Open Call - banner by Piotr Redlinski

LEIMAY Artistic collaborators Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya seek female and male dancers and/or highly physically-trained performers to join their team for LEIMAY’s 2015-16 performance season. Committed individuals will take part in the creation of future work and educational programs.  Artists with strong classical technique, contemporary dance training,  and/or theater artists are encourage to audition.  Individuals who are willing to challenge themselves, are open to creating a unique idiosyncratic instinct-rooted yet highly prolific movement, to explore their physical virtuosity and mental adaptability, and are interested in contributing to the development of interdisciplinary performance are encouraged to audition.

Those interested must…

  • possess strong and versatile physical capabilities and improvisational skills
  • feel comfortable contributing material towards LEIMAY choreography
  • be willing to explore and utilize the voice as part of the body
  • Have an interest in attending the workshops of LEIMAY guest teachers (this includes butoh artists and theater arts akin to the Grotowski tradition)
  • be comfortable performing completely nude

Reservation Is Required

To request a reservation to the audition-workshop, email a statement of interest, current headshot, resume, and reel (if available) to: assistant@leimay.org. by January 6, 2015. After submitting these items you will be contacted with the full audition details.

Becoming -Corpus Excerpts: http://vimeo.com/89944215
Floating Point Waves Excerpts: http://vimeo.com/55506284
Thresholds Excerpts:  https://vimeo.com/106411559

Audition will take the form of a two-day (10 hour) group workshop on January 10 & 11, 2015 from 9:30am-2:30pm at our studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (58 Grand Street). Call-backs will take place on January 14 as a 15-20 minute individual interview with the Artistic Directors.

 

Please read before you apply:
Our studio is located in Williamsburg Brooklyn and most company activities will take place there. Chosen performers are expected to attend rehearsals and retreats. Rehearsals will be during weekdays mornings three times per week 4 hours each.  A one-year engagement is required.  Members are encouraged to attend company classes. Company classes are held three times per week and are two hours long.  Training with guest teachers occur a few times throughout the year and company members are strongly encouraged to attend.  These guest workshops are usually held on weekends or weekday evenings.  Attendance to rehearsals, company classes, workshops and retreats, or work-in-progress showings are unpaid; however you will have access to very valuable training with LEIMAY Artistic Directors as well as renowned international guest teachers. A performance fee is available for premier performances and for retreats. We are looking for individuals who are interested in building a team of creative visionaries who will contribute to the development and the history of body rooted interdisciplinary performance and hybrid stage works.  LEIMAY seeks a strong team of performers who are interested in developing a sustainable artistic community with the promise of future collaborations. We are looking for patient individuals who can commit fully to the present and still reserve interest for future company endeavors.