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NEW YORK LIVE ARTS presents the world premiere of RoseAnne Spradlin's "g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title)"

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS presents the world premiere of RoseAnne Spradlin's "g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title)"




New York Live Arts: 219 West 19th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, NYC


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 7:30pm


$15, $30




the world premiere of

RoseAnne Spradlin’s

g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title)

October 8 – 11 at 7:30pm


New York, NY, August 15, 2014 – New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winning choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin’s g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) October 8 – 11 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. Named “one of the bravest choreographers of her generation” (Metro NEWYORK) known for crafting choreographic works with “impressive ferocity” (The New York Times ), Spradlin’s newest work explores change and risk in a staged world that invites both calculated witnessing and emotional participation.

A highly physical work led by dancers Natalie Green and Rebecca Warner with devynn emory, Athena Malloy and Saúl Ulerio, g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) features an original score for instruments and electronics by composer Jeffrey Young and projected visuals by artist Glen Fogel, who previously collaborated with Spradlin on the 2006 work survive cycle. Music for g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) will be performed live by Young (violin, live electronics), Hannah Levinson (viola) and Lisa Dowling (bass). Evolved from within the creative process, Young’s score was initially developed through improvisation during rehearsals with the dancers, and includes samples of the dancers’ voices. Lighting by designer Stan Pressner and costumes by Walter Dundervill will round out the work.

Performances will take place in New York Live Arts’ Theater. Come Early Conversations and Stay Late Discussions will also be featured with two shows (see complete schedule below). Tickets start at $30 with select $15 seats available. Tickets may be purchased online at newyorklivearts/season, 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 Theater

Tickets: $15, $30

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

219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Box Office hours:

Monday-Friday 1 - 9pm | Saturday-Sunday 10am to 9pm



Schedule of Related Events:

Oct 8 Stay Late Discussion: Between Intimacy and Risk, RoseAnne Spradlin in Conversation with Choreographer Tere O'Connor

Oct 9 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation: Carla Peterson, Director of Florida State University's Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), in Conversation with RoseAnne Spradlin


Shared Practice Workshop

Oct 11, 1:00-4:00pm, $20

In her Shared Practice class, choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin will lead participants through explorations she and her her dancers use to help deepen embodiment in training and performance. Spradlin helps her dancers cultivate presence and resonance, for example, through a practice of focused cellular breathing and an awareness of working with different body systems—fluids, organs and nervous system, for example, in addition to muscle and bone. In g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title), her new work for the 2014-15 Live Arts Season, Spradlin has also consciously worked with two simultaneous tracts of choice-making—those choices made from education and experience and those choices made more instinctually, from a part of the self that craves risk and not-knowing. Her Shared Practice workshop will explore and briefly discuss these different working practices.


About RoseAnne Spradlin:

RoseAnne Spradlin’s performance work is concerned both with the revelation of the individual and the deep structures of perception and feeling embedded in human behavior. Spradlin’s work investigates the phenomenon of embodiment and explores bodies and minds in transition and transformation in the context of live performance.

Spradlin's work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a 2003 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Choreography for under/world (the production won a total of five Bessies), a Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography in 2007, the three-year Lambent Fellowship in Performing Arts in 2006-2008, the Artist Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007 and an Artist Grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Exploration Fund in 2009. Spradlin's work has received multi-year funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, four New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD grants, three NYFA Choreography Fellowships, three MAP Fund grants and five years of support from the Jerome Foundation among others. She received a Composer Commissioning grant and a recent Project Grant from New Music USA. 

Spradlin has shown her work at ImPulsTanz in Vienna and Chisenhale in London and has taught at the TanzImAugust Festival in Berlin, Winlab in London, SOMA in Paris, Contredanse in Brussels, on the island of Tinos in Greece and at the American Dance Festival. Spradlin has lived in New York City since 1983; she teaches regularly in MELT (Movement Research's summer dance intensive). For over twenty years, Spradlin was involved with running two different rehearsal/performance spaces in Lower Manhattan: SQUID Performance Space (1995-2005) and Studio 65 on West Broadway (1990-2011). Spradlin was a 2012-13 Artist-In-Residence with Movement Research and Brooklyn Arts Exchange and a 2014 Dance in Process artist with Gibney Dance Center.

Spradlin studied closely with movement pioneer Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen from 1986 to 2001. In 2001, Spradlin began studying Asian medicine and movement forms, an investigation that has further deepened her focus on subtle energies, body consciousness and the philosophy of the body in performance and dance.


New York Live Arts is a reserved seating house.

Tickets are available for purchase by calling the box office at 212-924-0077 and will be available online at newyorklivearts.org.

New York Live Arts Members, Associated Artists, Students, and Seniors are eligible for 20% discounts to theater performances.

Box Office hours:
Monday – Friday 1 - 9pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am - 9pm.

Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at New York Live Arts located at 219 West 19th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.



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.

Funding Support

Major support for New York Live Arts is provided by: The Brownstone Foundation; Con Edison; The Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Ford Foundation; The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; French American Cultural Exchange (FACE); The Howard Gilman Foundation; The Grand Marnier Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Lambent Foundation; MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts; The Jerome Robbins Foundation; The Scherman Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. New York Live Arts is supported by public funds administered by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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