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New York Live Arts Slates Dynamic New Work Showcase with 2017 LIVE ARTERY

Live Artery 2017, New York Live Arts' dynamic showcase of new and recent works by Live Arts residency and commissioned artists, opens January 6 and runs through January 9, 2017. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Live Artery 2017 will feature excerpts of recently premiered works and work-in-progress presentations by artists commissioned by Live Arts, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and guests.

Highlights include the new work-in-progress of Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant, part three of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's Analogy Trilogy; a sneak preview presentation of Poor People's TV Room, Okwui Okpokwasili's latest work which will have its New York City premiere at Live Arts in April 2017; Live Feed commissioned artists including Sonya Tayeh, Yackez, Carlos Soto, Marjani Forte-Saunders, Paloma McGregor, Preeti Vasudevan, Joanna Kotze, Netta Yerushalmy, and Walter Dundervill, and showcases by Blackoutput, Sozo Media, Jennifer Nugent/Paul Matteson, and Lumberyard.

For details, see program schedule below. Studio presentations will be approximately 45 minutes long.

Live Artery runs January 6-9, 2017. Presentations take place at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. For tickets, call 212.924.0077 or visit www.newyorklivearts.org.


NEW YORK LIVE ARTS: LIVE ARTERY 2017:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017

BLACKOUTPUT SHOWCASE
3rd Floor Studios, 2:00-4:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Blackoutput, led by André Zachery and LaMont Hamilton, brings together a slew of young POC artists whose works are responding to our socio-political climate with artistic ingenuity and pushing the limits of form and presentation, while reconsidering the role of the spectator. Created specially for Live Artery, the showcase features works by Renegade Performance Group/André M. Zachery + LaMont Hamilton, Audrey Hailes, Samara Gaev and yon Tande.

SOZO ARTISTS SHOWCASE
3rd Floor Studios, 7:15pm (6:30pm reception)
Total running time: approximately 70 minutes
This is an RSVP-only event for arts presenters and event/content producers. Please visit www.sozoartists.com/apap for details.
Sozo Artists, Inc. showcases a dynamic roster of artists in TED-style presentations and performances. From apps to site-specific works to hybrid operas, Sozo artists defy convention and create engaging, perspective-changing live arts experiences. Projects by Lemon Andersen (spoken word artist), BANDALOOP (site-specific vertical Dance Company), Jon Boogz (choreographer/movement artist), Victoria Hanna (vocal artist), The Holladay Brothers (multimedia artists/composers), Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (composer/DJ/multimedia artist), Under the Horizon by Huang Yi (choreographer/inventor) and the Netherlands Chamber Choir, and We Shall Not Be Moved by Daniel Bernard Roumain (composer), Marc Bamuthi Joseph (librettist) and Bill T. Jones (director), and special guests.. Please note that due to artists' availability some of the projects will be presented by a Sozo representative.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017

CARLOS SOTO - EVERYTHING, ALRIGHT (Work-in-progress)
3rd Floor Studios, 11:30am, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program.
Created by director and designer Carlos Soto, Everything, Alright follows the dissolution of a group faced with the intrusion of a visitor. The piece concerns itself with those mechanisms that define community by identifying the other. Informed by the threatening foreignness of post-war science fiction, the piece approaches a poetics of the moving body and its opposition to language while broaching the unspeakable: absence, solitude, the monstrous, anger, horror and pleasure. Viewed from shifting angles, once-affectionate gestures become aggressive, simultaneously reconstructing a traumatic event and staging a fantasy.

Marjani Forte-SAUNDERS - MEMOIRS OF A .... UNICORN [UNICORN]
(Work-in-progress)
3rd Floor Studios, 1:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program.
Memoirs of a.... Unicorn [Unicorn] is inspired by the life of Forte-Saunders' father who fled the South in the Great Migration. Provocative and raw, it is a migration story, portraying broken lineage and halved families. This solo evening-length dance work is performed by Forte-Saunders in an open raw space populated by structures designed by David Reynoso and built by her father Rick Forté, a contractor.

PALOMA MCGREGOR - BUILDING A BETTER FISHTRAP (Work-in-progress)
3rd Floor Studios, 3:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program.
Paloma McGregor is a Caribbean choreographer and writer who creates embodied performance work that explores residue, ritual and magic. Her new work is rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition and her 90-year-old father. An eclectic artist, McGregor has structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River, choreographed an Afro-futurist pop opera at The Kitchen and devised a multidisciplinary performance work about food justice.

YACKEZ (LARISSA & JON VELEZ-JACKSON) - GIVE IT TO YOU STAGE (Work-in-progress)
3rd Floor Studios, 6:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program.
Give It To You Stage culminates the art-pop duo Yackez's underground performances into a dance musical. Featuring their queer pro-wrestling dance ensemble and a special appearance by seniors from Larissa's citywide dance-fitness classes, the piece becomes a multi-generational interdisciplinary spectacle.

Bill T. Jones/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY - ANALOGY TRILOGY
New York Live Arts Theater, 7:00pm. Open for presenters only. FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Award winning choreographer Bill T. Jones and his company present excerpts of Analogy Trilogy, developed with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong. The company will perform parts of Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist, which tells the story of Lance T. Briggs and his battle with drugs, his excessive life style and the sex trade in the club culture of the 1990s, and the brand new work-in-progress Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant inspired by W.G. Sebald's story Ambros Adelwarth from the book The Emigrants.

