Performance Space 122 presents its annual winter event The Coil Festival featuring some of the best up and coming artists in New York’s underground performance scene. Dancers, actors and performance artists round out this incredible line-up for January 2008.
London-based 1927 bring their award-winning hit Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea to PS122 from January 9-27. This wildly inventive cabaret combines music, animation, and film to create a surreal satire that has delighted audiences all over the world. “I doubt you will see anything this deliciously nasty all year.” -The Guardian.
Winner, 2007 Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Herald Angel Award, Total Theater Award for Best Emerging Company, and the Carol Tambor Award.
SHOWTIMES: Jan 9th at 7pm, Jan 11th at 7pm, Jan 12th at 10pm, Jan 13th at 3pm, Jan 14th at 9pm. Production continues until January 27th, shows at 8pm.
Deganit Shemy and Company
Lauded Israeli choreographer Deganit Shemy premiers a new work entitled Iodine which meticulously dissects self-exploration and self-consciousness. In a static landscape of hidden potential movement, Deganit explores the violence of a gesture, boundaries between the beautiful and grotesque and deftly interweaves morality and immorality. Prepare to squirm.
SHOWTIMES: Jan 10th at 7pm, Jan 13th at 6pm.
more info LaS Company
Czech artists Kristina Lhotakova and Ladislav Soukup present a unique piece of documentary dance-theater using “real people” as the performers with surprising and sexy results. Set in winter 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, the story involves a family, a few guests, assorted farm animals, and a badly behaved dog. http://www.lascompany.com/
SHOWTIMES: Jan 9th at 10pm, Jan 10th at 10pm, Jan 12th at 7pm, Jan 13th at 9pm
Named by Time Out New York as one of “25 Ace New Yorkers
to Keep an Eye On” in 2006, choreographer Maria Hassabi presents a
fascinating duet with Hristoula Harakas that mesmerizes audiences with
living sculpture that becomes a tour of their own fantasies.
“The boundaries between dance, artwork, installation and performance are subtly blurred… every sculptural position suggests unverifiable meaning.” –New York Times
SHOWTIMES:, Jan 11th at 10pm, Jan 12th at 3pm
Visit a Kansas where parents vanish, aliens grow in cornfields, New Yorkers fall from the sky, and dead democrats stop by for Christmas dinner…
The TEAM returns to PS122 for a limited engagement following last spring’s sold-out run, awarded 5-Stars by Time Out New York: “Simultaneously intelligent, rueful, celebratory, delightful and devastatingly sad… the show actually lives up to its ambitions.”
Sold-out in London and at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Winner of Best Production Dublin Fringe 2007 and the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Particularly In the Heartland is a hilarious new play about losing sight of America and trying to fall back in love with it.
http://www.theteamplays.com/ EXTENDED RUN EXTENDED RUN: Jan 23-27
Wed – Sun at 7:30 pm
more info Banana Bag and Bodice
With lyrics as lacerating as they are poetic, Banana Bag and Bodice creates this hit theatre/music event that tells tall tales of a legendary punk band on a tour through the Scandinavian Oil Rig circuit. “…brilliant satire that sends up conventional thought about irony, sincerity, contemporary theatre, while kicking up buckets of piss and vinegar throughout”
Winners of Best Production, Dublin Fringe 2006. http://www.bananabagandbodice.org/
SHOWTIMES: Jan 10th at 6.30pm, Jan 11th at 9:40pm, Jan 12th at 3.30pm, Jan14th at 9.30pm and Jan 15th at 9.30pm
Extended Run: Jan 17, Jan 18, Jan 19 at 8:00 p.m.
John Moran and Saori
What if Saori Had a Party? is the latest opera-ballet from the composer Philip Glass called the most important working composer today. Through a masterful rendering of sound and synchronized action, this show tells the story of a delightful animated television host who desperately wishes for a birthday. Read the Village Voice Review.
SHOWTIMES: Jan 9th at 9.30pm, Jan10th at 3:30pm, Jan 11th at 6.30pm, Jan 12th at 9.30 pm and Jan 13th at 6.30pm
Paola Prestini and VisionIntoArt
Enter the strange and beautiful world of Italian born composer Paola Prestini and Serbian composer Milica Paranosic in their newest transmedia creation, VioLens. Walking the line between humor and horror, using sculptures and visual art by Erika Harrsch, projections by Carmen Kordas, animation by Martha Colburn, and breathtaking new musical compositions, Violens explores three classic children’s tales and their modern counterparts.
SHOWTIMES: Jan 13th at 3.30pm and Jan 14th at 6.30pm
Rob Roth and Theo Kogan
Conceived and directed by Rob Roth with Theo Kogan and her band “Theo and the Skyscrapers”, Screen Test is a live theater rock concert that blends haunting romantic imagery and modern apocalyptic paranoia with the gritty sensibility of underground NYC. Iconic punk front woman, Theo Kogan, hypnotizes the audience in this sci-fi dreamacape of hard rock, lush projections, and 1950s Hollywood. http://www.rob-roth.com/works/screen.htm
SHOWTIMES: (off site at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St.) Jan 12th and Jan 13th at 8.30pm
Performance Space 122 imports London-based performance troupe Duckie and their smash hit, C’est Duckie!, the Olivier award-winning, interactive nightclub performance experience, for a wild and absolutely outrageous alternative to traditional holiday fare.