NEW YORK LIVE ARTS Begins 2013-14 Studio Series Showings with Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian's 'Blue Room' Oct 4 & 5 at 6pm
New York Live Arts begins the 2013-14 Studio Series work-in-process showings with Elena Demyanenko and Dai Jian's collaborative work, Blue Room, October 4th and 5th at 6:00pm, in the third floor studios at New York Live Arts. A 2013-14 Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund Commission, the Studio Series showing of Blue Room will precede the world premiere of the complete work to be shown in New York Live Arts' Theater in February 2014.
A nonlinear sequence of events where re-organization is the predominant method of development and evolution, Blue Room is the latest, year-long collaboration between Russian-born Elena Demyanenko and Chinese Artist Dai Jian, both recent alumni of Trisha Brown Dance Company. In this informal studio showing, segments of the work (developed during the artists' Studio Series residency) will be presented in the intimate working space of the Live Arts studio. Stripped of almost all lighting and costume elements, the showing will feature a hint of the final set design in the periphery of the studio space. Exposing the inside process of Blue Room, the showing will serve as an opportunity for Demyanenko and Jian to test aspects of their structural and sequencing ideas before an audience, welcoming feedback that will contribute to the final product of the work to be shown at New York Live Arts February 13 - 15, 2013, at 7:30pm.
Blue Room is commissioned by New York Live Arts and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and by contributions to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.
Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Studio Series work-in-process showings will take place in New York Live Arts' studios. Tickets are $5. There will be free in-process talks after each showing with an array of moderators. Tickets are available online at newyorklivearts.secure.force.com, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.There will be no late seating.