LEIMAY & The New York Restoration Project Present:
OUTSIGHT featuring LEIMAY Fellow, Rebecca Fitton
Saturday, October 5th at 2pm
@ Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Garden // Lower East Side, Manhattan (174 Suffolk 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:
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Rebecca Fitton is an improviser, facilitator, and citizen. Born in England and raised in rural Wisconsin, her work as a community organizer and participatory artist is largely informed by her experiences as a bi-racial immigrant. Her projects have been presented in New York City at ShowDown/Gibney, Open Performance/Movement Research, Chez Bushwick, Staten Island Arts, Triskelion Arts and LiVEART.US at the Queens Museum, in addition to many non-traditional performance spaces across New York, New Jersey, Florida, Wisconsin, and Salzburg, Austria such as bars, grocery stores, rooftops, gardens and the perimeter of Manhattan. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Center Space in Grand Rapids, MI/ Rebecca is a current LEIMAY Subsidized Fellow at CAVE in Brooklyn, NY and is part of the Hemispheric Institute’s 2019 EMERGENYC program. In addition to her performance work, Fitton is an administrator for Pentacle and independent artists, Edisa Weeks/DELIRIOUS Dances and Will Rawls. She has been a member of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee since 2018. Fitton holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University. https://www.rebeccafittonprojects.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: Jaqueline Cannon