PS122's Coil 2017 Festival | Performance Space New York

PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival

PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival
January 3 – 22

Performance Space 122’s Coil Festival explores the vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives. Full of inquisitive and dynamic work created locally, across the US, and around the world.

“We don’t present objects, static fixed ideas. These are living, breathing, complicated, flawed and wonderful experiences. Profound and unpredictable. Difficult. 

There’s a rightful push for the work that we do to better reflect the society of ideas and people from which we spring. Sometimes we get this right, and sometimes we also push back when we’re told to make the work do something predictable, something certain. The potency of the work that PS122 presents comes from the fact that it should give you back the power to create its impact. 

I am very proud that in my final year of Coil, PS122 again shows off its artists’ interdisciplinary chops – from the entirely constructed world of VR through a theater created purely of object, light and sound to visceral, confronting and raw movement.” – Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director

PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival Brochure
or download the calendar + map page


Click an artist or project for more info:

Yehuda Duenyas (USA)

Virtual Reality | World Premiere
PS122 Virtual Commission | Presented in partnership with Wallplay
EXTENDED January 3-21
Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia)

Dance | US Premiere
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 4-8
Forced Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Real Magic

Theater | US Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with La MaMa
January 5-8
Pavel Zuštiak / Palissimo (NYC)
Custodians of Beauty

Dance, Performance
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 5-8
Kate McIntosh / SPIN (Belgium)

Live Installation | US Premiere
Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center
January 5-9
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith (NYC)

Dance | World Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with Baryshnikov Arts Center
January 7-10
Britt Hatzius (United Kingdom / Belgium)
Blind Cinema

Film, Performance | NY Premiere
Co-presented with SVA Theatre in partnership with East Village Community School
January 9-12
Nicola Gunn (Australia)
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

Theater, Dance | US Premiere
Co-presented with La MaMa
January 11-14
Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt (NYC)
A Study on Effort

Dance | NY Premiere
Presented by ArKtype / Thomas O Kriegsmann
and The Invisible Dog Art Center
in partnership with PS122
January 12-14
Daniel Fish (NYC)

(previously untitled)
Time Based Art
Co-presented with The Chocolate Factory Theater
January 12-20
Dance, Theater, Performance | One Night Only!
January 15
Yara Travieso (NYC)
La Medea

Interdisciplinary | World Premiere
PS122 Commission | Co-presented with BRIC and Dance Film Association
January 20-22


Book Your Tickets Early:

Single tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at venue box offices except where otherwise noted. Single ticket prices vary per event.
PS122’s Coil Pass is always the best ticketing option that allows you to see everything: 8 tickets for $122.
*Some restrictions apply. Questions? or call 212-477-5829 x.302.

To redeem tickets using your PS122 Coil Pass:

1. Click here to log into your account:
2. Login with the email and password you used to purchase the Coil Pass. If you don’t remember your password, click the “I don’t know my password” to reset.
3. Once you are logged in, click “redeem ticket packages” towards the bottom of the screen.
4. Choose the shows you wish to see!
For questions regarding accessibility, please contact our box office at or at 212-477-5829 ext. 313


Emily Johnson/Catalyst (NYC)
Umyuangvigkaq: PS122 Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee

January 8 – 11:30AM-6PM

at Ace Hotel New York, 20 West 29th Street, Mannahatta (Manhattan)
Co-hosted with Emily Johnson/Catalyst and Ace Hotel New York
FREE; Reservations Recommended

Let’s create a just and equitable world. Let’s spend some good time together doing so. Let’s chew our words, share them, listen. Let’s be okay when we don’t know. Let’s be supple and brave in our questions and our findings.

Umyuangvigkaq is a place to gather ideas. Here we will recognize and celebrate indigenous people, artists, art, methods, and audiences. We will stitch together a quilt of conversation, ideas, and fabrics. We will acknowledge indigeneity as we work to indigenize the performing arts world and the world at large.

Come with ready hearts. Come all day or for a stitch. Every 2 hours we’ll shift a conversation to a new critical topic engaging the intersections of the Indigenous with contemporary American culture. This durational sewing bee underpins a large-scale experiment in public engagement and sewing culminating in an all-night, outdoor performance event in 2017,  Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars, created by Emily Johnson/Catalyst.

Red + White Party 2017
Sun, Jan 8 – 8pm, $10

at Ace Hotel New York
20 West 29th Street, Manhattan
Co-hosted with Ace Hotel New York, Australia Council for the Arts, and the Australian Consulate-General New York

Performance Space 122’s Coil 2017 Festival is supported by A.R.T. New York, Australian Consulate-General in NY, Australia Council for the Arts, Axe-Houghton Foundation, Barragga Bay Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, British Council, Chromocell, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, East Village Community Coalition, Flanders State of the Art, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Humanities New York, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, MAP Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Morrison Foerster Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network (NPN), New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The New York Community Trust, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Theatermania. See full funding and co-production credits here.


PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival is part of January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts, celebrating the unmatched convergence of performing arts professionals, audiences and events in New York City. Every January, more than 45,000 people from around the globe flock to New York City for public festivals and industry gatherings, featuring over 1,500 performances by thousands of world-class artists of all disciplines and genres, including world music, theater, dance, jazz, and more.

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