The UK Comes to the EV will kick off the summer June 1. P.S. 122 will bring three companies from the UK in a mini festival of performances that runs through June 11.
Action Hero Watch Me Fall, running June 1-2, is the festival's first offering and will "question the obsession with those who attempt the impossible, the futility of their attempts and their inevitable fall from grace." Curious—The Moment I Saw You I Knew I Could Love You will follow June 4-5 and is an investigation of the earliest stages of love.
The audience-participation piece, Helen Cole—We See Fireworks, runs June 4-11 and is "an installation and a performance archive of audience voices." For this work, audience members can lend their own voices to the production—individual recording times are available June 4-8. Long Table on Live Art vs Performance Art. UK vs America. A Special or Essential Relationship. Discuss, developed by Lois Weaver, will close the UK festival June 4 at 2 PM.
The 30th anniversary season of the RetroFutureSpective Festival will follow the UK series and run June 11-25. The first evening will feature performances from Tim Miller, Kamelle Mills, Brigham Mosley and Katie O at 7:30 PM as well as a post-show talkback.
In addition, Murray Hill and Uncle Jimmy will host two performances of Avant-Garde-Arama Wrecking Ball! June 17-18, which will feature Kelly, Kron, Koosil-Ja, M Lamar, Edgar Oliver, Urban Bush Women, Tigger, Janet Clancy, Peggy Pettitt and Karen Therese. The festival will conclude with four performances of Old School 122 Benefit June 22-25, which will be hosted by Julie Atlas-Muz and David White (June 22), DANCENOISE with Richard Move and guests (June 23), Lane Czaplinski and Sarah Michelson (June 24) and Carmelita Tropicana (June 25). Participating performers include Bogosian, Elevator Repair Service, David Leslie, Big Art Group, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, Charles Moulton, The Wooster Group, David Levine, Deb Margolin, Holly Hughes, Maria Hassabi, Temporary Distortion, Tamar Rogoff, Jennifer Miller, Jack Ferver, NTUSA, Neal Medlyn, Penny Arcade, Peter Rose, Philippe Quesne, New York City Players, the TEAM, Sally Silvers, Mabou Mines, Tom Murrin, Ishmael Houston-Jones, John Zorn and Melanie Joseph.
Performance Space 122 is located at 150 First Avenue. For more information and tickets, click here.