OUTSIGHT featuring Butoh Dancer Zack Fuller & Dancer Emily Smith in Twisted from Constantly Watching Doves

LEIMAY & The New York Restoration Project Present:
OUTSIGHT featuring Butoh Dancer Zack Fuller and Dancer Emily Smith in Twisted from Constantly Watching Doves
Sunday, April 15th at 2 pm
@ the Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Garden // Lower East Side, Manhattan (174 Suffolk Street)

This is a FREE and public performance

Twisted from Constantly Watching Doves is a work inspired by imagery from fairy tales collected by Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth as well as the childhood and daily life experiences of the artists.

As a duet for Zack Fuller, a former member of Min Tanaka’s Tokason Butoh Group, and dancer/choreographer/welder/visual artist Emily Smith, it presents two figures on a journey; undergoing a series of transformations that are alternately disturbing, poetic, funny, violent, and sentimental.

Photo by Joe Hepsworth

Performance Credits

Developed collaboratively by Emily Smith and Zack Fuller under the direction of Zack Fuller

Music by Michael Evans

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:

Zack Fuller has performed throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. in works by the renowned dancer/farmer Min Tanaka, including the U.S. tour of Poe Project and the European tour of the Goya series. His own work has been presented by the New York Butoh Festival, Plan B in Tokyo, The Dance Hakushu Festival, Mobius in Boston, Movement Research at Judson Church, and elsewhere.

Emily Smith received her BFA from Alfred University with a major in Fine Arts and a minor in Biology. Emily (with Laura Smith) co-founded the Six and Four Articulations and formed “NOT for reTALE”. They create kinetic sculptures and performance, using materials such as fabric, furniture, light, and metal. Additionally, she, along with Elena Rose Light, launched an annual performance series called Fete.

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.