Using a set of warm-up exercises we will rediscover the alignment of the body and activate the area around the sacrum. We will stimulate an inner flow of energy that enables the execution of all subsequent movement. Through choreographed structures we will place an external geometry inside the performer’s body and explore a deep investigation in presence and intentionality. Through improvisation we will strip away the need to show, to present and to perform so that the body can exist not only formally but energetically.
Date: June 8th // 1:30pm-4:30pm
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Elke Luyten, originally from Belgium, lives and works in New York City. In 2010, Luyten re-performed several of Abramović’s pieces at the exhibition “Marina Abramović:The Artist Is Present” at the MoMA. She is currently performing in Robert Wilson’s “The Life and Death of Marina Abramović”, which has toured internationally since 2011. Luyten’s own work has been presented by the REDCAT in Los Angeles, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Hooyong Performing Art Centre in South Korea, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and Dance New Amsterdam in New York. Her most recent collaboration with Kira Alker called “Death Drive” was performed as part of the Dance and Process series at The Kitchen this past June. Currently, Luyten is working as the Artist Advisor at the Watermill Center and she curates the International Summer Fellowship Program at the Stiftung Insel Hombroich in Germany.
LEIMAY’s performance season is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts, a state agency. SOAK is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.