06. December 2019 - 19:00 till 21:00
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Vibration: SAORI KANDA Art Performance with Lâle Sayoko | CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) | Friday, 06. December 2019

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents VIBRATION: SAORI KANDA art performance with Sufi Dance artist LÂLE SAYOKO on Friday, Dec 6 2019 from 7 – 9 pm. VIBRATION brings together two internationally touring artists known for improvisationally translating music into visual art and movement. In conjunction with the live performance, an exhibition of Kanda's paintings will be on view in the CRS lobby.
Painting with bare hands, brushes, sometimes throwing paint, 2019 Independent Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair Audience Award Winner SAORI KANDA brings to life delicious large-scale scenes of nature and fantasy inspired by her love of Japanese art (both traditional and modern) as well as the flowing Arabesques to which she was exposed growing up in the Middle East. While SAORI paints, LÂLE SAYOKO, in a free-spirited approach to the Sufi practice known as sema(spiritual listening), follows the music's vibrations to unfold the ever-flowing movements of nature, such as the opening and closing of a flower dancing in the wind (lâle means tulip in Turkish).
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and are available online and at CRS. Students and seniors are $20. Children 12 and under accompanied by an ***** are free.

This event is supported by the GLOBUS RYOKAN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE program and is one of a series of events in early December featuring Saori Kanda across the city.
The Globus Ryokan Artist-in-Residence program seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue by providing opportunities for Japanese artists to live and exhibit in New York City. The GLOBUS FAMILY has long been associated with cultural interchange between Japan and United States. They have sponsored events at eminent institutions including Japan Society and Asia Society. Their scope spans dance, theater, cinema, art, craft, and performance groups. For more information, visit: www.nycwashitsu.com/

A visual artist and live painting performer presented around the world by numerous festivals, museums and companies (Nissan, Maserati, Cartier, etc.), Saori Kanda uses her entire body to feel the waves of music and draw her unique piece of art on a large canvas as if she dances. It is reminiscent of the style of abstract expressionism such as Jackson ******* and Willem de Kooning.She breathes a life into the canvas. Her work grows and become filled with freewheeling spirits by experiencing the cycle of destruction and rebirth. She, as a painter, becomes a part of her own work and her outstanding performance attracts offers from all over the world.saorian.com/
Saori Kanda's work and performance will also be presented in:
TOKYO EMERGENCE:  an exhibition of 10 artists from Japan presented by TagboatOpening Reception:  Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 pmOpening Art Performance by SAORI KANDA with SIVA:  Tuesday, December 3 from 7:30 – 8 pmVenue:  WhiteBox, 213 E 121st St, New York, NY 10035tagboat.com/store/about/en/

Lâle Sayoko lives to embody and transmit the voice of spirit through music and dance. As CRS resident Sufi Dance instructor, choreographer, performing artist, and musical curator, she loves to welcome people into this holy practice to explore and share their own divinity. She intermittently tours internationally with BELLA GAIA, a live concert blending music, dance, technology, and NASA satellite imagery inspired by the experience of astronauts viewing the earth from space. "Sublime" — Village Voice. 
One of the founding members of Japan’s famous SAMANYOLU professional belly dance group in Tokyo, Lâle went on to a long solo career performing throughout the northeastern USA and touring with United Kingdom’s Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers on over a 100 city tour encompassing the U.K., as well as Turkey’s Baba Zula. About six years ago, she was forced to retire to support her young daughter through a life-threatening medical crisis. Several years later she discovered that she could whirl as a form of prayer to support her daughter and began studying Sufi Dance with Paris-based Sufi Artist Rana Gorgani. In April 2018 Gorgani awarded her the International Sufi Dance Certification Of Cid UNESCO, granting her authority to teach Gorgani’s method of Sufi Dance training. She currently teaches Sufi Dance classes at CRS every first Thursday of the month from 7 – 8:30 pm and leads the CRS Healing Circles + Whirling Prayer that take place every third Thursday of the month from 7:15 – 9 pm. facebook.com/lale.sayoko

For more info abuot this event, visit:https://crsny.org/index.php/event/vibration-saori-kanda-art-performance-with-lale-sayoko/