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News COIL Fest to Feature Boundary-Defying Theatre by Great Comet of 1812 Director
Performance Space 122 has announced the line-up for its 11th annual COIL festival, the largest to date, that will feature premiere dance, theatre and performance pieces. Included in the line-up are boundary-defying theatrical works by Annie Dorsen (Passing Strange) and Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).

COIL will run Jan. 5-17, 2016, at various locations throughout New York City.

Highlights of the festival include Dorsen's Yesterday Tomorrow. Beginning with the Beatles song "Yesterday," the director presents a concert that breaks down the music and gradually reconstructs it into "Tomorrow" from Annie. Performances will run Jan. 13-16 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theater.

Chavkin presents a new work developed with U.K. performer Chris Thorpe titled Confirmation. The work draws from conversations with a right-wing leader in the U.K. and examines political discourse and "Confirmation Bias." Performances will run Jan. 13-17 at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn.

The festival's slate of theatrical works will also feature a newly devised piece by Wooster Group and Elevator Repair Service regular Kaneza Schaal titled Go Forth, which blends performance and photo installation; Frank Boyd’s The Holler Sessions, an interactive experience featuring a Kansas City DJ and his love of jazz music; and various works featuring Australian artists thanks to the festival's cultural exchange program. 

For the festival's complete line-up and to purchase tickets, visit

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