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In DANCE, NEWS on December 20, 2011 at 12:53


“Choreography is not to constrain movement into a set pattern, it is to provide a cradle for movement to find its own patterns.” – Michael Kliën

A silent, communal matrix of individuals “dreaming the real” imprints a landscape of marks and meaning on the surfaces of blackboards through a series of rehearsed patterns. Rising thoughts, visual thinking, and sensual perception form a choreography relating to exchange, sedimentation, erosion and demise as audience members bear witness to the unfolding. You may sit, you may talk, you may read, you may walk throughout the performance.

The US Premiere of Choreography for Blackboards, a work by European choreographer Michael Kliën (with dramaturge Steve Valk), weaves the drawings of seven performers info a collective dance of minds. Drawing on seven monolithic blackboards, seven local and international performers follow exact, rehearsed procedures over a set period of time. As the drawings develop and become more expressive, audience members are invited to interact with the performances or simple observe. Once the choreography has come to an end, a landscape of drawings is left for display and contemplation.

Presented by PS122, part of COIL 2012

Sunday, January 8, 3pm
Monday, January 9, 6pm
Tuesday January 10, 8pm
Wednesday, January 11, 6pm
$20, $15 (students / seniors)

buy tickets here



In NEWS on December 20, 2011 at 12:42

Dear friends,

The Invisible Dog has grown – and it’s all thanks to you. Since we opened two years ago, we have had an enormous audience attend our visual art exhibitions, dance, theater, and music performances; film screenings; literature and poetry readings; lectures; community events; and more. Now we are reaching out to you, our loyal friends and supporters, to launch our first-ever fundraising campaign because we want to sustain this growth and achieve even greater success in the future.

Our mission from the beginning has been to create not only a new kind of art center, but also a new kind of community center. We’ve hosted a number of community organizations and local public schools. PS 59, PS 261, PS29 each had their spring benefit in our space. The Brooklyn Heights Montessori School chose the Invisible Dog as the site for its fall theater performance. The diverse events produced and presented by the Invisible Dog have continuously attracted a wide variety of audiences from the local community as well. Prana by Chris Klapper, Camera Locus by Julien Gardair, and the first ever American solo exhibition of South Korean Artist (and Invisible Dog artist-in-residence) Chong Gon Byun’s 30 year career all attracted audiences young and old, from a few blocks down Bergen Street to several miles north in the Bronx. We have truly become an epicenter for the arts in our neighborhood, and in the next year we’re planning to give our community even more opportunities to interact with artists and the arts in our space.

Your support will help us continue to support and value our artists by providing them with subsidized studio, performance and exhibition space. We will continue to  present innovative, multi-disciplinary programming that builds bridges between artistic media, and in the next year, we’ll bring you more site-specific and commissioned performances and installations – presentations that you will only be able to see at The Invisible Dog. We pledge to grow our art center and continue to serve our artistic community in the years to come.

We are grateful for any amount that you are able to give. All donations are 100% tax-deductible though our fiscal sponsor, The Field.* To donate, please click here

If you are interested in underwriting an artist’s studio, performance, or exhibition please contact

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. We are truly grateful to have such a wonderful community, and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Sincerely yours,

Lucien Zayan, Director


In EVENTS, NEWS on December 1, 2011 at 13:45


To celebrate the holidays, we will present a wonderful masterpiece based on the fairy tales of the Arabian Nights.  Wanting to share our cinephile experience with the whole family this time around.

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD [106 mn] is a 1940 British fantasy film produced by Alexander Korda, and directed by Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, and Tim Whelan, with contributions by Korda’s brothers Vincent and Zoltán, and William Cameron Menzies. It starred child actor Sabu, Conrad Veidt, John Justin, and June Duprez.

It is one of the most spectacular fantasy film ever made, an eye-popping effects pioneer brimming with imagination and technical wizardry.

free admission / $5 donation suggested


In NEWS on November 16, 2011 at 16:28


The Wassaic Project is an artist-run sustainable, multidisciplinary arts organization that focuses on community engagement and facilitates artists and participants to exhibit, discuss, and connect with art, each other, our unique site, and the surrounding area.

