Good Bye


FALL 2019

Location TBA

Duration: 50 minutes

Supported by

92Y Harkness Dance Center AIR 2017-2018

Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant 2018

Exploring the Metropolis AIR 2018

Marble House Project AIR 2017


-Catherine Tharin, Curator

"What do we assume by what we see?"

-Emma, audience at showing


Donate to this project (tax-deductible) 

Good Bye is a response to challenging socio-political questions I've formed over the last 7 years as a Japanese person living in NYC. Some of these are: Why don't people talk about racial discrimination when it is right in front of them? Why there is not a Asian Rights section at Strand Books when there is a Black Rights section? I see some heterosexual men say in public that they respect women, but when they are in private they use exploitive pornography, isn't this a contradiction of values?   


Exploring the Metropolis, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, NYC (5/2/2018) 

DraftWork, NYC (2/3/2018)

92Y Harkness Dance Center APAP, NYC (1/12-13/2018)

Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC (10/2/2017)

IIAC, Earthdance, MA (7/22/2017)

Marble House Project, VT (7/11/2017)

Annual Benefit Party, CPR, Brooklyn (4/3/2017)

Chez Bushwick WIP showing, Brooklyn (3/7/2017)

Informal showing at CPR, Brooklyn (1/7/2017)


Cara Angela Liguori, Dorian Wallace, Carl Limbacher, Max Maples

Mei Yamanaka, Akiha Yamakami, Leah Morrison, Madeline Adelle Phillips

Cara Angela Liguori has been helping artists’ clarify and bring creative ideas to fruition, as a performer, feedback facilitator, proposal writer and movement coach/dramaturg, for over a decade. To date, she has had the privilege of participating in various stages of the creative and research processes of award-winning performing artists including Joanna Kotze, luciana achugar, Faye Driscoll, Tansy Burlesque and Kensaku Shinohara, to name a few. Currently, Cara is immersed in the field of Somatics and Bodywork. She completed Zero Balancing and Esalen Massage certifications in 2017 and now studies Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals with Alexandra Beller as well as Ideokinesis with Irene Dowd. Cara utilizes skills she has honed through her evolving Bodywork practice, such as visceral listening, energetic/spatial sensitivity, compassionate critical analysis and non-judgmental witnessing, to anchor and direct her collaborative dramaturgical process. Cara received her BA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Connecticut College in 2005.

Dorian Wallace is a composer, improviser, pianist, teacher, and activist. His work explores aspects of conscious and unconscious experiences, politics, and theatrics. His compositions take inspiration from the psychological aspects of the conscious and unconscious experiences of the mind, political turmoil, and social justice. He is one of New York City's most sought after musicians for dance, working and collaborating artists such as with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, The Jose Limon Institute, The Juilliard School, Columbia University, New York University, RIOULT Dance, Ballet Hispanico, and Jacqulyn Buglisi. He is the founder and artistic director of the New York City based new music collective Tenth Intervention, director of improvisational septendected The Free Sound Ahn-somble, pianist for surrealist nightclub act Trystero, and a founding member of improvisational quintet AmmoCake. He studied Music Composition with Sebastian Birch, Pat Pace, Tom Janson, Frank Wiley and Chas Baker at Kent State University. His works have been performed at the Pompidou Centre (Paris), Palais Jacques Coeur (Bourges), Universidad de Costa Rica, The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR, Science Friday, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, National Sawdust, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center (NY).

Big thanks to private donors and artists who generously gave feedback on this work project, as well as rehearsal/showings support by Magda Kaczmarska and Larissa Asebedo.

Exploring the Metropolis is grateful to the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation for their support of the EtM Choreographer + Composer Residencies in Partnership with the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This work is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This work is made possible (in part) by Harkness Dance Center's Artist in Residence Program at 92Y.

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