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Colleen Thomas presents "Light and Desire" at New York Live Arts

Colleen Thomas presents "Light and Desire" at New York Live Arts


Colleen Thomas


New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street


Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:30pm daily through September 18, 2021



Colleen Thomas

The season’s opening performance activates Live Arts’ expansive 3rd floor studio with a Live Feed commission and world premiere. Colleen Thomas’s Light and Desire was created against the backdrop of increasing political radicalism worldwide preceding a global pandemic. Now transformed, Thomas with an international feminist cast of 5 collaborators meet audiences with shifted priorities and deep embodiment and articulation of their light and desire. The collective takes a personal and universal look at women artists and asks how women hold, embody and express power by creating their own form of radical expression during fascist times.


  • Carla Forte (Venezuela)
  • Ermira Goro (Albania/Greece)
  • Rosalynde LeBlanc (North America)
  • Joanna Leśnierowska (Poland)
  • Ildiko Toth (Hungary/Germany)
  • with Eleanor Altholz, Nadia Halim, Garnet Henderson, Emily Giovine, Falls Kennedy, Morgen Littlejohn, Sadi Mosko, Nicole Rondeau, Carolyn Silverman, Kennedy Thomas, and Madeleine Wood.

Sept 16 Stay Late Conversation

The Live Feed Residency program is supported in part by Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Partners for New Performance. This piece is made possible by the generous support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding and Barnard College’s Presidential Award. 

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