New York Live Arts Begins 2013-14 Studio Series Showing With Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian's BLUE ROOM Tonight

New York Live Arts Begins 2013-14 Studio Series Showing With Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian's BLUE ROOM Tonight

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, tonight and tomorrow, 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, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Mondayto 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.

*** Studio Series work-in-process showings are not open for review. ***

Listing info:

Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian:

Fri, Oct 4 at 6pm (in-process talk moderated by Melanie Maar)

Sat, Oct 5 at 6pm (in-process talk moderated by Cori Olinghouse)

3rd Floor Studios, New York Live Arts

Tickets: $5

T: 212-924-0077 |

219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Box Office hours:

Monday-Friday 1 - 9pm | Saturday-Sunday 12 - 8pm

About The Artists:

Elena Demyanenko is a Russian-born graduate of the Academy of Theatrical Arts (Moscow). Demyanenko came to NYC in 2000 to work as guest artist with Riverdance on Broadway. In 2003, she became a member of Stephen Petronio Company (2003-2008). Before joining Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2009, Demyanenko was involved in the Martha Clarke production Garden of Earthly Delights at Minetta Lane Theater. That same year she assisted Trisha Brown in creating aerial work for her new opera Pygmalion. As recipient of a Jerome Robbins Fellowship for the creation of new work, Demyanenko premiered her own work Disparate Bodies (in collaboration Joseph Poulson) at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2011. The same year Demyanenko performed as a guest artist in Continuous Replay with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at New York Live Arts.

Demyanenko has made dances with Pavel Zustiak, Kota Yamazaki, Joseph Poulson, Lindsey Dietz Marchant and Jimena Paz. Her own choreography has been presented at many venues including Baryshnikov Arts Center, Architecture of Movement Festival, Yaroslavl, Russia, WOW Theater, Red Bean Studio, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam and Dixon Place. Demyanenko has also created dance films, for which she received an EMPAC Dance Movies Commission (2007) as well as being nominated for the Dance on Camera Jury Prize for her work on Kino Eye (2009). Her dance film Vienna was screened at the opening of the New Galapagos Art Space (2008).