OUTSIGHT featuring Butoh Dancer SU-EN (Sweden) in IKI – garden

LEIMAY & The New York Restoration Project Present:
OUTSIGHT featuring Butoh Dancer SU-EN (Sweden) in IKI – garden

Sunday, April 29th at 2 pm
@ the Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Garden // Lower East Side, Manhattan (174 Suffolk Street)

This is a FREE and public performance

A site-specific, outdoor, garden version of a work-in-progress for SU-EN´s new solo premiering in September in Sweden.

IKI – garden

IKI, life, plants

In loving memory of Floyd, who cared for art objects as they had a soul…

Performance Credits:

Choreography, concept and dance: SU–EN

Costume: SU–EN

Voice and sounds: Nuria Divi and SU–EN

OUTSIGHT is a new performance series co-presented by LEIMAY and the New York Restoration Project. It features public performances by international and local artists working within areas of dance, theater, performance art and butoh set within one of NYRP’s community gardens.

About the Artists:

SU–EN is artistic director of SU–EN Butoh Company, prize-winning choreographer, Butoh dancer and performance artist. The company was formed in Tokyo in 1992 under the supervision of Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo. Since 1994 the company is based in Sweden and performs internationally. SU–EN also holds a nattori license from Yoh Izumo School of Jiuta-mai, traditional Japanese dance. Since 1997 SU–EN Butoh Company is based in the old village school Haglund Skola, 1 hour north of Stockholm in the middle of the forest.

Nuria Divi is a vocalist from Barcelona, residing in New York. She studied improvisation with Jay Clayton, theater with Alec Rubin and authentic movement with Nancy Zendora, and has influence from Korean chant and dance as well as Butoh. She has performed with SU–EN in Stockholm and New York and is delighted to perform with her again.

Funding/Development Credits:

OUTSIGHT is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

The IKI full-length work is co-produced with national tour network Riksteatern/Sweden.

Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, Uppsala City Council for Cultural Affairs, and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee