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BELL by Yasuko Yokoshi

BELL by Yasuko Yokoshi


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 5:00am

Don't miss the live webcast of Yasuko Yokoshi's BELL this Saturday at 7:30PM

This Week

  Photo: Ian Douglas

Yasuko Yokoshi


Mar 19 - 23 at 7:30pm




In Yasuko Yokoshi’s BELL, East meets West — and almost everyone wins.” – New York Post

New York Live presents five more performances of inaugural Resident Commissioned Artist Yasuko Yokoshi’s BELL this week. Featuring a multidisciplinary cast of dancers and musicians from Japan and the U.S., BELL is a contemporary reimagining of the traditional Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji that also draws from the classical ballet canon, aligning Dojyoji with the widely popular ballet Giselle. Finding the iconographic plot on romance and tragedy that is a central theme in both of these works, Yokoshi radically juxtaposes the two in an attempt to re-contextualize our experience through the resultant collision and harmony.

Mar 20 Stay Late Discussion: "BELL": Merging Traditional and Innovative Practices with Bill T. Jones

Mar 21 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation: Building "BELL" with Reginald Jackson (Assistant Professor in the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, where he specializes in pre-modern Japanese literature and performance)

Mar 23 at 7:30pm Live Stream

Hear what the press is saying:

The New York Times feature on RCA program >

Time Out New York interview with Yasuko Yokoshi and dancer Kayo Seyama>

Read reviews of BELL in New York PostThe New York Times and Metro>

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Photo: Ian Douglas


Live Webcast
Yasuko Yokoshi's BELL in HD


Mar 23 at 7:30pm

Streamed live at newyorklivearts.org




New York Live Arts is proud to present a live webcast of the world premiere of Yasuko Yokoshi’s BELL on March 23 at 7:30pm EST. Join us for this free live stream on our website at newyorklivearts.org 


Photo: Gwen Welliver


Gwen Welliver
Beasts and Plots


Apr 3-6 at 7:30pm 




Beasts and Plots investigates what happens when Welliver’s figurative and nonfigurative worlds collide. Inspired by Matt Mullican’s Glen, Oskar Schlemmer’s seminars on linear figures, Rebecca Horn’s performance films and Paul Klee’s portrait works, Beasts and Plots is a semi-narrative work that explores the outline of a woman’s body, a death and the idea of a unicorn.

Apr 4 at 6:30 Come Early ConversationCircles, Lines, Dogs with Ted Byfield (Associate Director of the Center for Transformative Media at the New School and Assistant Professor in the School of Art Media and Technology at Parsons the New School of Design)

Apr 5 Stay Late Discussion: Beasts and Plots with Kyle deCamp (performer, collaborator and creator of cross-media works, produced in NYC and abroad)

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Applications available online -- BAX 2013 Space Grants & 2013/14 Artists in Residence Program

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange

421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Letters of Intent for the 2013/14 BAX Artist in Residence Program in Dance and Experience Theater / Performance are due by Friday, April 8th at 5pm. For the 2012/13 guidelines, application procedure and online application, visit http://artistservices.bax.org/air-application-and-guidelines.

Applications for the 2013 Summer and Fall BAX Space Grants in dance and in theater must be submitted by Monday, March 25th at 5pm. 
For the 2013 guidelines, application procedure and online application, visit http://artistservices.bax.org/space-grants/2013-application.

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Photo: Justin Nicholas

Circa: Wunderkammer

Mar 20 - 23 at 8pm, Mar 24 at 3pm

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

566 LaGuardia Place 

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Australia’s Circa is world-renowned for its unique artistry—a distinctly 21st century circus that incorporates contemporary dance and virtuosic acrobatics, while discarding most of the trappings of traditional circus in favor of unmediated, emotionally rich choreography. Having stunned audiences with a self-titled show in 2011, Circa returns to New York with Wunderkammer, a sexy, funny and explosive cabinet of wonders featuring seven multi-talented artists. The new work is a breathtaking spectacle, full of sheer physical poetry.

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Photo: Marcel Ragonese

Italian International Dance Festival

March 22 at 7:30 PM

Talent Unlimited

317 East 67 Street



The first Italian International Dance Festival, a two-day event called "L'Abbraccio dell'Arte" (The Embrace of Art), bringing together dancers, companies and choreographers from Italy and America in a spirit of exchange and collaboration. (Day 1, closed to the public, consists of master classes and a choreographic competition, with the winner presenting his or her work in performance in Villapiana, Calabria.) Day 2, March 22 at 7:30 PM is a Gala Performance, open to the public, which will feature companies from Italy as well as American-based groups led by Italian artists. There will also be presentation of awards: the IIDF Lifetime Achievement Award to jazz great Luigi, and the IIDF Teacher Award to Elena Albano of Milan, presented by Virginie Mecene, director of the Martha Graham Center.

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Photo: Ryan Borque

Buoys for Escapees

March 30th at 7pm

David R. White Studio

at New York Live Arts

219 W 19th St 


Julie Mayo presents an informal evening showing of work. It is a series of events in which performance is experienced as a compulsory state of being and unpredictability and absurdity are in conversation as we question the doing-being conundrum. Performance by Sam Allen, Julie Mayo, Scott Myers, Jessie Young.

Post-performance moderated by Jeanine Durning.

Please join us! RSVP to julie@juliemayo.com

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