LEIMAY & The New York Restoration Project Present:
OUTSIGHT featuring LEIMAY Fellow, Effy Grey
Sunday, September 29th at 2pm
@ Gil Hodges Community Garden // Gowanus, Brooklyn ( 534 Carroll Street)
This is a FREE and public performance
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 WORK:
How do we designate relationships? How quickly do we create a community? When are we a coven? For the performance at Gil Hodges community garden I’m creating a piece that looks into the makings of connection/communities: the relationships of space, place, time, and need. This will have the attendees bounce between audience and onlooker, and participate with alternating, set phrase work and reaction-based movement guided by the garden space and amplified by the relation of lines, angles and form. My hope is that the attendees leave not only seeing an unrepeatable performance but that they assist in creating it.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Effy Grey is a Leo sun, Virgo rising, and a Cancer moon: Brooklyn choreographer, performer, photographer, videographer, and veterinary technician. Their aesthetic delves deep into the weight of animated mechas, breathing life into renaissance paintings, and developing witchcraft in current circumstances. Effy has presented their creations in Ohio, New York, Illinois, and Michigan, with their greatest achievement is making the entire audience crave pancakes or waffles by tarring themselves with maple syrup and glitter. Currently, my research is focused on moving away from improvisational structures and attempting to find efficiency in setting swift, specified, non-codified movement or pathways removing the gendering of movement and romantic narratives of relationships. https://www.effygrey.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.
photo credit: Effy Grey