October 5-6, 2024
Hay was commissioned by the Getty Center to re-create her 1966 work solo, for their landmark regional event that explores the intersections of art and technology, both past and present. Her adaptation of solo, re-titled solo two, will be performed Saturday and Sunday, October 5 - 6, 2024, at 4:00 PM PST, at The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.

October 14-18, and 20-24, 2024
Deborah will teach a 2-week workshop October 14-18 and 20-24, 2024 at The American Legion - Charles Johnson House, in Austin, TX. Applications open May 21 through August 1, 2024 or until filled. Space is limited. Some people have already applied and been accepted. To apply contact Amy Morrow at by August 1.

October, 2024 through March 2025
The Performance Club (Austin, TX) WHAT IS IT? The Performance Club is an imagined library in which everyone quietly engages in one’s own research following a pre-scheduled 15-minute work-in-process by a single artist. Please sign-up for membership via this online form: Please sign-up to perform via this online form:

November 14, 2024
Thursday November 14, 2024 "The Emily Hall Tremaine Lecture in Contemporary Art with Deborah Hay" will be presented at the Hartford Atheneum Museum of Art, in Hartford, CT. It will include a talk and solo performance by Hay.

April 17-19, 2023
Choreographic Turn, Ljubljana contact:

June 12 – 16, 2023
The Myth of Emptiness: Workshop with Deborah Hay
Location: Tanzfabrik, Berlin, DE
For more info:

November 13 – 17, 2023
The Myth of Emptiness / in person workshop at Movement Research
conducted by Deborah Hay
A 5-day workshop / 10 AM – 1 PM
Ninth Street Studio
150 1st Ave / NYC
Contact: 212 598 0551

November 19, 2023
Deborah performs a 15-minute solo on program with 3 additional 15-minute works
Sundays on Broadway/Cathy Weis Projects
At WeisAcres
537 Broadway, #3
New York, New York
All events begin at 6:00 PM – doors open at 5:45 PM
No late seating
$10 suggested contribution
For more information, please visit

June 20 – 24, 2022
finding coherence / 5-day workshop 10 AM – 1 PM Movement Research, NYC contact:

June 27 – 28, 2022
Non-Discriminatory Learning, Choreography and Performance / 5-day workshop 10 AM – 4 PM TanzFabrik, Berlin, Germany Contact: TanzFabrik

Sept 12 – 22, 2022
finding coherence in movement and choreography / 10-day workshop 10 AM – 4 PM AUSTIN, TX contact Amy Morrow:

Dec 9-11, 2022
Workshop with Deborah Hay on Vashon Island, WA
Friday: three hour session followed by dinner.
Saturday:  2 three hour sessions (morning and afternoon) and an evening event.
Sunday:  three hour session, ending early afternoon.

Accommodations:  Dormitory-style sleeping accommodations in two locations will be available for all participants.

Food:  Simple and tasty food will be provided and served with choices re: vegan, vegetarian and omnivore options.  

Fee:  $600 - $450.  Contact:

TBD, 2021 
Horse, Cullberg Company, 9 dancers

Feb 19, 2020 
Hay performs my choreographed body… revisited (2019)
Ros Warby performs FIRE (1989)
Jeanine Durning performs No Time to Fly (2010)
Feb 20, 21, 2020
Animals on the Beach (2019)

Feb 24, 25, 2020
Animals on the Beach plus my choreographed body… revisited
Mousonturm / Frankfurt, Germany / Tickets in the menu leads to the AOTB dates

Feb 28, 29, 2020
Animals on the Beach plus my choreographed body… revisited
Tanzquartier Wien / Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria  / +43-1-581 35 91

January 14 – 25, 2019
Melbourne, Australia 10 day workshop Venue: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent Contact information: Jane Refshauge

February 17 – March 9, 2019
Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist-in-Residence; Deborah Hay

Alantic Center for the Arts is an artists’ retreat where serious emerging artists in all disciplines come to ask questions about their work to advance their process, and ultimately to become better practitioners of their chosen form of expression. The Master Artist is integral to this process. Each residency session is three-weeks in length and includes three Master Artists of different artistic disciplines. Located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, the 70-acre pine and palmetto wooded environment at ACA is just four miles from the east coast beaches of Florida, just north of the Canaveral National Seashore. The facility features six architecturally award-winning discipline specific studios, administrative offices, a visitor center and gallery, three Master Artists cottages, 28 private Associate dorm rooms and a dining / commons building. For more information regarding ACA’s Master Artist-in-Residence program and the ACA facilities:
To contact ACA’s Residency Assistant Ivan Riascos:

Tanz im August Re-Perspective Deborah Hay,  2019
A month-long celebration of Deborah's works, past and current.
Featured performances and films:
Animals on the Beach, quintet
my choreographed body... revisited, solo
Fire, solo
The Man Who Grew Common in Wisdom, solo
The Match, quartet
ten, 10
A Lecture on the Performance of Beauty, solo
Exit, community piece
Alignment is Everywhere (film showing)

October 8, 9, 10, 2019
Dansens Hus, Stockholm (Sweden)
The Match / Cullberg
Barnhusgatan 14
Tel: 08-508 990 90

November 14, 2019
Austin, TX
7:00pm - 8:30pm
In celebration of Using the Sky, Women & Their Work is pleased to the host iconic choreographer Deborah Hay for a selection of readings and a film screening.

