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"A Potentially Paradigm-Shifting Series of Women Performers at the New School."

"Rapturous Musical Cross-Pollination at Women Between Arts at the New School."

"How do you market something that resists easy categorization? Maybe by calling it what it is: outside the box. Considering the turnout, there definitely is an audience for what might be the only interdisciplinary series focusing on women performers whose work encompasses so many different idioms in New York right now."

"[...] When Muhr springboarded the project, she’d assumed that Women Between Arts would be one of at least five or six ongoing programs here. But this seems to be the only one at the moment."

"[...] In pushing the boundaries of diverse idioms, a program like Muhr’s has the potential to spur the growth of new synapses for both audiences and performers."

"One would think that there would be several series in this city devoted to women whose work crosses the line between different artistic disciplines, but this appears to be the only one at present. What’s new with Muhr’s series is that it isn’t just a place for women artists who defy categorization: it’s also a space where adventurous established artists can branch out beyond their usual practice."

– Alan Young (New York Music Daily, Lucid Culture)


Between the Arts (FKA Women Between Arts) is New York’s leading interdisciplinary womxn and non-binary artists series, created and curated by multi- and interdisciplinary artist Luisa Muhr at The New School, College of Performing Arts.

Revolving around the question: "How do we make new art?", the series has been mostly operating as a one-woman-run project with a small body of fellow volunteer team members since it was founded in October 2017. Due to the pandemic public programming has been on hold since January 2021 in order to focus on rebuliding the series, for which purpose former team member Marisa Tornello re-joined in Spring 2023. 

Between the Arts has featured some of today's most exciting experimental artists who identify as womxn or non-binary people and their groups/ensembles/collaborators (including people of all genders and non-binary people), who work with any combination of music/sound, theater, dance/movement, poetry, performance art, installation, film and/or visual arts in an unconventional way. Each event features three womxn/non-binary artists and/or their groups and a talk-back after the sets where audience members have the opportunity to engage with the artists.

Muhr’s mission is to provide a platform for and encourage dialogue between strong, diverse womxn/non-binary artists, often to be found in the avant-garde/experimental, who push boundaries and work "between" disciplines. Between the Arts was in residence (as Women Between Arts) at Pioneer Works with founder Luisa Muhr in April 2019.

Between the Arts is produced by FENGARI Works. The series follows the code of conduct of We Have Voice. Many thanks to John Zorn and Richard Kessler (Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts) for their encouragement and support. And our deepest gratitude to Rachel Housle, House Manager at Mannes School of Music who has been with us from the very start.


December 19, 2020

Ximena Garnica - "Study for 'The Point'" with live score by Jeremy Slater (recorded May 19, 2019) | Live Q/A with Ximena Garnica

November 21, 2020

Tracie Morris - "A Triptych of America: Excerpts from a Not-Neo-Benshi Performance Series" (recorded OCTOBER 2019) | Live Q/A with Tracie Morris

September 19, 2020

Miriam Parker - "Callidoscope" with Leo Chang (recorded November 2019) | Live Q/A with Miriam Parker

(Cancelled due to COVID) May 22, 2020

Eva Ingolf (U.S./Iceland) | Ikue Mori | Lee Gilboa (U.S./Israel)

(Cancelled due to COVID) April 04, 2020

Dafna Naphtali | Emily Smith | Nilusha Dassenaike's 10 Blessings (U.S./Australia)

(Cancelled due to COVID) March 28, 2020

Jean Carla Rodea | Keiko Uenishi | Mazz Swift

(Cancelled due to COVID) March 2020: Brooklyn Raga Massive Partnership

Women Raga Massive Performance Series and Talks with founder/Curator of Between the Arts, Luisa Muhr

February 15, 2020

Claire Chase | Iva Bittová (U.S./Czech Republic) with guest Luisa Muhr | Sonic Mud (Julia Elsas & Kenny Wollesen Group)

January 11, 2020

Fay Victor | Tania Chen (U.S./U.K.) | Viola Yip (U.S./Hong Kong)

December 14, 2019

Julie Ezelle Patton, Janice Lowe | Val Jeanty (U.S./Haiti) | Yoshiko Chuma & Company

November 09, 2019

Merche Blasco (U.S./Spain) | Miriam Parker (with Leo Chang) | Sarah Bernstein

October 09, 2019

Patricia Nicholson Parker (with William Mazza) | Roopa Mahadevan (with Sai Raman) | Tracie Morris

