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Crossing Boundaries Concert Series Vol. 8: MOLDING
September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT$20 – $30
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents CROSSING BOUNDARIES Concert Series Vol. 8: MOLDING, curated by gamin. Conceived and performed by Leah Ogawa, MOLDING is an object movement puppetry piece about shedding one’s skin and confronting one’s memories. The character illustrates the liminal space she embodies by using her own physical body and her molded body parts to explore the feeling of in-between-ness and the process of accepting herself. It is her journey to face society’s expectations and to recognize and assimilate her true identity.
lead artist: Leah Ogawa (performance & puppetry, Japan)
music: John Chao (Taiwan)
This is the fifth of eight concerts in the series during 2019 and will take place on September 13, 2019 at 8 pm at CRS.
Tickets are $25 in advance $30 at the door. Students and seniors with valid ID can purchase tickets for $20 at the door. Tickets are available online, by phone (212-677-8621), and at CRS.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
LEAH OGAWA is a puppeteer, actor, choreographer, and model based in New York City. Born in Hachioji and raised in Yamanashi, Japan, her puppetry training began at Sarah Lawrence with Dan Hurlin and Tom Lee. Leah has worked with incredible artists such as Chinese Theatre Works, Tom Lee, Loco 7, Phantom Limb, Hamid Rahmanian, Nami Yamamoto, Hua Hua Zhang, and many more. She has performed as a puppeteer around the U.S., China, and France. Leah is a recipient of the Queens Council on the Arts’ New Work Grant for her original piece MOLDING.
JOHN CHAO is a producer, songwriter, and instrumentalist based in New York City. He has a background in classical music, electronic, and experimental. John is part of the experimental pop collective Misha, signed to Tomlab Records. John’s music has appeared in advertisements, theatre, and art pieces.
ABOUT CROSSING BOUNDARIES
Now in its second year, CROSSING BOUNDARIES is a performance series devoted to creating unforgettable live art experiences that dissolve boundaries between performers and audiences, traditional and new music, and the local and the global, bringing people together and promoting the awareness that we each possess a limitless creativity inside us.
CRS has from its inception in 2004 attracted many people from abroad, and has become known for presenting healing, arts, and cultural programs from around the world and from Asia in particular. This season, which is supported by a grant from the LMCC, is curated by four outstanding artists of Asian descent: gamin, Jen Shyu, JunYi Chow, and Lâle Sayoko. There is a long tradition of interdisciplinarity in Asian arts, where ritual practices have always involved elements of dance, theatre, improvised music, and storytelling, and this season will build on that tradition.
The 2019 season of CROSSING BOUNDARIES is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.