New York Live Arts Announces Season

06.02.15
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
New York Times

New choreography and performance pieces, an exploration of contemporary music with the sextet yMusic and a festival focusing on the Middle East and North Africa will be among next season’s offerings at New York Live Arts, the organization announced on Tuesday.

The contemporary ensemble Music will get its own series in the fall performing new compositions by Marcos Balter, Qasim Naqvi, Missy Mazzoli, Robert Sirota, Mark Dancigers and Paul Corley, with new dances created and performed by Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre.

And the organization’s “Live Ideas” festival, which in the past has concentrated on the work of a single artist, will be devoted next year to transformations in the Middle East and North Africa. The season — the fifth since New York Live Arts was created by the merger of Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company — comes at a time of turnover in leadership at the organization.

Next season Mr. Jones, the acclaimed choreographer, will be the last to remain of the three officials who ran the organization after the merger. 

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company plans to tour extensively over the course of the next year, including in France and Italy in November. Later this month it will give the premiere of “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” the first work in a trilogy, at Montclair State University. The second installment will be given its premiere in June of 2016 at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C. 

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