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New York Live Arts Presents Mariana Valencia's NOCTURNAL DISCIPLINES This Weekend

New York Live Arts Presents Mariana Valencia's NOCTURNAL DISCIPLINES This Weekend

New York Live Arts presents the Studio Series showing of Mariana Valencia's Nocturnal Disciplines tonight, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at 6:00pm in the third floor studios at New York Live Arts.

Nocturnal Disciplines, a work performed by Valencia along with Lauren Grace Bakst and Lydia Adler Okrent, considers spatial peripheries as central and the formality of "center" as strange. Looking at what three solo bodies can do through somnambulant roaming and verse, the cool flow of Nocturnal Disciplines weaves in and out of natural and man-made spaces. Relying on solo dance strategies, the work unpacks complex currents of existence united in humor and features original sound verse created by Valencia.

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, 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.

Mariana Valencia makes dances, costumes, literary publications and installations. She's worked in many capacities with the following artists: Lydia Adler Okrent, Lauren Grace Bakst, Caitlin Gianinny, Cathy Mooses, Jess Bird, Shoshana Funk, Elsa Brown, Kara Lynch, Strauss Bourque, Jen Rosenblit, Vanessa Anspaugh, Enrico Wey, Kate Brandt, Kim Brandt, Geo Wyeth, Elizabeth Orr, Jordan Lord, Tuesday Smilie, Joseph Teeling, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Marya Wethers, Em Rooney, Chris Haag, Mercedes Kraus, Meredith Gray, Niall Jones, Tess Dworman, Julia Read, niv Acosta, Kyli Kleven, Steve May, Jacques Landry, Katy Pyle, Guadalupe Rosales, Jules Gimbrone, Addys Gonzalez, Effie Bowen, Marie Taillefer, Alex P. White, Shane Powers and Emma Hedditch.

Valencia studied at Hampshire College and has lived in New York since 2006. Her research has taken her to Belize and Mexico City and her works have been presented by AUNTS, Movement Research, Dixon Place, Center for Performance Research, Roulette, Surreal Estate and Bodega. Generous funds from The Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation supported Valencia's work from 2010-13 and in the summer of 2013 she was selected for the first round of A.I.Rs at Chez Bushwick. Valencia will have residencies in June at Show Box L.A. and Pieter Pasd.

Created in 2005 by Dance Theater Workshop and continued by New York Live Arts, the Studio Series residency program uses a strong focus on creative process to encourage artist's examinations of movement-based art. Each Studio Series artist receives a commission, 100 hours of creative residency time and is invited to conduct two informal showings. These in-process showings create a framework for the artist to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Each year, a select number of mid-career artists are given a Studio Series residency as part of a one- to two-year program of support, leading up to a commission and season presentation. Studio Series artists are curated by Artistic Director Carla Peterson in conjunction with Benjamin Kimitch, Producing Associate/Assistant to the Artistic Director, and Marya Wethers, former Studio Series Program Manager (current International Project Director).

New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry offering audiences access to art and artists notable for their conceptual rigor, formal experimentation and active engagement with the social, political and cultural currents of our times. At the center of this identity is Bill T. Jones, Executive Artistic Director, a world-renowned choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer.

We commission, produce and present performances in our 20,000 square foot home, which includes a 184-seat theater and two 1,200 square foot studios that can be combined into one large studio. New York Live Arts serves as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, provides an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people and supports the continuing professional development of artists. Our influence extends beyond NYC through our international cultural exchange program that currently places artists in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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