OUT OF LINE: "No More Shimmering Cowboys," by Yara Travieso

Date & Time

Last event was Thursday, June 21, 2018


On the High Line at Gansevoort St.

Take a science fiction guided tour of a landscape that once was and explore the High Line from a seemingly alien perspective. Leading a journey through the park, the tour guide muses on the strangeness of a past civilization eons after its inevitable ruin. In No More Shimmering Cowboys, the High Line becomes a theme park, parading the galactic tragic myth that was the American Dream. Rotting shimmering cowboys, incarcerated mothers, and imagined folk songs are part of an apocalyptic adventure depicting our present time.

Now in its third year, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City's most exciting contemporary artists.

We encourage all persons with disabilities to attend. To request additional information regarding accessibility or accommodations at a program, please contact programs@thehighline.org or 646.774.2482. Program venues are accessible via wheelchair accessibility points, and ASL interpretation can be arranged two weeks in advance.


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Yara Travieso is a Brooklyn-based director, filmmaker, writer, and choreographer. Using Latin American magical-realism, mythology and monumental objects, Travieso's work lives in the intersection of films, and performances that reclaim the cultural and mythical lens for women. She is a 2016 Creative Capital Fellow, PS122 RAMP Artist, and a 2015 recipient of NALAC through the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation.

High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.