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Performance Space New York – Grand Re-Opening Celebration


East Village Series!

Sunday Night – Feb. 18th from 6 pm till 9 pm

The OPENING of the PS122 building after years of renovation proved to be worth the wait!

The two new spaces – Derek Lloyd stage and Neilma Sidney Theatre – were utilized for the OPENING NIGHT ‘Avant-Garde-Arama.’

Here are my images and video from the AGA Extravaganza on this night!

Opening the show in the Derek Lloyd Stage was Pat Oleszko and her beautiful inflatables.

The theater was packed for the AGA show in the Derek Lloyd theater.

Salley May and the ensemble players bust open the place with a great song and dance exorcism.

Performer list:

Mediums: Jacqueline Zahora, Pedro J. Rosado Jr.
Pure Evil: Salley May and Tony Stinkmetal
Kid Evil-Slayers: Louise May, Annabel Sexton-Daldry, Graham Greene, Lois Houck, and Logan Martinez.
Ghosts:  Heidi Dorow, Laurie Berg, Agosto Machado, Nicky Paraiso, Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala, Audrey Kindred, Jodi Bender, Sarah Trignano, Diana Y Greiner, Ed Boland, Jessie Weiner, Lizzie Donahue, Julian Fleisher, David Thorpe, and Sam Zalutsky
 invoking the ghosts of
Ethyl Eichelberger
Tom Murrin
Diane Torr
Fred Ho
Blondell Cummings
Frank Maya
Billy Swindler
John Bernd
Fred Holland
Derek Lloyd
Gerard Little / Mr. Fashion
Laurie Carlos
Huck Snyder
Jim Neu
Ruth Maleczech
Peter Rose
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Spiderwoman Theater (Muriel Miguel & Gloria Miguel) had some stories to tell.

In the other space – Neilma Sidner Theatre – I walked in on Cornelius Loy playing the theremin.

 Murray Hill was on hand hob-nobbing with the crowd in the hallway.

Lois Weaver and Holly Hughes having a drink together.

Hanging out near the bar before the performance was Patti Spliff.

James Godwin (performing in the Neilma Sidney Theater) and Gary Ray.

The sound and lighting crew did a great job running the shows in both theaters.

The upcoming shows already scheduled go here!

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The Mineralogy of Objects – at Danspace Project – St. Mark’s Church


The Mineralogy of Objects

DANSPACE PROJECT at St. Mark’s Church

131 East 10th St. NY, NY 10003
Tickets $20 / $15 member price

Thursday, January 14th 9 pm
Friday, January 15th 7 pm
Saturday, January 16th 9 pm

Taking its namesake from Variétés de Minéralogie Object (1939), a shadow box by artist Joseph Cornell, The Mineralogy of Objects finds inspiration in Cornell’s repetition and transformation of a female silhouette to create vigorous exercise – a quartet of dancers pushed and pulled by one another, undeniably connected.

We are a unison machine, a string of beads, an energetic force rejecting our objectification in the refusal to stay still.” – Laurie b

Created and performed by Jodi BenderLaurie BergBessie McDonough-Thayer, and Jillian Sweeney with sound by Karl Scholz and lighting by Carol Mullins.

I am excited to share this week at Danspace Project with choreographer Keely Garfield! You can come for a doubleheader each evening and see both works.






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