Encounters with LEIMAY is a four-part series of talks, performances, and training that, seen as a whole, offer a resonant environment that mirrors LEIMAY’s artistic practice.  Encounters with LEIMAY  is conceived by artistic directors Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya as a chance to see the company at its home, uncovering the layers of thought, practice, and experimentation that compose LEIMAY’s work.  This series takes place through the LEIMAY Ludus Training Summer Intensive, a lecture demonstration on LEIMAY Ludus, and a symposium and performance studies focused around LEIMAY’s new piece, Borders, premiering at BAM in February 2016.

LEIMAY Ludus Lecture Demonstration

In this 2 hour lecture demonstration, artistic directors Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya together with company members will demonstrate the current practices and fundamental principles of LEIMAY Ludus. Through this encounter, LEIMAY reveals the aesthetic investigations and body research behind its pieces. This session follows the model devised for The New Museum in 2012.

Audience members who have RSVP’d must arrive 15 minutes prior to the posted performance’s starting time.  Failure to do so may result in loss of reservation.
If all RSVP spaces are filled, please note that we are reserving several spaces at the door only, they will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

LEIMAY Ludus Training is envisioned by artistic director Ximena Garnica as a laboratory investigating the potential of the performer’s body. It offers a thorough, yet non-codified, instinctive, conscious and rigorous way to train and research the body and voice of dance, theater and art performers. LEIMAY Ludus Training does not rely on any one particular technique, but it is rather constantly reinventing itself; opening to internal and external dynamics, approaching and valuing training as an act of cultivation and growing of the body embracing its voice, its soul, its intellect and its physicality.  We continue to develop LEIMAY Ludus Training by offering different opportunities to work with artistic director Ximena Garnica,  current ensemble dancers,  and with an inspiring group of local and international guest  and resident teachers working within the field of butoh, physical theater, performance art and experimental vocal practices.

SOAK is supported, in part, by The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  SOAK and LEIMAY Ludus Training are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding for LEIMAY’s presenting program is given by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

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