30 Years and Just beginning – The PS122 Old School Benefit – The Last Night!

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June 27, 2011 // Dance, Music, Photography, Variety Arts

INTO THE WARP MUST GO!

The FINAL PERFORMANCE of PS122 happened tonight!

Introduced by the Artistic Director Vallejo Gantner.

MC – Carmelita Tropicana – struting her stuff at the opening of the evening.

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DAVID LESLIE

Entering the stage in a haze of smoke David Leslie smiles on the audience.

The piece he performed as ‘FINGER BANGING’ and it was intense and hysterical at the same time.

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THE WOOSTER GROUP

The “Hula” record was put on the old fashioned victrola by Kate Valk.

The company (Scott Shepard, Cynthia Hestrom, Ari Fliakos)danced up a storm to the “Hula” music from Hawaii.

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ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE

Rinnie Groff and Scott Shepherd in a ‘Cab Leg’.

Scott Shepherd, Rinnie Groff and Victoria Vazquez.

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BIG ART GROUP

The ensemble performs ‘SOSREMIX’.

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SPLIT BRITCHES

Lois Weaver of Split Britches photographing Salley May, Jennifer Miller and the MC, Carmelita Tropicana.

Peggy Shaw(l) and Lois Weaver performing an excerpt from ‘Retro Perspective’.

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FORCED ENTERTAINMENT

A video manifesto for PS122 by Sheffield’s  FORCED ENTERTAINMENT.

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MARK RUSSELL

Mark Russell – the man who served as artistic director from 1983 until 2004.

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BIG DANCE THEATRE

Balloons and more balloons in this verbal rap, romp thru politics and life.

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PHILIP GLASS

Philip Glass performed two pieces and the last one was titled ‘Closing’. Mesmerizing!

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A thoughtful token of appreciation was tossed to the stage by an audience member!

Vallejo leads the PS122 staff and supporters to a new life via performances all over the city and then back home in 3 years!

The last image projected onto the back wall of PS122 Performance Space on the last night of the OLD SCHOOL BENEFIT!

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