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New York Live Arts to Present US Premiere of Ann Liv Young's ELEKTRA, 1/20-30

Ann Liv Young brings her uncompromising vision of Sophocles' ELEKTRA to the stage in her first American commission since 2008, directed in collaboration with Annie Dorsen.

Surrounded by a family steeped in murder, revenge and deception Ann Liv Young's ELEKTRA is crazed, authentic, honest, compassionate, steadfast and tragic-a young woman struggling for her footing in a shifting, murky world that she navigates with imperfect tools. Exploring the tipping point between following the social flow and being a responsible and decisive agent, ELEKTRA wants everyone to question, to pay attention, to let go of the yoke of social norms and act as an engaged individual.


Ann Liv Young, ELEKTRA

In ELEKTRA, Ann Liv Young re-mixes Greek ritual in her incomparable style by combining passages from three distinct translations. Tickets start at $15.

Performances at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Dates: January 20-23 at 7:30 PM, January 27-30 at 7:30 PM

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. For more information, visit

Choreographer, Performer, Creative Director and Sometimes Sherry, Ann Liv Young was born on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and has been creating performance work for over eight years. As a child, she wrestled sharks for fun. She is one of the youngest artists whose work has been presented at major venues in New York City and Europe such as MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, steirischer herbst, Kampnagel, Inkonst, Gessnerallee, Theatre de la Bastille and Black Box Teater, among others. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Sherry, a character created by Young, has been branching out and breaking free of the churches and theaters of the bourgeoisie. She has her own truck, "Sherry Truck" which can be seen driving around giving Sherapy and pink lattes to the masses.

Photo Credit: Michael A. Guerrero

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