It is dance-tastic at P.S.122

Saturday night marks the opening of two great new dance shows at P.S.122.

First off is Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects’ Edith & Jenny.

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This new piece from Tamar Rogoff features performers Claire Danes and Ariel Rogoff Flavin exploring the intimacy that has marked their life-long friendship. Danes and Flavin encounter their eleven year-old selves on screen, captured in their respective film debuts, Claire as Edith in Dreams of Love, and Ariel as Jenny in Coyote Mountain. Rites of passage unfold in fragments revealing the complexities of two fictional families. The lines between screen and stage, life and art, are blurred as Edith and Jenny, Danes and Flavin, form an alliance, stepping through and beyond their films and the fates of their families.

January 28 will feature a post-performance talkback with the artists and January 31 will be a members-only private performance and post-party with Tamar, Ariel and Claire. Join P.S.122 now and use your two complimentary member tickets to attend, then e-mail the boxoffice to place your member reservations.

Also Saturday night is the premiere of this year’s Ethyl Eichelberger Award Winner Julie Atlas Muz’s new solo show Divine Comedy of An Exquisite Corpse.

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Including post-mortem dance, ballet, mime, endurance exercises, burlesque and jazz, Muz will purposefully create the worst dance ever in hope that audiences will cheer at her tragic death. Her artful, unique and darkly eccentric performance style delivers tender and terrifying, hysterical and heretical vignettes exploring issues of freedom, fame, mortality and sacrifice.

Read more about the show in this week’s Village Voice!

The show runs from January 27 – February 11, Wednesday – Sunday at 8:30 p.m. This year’s Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner will be announced on opening night! Don’t miss it!!

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