Live Arts Bard

Live Arts Bard

Bard College’s residency and commissioning program for the performing arts.
 
Live Arts Bard (LAB), the Fisher Center’s residency and commissioning program, is a laboratory for professional artists in theater, dance, and performance to test ideas and develop new projects, many of which premiere at the Fisher Center. Each year, LAB invites a number of artists and ensembles from the United States and abroad to be in residence on Bard’s campus. 

"When I was a student at Bard, I was drawn to the Fisher Center because of Live Arts Bard.
LAB is pushing the frontiers of these art forms, all of which are becoming more open and fluid."

–Sam Miller ’15
Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Abby Z and The New Utility
 
A hyper-kinetic contest of physical daring and extreme virtuosity, abandoned playground is the latest exhilarating performance by Abby Zbikowksi, winner of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award and a major new force in contemporary dance. 

March 31–April 1
 

LAB Discourse

September2017/\
Gideon Lester, Artistic Director of Theater and Dance, in conversation with Doris Duke Artist Fellow and Bessie Award-winning choreographer Sarah Michelson. A World Premiere/LAB Commission, September2017/\ was created over four years of Live Arts Bard residencies with Bard students and professional dancers.



Live Arts Bard Annual Reports

2016 – 2017
2016 – 2017
2015 – 2016
2015 – 2016