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.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Department of Transformation - July 2-30

Fame and Shame in the Lower East Side

Queer Performance Film Music Dance

July 2-30th
Every Saturday in July.


Le Petit Versailles
346 East Houston St. < Avenue B & C>
Subway: F/V- Second Ave. - J/M/F- Delancey/Essex



july 2: Quito Ziegler & friends: an evening of film, music and dance

This weekend features the World Premiere of: THE DREAM OF WILD PONIES DANCING (2011)

The Dream of Wild Ponies Dancing documents the wild ponies of the night in their natural habitat. In the quiet deep green of a sandy midnight forest, four wild ponies recognize each other as kin and develop a sense of connection and family. Half human, all beast, the ponies run free on a mystical adventure through the dunes, arriving to a deserted beach as gray dawn breaks. The movement is captured silently in super-grainy black and white super-8 film, presented with original score by Princess Tiny & the Meats. More about this event. Info on the artist is here.

july 9 : Heather Ács ~ this is what we have…

Sometimes what we have is not enough. Sometimes what we have is far too much… Solo performance artist Heather Acs will create something out of nothing to bring you an astronomical evening of storytelling, music, magic, and theatre that needs no stage.

You don’t need to be famous, you don’t need to be rich, dreamin’ is free. Enjoy an intergalactic exploration of adventures, interconnectivity & the story of stardust. Sometimes what we have, is just right.

JULY 16: justin sayre

Justin Sayre ~ The Gorgon Approaches

The evening will consist of a one act play called The Gorgon Approaches, a treatise on sex, human nature, and oblivion as seen through the eyes of two 19th century British school boys at the seaside. This evening will be shared with the first two movements from from “The Boy Sonata,” on the tumultuous life of a small southern boy at different ages. All the pieces are dealing with Innocence lost and gained.

july 23: prof speedwagon

Professor Speedwagons Presents: This is the way the world ends

In 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius erupted, burying the city of Pompeii. In 526 AD, a giant earthquake ripped apart Syria and Antioch. In 1556, an earthquake flattened the Shaanxi Province of China. In 1893, a cyclone sent water all the way up Manhattan to 14th Street. In 1962, a volcano erupted in Peru. In 2005, a storm surge drowned New Orleans. In 2011, one brave professor and her band of clowns will attempt to make sense of it all.

july 30: ptm + blaise

Princess Tiny & the Meats ~ Confessions of a Love Sick Teenager: Chronicles of a Young Boy Witch presented with costumes and fashion by Blaise

“Confessions of a Love Sick Teenager” is a gothic fairy tale of unrequited love written by Princess Tiny and the Meats. In this piece they explore what it means to hold on to love thru the darkest time in ones life. In this story love materializes itself through the most beautiful creature that had ever lived and the courtship that never did. Written six months into their transition, this story manifests into a tale about gaining confidence from a place so deep inside and in turn finding out that it never mattered because that place was already dead. Moved by theater and classic costuming, PTM takes you through this journey with Shakespearean style love poems that will melt your heart and gut wrenching songs that rip it apart. All to make you feel as they did… once upon a time… in a not so far and distant land.

+ Look forward to dazzling costumery by Blaise to complete this fairy tale!