COIL 2011

World Premiere

Festival

January 2011

11 Days. 17 Companies. Theatre. Dance. Live art and beyond.
“How much crazy can you stand?” – Variety

Performance Space 122’s 6th annual winter festival of contemporary performance features the following hits of the past, present and future seasons of PS122…

ANNIE DORSEN – Hello Hi There
“Dorsen’s post-human performance puts our understanding of what it means to be human to the wall.” – Sigurd Ziegler, Morgenbladet
2 chatbots perform a new – as it were, improvised – live conversation inspired by the famous television debate between Foucault and Chomsky.

KIM NOBLE – Kim Noble Will Die
“Shocking, beautiful and profound. It will blow your mind.” – Time Out
Life is tough. Kim Noble will help you get through it whilst laying bare his plans for departing this world.

JACK FERVER – Rumble Ghost
4 STARS – Financial Times
As the flimsy membrane between Poltergeist and the fragility of the human condition deteriorates, the darkest place in the world is shown to be right up there: in your mind.

VIVI TELLAS – Rabbi Rabino
2 Conservative Rabbis perform their own autobiographies – ranging from jokes to Jewish food to their opinions on Charlton Heston’s “The 10 Commandments.”

RADIOHOLE – Whatever, Heaven Allows
“Outrageous” – The New Yorker
The star-spangled American meta-melodrama inspired by film director Douglas Sirk’s 1950s potboilers and Milton’s epic Paradise Lost is BACK!

ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES, DENNIS COOPER, CHRIS COCHRANE – Them
“Poetic and disturbing, backed by the full force of its history without being diminished by it.” – The NY Times
An intensely physical interdisciplinary work that presents an unblinking look into the lives of young (gay) men and how they interact with one another.

TRAVIS CHAMBERLAIN – Green Eyes
Hidden away for decades, Green Eyes was only just published in 2008, twenty-five years after Tennessee Williams’ death. Erin Markey stars as a ravenous Southern woman determined to satisfy the darkest recesses of her most deviant desires.

AMANDA LOULAKI AND SHORT MEAN LADY – I am Saying Goodnight
“She is certainly intense, and she is certainly talented.” – John Rockwell, The New York Times
A pre-decided game, with an intense physical vocabulary, unfiltered emotions, and an unflinching embrace of fatalism.

PAVEL ZUSTIAK – Bastard
“A vivid, often anguished imagination shines through in [Zustiak’s] work…” – The New Yorker
In Bastard, Pavel Zustiak, in collaboration with composer Christian Frederickson and award-winning Slovak dancer Jaro Vinarsky, tackles the themes of displacement, otherness and transformation.

BRIAN ROGERS – Selective Memory
A real time video performance about nostalgia for relationships that never took place, events which never happened; a film which was never made, but which everyone remembers; exploiting the misappropriation of “real” sounds and images to confound, distort, remake and ultimately erase the truth.

RANTERS THEATRE – Holiday
“An extraordinary piece of theatre” – Emer O’Kelly, Irish Independent
In a moment of relaxation and quite reflection two men unwittingly engage. Spontaneous, unaffected and thrillingly real, innocent discussion becomes an exploration of private fantasy, hidden anxiety, personal mythology, and the most inexplicable behavior.

THE BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT – Symptom
Twins, dancer Otto Ramstad and visual artist Emmett Ramstad, examine the human body, investigate notions of social bodies versus biological bodies, and explore the gaps between seeing, knowing and empathy.

SPALDING GRAY – Stories Left to Tell
Starring Ain Gordon, Kathleen Chalfant, Hazelle Goodman, and Bob Holman
A uniquely personal journey through Spalding’s inimitable perspective and voice, featuring excerpts from his hilarious monologues juxtaposed with journal entries, poems, and other unpublished – and previously unperformed – writing.

THEATRO ALBE – Ouverture Alcian
“This is a remarkable performance, the script superb, irreproachable” – Muriel Mingau, Le Populaire
A fight between the power of the voice and of music, a deep and surprising alchemy that draws the figure of the sorceress, wounded by love, in her iconic immobility.

AIN GORDON – A Disaster Begins
“Seeking order in a life, a war, and a deluge…(with) cleareyed passion.” – The New York Times
A lone woman’s unbreakable bond with the hurricane that devastated the Texas island of Galveston in 1900, taking 6,000 lives in a single night.

JOHN JAHNKE & HOTEL SAVANT – Men Go Down
A strange and provocative theatre work that utilizes the construction of a Greek drama and the sensibility of a classic Fairy Tale to examine the ramifications of antique guilt on the modern conscience.

  • See you tonight! @emilyjohnsoncatalyst’s all-night performance under the stars #thenacunningvoice Still a few tix:… https://t.co/MxFDhm8Iy4

  • Join us and @EmilyJCatalyst tomorrow for an all-night performance & much-needed space for connection between people… https://t.co/HCwsSeh5Q5

  • “Every day the world loses Indigenous language” Join @emilyjcatalyst for #thenacunningvoice Aug 19 @randallsisland… https://t.co/qOtJ51yFJL

  • This Sat #thenacunningvoice “Contemplates the city’s past by delving into its Indigenous heritage.” @villagevoice… https://t.co/JppeSkZJxF

  • Our Kickstarter for Then A Cunning Voice Ends in 12 hours! Help us with the final stretch https://t.co/9N3zDIFlHI https://t.co/VSOVVLkU0i

  • Our #thenacunningvoice Kickstarter ends tomorrow night. Now is the time to help bring this beautiful work to light:… https://t.co/Z4e5rSvcOz

  • Thanks to our #thenacunningvoice donors - you are an inspiration! Help us make final goal in 2 days by joining in:… https://t.co/qk2Qierfyj

  • "Under the Stars and Quilts, With Randalls Island as Her Stage" @nytimesarts on #thenacunningvoice. Join us:… https://t.co/NjEC70RGkv

  • Last day to double your impact (and reward!) when you support #thenacunningvoice https://t.co/9N3zDInKj8 https://t.co/XjsuI970n8

  • "You don’t just go to a show by @EmilyJCatalyst; you become part of an experience." @ThisWeekInNY… https://t.co/LHzp7eZMhU

  • Double your Impact! Every donation to our #thenacunningvoice Kickstarter will be matched for next 48 hours… https://t.co/XNMQCwDZBf

  • Spend a Night on An Island with Performance Space 122 - https://t.co/6GYUZIyeAE

  • #thenacunningvoice brought us to @randallsisland and there is so much to explore and see. https://t.co/c2pkJWFsO2 https://t.co/XBMV9qJF41

  • #thenacunningvoice includes meals by artist/food futurist Jen Rae who's decolonizing the dialogue of food provenanc… https://t.co/d2Xtj2Y5Tw

  • “Could an Indigenized future include a choreography of remembering?” #thenacunningvoice learn more:… https://t.co/Ot4qQx4UWM

  • “This is an Indigenous led conversation and process” - sewing bee for #thenacunningvoice @EmilyJCatalyst Join in:… https://t.co/0tEcbRiiBu

  • Meet #thenacunningvoice Quilt Designer, @Makwastudio and join our @kickstarter for quilt-related rewards:… https://t.co/GAg5tjSWSN

  • 4/4: Join in: Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars @emilyjcatalyst @lenapecenter @kickstarter https://t.co/9N3zDIFlHI

  • 3/4: PS122 and Emily Johnson/Catalyst pay deep respect to Lenape peoples, homeland, and ancestors past, present, future.

  • 2/4: ...what is now known as NY, PA, DE, and NJ. Lenapehoking is the name in their language for their territory.

MENU