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Art Avant_Garde_Arama Music Party Performing Arts Photography PS122 Women

Performance Space New York – Grand Re-Opening Celebration

PERFORMANCE SPACE NEW YORK

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
Carsin
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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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Cabaret Comedy Joe's Pub Music Performing Arts Photography Video Women

Penny Arcade at Joe’s Pub – “Longing Last Longer”

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She started the show by walking through the audience ‘warming up’. She was assisted by her long time collaborator Steve Zehentner who provided the music and directing for the show. A great duo I must say! She quoted Quentin Crisp, John Giorno and other beats from her coterie of friends.

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Penny Arcade spoke to the audience like a Counter-culture spokesperson at her best! A ‘work-in-progress’ that will be touring to Edinburgh and London.
Make sure you get tickets for the last remaining 2 show coming up on June 1st and 8th at Joe’s Pub. Here is the link…No Excuses! Go See it!


After doing a video interview with Penny Arcade a few weeks ago, I had to see her show! It was delicious. Counter culture bohemian!

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Cabaret Comedy Joe's Pub Music Performing Arts Vaudevisuals Interview Video Writer

Vaudevisuals interview – Karen Jenson interviews Penny Arcade

Karen Jenson interviews Penny Arcade for Vaudevisuals.com. An in depth interview with Penny Arcade as she prepares for her upcoming Joe’s Pub show. A rare chance to hear Penny Arcade talk about all that she thinks about that eventually gets put into her shows.

Penny Arcade at Joe's Pub

More information and tickets to “Longing Last Longer” @Joe’s Pub
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Abrons Art Center Avant_Garde_Arama Bushwick Starr Dance Dixon Place LaMaMa etc Music Performing Arts Photography PS122 Puppetry Video

PS122 – “AVANT-GARDE-ARAMA” @ Abrons Arts Center – Fri/Sat, May 1st,2nd, 2015

On May 1st and 2nd Abrons Arts Center hosted the ever so popular PS122 show Avant-Garde-Arama. Curated by Salley May and featuring numerous downtown performance artist. Friday night was hosted by Erin Markey and Penny Arcade and Sat night was hosted by Erin Markey and Carmelita Tropicana. The list of performers is as follows:
Friday night: Jennifer Miller & John Jasperse, Animals, niv Acosta, Theodora Skipitares, Rebecca Patek, The Ballez by Katy Pyle, Ismael Houston-Jones.
Sat night: John Fleck, Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano, Half Straddle, Martha Wilson, Travis Chamberlain (for Jennifer Monsoon) Holly Hughes, Jack Ferver, Yin Yue Dance and the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure.
This video is the OPENING sequence of both nights!

 

 Here are some memorable images from both nights!

2015.05.01_AGA.033Salley May busts thru the “Social Reform” tissue and starts to cause havoc to society.

R2015.05.01_AGA.575Co-Hostesses Erin Markey and Penny Arcade start the show off right.

Representing ‘Movement Research’ – Jennifer Miller and John Jasperse in a dance duo.

2015.05.01_AGA.562Representing Dixon Place – ‘Animals’ performance group.

Representing PS122 – niv Acosta performed a ‘sing along’ with the audience.

2015.05.01_AGA.099Representing LaMama – Theodora Skipitares was projected on a video screen while 2 puppeteers performed on stage.

2015.05.01_AGA.147Representing BAX – The Ballez Dance duo with Katy Pyle

Representing Movement Research – Ishmael Houston-Jones dance a wonderful solo blindfolded.

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SATURDAY NIGHT

2015.05.02_AGA.2.180Carmelita Tropicana and Erin Markey hosted the Saturday night show with Salley May pitching in.

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 12.30.34 AMRepresenting LaMama – John Fleck performed a lovely solo with flashlight and courage.

Representing The Bushwick Starr – Emile Owens performed a solo on behalf of Half Straddle.

Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 2.36.01 AMxxxRepresenting Franklin Furnace – Martha Wilson performed as Tipper Gore.

2015.05.02_AGA.2.015Representing The New Museum – Travis Chamberlain (for Jennifer Monson) charmed the audience into moving in the theater.

2015.05.02_AGA.2.025Representing WOW – Holly Hughes performed a monolog.

