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December 2021

Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth | A new work by Kyle Abraham and Jlin

December 4 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Led by the extraordinary choreographer and MacArthur genius Kyle Abraham, A.I.M brings together an eclectic music and movement vocabulary, from classical to modern and hip-hop. Following a week-long residency at Stanford, they’ll perform a new work inspired by Mozart’s Requiem in collaboration with producer and composer Jlin.

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February 2022

Memphis Jookin’: The Show featuring Lil Buck

February 28, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this new production, renowned dance artist Lil Buck conceives, choreographs, and performs an ode to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, the birthplace of the singular dance style known as Memphis Jookin’. The 90-minute show chronicles the emergence of the art form, from local street dance to international phenomenon. Eight dancers and a DJ perform alongside Lil Buck to a soundtrack that evokes the energy of the streets and the clubs where Memphis Jookin’ was born.

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March 2022

Urland Presents: Bedtime Stories

March 2, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An immersive multimedia work, Bedtime Stories unfolds before an intimate audience of 100 on the Frost Amphitheater stage. Conceived by Dutch collective URLAND, Bedtime Stories celebrates voice and storytelling. This pitch-perfect narrated performance takes its inspiration from radio plays, using actor Thomas Dudkiewicz’s voice and well-timed sound effects to lead the audience into a strange and brilliantly dark world and to bring to life an enchanting cast of characters.

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May 2022

Transverse Orientation: Dimitris Papaioannou

May 14, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Live has joined an international consortium to commission the latest creation by groundbreaking Greek director, choreographer, and visual artist Dimitris Papaioannou, whose work ranges from experimental theater to the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. His epic, evening-length works combine movement, music, and elaborate stage imagery in enigmatic but powerfully moving ways. Transverse Orientation makes it United States premiere at Stanford Live.

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CandyBomber Productions Presents: FRAY

May 26, 2022 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With visuals based on authentic game design and music performed by a DJ onstage, FRAY fuses hip hop and ballet to tell the story of two brothers, the universe of video games they love and inhabit, and the very real world outside where they must confront challenges knowing life is not a programmed game. This unique performance coincides with the release of a video game based on the production, which audiences can play in the lobby of Bing prior to…

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