2011-2012 Season Announcement

2011-12Season

Performance Space 122’s 2011-12 Season

“This year, we are proud to present you with singular experiences in unexpected places by unparalleled artists from around the US and across the globe. We invite you to join us as we journey outside of our East Village home, partner with a wide range of organizations and individuals and discover, challenge, and define our future.” – Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director

The Season Launch Party
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
6:30 – 10:30PM

The Gawker Media Rooftop, 210 Elizabeth St, Manhattan, NY
Co-hosted with PS122 Board Member Gaby Darbyshire. Curated with and featuring work by PRAXIS – the collaborative art team of Brainard and Delia Carey.

Hors d’ oeuvres & refreshments generously provided by VBar St. Mark’s & Mary Queen of Scots
Artist tickets generously supported by the 13th Step.

Michel Groisman – Various

September 21 – 25, 2011
Performance times vary

The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St., Brooklyn NY
BODY INSTALLATION
NY PREMIERE | BRAZIL

As part of his first US tour, Brazilian artist Michel Groisman brings two singular pieces and several intimate interactive group experiences to the Invisible Dog Art Center in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

By devising wearable apparatuses and sculpting his body to test the endurance and nature of the solitary human form, Groisman’s soulful performances and investigative group experiences challenge preconceptions of performance and play on the values of confidence and exchange.


Cuqui Jerez – The Rehearsal

October 12 – 15, 2011
Wednesday – Saturday 8pm

The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster St., Manhattan, NY
The US premiere of ‘The Rehearsal’ is Co-presented with French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line, The Performing Garage and Performance Space 122.
DANCE / PERFORMANCE
US PREMIERE | SPAIN

In this highly original and intriguing US Premiere, Spanish choreographer Cuqui Jerez employs the simple process of the rehearsal, an integral component of traditional theater practice, as a starting point from which she explores & questions the audience’s reality.

“The curtain rises and we see the fiction within the fiction within the fiction within the fiction. The curtain falls.” – Cuqui Jerez

The Red & White Party
January 2012

Downtown’s definitive holiday bash turns 7 and moves into January to ring in 2012 with its irresistible cross-section of NYC nitelife.
Date & location TBA

COIL 2012
January 5 – 29, 2012
January heats up with Performance Space 122’s annual mid-winter festival featuring inventive and inspiring contemporary performance from across the US and around the globe.

The following artists are presented as part of COIL 2012:
Details and Tickets on sale November 2, 2011

Every House Has a Door – Let us think of these things always. Let us speak of them never.

THEATRE / PERFORMANCE
NY PREMIERE | CHICAGO & CROATIA

Davis Freeman – Too Shy to Stare
DANCE / PERFORMANCE
US PREMIERE | BELGIUM

Heather Kravas – The Green Surround
DANCE | NYC

Temporary Distortion – Newyorkland
THEATRE / VIDEO
NY PREMIERE | NYC

Rabih Mroué – Looking for a Missing Employee & The Pixelated Revolution
Winner of the 2010 Spalding Gray Award
THEATRE / VIDEO
US PREMIERE / WORLD PREMIERE | LEBANON

Mariano Pensotti – El pasado es un animal grotesco
THEATRE
US PREMIERE | ARGENTINA

the TEAM – Mission Drift
THEATRE
US PREMIERE | NYC

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company – UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW
Winner of the 2011 Spalding Gray Award
THEATRE
NY PREMIERE | NYC
Co-presented with Baryshnikov Arts Center as part of BAC Presents Series

Michael Kliën & Steve Valk – Choreography for Blackboards
DANCE / PERFORMANCE
US PREMIERE | IRELAND

David Levine – ANGER AT THE MOVIES
THEATRE / PERFORMANCE
WORLD PREMIERE | NY, BERLIN

The Annual Spring Gala
Spring 2012
This energetic and valuable yearly fundraiser guarantees to deliver an unforgettable evening with friends, full of love and support for Performance Space 122. Past honorees have included Justin Vivian Bond, Danny Hoch, Carmelita Tropicana, John Leguizamo, Ishmael Houston-Jones, C. Carr, Lori E. Seid, Tom Murrin, Eric Bogosian, and Spalding Gray.
For more information on getting involved with the Gala, please email Lori Vroegindewey at lori@ps122.org.

Palissimo – Painted Bird Part III
DANCE
WORLD PREMIERE | NYC

Carmelita Tropicana – TBA
THEATRE / PERFORMANCE
WORLD PREMIERE | NYC

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