The sound — often dissonant and sometimes deafening — won’t be what you remember. Instead, what will burrow in your memory is a simple, subtle action of hands fluttering forward and back, like the gentle swish of a fan. This gesture appears intermittently through Lime Rickey International’s Future Faith, which had its world premiere at Abrons Arts Center.
Lime Rickey International is the alter ego of Leyya Mona Tawil, a Syrian-Palestinian-American performance artist who creates and executes scores blended from sound and movement. Sporting a lurid green wig and a futuristic go-go costume, she wanders and warbles throughout the Underground Theater, a concrete-coated bunker of a space with the word toilet affixed to one wall. Sometimes, she pauses, once on the balcony for a gestural solo, but she doesn’t linger. The roaming feels personal, as if . . .
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Lime Rickey International (Leyya Mona Tawil); Photo by Brian Rogers