbiomyth | the hold

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. “Indeed, Blackness provided the occasion for self reflection as well as for an exploration of terror, desire, fear, loathing, and longing.” – Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (Race and American Culture) chameleonbiomyth | the hold...

May 1, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Holly Bass: RACE: Talc & Ash (Live Feed In-Process)

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. RACE: Talc & Ash (RTA) is a dance duet about gentrification staged as a sporting event. The original iteration was set in Washington, DC, while this newest iteration will explore West Chelsea and specifically Hudson Yards. Community workshops on...

May 2, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Daniel Alexander Jones: Daniel Alexander Jones (Live Feed In-Process)

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. The Live Feed creative residency program is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward our theater. This informal workshop showing offers a sneak peek into resident artist Daniel Alexander Jones’s process and ideas before they...

May 22, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Milka Djordjevich: CORPS (Live Feed In-Process)

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. CORPS is a new work by Los Angeles-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich examining labor and the feminine body through the lens of regimented movement, and reveals similarities across traditional, militaristic, ritual, athletic, and folk movement forms. The work is a...

May 29-30, 2020
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Fresh Tracks 2019 - 2020: Residency Showing

Tickets for the Spring 2020 season will become available in December 2019. 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 the five incoming Fresh Tracks artists.