August 17, 2019

Azumi OE (U.S./Japan) (with Carlo Costa and Sean Ali) | Dina Maccabee | Oxana Chi (U.S./Germany/Nigeria) (with Dr. Layla Zami and Mara Rosenbloom)

July 06, 2019

Crystal Penalosa | Jil Guyon | Thessia Machado (U.S./Brazil)

May 11, 2019

Cecilia Lopez (U.S./Argentina) | Katie Down (with Laylage Courie) | Lainie Fefferman

April 13, 2019

Amirtha Kidambi | Leyna Marika Papach | Lilleth Glimcher & YOU ARE HERE

March 16, 2019

Anaïs Maviel (U.S./France/Haiti) | Hadar Ahuvia | Melvis Santa (U.S./Cuba)

February 23, 2019

C. Lavender | Ichi Go (Japan/Germany), Lucie Vítková (U.S./Czech Republic), Polina Ionina (U.S./Kazakhstan) | Kalli SiamIdou (U.S./Greece) (with Harriet Rautio, Stephanie Spencer, and Yoshimura Chikako)

January 12, 2019

Adeena Karasick (U.S./Canada) (With Frank London and Deep Singh) | Alison Kobayashi (U.S./Canada) | Marisa Michelson & Constellation Chor

December 15, 2018

Karen Bernard | Motrya Kozbur, Audréanne Filion (Canada) | Nia & Ness 

November 17, 2018

Ka Baird, Muyassar Kurdi | Thea Little | Mary Prescott

October 27, 2018

Eva Petrič (U.S./Austria/Slovenia) | Samita Sinha | Corinne Spencer

August 18, 2018

Allana Clarke (U.S./Trinidad) | Annie Sama (Canada) | Sugar Vendil (with Melinda Fayor, Mary Prescott)

July 14, 2018

Jenny Romaine | Julia Santoli | Sonali Skandan

June 23, 2018

Charmaine Lee (U.S./Australia) | Haleh Liza | Janis Brenner

May 18, 2018

Coco Karol, Michaela Davies (Australia), Sxip Shirey | Odeya Nini (L.A.) | Ximena Garnica (with Jeremy Slater)

April 26, 2018

Victoria Hanna (Israel)
Special Event: An interactive evening with Israel's master performer Victoria Hanna.

March 18, 2018

Lea Bertucci | Soomi Kim | Tatyana Tenenbaum (with Emily Moore and Pareena Lim)

February 18, 2018

Gelsey Bell | Jenny Luna (with Sarah Riggs and Marandi Hostetter) | Pyeng Threadgill (with Chris Parker)

February 04, 2018

Judith Berkson, Abigail Levine | Parul Shah (with Ammr Vandal, Mohip Joarder, Simmi Prasad, and Sumika Rajguru) | Wendy Eisenberg

January 21, 2018

Ellen Fisher | Sara Serpa (U.S./Portugal) (with Erik Friedlander and Ingrid Laubrock) | Anna RG (with Chorus)

January 07, 2018

Jean Rohe | Noa Fort (U.S./Israel) | Trina Basu, Priya Darshini, Roshni Samlal

November 12, 2017

Allison Easter | Lisa Gutkin | Luisa Muhr (U.S./Austria)

October 29, 2017

Arielle Rosales | Mikhal (U.S./Israel) & Ella Joy Meir | Vernice Miller, Winsome Brown (with Osei Kweku)  

October 22, 2017

Guest Speaker: Shelley Hirsch | Lucie Vítková (U.S./Czech Republic) | Yokko (U.S./Japan)


"Keep doing what you do. [...] We women have to stick together."
– Meredith Monk (interdisciplinary artist), audience member

"I ran a series in Midtown from 1993-2007. But keeping a new music series together in Manhattan is an even greater contribution than it was years ago."
–Tom Hamilton (director, producer), audience member

"The history of music (classical American or European music, rock and more) twisted by Y chromosome is such a history of lies and omissions it should include an equal amount of empty pages for all the names and musics denied access. Thanks for filling in some blanks Luisa. I really do appreciate it."
– Julie Ezelle Patton, featured artist

"I have a whole bus ride to process the three beautifully wild and moving performances that I became immersed in this evening. Thanks to these artists, I feel like my world has shifted a bit."
– Leora Pedersen, audience member


Luisa Muhr (Creator / Curator)