The Dean Street Field of Operations (aka The FOO) end their return engagement to P.S. 122, Feb. 6. Their new "poly-disciplinary" piece, Who Chops Foo II, began performances Jan. 14. Mixing elements of commedia, Butoh, 16 & 8 mm film loops, excerpts from original and classic texts and screenplays, found and original sounds and dubs, FOO creates a world of visceral stimuli into which they blend themselves. Who Chops Foo takes vignettes from the company's four-year repertoire, finishing off with a ghoulish game of Russian Roulette.
Begun in 1996 in Brooklyn, FOO have performed at HERE, Downtown Arts Festival, The Knitting Factory, The Red Room, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, CBGB's Gallery, Under Acme and the Kenkeleba Sculpture Garden. Past works include I Got Lost I, which played at P.S. 122 in May, 1999 and Titanium Suturama 3: I Was a Record Player I.
Tickets are $12 and available by calling (212) 477-5288. P.S. 122 is located at 150 First Avenue at 9th Street. P.S. 122 is located at http://ww.ps122.org.
-- By Christine Ehren