WEB_BANNER_Qualia - Holometaboly In Qualia – Holometaboly, LEIMAY continues to share its Qualia Series by creating a chain of kinetic sculptures in continuous interplay with bodies in constant transformation.The installation performance can be experienced for one day at the historic Beaux Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum. A part of Beat Festival’s Opening night celebration, the installation performance features Masanori Asahara, Ximena Garnica, Andrea Jones, Hollie Miller, and Jeremy Slater.

Come one, come all!  This is a FREE event, a true celebration of Brooklyn performing arts.

Thursday, September 11 | 7:30pm –  8:30pm | Free event (with museum admission)
Brooklyn Museum Beaux Arts Court
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
Note: Ongoing performance looping every 15 minutes.
RSVP here.As part of Beat Festival LEIMAY is also performing a new piece: Thresholds  at the Brooklyn Museum.
Please check here for details about that piece.

Masanori Asahara, a native of Japan, has been living and dancing in New York since 2004. He studied at DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM. He creates his own works and has performed with Janis Brenner & Dancers, Butoh Rockettes, Company So-GoNo, da:zain, Duhon Dance, Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends, Ko-Ryo Dance Theater,Wendy Osserman Dance Company, Purring Tigers, Sasha Soreff Dance Company, Sticky Mango Movement, Nathan Trice – Rituals, Vissi Dance Theater, Yukio Waguri and Kota Yamazaki / Fluid hug-hug.

Ximena Garnica is a Colombian born interdisciplinary choreographer, director and artist based in New York. She received a B.A. in theater arts with a minor in multimedia studies from the City College of New York. In 2006 she graduated from Akira Kasai’s Tenshikan Dance Institute in Tokyo. Ximena is active as a curator and producer. She has been awarded with the 2010 Bessie Schonberg Individual Choreographers Residency at the Yard and has been recognized with the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship for young Hispanic directors in New York. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally in Japan, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Mexico and Colombia.  Currently she teaches at P.H.T.S, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama. Other teaching credits included master classes and lectures at Denison University, Skidmore College, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College and the Academia Superior de Artes de Bogota.  She lives in Brooklyn and leads ongoing training in dance and performance at CAVE.

Andrea Jones, a native of northern Virginia, began her professional dance training at the Russell School of Ballet, under the direction of Thomas and Ilona Russell. Andrea has also studied at the Virginia School of the Arts, American Ballet Theater, the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Boston Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She graduated from George Mason University in 2008 with two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in dance and the other in English with a concentration in comparative literature. Andrea has choreographed works for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Wilson College, George Mason University, and the Fairfax Ballet. As a dancer, she has worked with choreographers such as Scott Rink, Susan Shields and Adriane Fang. She spent the last three years performing as a company member of Naganuma. Andrea joined LEIMAY in Winter 2012 and has contributed to the development of LEIMAY Ludus Training.

Hollie Miller studied choreography at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK) before training with Butoh artist Marie- Gabrielle Roite. She was a recipient of the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund to further her studies of Butoh in Japan. Hollie worked with artist Di Mainstone on multiple interactive performances using sonic devices that use new digital technologies. Hollie has featured in short films; performed at the National Portrait Gallery, The Barbican and Wilton’s Music Hall in London; and on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. She is currently studying the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA program at Brooklyn College.

JEREMY D. SLATER is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the areas of sound, video, computer art, performance, and installation. Born in Reading, England and a graduate of both SUNY College at Buffalo and School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Computer Art. Performances include sound and live performed video that is ambient and sometimes interactive/reactive. Video work includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. He is currently curator of “sonic front” at Front Room Gallery. He has curated numerous performance events and gallery shows in New York including: “A Sound Show” at Front Room Gallery, sound/video performances series “kere.u” and “FLOW”, “Sun Khronos” at Millennium Film Workshop, and “Video as an Instrument” at The Tank and Supreme Trading Gallery. Jeremy Slater received a Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA), was awarded the Experimental Television Residency, was guest musician at Watermill Center with Cave/Leimay, and was an artist in residence at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally. www.jeremyslater.net