Silent Auction Artists
Joshua Frankel, Patrick Gantert, Ghost of a Dream, Jeila Gueramian, Sarah Hardesty, Janine Iversen, Karl LaRocca, Tricky Walsh, Masako Miki, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Kristen Schiele, Amanda Tiller, Breanne Trammell & Bowie Zunino, Chloe Watson, James Weingrod

Benefit Committee
Scott Anderson & Jeila Gueramian, Elan Bogarin, Tess Bricker, Nicholas Cohn, Cherie Aarts Coley, Charlie Davidson, Danielle Durchslag, Simon & Kara Gerson, Eric Gleason, Liliana Greenfield-Sanders, Suzanne Hader, Sarah Hardesty, Emma Katz, Steven Kim, Kate Kittredge, Andrew O’Laughlin, Jessica Shaefer, Callie Siegel & Nate Guild, Brian Wane, James Weingrod, Damian and Britt Zunino

Buy Tickets here


In NEWS on November 14, 2011 at 10:59


KiwiSweat is a pop-up fitness company that finds unique NYC destinations to work out in. We look for non-traditional spaces off the beaten path. Think The MOMA, The Brooklyn Bridge, Warehouses, Galleries and Lofts.  After all, a sweaty box is no place to spend an hour. NYC is home to the best instructors, incredible and amazing locations. Put them all together and you get KiwiSweat.


In NEWS on November 14, 2011 at 10:53


Simply the best party of the season, the (s)low down features artisanal cocktails by some of the finest mixologists in town, a whole pig roasted for us by Fatty ‘Cue, and other seasonal treats created by Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval and other “slow friendly” establishments. Our fabulous raffle and silent auction is like no other. Featuring auctioneer Matt Timms, of The Takedown, the auction will offer one-of-a-kind, gustatory experiences that cannot be bought anywhere at any price, such as lunch with Leonard Lopate of The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC.


In NEWS on November 14, 2011 at 10:26

Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, Yvonne Meier has lived and worked in New York City since 1979, where she became a member of the original group around Performance Space 122, regularly collaborating with Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jennifer Monson and many others in the US and Europe. Her work, spanning anywhere from big spectacles to quiet solos, has been supported by three Fellowships in Choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, NEA Inter Arts, Franklin Furnace and Pro Helvetia. The American Masters program of the NEA has supported the upcoming recreation of her performance-instillation work, The Shining. She has received Bessie’s Awards for her works The Shining (1993) and Stolen (2009). She has twice been supported through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program. In addition Meier has been teaching Releasing Technique and Authentic Movement nationally and internationally for the last 30 years. After a life-long commitment to improvisation she has developed her own improvisation technique known as Scores. Meier also teaches Children’s dance classes in NY Public Schools through Movement Research’s Dance Makers program.


In NEWS on November 9, 2011 at 17:42

10am to 7pm

Celeste and The Invisible Dog are promoting Brooklyn Open Studios, from 10am to 7pm, a day in which it will be possible to visit artists in their studios in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Open Studios is a unique initiative which supports artists and puts them in direct contact with the public.

An interactive-map  will identify the exact location of all studios, as well as 4 specially curated routes suggested by the following New York-based curators: Nathalie Angles Founder/Director of Residency Unlimited  – Melanie Kress / Resident Curator for Recession ArtRisa Shoup, Independent CuratorBenjamin Sutton, Arts Editor of The L-Magazine

Andrea Andreco, Victor Angelo. Robin Antar, Louise Barry, Sarah Bednarek, Angelo Bellobono, Juan Betancurth, Jenn Brehm, Jonathan Butt, Matthew Conradt, Paloma Crousillat, Ava Day, Alexandra Dementieva, Shawqi Fuad, Ben Godward, Emily Noelle Lambert, Eugene Hyon, Melanie Kress/Concrete Utopian Project Space, Jess Levey/Megan Berk, Kristine Moran, Jenny Morgan, Yoko Naito, Brent Owens, Johanna Povrik-Znoy, Karol Radziszweski , Amelia Saul, Ruey Shiann Shyu, Alexandra Smith, R. Justin Stewart, Alex Taveras, Mirko Terrana, Anita Toutikian, Harlan Vaughn, Sam Vernon, Francesco Vizzini, Maxxx Von Willmann, Margaret Withers.


In EXHIBITIONS, NEWS on November 8, 2011 at 17:52

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In NEWS on November 8, 2011 at 16:33

NOVEMBER 11 – 12 -13

Opening hours:
11 November: 2pm to midnight
12 & 13 November: 10am to 7pm

Everyone is invited to attend and meet the selectors, jurors and finalist artists at the awards night!
See the 50 finalist works our international Selection Committee have chosen.

Friday 11 November / Openings & Awards

Openings – Celeste Prize and Producing Censorship

2 – 4pm
Projection of 10 finalist works Video & Animation

Producing Censorship presented by curators, Aria Spinelli & Jason Waite

5 – 10pm
Live media performances

Celeste Prize awards, presented by jurors Eugene Tan & Sara Reisman

Saturday 12 November / Talks & Brooklyn Open Studios

Open talk with Celeste’s curators

10am – 7pm
Brooklyn Open Studios

11 – 13 November / Special Guests
– Open source, exchange platform
Photographer by Fonlad Festival