‘He who dares, wins…’
Our Gala Auction is now open online so get bidding! The live auction has a glorious collection of items ranging from beautiful artwork, VIP memberships and extravagant getaways. Better be speedy as Vallejo already has his eyes on certain items (a healthy dose of competition)…
Although spring is supposedly on its way, the weather is persistently chilly and our winter coats are still on. Nothing like a hot vacation to sunny Italy to start the bidding with 2 luxury tours and an apartment included!If that doesn’t bust out your biddings why not check out the artwork collection, with a stunning variety of work from local and international artists. We also have a range of merchandise items and exclusive 1-2-1 or group experiences, so there really is something for everyone! Now’s your chance and seize that opportunity to become the culinary master of vegan cuisine, to have ownership of a glass whoopie cushion or to relax into a holistic healing acupuncture session.
If our marketing skills haven’t enticed you already, every item in the auction collection is tax deductible. The auction is in aid to help fund PS122’s mission in providing a sustainable platform for innovative performance artists and their work. This year the Gala is specifically celebrating the huge undergoing of our return to the East Village with our new space.
Below are just a few pics of some of the items our auction has to offer.
Happy bidding and as they say, you gotta be in it to win it…
If you missed dataPurge in COIL the team will be streaming from The University of Buffalo Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies on Friday March 27. The Colloquium features a keynote speech by another PS122 alum, Annie Dorsen. The full lineup is listed on Techne’s site. 31 Down’s dataPurge streams at dataPurge.me.
We’re getting excited about our Spring Gala which is only 1 month from today – on April 20th. The Gala will honor
CLAIRE DANES, with the Shining Star Award presented to JIMMY VAN BRAMER and it’s hosted by our own GPS co-chair, ALAN CUMMING.
There will be appearances and remarks by Justin Vivian Bond, Alan Cumming, Faye Driscoll, Lance Horne, Meow Meow, Edgar Oliver, Mandy Patinkin and Peaches. Check out our gala page for more info.
This year’s COIL was our biggest festival to date! We’re so proud of the work our COIL 2015 artists churned out and are happy to share some press highlights with you all.
Photo by Maria Baranova
Sebastian Errazuriz – A Pause in the City That Never Sleeps
The TEAM – RoosevElvis
Mike Iveson – SORRY ROBOT
“SORRY ROBOT at the New Ohio Theater is a gleeful, ramshackle tale of a not-too-distant future in which machines are both our best friends and mortal enemies.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
CATCH COIL (they made us do it again)
Temporary Distortion – MY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith – Rude World
“Have you ever wanted to know what it looks like when two bodies become one?” – Time Out Interview with Gia Kourlas
“Body on body, staying attached in a loose and continuous tumble, they are like tangled strands of seaweed caught up in gently churning waves. Sometimes one or the other seems in control, but what fascinates is the flow, a complex interplay of weight, muscular tension and release.” – Brian Seibert, The New York Times
Andrew Schneider – YOUARENOWHERE
“This is a show about presence, about immediacy, about the hitches and hiccups of life in the phenomenal universe. With his tech and his tricks and his intensified monologues, Mr. Schneider explores the continuities and differences in the world each of us perceives. “We exist in each other’s realities,” he says. “But not in the way that we think we do.” How might the world look different from the stage? From elsewhere in the audience? From somewhere behind the curtain?”- Alexis Soloski, The New York Times
“A weird hybrid of an inspirational seminar, confessional one-man show, introductory lecture on relativity and visually gorgeous prediction of what will happen when the machines take over, YOUARENOWHERE is a tour de force—both of acting and design.” – Time Out New York
Ride On Theatre - The Blind Date Project
“This clever show, created by the Australian actress Bojana Novakovic, who plays one-half of the couple at each performance… takes place in the back room of an actual bar, the funky Parkside Lounge.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Alexandra Bachzetsis – From A to B via C
“this coolly disarming work revealed many such convoluted structures, favoring switchbacks, detours and double exposures over any linear route.” – Siobhan Burke, The New York Times
zoe | juniper – BeginAgain
“The shadows and uncertainties of movement and relationship were at first unsettling, as the audience sought to find stories or sense in this mix. Eventually, though, the crowd seemed to release in a collective sigh. The visual and auditory richness became a lullaby. In the final scene, as the dancers touched each others’ faces with tenderness, Pyborn crooned an extended song in French song, offering a veritable lullaby to a piece that had touched every sense.” – Danceviewtimes
Ryan Holsopple / 31 Down – dataPurge
Faye Driscoll – Thank Your For Coming: Attendance
Overall Festival Coverage
This week PS122 officially announced the Derek Lloyd Production Fellowship, designed to help future technicians reach new heights with the kind of mentoring Derek was known for giving so generously.
“Derek Lloyd, our Director of Production and a beloved staff member for over 14 years influenced the careers of countless designers, technicians and the performing artists he unflaggingly championed. He was instrumental in the planning and design of Performance Space 122’s transformative renovation. His impact as a mentor and upon the new venues will resonate in the NYC theater scene he so loved for years to come.”
Read more about the Derek Lloyd Production Fellowship and Donate on ps122.org/derek.