Avant-Garde-Arama Strikes Again!

Date(s) - Sun, Sep 26, 2021
8:00 pm-10:30 pm

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Mountainview Studio


Avant-Garde-Arama Strikes Again, a festival of short works of dance, film, music and performance art returns Saturday and Sunday September 25-26 at 8pm at the Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountain View Avenue in Woodstock, NY. Admission is $20.

Avant-Garde-Arama was originally created in 1980 by performance artist Charles Dennis and musician/visual artist Jeffrey Isaac at the legendary East Village, Manhattan venue Performance Space 122 (P.S. 122) now Performance Space New York and continues to be presented there.

Producer Charles Dennis was a co-founder of P.S. 122 and has presented his critically acclaimed inter-disciplinary dance, performance art and video in that venue for the past 40 years.

In 2019 Charles Dennis moved to Hurley, NY and began searching for opportunities to bring avant-garde, experimental works to the Hudson Valley. That search led to the Mountain View Studio in Woodstock where, in July 2021, the first Hudson Valley performance of “Avant Garde-Arama Lands in Woodstock” was presented.

Avant-Garde-Arama presents the artists in an informal, cabaret setting hosted by Charles Dennis. Refreshments including beer and wine will be available.

Performers include Alex Romania (dance/performance), Charles Dennis (performance/video), Claire Porter (dance/monologue), David Linton (music/performance), Matoaka Little Eagle (Native American song and story) and guitarist Sal Cataldi (joined on Saturday Sept. 25 by poet Bill Lessard).