PREETI VASUDEVAN - STORIES BY HAND (Work-in-progress)
3rd Floor Studios, 8:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program.
Stories by Hand is a solo project searching for personal identity in a media overloaded world. Stories, which are personal, mythical and social, are narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. The piece takes the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) as the basis for a storytelling dance-theater interweaving east and west, past and present, the mythic and the everyday. The performance, having a more populist direction, will strip away traditional trappings of the dance form to create an intimate and much less ceremonial experience.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017

Joanna Kotze - IT HAPPENED IT HAS HAPPENED IT IS HAPPENING IT WILL HAPPEN (2013)
3rd Floor Studios, 1:00-2:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Hailed by the New York Times as "a mind capable of transforming a familiar space into something eerie and unrecognizable," Kotze presents It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen. In this piece, Kotze and her two collaborating dancers confront the seductiveness of classifying, ordering and structuring, while attempting to hold onto the character of the unnamable, vulnerable and imaginable. Kotze is the recipient of the 2013 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer, nominated after the Danspace Project premiere of It Happened.... Kotze has been commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program for a new work, Panorama 39-42, to premiere in Spring 2018.

NETTA YERUSHALMY - PARAMODERNITIES (Work-in-progress)
3rd Floor Studios, 3:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program.
Paramodernities is a series of dance experiments. It is generated by deconstructing eight iconic choreographies, which are performed alongside contributions by scholars from different fields. Public discussions are an integral part of each installment. The stakes are the foundations of modernity.

WALTER DUNDERVILL - SKYBOX (Work-in-progress)
3rd Floor Studios, 6:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program.
Walter Dundervill's new dance begins where his previous work Arena left off - with a group of mysterious individuals gathered in the skybox of a stadium. Using ancient Roman frescoes, a 17th century mathematical theory and a late mannerist painting as departure points, SKYBOX examines how we construct highly ordered views of nature and the supernatural to express concepts of futurity and the infinite. Dundervill creates immersive performance environments fusing dance, visual art, costume and sound design.

Okwui Okpokwasili - POOR PEOPLE'S TV ROOM (Excerpts)
New York Live Arts Theater, 7:00pm. Open for presenters only. FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Bessie Award winner and New York Live Arts' 2015-17 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Okwui Okpokwasili will present excerpts of Poor People's TV Room created as part of her two-year residency at Live Arts. (The show will have its New York City premiere at Live Arts April 19-22, 26-29, 2017.) The piece is informed by two historic incidents in Nigeria: The Women's War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers, and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls that launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Created in collaboration with director/visual designer Peter Born, the piece will be performed by a multi-generational ensemble, featuring movement, song and text influenced by dystopian folklore, speculative fiction, Igbo cosmology and the futures and commodities markets.

Sonya Tayeh - YOU'LL STILL CALL ME BY NAME (Excerpts)
3rd Floor Studios, 8:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program.
Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner and Drama Desk and Emmy Award nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh presents excerpts from her newest work, you'll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. The show, performed by a company of ten dancers and six musicians, features an original score composed by The Bengsons, whose music has been called exhilarating, raw, spine-tingling and radiantly emotive (The Guardian, Time Out New York). Tayeh's riveting new work exposes the cellular desire for familial acceptance intimately investigating and dissecting the heartbreaking chasm that forms when it is lost and the endurance it takes to transcend the space in between.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017

Jennifer Nugent AND PAUL MATTESON - NOTE THE SELF (Work-in-progress)
3rd Floor Studios, 3:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson have collaborated for over sixteen years. Their duet Note the Self showcases a history of coming together and falling apart. Composer Ted Coffey performs a side-by-side original score.

Joanna Kotze - IT HAPPENED IT HAS HAPPENED IT IS HAPPENING IT WILL HAPPEN (2013)
3rd Floor Studios, 4:30pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS

ZOE | JUNIPER - CLEAR & SWEET (Excerpt)
3rd Floor Studios, 6:00pm, $10/FREE FOR PRESENTERS
Clear & Sweet is a new multi­-disciplinary performance by zoe | juniper, the Seattle-based dance and visual art team, co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey. The piece incorporates dance, vocals and visuals and is inspired by Southern Baptist Sacred Harp Singing, a form of spiritual a cappella choral singing founded in Southern Baptist churches. zoe | juniper will integrate sacred harp singers into audiences creating an immersive sonic, physical and visual experience. Clear & Sweet is performed by Ana Maria Lucaciu, Dominic Santia, Navarra Novy-Williams, Troy Oglivie and Zoe Scofield. Co-commissioned by New York Live Arts

LUMBERYARD (FORMERLY ADI) SHOWCASE
New York Live Arts Theater, 2:00-7:00pm
To RSVP and for more information, visit www.thelumberyard.org.apap or call 212-587-3003.

Lumberyard will present a showcase of new works by Cynthia Hopkins, Dan Hurlin,
the feath3r theory, Jane Comfort and Company, LMn03, Steven Reker and Vicky Shick.

For more information on each of the works mentioned above and on Live Artery, visit newyorklivearts.org/liveartery.


Events will take place at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets are $10 and $15, unless otherwise noted. Attendance is free to presenters. Tickets may be purchased online at newyorklivearts/season, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 9pm.

Located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, 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 its identity is Artistic Director Bill T. Jones, world-renowned choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer. 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. 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 that can be combined into one large studio. New York Live Arts offers an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people and supports the continuing professional development of artists and commissions.

Pictured: Maria Baranova, Peter Born, Maria Baranova, Paul B. Goode



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