Season at a glance

 

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Nov 30-Dec 2
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Barnard/Columbia Dances: FEATURING WORK BY LUCINDA CHILDS, SHANNON GILLEN, OKWUI OKPOKWASILI & CLAUDIA SCHREIER

Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live arts features three world premieres and the geometrically virtuosic Concerto by postmodern icon Lucinda Childs. The premieres are by Shannon Gillen, founder of Vim Vigor Dance Company, whose high octane choreography fluidly moves between the physical power of risk and the human experience; Okwui...

Dec 4, 7PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
Open Spectrum: CREATIVE SUSTAINABILITY - How Do We Invest In Ourselves as Artists and Human Beings?

Do you take time to invest in yourself?  Do you have access to the resources, tools and advice you need to plan a sustainable life as an individual? We live in ecosystem of interrelated platforms that support the creative process, but how is the artist considered beyond the production of art? Working from...

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 10, 1PM & 4PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
CO/LAB Theater Group: CO/LAB's SHOW OF SHOWS

A collaboration between our Musical Theater Production, Puppetry, and two Ensemble Theater classes, CO/LAB’S SHOW OF SHOWS is an original devised show that explores that uniquely American entertainment—television! Each class was given a TV network to use as inspiration for their original work. And don’t turn that dial—a night of...

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 acapella choral singing founded in Southern Baptist churches. Runtime: 65 minutes DEC 14 Stay Late Conversation DEC 16, 2-4PM

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 15, 1PM
@ New York Live Arts Studios
 
JENNIFER NUGENT & PAUL MATTESON with Ted Coffey: Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson with Ted Coffey: Visual Proof (2017) (Excerpt)

Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award receiving performers, have been collaborating together since 1999.  Their current duet evening captures a history of coming together, the passing away of support, and the changing nature of intimacy over time.  Moment to moment physical negotiations lie at the heart of the work. ...

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 20 at 2PM & 7:30PM | Jan 21 at 1PM & 4PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers

Ellen Robbins’ Dances by Very Young Choreographers, a showcase of young talent dancers, has become one of New York Live Arts’ most beloved community programs, inspiring children by exposing them to live performances.

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.

JAN 25-27, 8PM
FEB 1-3, 8PM
FEB 8-10, 8PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Lumberyard: KEI TAKEI’S MOVING EARTH ORIENT SPHERE | ROBBIE MCCAULEY | DANA REITZ

LUMBERYARD In The City Winter Festival at New York Live Arts Kei Takei’s Moving Earth Orient Sphere JAN 25-27, 8PM TICKETS LIGHT, Part 44 (Bamboo Forest) is a choreographic meditation on sacrifice that depicts the archetypal cycle of life and death through the image of the blossoming of bamboo flowers (which...

Feb 1-3, 8PM
@ Meany Hall, Seattle, WA
 
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. Works to be performed are Analogy/Dora:Tramontane (Feb 1), Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape...

February 19 -23, 2018, 10:00 - 4:00pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Thinkers & Movers: THAW

Located in the heart of Chelsea, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry, a place where thinking and movement meet the future. With an emphasis on live gathering, collaboration & community building, we are happy to introduce THAW, our first Winter Break workshop for...

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. Audiences follows the artists’ engagement in each...

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 6-10, 7:30PM, | Mar 10, 2PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
BalletNext: Spring Season

New choreography by Michele Wiles with special guest artist Jazz trumpet legend Tom Harrell, Deaf choreographer and dancer Bailey Vincent, Dancers Violetta Komyshan, Egle Andreikaite, Alice Regnouf and others.

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 an excerpt of his upcoming premiere: Everything Is Imaginable. Ferver is joined by his stellar cast: American Ballet Theater principal James Whiteside, principal dancer with Martha Graham Lloyd Knight, dancer and costume designer Reid Bartelme, and Broadway actor Garen Scribner. An...

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...

Monday, April 16th, 2018
@ Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
 
3rd Annual Live Ideas Gala: Radical Vision

SAVE THE DATE MONDAY, APRIL 16th, 2018 2018 LIVE IDEAS GALA: RADICAL VISION Gala Honorees Elizabeth A. Sackler, Bryan Stevenson, & Ed Zimmerman Gala Co-chairs Ruth & Stephen Hendel and Slobodan Randjelovic & Jon Stryker Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St New York, NY 10011

Apr 18-22
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
LIVE IDEAS: Radical Vision

Live Ideas: Radical Vision brings together artists, activists, thinkers, and philanthropists to examine a radical vision for the future. From conversations to performances to cultural interventions, the festival will add unique perspectives from diverse sectors, examining new ways forward to deepen understanding, enliven dialogue, and inspire further...

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.