Encounters with LEIMAY: Public Symposium & Studies for Borders


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.

Public Symposium & Studies for Borders

This afternoon with LEIMAY revolves around the word and concept of Borders, which is the subject and name of LEIMAY’s new piece, premiering at BAM in 2016.  The afternoon begins with a symposium of thinkers from different fields who reflect on the notion of borders.  Following, LEIMAY will present performance studies for the piece.  After the studies, audience members are invited to share their impressions of the work in a round table format.


Dr. John DiMartini
Jeff Friedman
Daanish Masood
Peter Sciscioli

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: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya is the duo behind CAVE, the New York Butoh Festival, and the Williamsburg SOAK festival. Comprising photography, video art, installation, and dance, and often involving interdisciplinary collaborations and training projects, LEIMAY’s sculptural, video, and light installations and contemporary performances are rooted in the body, integrating instinct-grounded choreographies and mesmerizing environments. Their performances juxtapose sound, video, light, and movement to create multi-sensory experiences that range from wild physicality to contemplative silence.

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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