LEIMAY & The New York Restoration Project Present:
OUTSIGHT featuring solo works by 2019 guest artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium:
Esther Baker-Tarpaga (Philadelphia, PA) in Water + Tree + Phone
Deborah Black (NYC/Europe) in The Runner (adaptation)
Martin Lanz Landazuri & Arely Landeros / Laboratorio Nómada (Mexico City, Mexico) in Micrópolis
Wednesday, August 28th at 7pm
@ the Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Garden // Lower East Side, Manhattan (174 Suffolk Street)
This is a FREE and public performance
TODAY: Rain or Shine! Pls. please your umbrella or poncho!
OUTSIGHT is a performance series presented by LEIMAY in partnership with the New York Restoration Project. It features public performances by international and local artists working within areas of dance, theater, performance art and butoh curated by LEIMAY Artistic Directors Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya and set within one of NYRP’s community gardens.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Esther Baker-Tarpaga is a choreographer and performance artist. She co-directs Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project and is a co-founding member of Propelled Animals, an interdisciplinary arts and social justice collective and recipients of a 2019 MAP Grant. She is part of Earthdance’s Interdisciplinary Artist Consortium and is an incubated artist at Headlong Philadelphia. She currently teaches at Temple University, Schuylkill Environmental Center, and the Philadelphia Dance Academy. She recently performed at No New Idols in Riga, Latvia, Grinnell College, The Englert Theatre, Tamadia Arts Festival France, The Wassaic Festival NY, and BAAD!ASS Women’s Festival Bronx. She is a 2019 recipient of a NY Foundation Emergency Grant and lives in Philadelphia with her family. www.btdanceproject.org
Deborah Black is a dancer, theatre maker, writer, and teacher. She grapples with the space between dance and theatre, currently deeply investigating the role of story in her work by writing a memoir. Deborah can also be found in the UK with three collaborators – Mary Pearson (dance/theatre film maker), Alyson Hallett (embodied poetry), and Natasha Nixon (director). She teaches Mary Overlie’s Six Viewpoints on-line and in-person in the USA and in Europe. www.deborahblack.net
Arely Landeros is an interdisciplinary artist from Mexicali, Baja California, with studies in performance arts and social psychology. She is currently working in the project “Micropolis”, an experience created by walking, observation, and choreographic interventions in public and natural spaces. She is supported by the National Fund for Arts and Culture, of México 2018-2019 (FONCA). She also coordinates Laboratorio: Nómada- a program that provides mobility for mexican and international artist, via residencies, exchange, and cooperation.
Martín Lanz is an interdisciplinary Artist from México city, that works with sound, body and architecture to generate site-specific work, that focuses on materiality, acoustics, and landscaping. His work is developed in a collaborative way, assessing the space in order to present and approach it from different perspectives and artistic ways of communication. Currently, he is teaching at the National Center for the Arts in México in the interdisciplinary program, organizes Laboratorio: Condensación- a platform that supports the creative process in interdisciplinary field. www.laboratoriocondensacion.tumblr.com
LEIMAY is a multidimensional entity lead by multidisciplinary artists: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. As an arts organization its mission is to stimulate dialogue on contemporary performance and installation art; develop LEIMAY’s LUDUS; offer studio and performing space for emerging and established artists; and develop and tour new and existing individual and collaborative creations by Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, as well as their work with the LEIMAY Ensemble. LEIMAY endeavors take place at its home, CAVE, located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn as well as at other venues in New York, the Americas, and beyond.
In addition of touring, exhibiting, producing, and developing Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica artistic work, and the LEIMAY Ensemble work LEIMAY runs the following programs: 1) LUDUS, a training program and teaching residency. 2) OUTSIGHT Series, a presenting program. 3) STUDIO SPACES & FELLOWSHIP a low-cost hourly rental facility and an inexpensive permanent studio & resource share. 4) conectom, a free online artist and audience network and online publication. Past programs included SOAK (‘12-’18), the NY Butoh Festival (’03-’09), the CAVE gallery (’96-’06), Vietnamese Artist-in-Residence Program (‘04-05’), Butoh Workshops (’01-’07), NY Butoh Kan Training Initiative/ NY Butoh Kan Teaching Residency (’08 -’11).
New York Restoration Project is at the heart of Innovative urban change in New York City. We believe nature is a fundamental right of every New Yorker, and we work to manifest that right by partnering with local communities, public agencies, and the private sector on a daily basis.
OUTSIGHT, LEIMAY’s Performance Series presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project 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.