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PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival
January 3 – 22

Performance Space 122’s Coil Festival explores the vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives. Full of inquisitive and dynamic work created locally, across the US, and around the world.

“We don’t present objects, static fixed ideas. These are living, breathing, complicated, flawed and wonderful experiences. Profound and unpredictable. Difficult. 

There’s a rightful push for the work that we do to better reflect the society of ideas and people from which we spring. Sometimes we get this right, and sometimes we also push back when we’re told to make the work do something predictable, something certain. The potency of the work that PS122 presents comes from the fact that it should give you back the power to create its impact. 

I am very proud that in my final year of Coil, PS122 again shows off its artists’ interdisciplinary chops – from the entirely constructed world of VR through a theater created purely of object, light and sound to visceral, confronting and raw movement.” – Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director

Book Your Tickets Early:

PS122’s Coil Pass is always the best ticketing option that allows you to see everything: 8 tickets for $122.
 
Single tickets will go on sale November 14th and may be purchased online, via phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at venue box offices except where otherwise noted. Single ticket prices vary per event.
 

Click an artist or project for more info:
 

Yehuda Duenyas (USA)
CVRTAIN

Virtual Reality | World Premiere
PS122 Virtual Commission | Presented in partnership with Wallplay
January 3-15
 
Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia)
MEETING

Dance | US Premiere
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 4-8
 
Forced Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Real Magic

Theater | US Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with La MaMa
January 5-8
 
Pavel Zuštiak / Palissimo (NYC)
Custodians of Beauty

Dance, Performance
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 5-8
 
Kate McIntosh / SPIN (Belgium)
Worktable

Live Installation | US Premiere
Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center
January 5-9
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith (NYC)
Basketball

Dance | World Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with Baryshnikov Arts Center
January 7-10
 
Britt Hatzius (United Kingdom / Belgium)
Blind Cinema

Film, Performance | NY Premiere
Co-presented with SVA Theatre in partnership with East Village Community School
January 9-12
 
Nicola Gunn (Australia)
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

Theater, Dance | US Premiere
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 11-14
 
Daniel Fish (NYC)
Untitled

Time Based Art
Co-presented with The Chocolate Factory Theater
January 11-21
 
CATCH 75: Coil’d Again (NYC)
Dance, Theater, Performance | One Night Only!
January 15
 
Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt (NYC)
A Study on Effort

Dance | NY Premiere
Presented by ArKtype / Thomas O Kriegsmann
and The Invisible Dog Art Center
in partnership with PS122
January 12-14
 
Yara Travieso (NYC)
La Medea

Interdisciplinary | World Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with BRIC and Dance Film Association
January 20-22
 

Emily Johnson/Catalyst (NYC)
Umyuangvigkaq: PS122 Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee

January 8 – 11:30AM-6PM

at Ace Hotel New York, 20 West 29th Street, Mannahatta (Manhattan)
Co-hosted with Emily Johnson/Catalyst and Ace Hotel New York
FREE; Reservations Recommended

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Let’s create a just and equitable world. Let’s spend some good time together doing so. Let’s chew our words, share them, listen. Let’s be okay when we don’t know. Let’s be supple and brave in our questions and our findings.

Umyuangvigkaq is a place to gather ideas. Here we will recognize and celebrate indigenous people, artists, art, methods, and audiences. We will stitch together a quilt of conversation, ideas, and fabrics. We will acknowledge indigeneity as we work to indigenize the performing arts world and the world at large.

Come with ready hearts. Come all day or for a stitch. Every 2 hours we’ll shift a conversation to a new critical topic engaging the intersections of the Indigenous with contemporary American culture. This durational sewing bee underpins a large-scale experiment in public engagement and sewing culminating in an all-night, outdoor performance event in 2017,  Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars, created by Emily Johnson/Catalyst.

Red + White Party 2017
Sun, Jan 8 – 8pm, $10

at Ace Hotel New York
20 West 29th Street, Manhattan
Co-hosted with Ace Hotel New York, Australia Council for the Arts, and the Australian Consulate-General New York

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*Maximum (2) tickets may be redeemed per performance. Some restrictions apply. Questions? ps122.org/support or call 212-477-5829 x.302.

Performance Space 122’s Coil 2017 Festival is made possible in part by Australian Consulate-General in New York, Australia Council for the Arts, Axe-Houghton Foundation, Barragga Bay Fund, British Council, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Flanders State of the Art, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Morrison Foerster Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network (NPN), New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The New York Community Trust, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

 

PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival is part of January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts, celebrating the unmatched convergence of performing arts professionals, audiences and events in New York City. Every January, more than 45,000 people from around the globe flock to New York City for public festivals and industry gatherings, featuring over 1,500 performances by thousands of world-class artists of all disciplines and genres, including world music, theater, dance, jazz, and more.

 
January in NYC

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  • "Custodians of Beauty" by palissimoco examines beauty and its intrinsic relationship with art.… https://t.co/nDcTzJr0Bt

  • Daniel Fish's "Untitled" offers us a radical departure from his previous text-driven work. Made… https://t.co/9P8tFFgmyc

  • "A Study on Effort" by bobbijenesmith explores how we receive pleasure from effort, decoupling… https://t.co/iAq5f39XTG

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  • If artists post frequently and make themselves vulnerable online, will people still come see their work in person? #ArtTech

  • What's the first point of interaction between artist and audience? Should we begin to engage via blogs during rehearsal process? #ArtTech

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  • Using technology to make the process part of the art as much as the end product of art itself. #ArtTech

  • How do we teach curiosity? #ArtTech

  • RT @PaulatheBennett: Platforms like Skype are not intended for art, but artists use them. Maybe it's technology that needs to catch up with…

  • How do we use these platforms to have diverse human interactions? If we don't create our own platforms we are going to lose. #ArtTech

  • In general the arts community is not wonderful at asking questions of themselves and explaining their work. #ArtTech

  • There are roles for artists in different industries using the empathy, vulnerability that we use to create work. #ArtTech

  • Do artists have a responsibility to be activists? #ArtTech

  • The value proposition that artists bring to the table will effect the way technology is changing the notion of work #ArtTech

  • Is quantification the number one challenge of the arts? How do we measure transformational life experiences? #ArtTech

  • "Kids are not taught in school to be vulnerable and expressive" What is education component of equity in #ArtTech?

  • #arttech https://t.co/NQVs5tJSfa

  • "As a culture there has to be a collective will to include art from all people" #ArtTech

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