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The 30th Anniversary Season RetroFutureSpective Festival
To begin and end the world as we know it…

Performance Space 122’s 30th Anniversary Season RetroFutureSpective Festival will include interactive events, nostalgic experiences and futuristic performances in both spaces at 150 1st Avenue including an All-Day Dance Class with contemporary dance legends, a look back at PS122 on film in a live mix by Charles Dennis, Avant-Garde-Arama Wrecking Ball! and a multi-night old-school-benefit-style grand finale featuring luminary MC’s and 10+ performances nightly from spectacular PS122 Artists.

Beginning on June 17, the downstairs space will be transformed into the LES Lounge where personalities of the past, present, and future can come together to mingle, reminisce, perform and subterfuge with host and Stage Manager to the stars, Lori E. Seid.

Performances from Tim Miller, Kamelle Mills, Brigham Mosley and Katie O
Saturday, June 11 at 7:30PM with a post-performance talk-back

Beginning in December 2010, Tim Miller has worked closely with Kamelle, Brigham and Katie and will present the conclusion of the 7-month mentorship in an evening of original work.
Made possible with support from the National Performance Network Community Fund.
Single Tickets: $20 / $15 (students / seniors)

All Day Dance Class
Sunday, June 12

You don’t have to be a dancer to dance the day away with PS122! 4 back to back classes with Yvonne Meier (for children ages 3+), Yoshiko Chuma, Jack Ferver, and Sarah Michelson culminate in an Open Movement celebration. A free screening of FAME (filmed right here in our spaces!) caps the evening off.
PLUS Carla Peterson will be on hand for some Gilda Radner style life-coaching sessions.
Single Tickets: $10 / Day pass: Valid for all 4 classes PLUS Open Movement: $25


ECHO: 30 Years of PS122:
A Video Installation by Charles Dennis

Tuesday, June 14 at 8PM

PS122 co-founder Charles Dennis presents a 3-channel video installation exploring 30 years of groundbreaking performance at PS122. Featuring rare videos of performances by Danny Hoch, Spalding Gray, Blue Man Group, Ethyl Eichelberger, DanceNoise, Min Tanaka, Eric Bogosian, D.D Dorvillier, Anthony, Quentin Crisp and Penny Arcade, Meredith Monk, John Leguizamo, Radiohole, Reggie Watts, Temporary Distortion, Young Jean Lee, Justin Bond, Neal Medlyn, Adrienne Truscott, NYC Players and many more…
Single Tickets: $20 / $15 (students / seniors)

Avant-Garde-Arama Wrecking Ball!
Friday, June 17 + Saturday, June 18 at 8PM

Performance Space 122’s longest running series kicks it up a notch and presents a demolition derby of theatre, dance, music, and video installation.
Hosted by: Murray Hill & Uncle Jimmy
Confirmed performers include: Koosil-Ja, M Lamar, John Kelly, Edgar Oliver, Urban Bush Women, Tigger, Lisa Kron, Janet Clancy, Peggy Pettitt, Karen Therese and many more TBC

Single Tickets: $25, $20 (students / seniors)


Old School 122 Benefit
Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25 beginning at 8PM nightly

A veritable who’s who of NYC performance promises to be on parade for 4 action-packed nights in the style of the original PS122 Benefits.
Luminary MC’s: Julie Atlas-Muz + David White (6/22), DANCENOISE w/ Richard Move + guests (6/23), Sarah Michelson, Neal Medlyn & Carmine Covelli (6/24), Carmelita Tropicana & The Staff of PS122 (6/25).
Confirmed performers include:Thurston Moore, John Zorn, Elevator Repair Service, Penny Arcade, David Leslie, Big Art Group, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, Charles Moulton, The Wooster Group, David Levine, Deb Margolin, Holly Hughes, Maria Hassabi, Temporary Distortion, Jennifer Miller, Jack Ferver, NTUSA, Neal Medlyn, Penny Arcade, Peter Rose, Praxis, Philippe Quesne, the TEAM, Sally Silvers, Mabou Mines, Tom Murrin, Sarah Maxfield, and many more.
Single Tickets: $30

June 11 – 25, 2011
THEATRE, DANCE, MULTI-MEDIA, LIVE ART


And now for something completely different… as a preshow experience on each night of the Old School Benefit, conceptual live art and installation specialists PRAXIS will lead small groups, just like a traditional museum guide would, into a typically off-limits room in PS122 to view the portraits of ghosts. The art however is not visible, but rather a description of the ghost.

There are a limited number of ghost portraits of Ethyl Eichelberger, Jack Smith, Spalding Gray, Charles Ludlum, Andy Warhol, Charlie Chaplin and Praxis available for sale (online and onsite). All proceeds benefit Performance Space 122 and the 30th Anniversary Season.

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