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EDGY NYC + MTL: Wild feminist performance and video from New York & Montral

EDGY NYC + MTL: Wild feminist performance and video from New York & Montral


Karen Bernard, Susana Cook, Jess Dobkin, Narcissister, Rebecca Patek and more


Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand St
New York, NY


Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:00pm



Karen Bernard, Susana Cook, Jess Dobkin, Narcissister, Rebecca Patek and more

Wednesday, June 8, at 7pm and 8pm



An evening of wild feminist performance and video by artists from New York City and Montreal. The event is guest curated by Miriam Ginestier, artistic director of Studio 303 — an organization that hosted an artist exchange with Performance Mix for over 10 years. Each program features Studio 303-associated artists, most of whom have been presented in the context of 303’s late Edgy Women Festival. Edgy is dead! Long Live Edgy!



Featuring works by Karen Bernard, Susana Cook, Jess Dobkin, Narcissister, and Rebecca Patek

Abrons/Experimental Theater

Tickets: $20



Sound art, physical theater, and dark humor by three festival muses (Alexis O, Dayna M, Nathalie C, WVS), as well as new work by soon-to-be-announced upstarts.

Abrons/Underground Theater

Free admission


Damn Your Eyes, created and performed by Karen Bernard in 1996, and performed now by Jil Guyon, comprises a series of precise, provocative movements through which the performer reflects upon her half-naked body and self-image. It’s “a short, lean construction of linked images — as if a mild earthquake had jolted a statue into motion” (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice).

Susana Cook will present the premiere of Rescue Remedy. Bold, funny, at times surrealistic and poetic, the work of this Argentine-born, New York-based playwright/director/performer cleverly tackles issues of social justice. This is theater as ritualistic transformative force.  

Jess Dobkin will present a recent untitled performance work. Stirred by points of tension and dissonance, frictions and fractures, Dobkin’s work is driven by a desire for meaningful, intimate exchange with the audience, and the performance’s potential as catalyst for dialogue and hope.

Narcissister will present a new performance and video work. Donning mask and merkin, Brooklyn-based artist and performer Narcissister works at the intersection of performance, dance, art, and activism, while integrating dance, visual art, photography, video, and experimental music.

Rebecca Patek will present a video work created especially for Performance Mix. The controversial New York-based choreographer and performance artist synthesizes dance, theater, and comedy into incisive social commentary and institutional critique, which has even resulted in implosive censorship.



[Pictured: EDGY NYC + MTL's curator Miriam Ginestier, photo by Miriam Ginestier]

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