[WORLD PREMIERE] Lime Rickey International: Future Faith

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Lime Rickey International is the alter ego of transdisiplinary artist Leyya Mona Tawil. Born of ‘noise and nation’ and displaced in time, she dives into a sea of ancient and future unknowns in order to describe diasporic confusion and craving. Future Faith is rooted in Tawil’s practice of Arabic folk forms, specifically dabke and tarab. Tawil embeds political sub-narratives and cultural confusions into Lime’s performance transmissions. 


Future Faith features the following collaborators:
Berlin-based Emese Csornai (lighting)
Scott Tallenger (costume)
Tim Clifford (set).


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. Tawil has a 23-year record of performance work presented throughout the US, Europe and the Arab world; highlights include Irtijal18 (Beirut), After the Last Sky (Berlin), New York Live Arts: Live Ideas (NYC), YBCA Converge (SF), Bimhuis (Amsterdam). She was a 2018 Saari Fellow (Finland) and an AIRSpace Artist at Abrons Art Center (NYC). Tawil is the director of DANCE ELIXIR, Temescal Art Center (Oakland) and the newly launched Arab.AMP.


Lime Rickey International’s Future Faith is supported by Abrons Arts Center through the Abrons AIRspace Residency Program, the East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation and the Saari Residence/KONE Foundation. It is a project of DANCE ELIXIR. This production is supported in part by a generous grant from The Harkness Foundation for Dance and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

DANCE ELIXIR is a 501c3 organization supported in part by the California Arts Council, City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Investing in Tomorrow Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, AIRspace Program at Abrons Arts Center and the Kone Foundation.


Image: Vesa Loikas Photography