Kaneza Schaal's 'GO/FORTH (Please, Bury Me)' at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Kaneza Schall)

PS122 Announces 11th-Annual COIL Festival

Included in this year’s lineup are a collaborative concert between humans and computers, an adaptation of Egyptian funerary rites, and a live radio show.

NEW YORK CITY: Performance Space 122 has released the details of COIL 2016, the Manhattan-based theatre group’s largest performance festival to date.  Scheduled to begin on Jan. 5, 2016, the 11th annual event will feature interdisciplinary works of theatre, dance, and music.

“COIL 2016 attacks the very concept of boundaries and of limits,” said the company’s artistic director Vallejo Gantner in a statement. “The work we will see this year deals with evolutionary transformation—personal, social and artistic. I am proud that the program includes so many artists whose work has never been seen in New York. It is our most ambitious festival, ever, and the very last outside of our home at 150 First Ave.”

COIL 2016’s theatrical offerings include Yesterday Tomorrow (Jan. 13–16), Annie Dorsen’s latest work of “algorithmic theatre”; GO/FORTH (Jan. 7–12), an atmospheric take on ancient Egyptian texts from Wooster Group‘s Kaneza Schaal; The Holler Sessions (Jan. 6–17), an interactive radio show staged by Frank Boyd; Confirmation (Jan. 13–17), a study in the frustrations of UK politics from Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin; and bewilderment and other queer lions (Jan. 6–10), vocal artist Samita Sinha’s immersive exploration of the mythic future.

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