November 22, 2019
The Match / Cullberg
Katedrala in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, (Slovenia)

November 22, 2019
Figure a Sea / Cullberg
Kungsbacka Teater, Kungsbacka (Sweden)

Gymnasiegatan 42, 434 50 Kungsbacka

Kulturhuset Fyren, Kungsbacka
Telefon: 0300-83 45 95
E-post: tourist@kungsbacka.s

Friday March 2, 2018
Tenacity of Space presented as part of the Dance On Festival in Berlin
Hebbel am Ufer

April 23-May 3, 2018
Austin Spring Workshop 2018: Being a Pig

June 5, 6 2018
Body Mind Centering Conference
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Pre-Conference: June 5-6: Deborah Hay

June 7 and 8, 2018 6-9 PM
and June 9, 10 – 3 PM

Movement Research / New York City
3 day workshop The Edge is a Field
at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor
For more information, please contact or call the Movement Research office by phone at 212-598-0551.

June 11 – 15, 2018
Mascher Space, Philadelphia, PA
5 day workshop 9 AM - 5 PM
a continuity of discontinuity or a way to practice dance
no walking, no running, no laying on the floor, no hanging out in the body, no stretching, no floppy arms or hands, no deliberate loss of grounding, no noodling, no prolonged narrative movement, no obvious sequence of movement, no prolonged body memory apparent, no time to explore, no obvious frontality, no need to be creative or unique, no obvious adrenalin driven movement, no apparent inner timing driving your dancing, no hesitation or reconsideration.
For general inquiry:

June 30,  2018
Cullberg Ballet will be presented at Teatro alle Tese, Venice, on June 30. Figure a Sea was created for 21 dancers and premiered at Dansens Hus in Stockholm in September 2015. Audiences and reviewers around the world have consistently described Figure a Sea as a masterpiece. “Figure a Sea is a meditation on seeing. Seeing music, fleeting incidences and synchronicities, and the unnamable. It is a space for seeing oneself seeing,” says Deborah Hay.
For more information, please contact:

September 16, 2018–February 3, 2019

The Museum of Modern Art
Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done
Deborah Hay will be a featured artist in the MoMA exhibit during the first week of October 2018. Two pieces are on the program of live performance: "A Lecture on the Performance of Beauty" (2003), and "Ten" (1969).

Performances of Ten are Oct 4, 5, 6 around 2 PM, in the Donald C. and Catherine B. Marron Atrium.
A Lecture on the Performance of Beauty is Oct 4 at 7 PM in the Titus 2 Theater.

Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done, 2018.The Museum of Modern Art. 
The exhibition is organized by Ana Janevski, Curator, and Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, with Martha Joseph, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance Art. 
Leadership support for the exhibition is provided by Monique M. Schoen Warshaw and by The Jill and Peter Kraus Endowed Fund for Contemporary Exhibitions. 
Major support for the exhibition and publication is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation. 
Generous funding is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.  Additional support is provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund with major contributions from the Estate of Ralph L. Riehle, Alice and Tom Tisch, The Marella and Giovanni Agnelli Fund for Exhibitions, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Brett and Daniel Sundheim, Franz Wassmer, Karen and Gary Winnick, and Oya and Bülent Eczacıbaşı. 
MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

November 5 – 30, 2018
Nora is dancers Eleanor Sikorski, Flora Wellesley Wesley and Stephanie McMann. They curate and dance together, inviting artists to make work for them to perform. Nora has commissioned Deborah Hay to make a piece for them which will premiere in Leeds, UK, on 30 November 2018. Nora is supported by Arts Council England, Sadler's Wells and Dance East.

Dec 3 – 7, 2018
London, England 5 day workshop at Independent Dance

Older events: 2017
Jan. 23 - Feb. 3, 2017
Austin Workshop 2017: Re-choreographing Ourselves
Re-choreographing Ourselves: a 10 day workshop conducted by Deborah Hay in Austin, Texas
“My work relies on the persistent presence of the questions, rendering useless a reliance on memory and anticipation. My questions are meant to inspire and engage performers, individually and collectively, in noticing instances of cognitive feedback from the questions as they stimulate the cellular body.”
January 23 – 27 and Jan 30 – February 3, 2017
for 15 experienced performers
cost: $800
registration by Nov 23, 2016 / tuition in full by Dec 15, 2016
catered lunch optional for minimal charge
For information and registration contact
Amy Morrow
6218 Hillston Drive
Austin, TX, 78745

March 10, 2017
12:30 – 8:30 PM
the edge is a field/workshop
Movement Research, NYC

March 24, 25, 26, 2017
premiere: Tenacity of Space
for Dance On
Tanzhaus nrw, Dusseldorf

March 27 – 31, 2017
Independent Dance, London
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St. George's Road
London, SE1 6ER
Tel: 020 7091 9650