2015.05.02_AGA.2.063Representing Abrons Arts Center – Jack Ferver with Reid Bartelme performed a ‘spoken word’ dance duo.

Representing Russell Projects – Yin Yue Dance company did a beautiful piece.

Also present in the show was:

Representing The Chocolate Factory – Rebecca Patek

Representing The Performing Garage/Wooster Group – The Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure

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Video of John Fleck, Yin Yue Dance, Half Straddle, Jack Ferver and Martha Wilson to coming soon!

 

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Comedy LaMaMa etc Performing Arts Photography Tom/FEST Video

Tom Murrin’s play “Sport-F*ckers” (1999) A Reading at The Club at La Mama

Gary Ray in Sport=Fu*kers at LaMama
Gary Ray (director) introduces the illustrious cast.
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The gang reminisce about an outstanding orgy at church last Wednesday nite.
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The hosts of the swingers get-together Zeroboy(Tal) and Kiki Flynn (Jan).
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Mike Amato (Pete)cringes as his wife Celest Villanueva (Geri) explains the joys of good firm balls!
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Michele Carlo (Marie) does not like Diane’s accusations one bit.
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Mike Amato, Celest Villanueva and Michele Carlo love the sport of swinging!
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Penny Arcade is not happy that a few swingers are breaking the rules by kissing.
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Matthew Wells read the stage directions with glorious enthusiasm!
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Walter Novak (Bill) watches as Penny Arcade demonstrates on her husband Regge Allan Bruce (Cal).
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The swingers relax for a moment while Bill and Rev.Bone enjoy each other in the bed room.
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Gary Ray (Rev. Bone) testifies that fuck, suck & run amok were the true first 3 commandments.
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Celest Villanueva (Geri) the experienced swinger.
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Penny Arcade (Diane) discusses the health benefits of swinging!
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Kiki Flynn (Jan) says let’s get this party started right!!!

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Sport-F*ckers looks at the world of suburban swingers and the issues that arise during an intense sex party! First produced in 1999 at Theatre For The New City, it’s back as a staged reading for the Tom Murrin Festival with a hilarious cast of downtown notables including; Kiki Flynn, Penny Arcade, ZeroBoy, Celest Villanueva, Mike Amato, Michele Carlo, Regge Allan Bruce, Walter Novak, Matthew Wells and directed by Gary Ray.

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Dance Music Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

Old School 122 Benefit – First Night – June 22, 2011

Every Waking Hour We Weave

The First Night Celebration and Conclusion of 30th Anniversary of PS122.

The Grand Finale of the physical space that PS122 has utilized for the last 30 years as a performance space.

Vallejo Gantner – Artistic Director of Performance Space 122 gets the show going!

Ms’s for the evening: David White and Julie Atlas Muz

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The TEAM

Performing an excerpt of their show “Mission Drift”.

The cast of The TEAM taking their curtain call.

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JOHN FLECK
A video excerpt: Johnny’s Got a Gun

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OKWUI OKPOKWASILI

Okwui Okpokwasili reads from her letters as a young girl.

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JEFF MCMAHON

Jeff McMahon reaches for the stars in his wonderful literary work KNOW HIM.

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YOSHIKO CHUMA

Working with a small flashlight and projections she captured the audience so thoroughly.

A wonderful dancer and political activist.

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YVONNE MEIER

Yvonne Meier with Arturo Vidich and Aki Sasamoto moving to absurd verbal scores.

Bizarre verbal scores for the two dancers Arturo Vidich and Aki Sasamoto.

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LeeSaar The Company

A delightful work with dancers.

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Temporary Distortion

‘Americana Kamikaze’ revealed a humourous look at relationships and their verbal manifestations.

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PENNY ARCADE

A Brief History of my Life at Performance Space 122 (Or how I survive being an original and innovative artist past the age of 40)

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NICK PARAISO

Asian Boy alone at last (finally) farewell to old school nights.

The text is by Jeff Weiss and Nicky Paraiso

Part minstrel and cabaret singer. Nick Paraiso belted out emotional songs like it was his last.

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THURSTON MOORE and JOHN ZORN

Julia Atlas Muz gets her iphone shot with John Zorn before the music starts.

Thurston Moore and John Zorn made ‘Beneficial music’ for the audience.

The next post will be the LAST performance at PS122 as we know it now!

Stay tuned for more visual mayhem.

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