Destroy// Austin with Leyya Mona Tawil
May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A new ritual for new times.
Leyya Mona Tawil builds the work on location in one day with local artists.
Concept Choreography Composition/ Leyya Mona Tawil
Music/ Marina Peterson, Christopher Petkus, Josh Ronsen
Dance/ Errin Delperdang, Katherine Hodges, Lisa Anne Kobdish, Laura Mobley, Rosalyn Nasky, Lauren Tietz, Erica Gionfriddo
In performance, the work destroys itself.
In collaboration with local dancers and musicians, dance artist and composer, Leyya Mona Tawil, will bring Destroy// All Places, to the Museum of Human Achievement, presented and supported by COTFG. The performance is composed, but untethered. The artists attempt a score imbedded with mechanisms that make its execution increasingly impossible, forcing the material into stages of deterioration and evolution. ‘Destroy// All Places’ began in San Francisco in 2012, and has since visited over 25 cities. Over 100 artists have participated in the project internationally.
Leyya Mona Tawil is an artist working with dance and music practices. Her performance scores have been presented in 16 countries; recent highlights include Irtijal18 (Beirut), New York Live Arts (NYC), After the Last Sky Festival (Berlin), Bimhuis (Amsterdam) and Der Bloede Dritte Mittwoch (Vienna). She is currently an Airspace resident artist at Abrons Art Center (NYC) and a 2018 Saari Residence Fellow (Finland). Tawil is the Artistic Director or ELIXIR and TAC– a venue in Oakland-CA.