May 5 – 12, 2017
final phase of 2016/17 commission
San Diego, CA

May18, 2017
An Edge Is a Field: a study of ensemble in dance
Movement Research/Eden's Expressway/NYC/ 12:30 - 8:30 PM
for information and registration: https-//

May 22 – June 16, 2017
La Manufacture
Haute école de théâtre de Suisse romande (HETSR)
t. +41 (0)21 557 41 72
f. +41 (0)21 557 41 99

June 19 – 23, 2017
Centre National de la Danse
1, rue Victor-Hugo - 93507 Pantin cedex - France

Sept 4 – 15,  2017
DOCH, Dans och Cirkushögskolan
School of Dance and Circus
T +46 733 820604       

Sept 18 - 22,  2017
ZODIAK - Center for New Dance
Tallberginkatu 1 B/154,  FI-00180 Helsinki, FINLAND
tel +358 (0)9 726 88 988  |  mobile +358 (0)40 531 9415

Sept 25 - 29,  2017
Atelier de Paris / Centre de développement chorégraphique national
Tel: +33 (0) 1 417 417 417 07

Past Projects:


Nov 7 - Dec 16
commission for an original work for DANCE ON ENSEMBLE. Based in Berlin, Germany

October 22 - 23, 2016
CAL Performances, Berkeley, CA
Cullberg Ballet
Figure a Sea
Choreography by Deborah Hay
Music and Sound score by Laurie Anderson
Sat, Oct 22 at 8 PM
Sun, Oct 23 at 3 PM
Zellerbach Hall

October 15 - 16, 2016
CAP/UCLA, Lost Angeles, CA
As Holy Sites Go
Choreography Deborah Hay
Adaptation and Performance
Jeanine Durning and Ros Warby
Sat, Oct 15 at 4:30pm
Sun, Oct 16 at 4:30pm
Ralph Freud Playhouse, UCLA

October 15 - 16, 2016
Art In Action
Cullberg Ballet
Figure a Sea
Choreography by Deborah Hay
Music and Sound score by Laurie Anderson
Sat, Oct 15 at 8pm
Sun, Oct 16 at 8pm
Ralph Freud Playhouse, UCLA

October 6 - 9, 2016
Peak Performances at Montclair State University: American Premiere, Figure a Sea, choreographed by Deborah Hay, performed by Cullberg Ballet with sound/music by Laurie Anderson

Aug 22 - 26, 2016

Workshop at Tanz Fabrik, Berlin

Aug 15 - 20, 2016
practice and coaching Figure a Sea with Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm

June 28 - 29, 2016
Figure a Sea performed at Montpellier Danse Festival, FR

May 30 – July 1, 2016
Guest professorship: Institute for Theatre Studies Freie Universität Berlin, Grunewaldstr. 35, D – 12165 Berlin

May 23 – 27, 2016
Nancy, FR / workshop with Ballet de Lorraine

May 9 – 20
Dance is How I See, residency, Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, Vincennes,

May 3, 2016
6 PM opening presentation of Valeska-Gert-Guest professorship 
Academy of the Arts, Pariser Platz, Berlin

April 25-26 and 28-29, 2016
the prepared body
Movement Research workshop, at  Studio G05 at Abrons Arts CenterNYC
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April 21, 2016
an evening's event at Danspace Project, NYC at 8 PM

March 22 – 27, 2016
Phase 2 of 3 / commission at UCSD and SDSU

January 21 - 25, 2016
premiere, 6 performances of solo my choreographed body
Chicago, Illinois and

Links Hall website,    For phone inquiries the Links Hall phone number is: 773-281-0824.

Dec 10 – 17, 2015

Phase 1 of 3 / commission of original work with Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, and Leslie Seiters at UCSD and SDSU, CA

Nov 7, 2015
6 – 9 PM
Reorganizing Ourselves, a conversation in 3 parts about perception and consciousness with Alva Nöe and Michele Steinwald. Part of Hope Mohr Dance Bridge Project 2015: Rewriting Dance, in partnership with Counterpulse, 80 Turk St, SF, CA (

Oct 31, 2015
1 - 4 PM
Reorganizing Ourselves, a conversation in 3 parts about perception and consciousness with Alva Nöe and Michele Steinwald. In the Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space (aka the Lalie)
at ACT Theatre, Seattle, WA

Sept 28 – Oct 3, 2015
Camargo Foundation w. Laurent Pichaud, Cassis, FR

Sept 24 – 26, 2015
Premiere Figure a Sea, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, SE

Oct 14, 2015
Using the Sky: a dance, Hay’s 4th book, available for pre-order from Routledge Books

Oct 7 - 10, 2015
Rude Mechs perform a theatrical adaptation of The Match, Match-Play at NY Live Arts, NYC

Aug 17 - Sept 26, 2015
Cullberg Ballet, an evening length commissioned work, Figure a Sea, with sound/music Laurie Anderson, Stockholm, SE

Aug 9 - 13, 2015
workshop Findhorn Community, Inverness, SCT

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July 31, 2015
publication date for Turn Your F*^king Head