COIL is Performance Space 122's 7th annual mid-winter festival featuring inventive and inspiring contemporary performance that's "aimed at the head, the guts and the heart" (New York Post).
This year's festival includes a US premiere of Michael Kliën's "Choreography for Blackboards":
"Choreography is not to constrain movement into a set pattern, it is to provide a cradle for movement to find its own patterns." - Michael Kliën
A silent, communal matrix of individuals "dreaming the real" imprints a landscape of marks and meaning on the surfaces of blackboards through a series of rehearsed patterns. Rising thoughts, visual thinking, and sensual perception form a choreography relating to exchange, sedimentation, erosion, and demise as audience members bear witness. You may sit, you may talk, you may read, you may walk throughout the performance.
"Choreography for Blackboards": January 8-11, 2012
COIL Festival: January 5-29, 2012
COIL Lineup: http://www.ps122.org/performances/coil_2012.html
COIL Pass: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/203/pk/73785
Single tickets ($20 - $25) on sale December 1
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