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PS122 – COIL FESTIVAL 2013 – ‘The Curators’ Piece @ Dixon Place – A Video Excerpt

“Curators’ Piece” is a performance that is developed with chosen performing arts curators and presented at their festivals and venues in a form of a staged performance. We invited international curators that are relevant for the shaping the global picture of today’s landscape of contemporary performing arts. The curator takes part in the performance as a performer, collaborator and co-producer. Relying on the relations between the artists, the curators and the audience, the performance itself deals with the possibility of art’s influence on today’s society. What is art today? Can it save the world? What is the role of the artist, the curator and the audience in it?
“Curators’ Piece“ is fiction and reality at the same time: A trial against art and its protagonists. Where the gathered community judges by itself each time anew.
Tea Tupajic & Petra Zanki
For more information go to:
http://curatorspiece.net/
For more on PS122’s COIL FESTIVAL 2013 go here!
Originally Appeared on:
https://vaudevisuals.com

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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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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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