Leyna Marika Papach
Parent Artist Space Grant (2020-21)
Leyna Marika Papach is a musician and interdisciplinary artist from Japan and the United States. Her compositions house the languages of dance, theater, sound, and image. Leyna’s performative work has been presented internationally in Europe, Japan, and the US. She has written and directed four evening-length dance-theater pieces alongside her work as a composer and violinist. Her work and research have been supported through residencies and grant programs such as HARP (HERE Arts Center), Arts International and Japan/US Friendship Commission amongst others and was recently awarded the Emerging Composer’s Award from American Composer’s Forum. Leyna studied violin at the Prague Academy of Music, and received an MA in Theater-Dance studies form DAS Theater (Amsterdam) and a MFA in interdisciplinary studies from Bard College.