Jeremy Goren: Wistaria, The Gaggery and Gilt Wistaria is an intimate meeting of traditional music, historical and original words, and modern technology that questions what it means to be part of the living history of the USA and the world. This new segment of Wistaria continues the contrarian investigation, now bridging Walt Whitman to the historical present.
“I tucked my trouser-end in my boots and went and had a good time, You should have been with us that day round the chowder-kettle.” -W.W.
Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama: Excerpts from In Pursuit of Happiness In Pursuit of Happiness is a gripping, polemical piece of dance theater that hashes the personal, practical, and political struggles of immigrants to the United States. The piece moves in between the turn of the twentieth century, during the great waves of immigration at Ellis Island, and modern day. In a non-linear approach, the work weaves in scenes from our current conflict on US immigration policy, bringing the contemporary debate into sharp relief against historical, forgotten experiences.
Sophia Treanor: Snow Flakes, Sand Dunes, and Turbulent Vortices A collaboration in spontaneous composition between the musicians Adam Gundersheimer and Derek Baron and the bodies of Sebastiani Romagnolo and Sophia Treanor, in concert with the poetry of Rachel Broderick. Inspired by, or rather in submission to, matter’s ubiquitous and continuous process of spontaneously reorganizing itself to dissipate the heat of the sun.
Audience members who have RSVP’d must arrive 15 minutes prior to the posted performance’s starting time. Failure to do so may result in loss of reservation. If all RSVP spaces are filled, please note that we are reserving several spaces at the door only, they will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Jeremy Goren, Stephanie Eiss, Jenna Kirk, and Tommy Schell have been working together since the beginning of 2013. They have performed Wistaria at several locations in New York, in collaboration with a changing cadre of artists. Find Jeremy Goren on conectom. Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama is thought provoking and historically conscious dance-theater company, breaking down the wall separating artist from audience. Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with 24 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy and the USA. As Artistic Director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama Currently, Lenzu conducts classes at Peridance Capezio Center, Wagner College and Lehman College. Lenzu is also a published author for various dance and arts magazines, and plans to debut her first book in March 2013, entitled “Unveiling Motion and Emotion”. Find Anabella Lenzu on conectom. Sophia Treanor is a Brooklyn based performance artist, actor, dancer, and director. Sophia studied acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and when introduced to movement training was immediately shocked by the enormous expressive potential of the body. This began a more spiritual relationship to dance and music, and led her to study meditation, improvisation, and the Six Viewpoints with Mary Overlie. Sophia has been investigating presence (((now))) with collaborator Sebastiani Romagnolo and musician Adam Gundersheimer for the last two years, and the performance possibilities between poetry and movement with poet Rachel Broderick. Snow flakes, sand dunes, and turbulent vortices weaves these collaborations together with the assistance of actor, dancer, and singer Heather Thiry and musician Derek Baron. Find Sophia Treanor on conectom. LEIMAY’s performance season is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts, a state agency. SOAK is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.