New York Live Arts' Premier Pride Celebration 2018 THE HOUSE PARTY Announced

New York Live Arts' Premier Pride Celebration 2018 THE HOUSE PARTY Announced Live Arts Pride 2018 - THE HOUSE PARTY is New York Live Arts' premier Pride celebration; a building wide and sidewalk performance party in the historic "gayborhood" of Chelsea, just blocks from the Pride March. The epic 6-hour event honors the historical importance and unwavering power of collectives in LGBTQAI culture. Young families from NYC's queer nightlife and art scene come together under one roof to serve up the city's most colorful and fierce performance, music, and more for a multi-space, nonstop party for the ages.

Making their debut engagements at New York Live Arts will be the young, diverse, provocative, and inclusive artist collectives Bubble_T, Bushwig, Casa Diva, Papi Juice, and Switch n' Play. Curated by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick, each of the legendary houses in-the-making will express their distinct voices in two-hour performance sets. The sets will take place all over Live Arts' 219 West 19th Street footprint, including the 184 seat mainstage theater, spacious and airy large third floor dance studio, and the ground level lobby where glass walls will be pulled back turning the sidewalk into an additional stage. Curated by the collectives' leaders themselves, performances will include DJs, drag queens and kings, live vocalists, dancers, and more!

The open-air lobby will be free and open to the public and feature These bags we carry are filled with promise, a largescale kaleidoscopic installation by Nick Cave and Bob Faust. Pop-up shops featuring fashions for sale by local queer designers Claire Fleury, Valentine Amartey and others, as well as surprise DJ sets and drag performances will activate the New York Live Arts street front to embrace LGBTQAI exchange and commerce.

The day is part of a year of programming that remembers and re-introduces Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Co-founder, Arnie Zane and a portion of the ticket sales will benefit the neighborhood's Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. Live Arts Pride 2018 - THE HOUSE PARTY is generously sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka.

Bubble_T is a community of collaborative and creative minds continuing the conversation about visibility, inclusiveness, diversity and love. An Asian/Pacific/Queer collective focused on supporting and lifting the community we share.

Bushwig is a festival of drag, music and love. Bushwig started 7 years ago in Brooklyn and was founded by the artists Horrorchata and Babes Trust. Ever since, Bushwig has played to an international audience and been featured with some of the most well-respected names in the Drag & Music communities. In addition to the festival, which has franchises in Berlin and New Orleans, Bushwig has hosted events at MoMA PS1 and The Brooklyn Museum. A true cultural phenomenon, Bushwig will show the best of contemporary drag alongside critically acclaimed musicians on September 8th and 9th, 2018 to over 3000 people at The Knockdown Center, Queens.

Casa Diva is a queer home, DIY event space, and drag collective founded by Alexis Penney, Sam Banks, and Charlene Incarnate in 2015. Their underground drag shows feature a diverse range of performers from Brooklyn's most cherished to most elusive. Casa Diva has been Brooklyn's destination for July fourth and Halloween since its inception and created one of the borough's favorite annual events "CarlyFest."

Papi Juice is an art collective composed of DJ/producers Oscar Nñ and Adam Rhodes, and illustrator Mohammed Fayaz, that aims to celebrate the lives of queer and trans people of color. Structured around curated events, Papi Juice lives at the intersection of art, music, and nightlife. For the past five years, the collective has been changing the face of nightlife in New York City and beyond with intentional platforms for artists of color including panels, artist residencies, performances, and, of course, fabled DJ sets and parties.

Switch n' Play (SnP) is a Brooklyn drag collective established in 2006. Queer in every sense of the word, SnP spans the gender spectrum in life and on stage. They currently produce drag and burlesque variety shows twice a month at Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights. In 2017, they won the Brooklyn Nightlife Award for "Best Burlesque Show," and they have also been nominated in the "Best Drag Show" and "Hall of Fame" categories. SnP and its members have been featured in the Huffington Post, Posture Magazine, Vice Broadly, and Velour: the Drag Magazine.

