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New York Live Arts Closes 2015 Studio Series with Moriah Evans Tonight

New York Live Arts ends the 2015 Studio Series showings with Moriah Evans tonight, July 29 at 6:00pm in the Third Floor Studios.

For her Studio Series showing, Moriah Evans will present an early incarnation of Social Dance 9-12: Engine (working title), a choreographic system in search of dance. Evans unfolds one possible core of the choreographic, where mind, muscles and affects are at work together towards the transmission of sentiment. In an open process for performers and audience, movements of memory, repetition and simulation get filled with life and exchange. Here, the choreographic is a process which is social in origin but biological and physical in effect.

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 Arts.

Studio Series work-in-process showings will take place in New York Live Arts' studios. Tickets are $5. There will be a free in-process talk after the showing. Tickets are available online at newyorklivearts.org/tickets, 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 10am to 9pm. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. There will be no late seating.

DETAILS:

Moriah Evans

Social Dance 9-12: Engine

Wed, Jul 29 at 6:00pm (in-process talk moderated by Yve Laris Cohen)

New York Live Arts

Tickets: $5

T: 212-924-0077 | www.newyorklivearts.org

219 W 19th Street, New York, NY10011

Box Office hours: Monday-Friday 1 - 9pm | Saturday-Sunday 10am to 9pm

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

About Moriah Evans: Moriah Evans' choreographic work has been presented at Issue Project Room, Danspace Project, the Kitchen, MoMA/PS1, Judson Church, AUNTS, American Realness, BAX, DNA, The New Museum, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, CalIT2, Kamp Nagel and Theatre de l'Usine. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Performance Journal and has been involved with the publication since 2009. During her 2011-2013 residency at Movement Research, she initiated The Bureau for the Future of Choreography. In recent years, she has had the pleasure to work with Trajal Harrell, INPEX, Tino Sehgal, Sarah Michelson and Xavier Le Roy.

About the Studio Series: 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.

ABOUT NEW YORK LIVE ARTS: 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, 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.

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