Lime Rickey International’s UNSTOPPABLE is a transdisciplinary work created and performed by Leyya Mona Tawil. Lime Rickey International is “shipwrecked here from the future.” She performs fictional folkdances and sings to a homeland that is yet to exist. Lime Rickey International’s UNSTOPPABLE is embedded with political subnarratives and cultural confusions. Her sonic and choreographic platform is built under the influence of Arabic maqam, dabke, noise and conceptual movement practices. This is a work of Arab Experimentalism – a field that narrates regional and diasporic realities through transgressive arts practices.
Lime Rickey International is the superconsciousness of Leyya Mona Tawil, an artist working with dance, sound and performance practices. Tawil is a Syrian, Palestinian, American engaged in the world as such. Lime Rickey International emerged as a container for the world of lost homelands. The works of Lime reference Tawil’s training in Arabic dabke as well as decades of work in the realm of noise, improvisation and experimental performance. Lime’s appearances include DOCK11 (Berlin), AUNTS at NYU Skirball Theater (NYC), Der Bloede Dritte Mittwoch (Vienna), MD301 (Amsterdam), Love Supreme Festival (Barcelona), Sonic Circuits Festival (Wash. DC) and Active Music Series (Oakland).
Leyya Mona Tawil has a 23-year record of choreographies and performance scores that have been presented throughout the US, Europe and the Arab world; highlights include Irtijal18 (Beirut), After the Last Sky Festival (Berlin), New York Live Arts: Live Ideas (NYC), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ (SF), Bimhuis (Amsterdam) and Soap Factory (Minneapolis). She is a 2018 Saari Residency Fellow (Finland) and an AIRSpace Resident Artist at Abrons Art Center (NYC). Tawil is the director of DANCE ELIXIR; TAC, a venue in Oakland-CA; and the newly launched ArabAMP, an international program featuring Arab Experimentalists.
Dates + Times
Friday, November 2, 8pm
Saturday, November 3, 8pm
$10 Suggested Donation
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.