As part of his first US tour, PS122 presents Brazilian artist Michel Groisman in two singular pieces and several interactive and intimate experiences for children and adults. 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.

Presented by Performance Space 122 & The Invisible Dog Art Center
Body Installation / NY Premiere / Brazil

Porta das Mãos (Door of Hands)  
A performance (and a game) in which Groisman explores the possibilities of movement and shape when restricted to two fingers from one hand remaining connected to two fingers on the other. Subtle yet transfixing, Door of Hands is an endless dance to examine and then attempt on your own.
Wednesday, 9/21 8pm / Friday, 9/ 23 9:30pm
$20, $15 (student / seniors)

Transferência (Transference)
A performance in which candles are attached to Michel Groisman’s body made possible by a series of leather straps and tubing. In one continuous action, candles are lit and extinguished in a constant ritual of fire and breath.
Thursday, 9/22 8pm / Friday, 9/23 7pm
$20, $15 (student / seniors)

Sirva-se (Serve Yourself)
A group experience in which participants are invited to place specially designed glasses on various parts of their body. With the glasses in position, water is used as a mean of communication between people, passed from one to another, the possibilities of such a transfer are explored.
Wednesday, September 21 3 – 5PM (recommended for families w/ children) / Thursday, September 22 9:30PM (for attendees of Transferência) / Sunday, 9/25 from 2 to 4pm
FREE – Reservations encouraged

Polvo (Octopus)
A card game in which players are dealt body parts instead of numbers in suit. Players will combine their own cards and reproduce the combinations with their own body. When a combination is impossible to be made alone the player may borrow a part of someone else’s body to be able to continue to play.
Saturday, 9/24 from 1 to 5pmrecommended for families w/ children) / Saturday, 9/24 8pm (for attendees of the Long Table Discussion) FREE – Reservations encouraged

Long Table Discussion
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. Topic TBA.
Location: 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street (within walking distance of The Invisible Dog)
Saturday, 9/ 24 6pm
FREE – Reservations encouraged


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