SOAK: LEIMAY Fellows and Guest Artist Showcase

Feat. Judith Barnes and the Vertical Player Repertory; BK Dance Project; Ainesh Madan; Timothy Scott, Sophia Treanor and Nicolas Noreña; Taragano Theatre

Date: June 15th, 2018, 7:30 pm

Voorhees Theater at City Tech
Brooklyn, NY
186 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Ticket: $12

SOAK is an annual stream of AcTS and training presenting dance, theater, music, butoh, performance art, and interdisciplinary works. SOAK is presented by LEIMAY in partnership with the New York City College of Technology: City Tech Theaterworks and molded collectively by the artists of the 2017-2018 LEIMAY Fellowship.

SOAK broadens the perceptions of our artists and audiences with work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. The series showcases finished and in-progress work by international, local, and fellow artists, and blends them together in a melange that inspires audiences, invigorates the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY's activities.

Judith Barnes and the Vertical Player Repertory*
Women of Salt and Longing

What do we lose when we lose our place? How do we live, longing for a location and time we can never regain? In this solo dramatization, mezzo-soprano Judith Barnes explores the power and pull of place in our very being. Juxtaposing the vocal music of Alban Berg, Hugo Wolf, Francis Poulenc, and Leonard Bernstein, among others, Judith traverses the psyches of women exiled, forbidden or lost: one who drowns her yearning for home in sleep and dreams, one who has visions of a radiant house she has never seen but intimately knows, one who is compelled back to a place that destroys her, one who mourns a holy place, one immured in a cursed place. Fiercely nostalgic, turning back for one last look, these women inhabit a world of salt and longing.

BK Dance Project
Big Mouth II

Be careful when you use your words if you don’t want to get hurt by the words you spit! People get upset so easily. We act or speak before thinking. We are quick to judge the actions of others. If we knew that others might judge us as we judge them, if we knew that we might be hurt by the words we spit without thinking, would we still want to be a Big Mouth? A solo dance inspired by careless language.

Ainesh Madan

Phantasies is a pledge of allegiance to the universal dark horse. It questions our understanding of the underdog and his/her/their role in accepting, or refusing, the struggles that define our existence. The work provides a non-linear representation of the juvenility that is essential for us to come to terms with social inequality.

Timothy Scott, Sophia Treanor and Nicolas Noreña*
Partial View

Partial View is both a video and performance offering multiple views of a single minimalist score, developed by Timothy Scott, Sophia Treanor and Nicolas Noreña, in collaboration with cinematographer Adam Gundersheimer. Through the use of go-pros, body cams and projections, the piece invites the audience closer to the body and experience of the performer. As the performers move through an improvisational minimalist score, their multiple perspectives are layered over the performance, offering a juxtaposition of single objectivity and multiple subjectivity. Partial View is a contemplation on time, accidents as performance, and the role of the artist as observer participant.

Taragano Theatre*

In this new solo work, Mariana Taragano draws on her recent experience bearing a child and becoming a mother to explore the extreme joy, anxiety, pride, exhaustion, and infinite love that wash through the body along the journey of parenthood. Mariana investigates the movement of infants and children, combining them with her original choreographic language to create a piece that merges movement and narrative.
* star denotes LEIMAY Fellows


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