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May 29, 2022: Martita Abril + Wally Cardona + Ellen Fisher + Salley May

6:00 pm
Photos clockwise from top left: Martita Abril by Kathryn Butler; Salley May and performers by Alice Klugherz; Ellen Fisher by John Nesbitt; Wally Cardona, artwork by Adam Shecter

Photos clockwise from top left: Martita Abril by Kathryn Butler; Salley May and performers by Alice Klugherz; Ellen Fisher by John Nesbitt; Wally Cardona, artwork by Adam Shecter


Sundays on Broadway presents an evening of performances by Martita Abril, Wally Cardona, Ellen Fisher and Salley May on May 29th at WeisAcres.

Martita Abril is Mexican and has stated that she will do something very Mexican.

Wally Cardona will perform Son of Gone GIVEN. Partly posthumous, Son of Gone GIVEN - third in a series by Wally Cardona - follows GIVEN on a Sunday (2019) and GIVEN in the Blackbox (2018).

Ellen Fisher will perform HOLD, a short solo work in progress.

Salley May, with collaborators/performers Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala and Pedro J. Rosado Jr., will present an opening excerpt of Lights and Sirens, in which four artists/friends/people compare first aid kits with survival secrets. Lights and Sirens will be presented in full later this year at Howl Happening Gallery.

Due to COVID restrictions, reservations are required. Please email us at info@cathyweis.org to reserve your seat.


WeisAcres
537 Broadway, #3
Event begins at 6:00 pm – doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating.
$10 suggested contribution.

Vaccination card required at door.
Masks required during show.


Artists' Bios

Martita Abril, better known as Pichu, is a border kid from Tijuana, México. She has benefitted from both sides of the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program, and from volunteering as an interpreter aiding families seeking asylum at a US detention facility. Abril creates original work and performs in such pieces as Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions at MoMA. She is currently the coordinator of Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church and programs and events manager at MR. She resides at the border of Bushwick and Greenpoint with her partner and 31 plants, most of which are alive.

Wally Cardona’s work has been presented in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and been commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, The Kitchen, EMPAC, and other venues. Awards include the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship, Creative Capital, and a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award. Influences include training at the Juilliard School and working with Jonathan Bepler, Nyoman Catra, Proeung Chhieng, David Gordon, Deborah Hay, Jennifer Lacey, Saya Lei, Ralph Lemon, Jean-Christophe Paré, Kapila Venu, Rahel Vonmoos, and Heni Winahyuningsih.

Ellen Fisher is an interdisciplinary movement artist who performs internationally. Her performances are informed by her in-depth research in Sri Lankan dance rituals. She has had teaching appointments throughout Europe and the US. At present she is performing with the Meredith Monk vocal ensemble.

Salley May has been a downtown performance artist since 1987. She curated P.S.122’s Avant-Garde-Arama and did artist workshops with disadvantaged populations through Hospital Audiences Inc. (HAI) for 25 years. She was a long-standing member of Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, and remains committed to the life, work, and spirit of downtown luminary Tom Murrin/Alien Comic. May co-created the performance company MAYHEM with her sister Nancy May. She presents her current Sundays on Broadway piece through a new company formed with Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala, and Pedro J. Rosado Jr.

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Sundays at 6pm

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537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012

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