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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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‘tinydangerousfun’ Variety Showcase – May 24, 2011

The hosts for the Evening’s Festivities.

John Leo and Andy Sapora.

John Leo and Andy Sapora discussing the physics of  the viscous properties of drool.

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THE MOST TALENTED MAN ALIVE

“The Most Talented Man Alive” starts off the show with a “hypnotism” act.

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TANYA SOLOMON

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CLORIS FLAP

Cloris Flap! with a cultural interlude.

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DEBORAH KAUFMANN

Deborah Kaufmann’s BURIED ALIVE! Matchbox Theatre – tinyGRUESOMEfun!

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EVA von SCHWEINITZ

Eva von Schweinitz’s Multimedia Performance piece about being a projectionist illuminates the perils of the trade.

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The 13th Act or the newly formed group “Los Triangulos” performing a Bris

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HILARY CHAPLAIN

Hilary Chaplain’s masked character catches a fish and our hearts!

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REBECCA PATEK

Rebecca Patek SLAMS us with her poetry about Clean Hands.

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MMOMMIA PCBICODAS

Elisa Blynn as MMOMMIA PCBICODAS (in her words) “fourth wallLess streaming semi scripted unrehearsed unlearned exploration of possible supposition of brithright and beyond OR bouffon-Ishhhh?”

Bow Time!

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Come and enjoy the wonderful antics in the basement of the Sycamore Bar next month.

Tuesday, June 28th, 8pm

only $10!

Hosted by John Leo and Audrey Crabtree

johnleo.net/tinydangerousfun

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All Photographs © 2011 Jim Moore/Vaudevisuals.com