Leyya Mona Tawil - Gibney
Week of July 15, 2020
Making space for
Leyya Mona Tawil as Lime Rickey International, crouching onstage with the right hand outstretched.

Leyya Mona Tawil

Lime Rickey International is the superconsciousness of Leyya Mona Tawil, an artist working with dance, sound and performance practices. Leyya is a Syrian, Palestinian, American engaged in the world as such. Her 23-year record of choreographies and performance scores have toured throughout the US, Europe and the Arab world. In 2018, she was a Kone Foundation/Saari Fellow (Finland) and AIRSpace Artist at Abrons Art Center (NYC). Her work has been commissioned for Abrons Arts Center’s 2018-19 Season and Target Margin Theater’s LAB 2019. Tawil is the director of DANCE ELIXIR and Arab.AMP, a platform for the work of Arab Experimentalism.

Lime Rickey Intl3 Photo by Brian Rogers