Long Table on Proximity

Long Table on Proximity in conjunction with Michel Groisman’s Various

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The Long Table is an experimental public forum originally developed by performance artist Lois Weaver. The Long Table experiments with participation and public engagement by re-appropriating a dinner table atmosphere as a public forum, and encouraging informal conversations on serious topics. It is literally a very long table set up with chairs and refreshments where anyone and everyone is welcome to come to the table, ask questions, make statements, leave comments, or simply sit, listen and watch.

As part of his first US tour, Brazilian artist Michel Groisman brings two singular pieces and several interactive and intimate experiences for children and adults to the Invisible Dog Art Center in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

By devising wearable apparatuses and sculpting his body to test the endurance and nature of the solitary human form, Groisman’s soulful performances and investigative group experiences challenge preconceptions of performance and play on the values of confidence and exchange.

Saturday, September 24 at 6PM (Please note this is date is for the Long Table, not the performances led by Michel Groisman).

To be held 2 doors down from The Invisible Dog @ 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

FREE – Reservations encouraged.

Please visit the PS122 website for more information about this event.

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About Split Britches

Split Britches was founded 30 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin. Since 1980 we have transformed the landscape of queer performance with our vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance. Split Britches creates new forms by exploiting old conventions. It borrows from classical texts and popular myths, but its true sources are the details of everyday life. The work is personal, bordering on the private. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. It is about a community of outsiders, queers, eccentrics – feminist because it encourages the imaginative potential in everyone, and lesbian because it takes the presence of a lesbian on stage as a given.
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