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PS122 – “Avant-Garde-Arama” @ Abrons Arts Center – Day 1 – Friday, April 12, 2013

Last night was the first night of two ‘Avant-Garde-Arama‘ presented at the lovely Abrons Arts Center in the Lower East Side.

A Tribute to the late downtown luminary performance artist Tom Murrin, aka Alien Comic, in celebreation of his 28 years of performing in Avant-Garde-Arama.

Co-hosted by Dynasty Handbag and Jonathan Ames.

The lineup was amazing!

Elevator Repair Service

David Leslie

James Godwin

Alice Klugherz

Cornelius Loy

Brave Nude World Study #1: Etude en Nude -Directed by Lulie Atlas Muz

Dynasty Handbag

Here are some images from the evenings festivities.

Salley May witjh Louise May and Annabel Sexton Daldry

Salley May with Louise Belle Ethyl May and Annabel Clare Sexton Daldry.

Jonathan Ames

CoHost Jonathan Ames does one of his ‘hairy calls’.

Jibz Cameron cohost the show

Dynasty Handbag cohosted the show with Jonathan Ames.

Mat Fraser sings a beautiful song.

Starting off the “Brave Nude World Study” piece was Mat Fraser singing an amazingly beautiful song.

Julie Atlas Muiz on stage photograpjhing the Etude en Nude dancers.

Julie Atlas Muiz on stage photographing the ‘Etude en Nude’ dancers.

Alice lugherz performing on stage.

Alice Klugherz performing on stage in a monolog followed by dance.

Dynasty Handbag had the audience in laughter.

Dynasty Handbag had the audience in laughter with her wild dance improv.

Cornelius Loy mesmerized the audience with his therimin and hypnotic stare.

Cornelius Loy mesmerized the audience with his therimin music and hypnotic stare.

David Leslie dances in a space suit as Tom looks on from the moon.

David Leslie dances in a space suit as Tom looks on from the moon.

Salley May host the '40seondStreet' segment of the show.

Avant-Garde-Arama curator Salley May host the ’40seondStreet’ segment of the show.

Audience member dances for himself with audience watching but not hearing the music.

Audience member dances for himself with audience watching but not hearing the music.

James Godwin performs a 'bunraku' style puppet piece.

James Godwin performs a ‘bunraku’ style puppet piece.

Elevator Repair Service curtain call after their play

Elevator Repair Service curtain call after their play.

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Avant-Garde-Arama curator Salley May (with Louise Belle Ethyl May and Annabel Clare Sexton Daldry) and a host of other wonderful fans of Tom Murrin get together and dance to celebrate his legacy and performance work at "Avant-Garde-Arama'.
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30 Years and Just beginning – The PS122 Old School Benefit – The Last Night!

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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