MedEia, presented by Dood Paard, will open the PS 122 season. The production, which runs Sept. 26-30, utilizes American and British pop tunes as well as numerous interpretations of the Medea story to create a piece told by the point of view of the chorus. The International Show, which runs Sept. 28-30, features Iver Findlay, Alexander Gerner, Young Jean Lee and Marie Nerland collaborating on their multimedia live art work.
October hosts downtown choreographers Terry Dean Bartlett and Katie Workum in FranceOff! (Oct. 3); Avant-Garde-Arama Goes Clubbing, a collaboration of curators of the downtown club scene with an installation by Ande Whyland (Oct. 6-7); Start Up, German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's multimedia black comedy (Oct. 7-14); and A Bowl of Summer, which features the all-female, Osaka-based Sennichimae Blue Sky Dance Club (Oct. 18-21).
The month will conclude with the live-art, dance and multimedia piece What if Saori Had a Party? by John Moran and Saori Tsukada (Oct. 21 – Nov. 4); and Kristýna Lhotáková and Ladislav Soukup's documentary-style dance piece, Beethoven Live, inspired by their work with non-dancers (Oct. 28–Nov. 3).
The continuing season features the world premiere of The Archery Contest, a Radio Play, a work by John Jahnke and The Hotel Savant that is presented in three parts and explores the aural vs. visual definitions of theatre (Nov. 8-10); GLORIA, a full-length dance piece by up-and-coming choreographer Maria Hassabi (Nov. 7-10); (3-D) Dinosaur Death Dance, Japanther's new rock-opera multimedia theatre experience (Nov. 15-19); and C.L.U.E., robbinschilds (Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs)'s live performance installation (Dec. 5-8).
The final PS 122 offerings include the award-winning company 500 Clown, a melding of circus arts, improv and action-based performance, offering two unique productions, 500 Clown Frankenstein, "a madcap journey to construct Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory" (Dec. 12-19) and the holiday celebration 500 Clown Christmas (Dec. 21-31). Andrew Dinwiddie and Jeff Larson present the CATCH 27 festival, featuring emerging artists and downtown luminaries (Dec. 13-16, and Dec. 20-22); and, finally, the U.S. premiere of C'est Duckie!, the interactive nightclub performance experience with a vaudevillian air presented by the London-based performance troupe Duckie. C'est Duckie! performs at CSV Cultural Center, located at 107 Suffolk St. (Dec. 21–Jan 20, 2008). Performance Space 122 is located at 150 First Avenue (at East 9th Street). Tickets are available at www.ps122.org and by calling (212) 352-3101.