Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents a season of events including art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops and community projects from May - October. LPV is a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a non profit arts organization.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Episode 6: Film 1

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Episode 6: Film 1 OoooooooH! LPVTV Episode 6 highlights & focuses on film, video & digital makers that seduce, delight and educate our audiences at Petit Versailles garden! This week we present Barbara Hammer's May 2005 presentation of "History Lessons", MM Serra's Avant Garde(n) curation " The Beast Within" for Howl Festival 2004, our internet chat and viewing of webworks by Shirin Kouladjie 2003 & Katrina del Mar's 2005 NYFA Artists and Audiences presentation of her videos GANG GIRLS & SURF GANG.

Episode 5: Performance

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Highlights the performances of a few of the outrageous & the sublime gracing Petit Versailles's stage & garden! Psycick Slutz - "The Once and Future Whore" , a ritual performance to heal the split of sex and spirit, in which we honor and embody sacred whores throughout time. We're radical queer genderfucky cabaret style sex positive musical theatre tuffgrrls. Our performance incorporates theatre, ritual, kink, martial arts, movement, spoken word, a capella singing with percussion, humor, improv, and some audience participation. Living Room Living Room is Arturo Vidich, Lily Skove, Aki Sasamoto A site-specific living installation for three performers investigating definitions of domestic spaces, and the dichotomy between private and public arenas, such as a privately owned garden that people can look into from the street. The performers use their bodies as a medium, interfacing with their surroundings, their minds following along for the ride. Steve Sandberg & Reinaldo Cotia Braga - Transcendent Music & Dance / Mime. and from 2002 - Beyond Bollywood ! curated by Miss Kelly Webb. MANGINA - beyond description!!! DanceTube - "River of Blood" with peter cramer, andy hamlen ,brian mcphee, wells pollack, carlo quispe jack waters & mara Zusman. body painting by GRRRR.

Episode 4: Art Exhibitions

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This week we focus on art exhibitions that have stimulated the garden space. Beginning with 2003 "The Thickening Place" sound installation & concert by Paul Hogan during "CAMP" exhibition and then we chat with Ian Pedigo about his roving "Variable Plot". Then it gets hot and steamy as we enter "Overhead Underground: Reimagining the Faerie Landscape" curated by Derek Jackson with more than a dozen artists as Ragas for Peace - Bill Buchen & Alok Dutt ease our minds & bodies. HEX gives vision to works expressing our contemporary nightmares, fears and paranoia! October 2003 & 2004 takes us into the world of "The Wailing Wall" by Kembra Pfahler and "ReCycles of Life" with Jennifer Paul & Naz Shahrokh. Fast forward to 2005 and UuDam Nguyen & his L.E.D. Installations "THINKING ROCK + Love Bubbles + Honey." Finally we return to 2002 and our first exhibition "Dogwoods under the Berry Moon" in cooperation with Visual AIDS. Our Thanks to Manhattan Neighbourhood Network for their support for LPVTV. Help SAVE Public Access TV. Go TO for details.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Episode 3: Rock

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EPISODE 3 (Rock) This episode features Cinesonic with DJ Econ and multiple screens by Stephen Kent Jussick. Highlights include Threat (Jules A and Nelson Rockwell). Wells Pollock and Andy Hamlin in their Beyond Bollywood bodypaint (see Dance & Performance episode) give a rundown on garden preservation offer. Madhappy (Mike Ill and Rivka) Tim Doody fire twirling! Audience members Mara Zussman , AiresDe la Cruz, Mervyn Mercano, John Fanning, Joe Tullgren, Jason Fleetwood Bolt, Scott Berry, and Pearl hanging out. CEO (Chronic Electronic Orchestra): Teressa Haefele, Avitar, Massa next scene Mara Zussman introduces musical guests Andrew DeAngelo and Be More Naked (Mike Pride, and Yosuke Inaway) at Spettacolo Provalone, a performance by DanceTube at Theater For the New City. The show closes with Kembra Pfahler, Samoa, and the The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black at Deitch Projects Art Parade.