Arnie Zane (1948-1988) was a native New Yorker born in the Bronx and educated at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. In 1971, Arnie Zane and Bill T. Jones began their long collaboration in choreography and in 1973 formed the American Dance Asylum in Binghamton with Lois Welk. Mr. Zane's first recognition in the arts came as a photographer when he received a Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS) Fellowship in 1973. Mr. Zane was the recipient of a second CAPS Fellowship in 1981 for choreography, as well as two Choreographic Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1983 and 1984). In 1980, Mr. Zane was co-recipient, with Bill T. Jones, of the German Critics Award for his work, Blauvelt Mountain. Rotary Action, a duet with Mr. Jones, was filmed for television, co-produced by WGBH-TV Boston and Channel 4 in London.

Bob Faust
By drawing upon the language and tools of the design world and capitalizing on his expertise as a typographer, Bob Faust creates visual, visceral and contextual art experiences that inform, empower and/or instigate in the service or celebration of human difference. Faust is also the studio/special projects director for artist Nick Cave, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his creativity and clarity through many prestigious exhibitions and publications including: Great Ideas of Humanity: Out of the Container (Chicago Design Museum, 2018), GU LTY / NNOCENT (Call-and-Response to Nick Cave's UNTIL, MASS MoCA, 2017) Nick Cave: Kaleidoscopic Playground (MASS MoCA, 2017) Fluid Bound (Co-Prosperity Sphere, 2016) Unfolded: Made with Paper (Chicago Design Museum, 2016) Bob Faust: Peace Pop (Chicago Cultural Center, 2016) Bob Faust: Betweens (Riverside Arts Center, 2016) CHGO DSGN (Chicago Cultural Center, 2014) Nick Cave: Body Work (ICA Boston, 2014) Bob Faust: Ipseity (Manifold Gallery, 2013) Collection (Society of Typographic Arts).

Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His solo exhibitions have toured globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Cave also works as a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Nick Cave: Feat. (The Frist Center for Visual Arts, 2018); Nick Cave: Until (Mass MoCA, 2017); Nick Cave (Telfair Museums, 2017); Spotted by Nick Cave (artspace 2016); Nick Cave: Here Hear (Cranbrook Art Museum, 2015); Currents 109: Nick Cave (Saint Louis Art Museum, 2014); Nick Cave: Sojourn (Denver Art Museum, 2013); and HEARD•NY in New York's Grand Central Terminal (2013).

Tyler Ashley is Special Projects Manager at New York Live Arts and Curator of Live Arts Pride 2018 - THE HOUSE PARTY. Outside of the office, Ashley is a choreographer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY and has performed in the work of Elizabeth Streb, Walter Dundervill, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Yackez, Katy Pyle, Biba Bell, and Charles Atlas among others. Ashley's own performances have been presented by Performa, Friends of the High Line, Times Square Alliance, NADA Art Fair, BOFFO, and seen at Art Basel, The Knockdown Center, The Chocolate Factory, Movement Research, Danspace Project and more.

Ashley is also known as The Dauphine of Bushwick - a nightlife personality, performer, and promoter. The Dauphine started the party called BABY TEA three years ago, which has raised nearly $20k for LGBTQI youth advocacy and queer art programs over the course of three fundraisers. The Dauphine has performed and/or promoted at The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, NADA Art Fair, BUSHWIG '14 - '17, Club Cumming, The Austin International Drag Festival, BOFFO, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Jacob's Pillow, MANA Contemporary and more.

Located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, New York Live Arts produces and presents dance, music, and theater performances in its 20,000 square-foot home, which includes a 184-seat theater and two 1,200 square-foot studios. New York Live Arts offers an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people and supports the continuing professional development of performing artists. New York Live Arts serves as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and is the company's sole producer, providing support and the environment to originate innovative and challenging new work for the Company and New York's creative community.

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