CrossWalk

Date: June 17, 2022 7:00pm, Rain Date: June 19, 2022 7:00pm
Location: Artpark – 450 S 4th St. Lewiston, NY 14092
Tickets: $12

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Stop Traffic.
You have the right of way.
In an intersection where things meet and converge
A conceptual fashion world
Featuring dynamic designers from WNY.
Produced in partnership with Artpark.

CrossWalk is a site-based performance and fashion installation designed for the open space of “Niagara 1979” at Artpark. The performance will collaborate with Michele-Elise Burnett, President of Kakekalanick and Indigenous Art Producer at Artpark, a local Bengali cricket team to stage a live cricket match, fashion designers and two Buffalo-based bands. 

Audiences will view a cricket match in the golden hour while enjoying a cocktail party as they pose for photographs; as the sun begins to set over the iconic gorge, ancestral welcome songs will greet the audience and reveal the Indigenous retrospective from pre-contact to the intersection where our paths converge and the new journey of our shared future begins.  

Theatrical lighting and a designed soundscape with pre-recorded text will take over, altering the context of the evening and positioning the event within a designed fashion show. As the fashion show progresses and night arrives, live bands will provide the soundtrack for the remainder of the evening’s activities; where models, athletics and machines engage with the surrounding landscape.

Attendees are asked to dress in monochromatic colors. Photographers and videographers will capture both performers and audience members for a virtual reality experience to be released at a later date.

Featured Fashion Designers 

  • BUREAU
  • OGLXRY
  • PeteTheGod
  • Kylie Priscilla x Torn Space 
  • Leah Shenandoah
  • Kehala Greene Smith 
  • Uknowtrist
  • Jordan Smith
  • Brittany Claus

Bands

  • Soul Butchers 
  • C4w2
  • Frankie Napolski (original soundscape)

This partnership with Artpark is part of Torn Space’s INTERSECTION: Performance Series. The series, which highlights the wide variety of artist communities in Western New York, transcends expectations for typical theatrical experiences. Unlike traditional sit-down performances, CrossWalk is an event – a celebration of time and place, experienced in the present. 

CrossWalk will take place at Artpark, located at 450 S 4th St. Lewiston, NY 14092, for one night only. This performance party is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, along with the following lead sponsors: Cullen Foundation, Erie County, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Stenclik Family Charitable Foundation, the June Farrington Fund, M&T Bank and REDC.

“Niagara 1979” by Gene Davis – dress in a monochromatic outfit inspired by your favorite color in this enormous color field.