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Mermaid headlines American Realness festival

Ah, APAP. The annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters is once again upon us, and that means showcases of some of the wildest and craziest performance artists known to man. Abrons Arts Center and Ben Pryor have teamed up for one such extravaganza—American Realness. The five-day fest includes Keith Hennessy in CROTCH; a dance sampler with Miguel Gutierrez, Kyle Abraham, and Faye Driscoll; Neal Medlyn’s second part to his Miley Cyrus chronicle, Brave New Girl; and controversial rabble-rouser Ann Liv Young in Mermaid Solo, a new piece retelling her life story—as a mermaid. Opens Thursday, through Monday, Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, 212-598-0400, henrystreet.org, $15
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011

 
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