LEIMAY has once again been invited to be part of Art in the Gardens, organized by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). LEIMAY brings works – an installation and two site-specific performance pieces – to the Gil Hodges Community Garden (534 Carroll Street) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Join us and see how we bring LEIMAY works to a unique environment.
QUALIA – SKYHOLE
August 3 – September 9
Art Installation by LEIMAY: Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica
Mason string, 30 x 60, 2015
LEIMAY uses strings to create a sense of expansion and collapse of the outdoor space affirming the garden as place of contemplation, rebirth, and regeneration. LEIMAY invites you to look for the marked bench to fully experience the view of this installation.
A highlight of last year’s season, LEIMAY brings you two performance pieces in this year’s “Art in the Gardens.” Using dance, theater, music, and light at sunset, LEIMAY explores the fragility and resilience of life through a dance of rising and falling in “Thresholds II”. In “In Illo Tempore Vignettes” characters are captured suspended in time to reveal what it seems to be eternity or what might be considered as eternity.
Silvia Brodi: Silvia does not recognize herself in the appellation of artist as she would include her work into a more personal enriching learning process which expands through the mean of art forms. She studied classical and contemporary dance as well as scene studies, performing in Italy, France, Austria and New York.
Charlotte Colmant: Originally from Paris, Charlotte trained at The Martha Graham School and is now dancing for several artists/companies in the city.
Baptiste Denient: Baptiste has spent a great deal of time evading rules, limitations and boundaries. Performance art eventually seduced him as the most disciplined and engaging form of indulgence in diverse states of transcendence.
Mario Galeano: Mario is a performance artist from Paraguay. Ze tells stories by mixing photography, dance and theater. Ze’s interested in creating koans with his art. OM.
Lucy Kerr (LEIMAY Fellow 2014-15): Lucy is a choreographer, dancer, writer, and interdisciplinary artist. Lucy is currently creating and presenting multimedia solo and group works as a Fellow at LEIMAY.
Cacá Macedo: Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cacá got his BA in Physical Theater in Switzerland, his post graduation degree in Modern Dance at Martha Graham School in NYC. He currently works for Group.BR the only Brazilian Theater company in NY
Liz McAuliffe: Liz is a New York City-based dancer and choreographer. She has been working with LEIMAY since 2011, and is grateful to be a part of this community of rigorous and boundary-pushing artists.
Shannon McPhee: Shannon holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University, an MFA in Theatre Arts with a focus on Dance and Performance Art from Towson University and is a former member of the Baltimore-based Kibism Dance Company. She’s performed in NYC at Dixon Place, P.S. 122, the NY International Fringe Festival, Mabou Mines and various venues in D.C., Boston and Baltimore.
Allison Mikulewich: Queens based book seller who loves to dance.
Butch Merigoni: Since finishing graduate school in 2005 Butch’s work has evolved from object-based ideas to action-based explorations. Explorations that definitely go further as a result of working with the talented performers that are a part of this project.
Hiram Pines: Hiram is a monologuist, performer and creator of movement-based theater. Please join him for his next performance, “Lifecycle,” at Movement Research’s Open Performance on September 8.
Billy Poorten: Billy lives in Brooklyn and is inspired by, and thrilled to work with, all these talented people.
Irena Romendik: Irena is a visual artist. Her craft starts from painting and extends across multidisciplinary experiments.
Joanna Stone: Joanna is a dancer and dance/fitness instructor based in Brooklyn, NY. Currently she is interested in making work and participating in art that challenges Western conventional thought.
Raul Zbengheci (LEIMAY Team Member): Raul is a Romanian-American artist, writer, and producer. He finds inspiration in the passage of time, conservation, and futures many thousands of years away.
Derek DiMartini (LEIMAY Performance Ensemble Member): Derek hails from Oakland, California. He has choreographed extensively with A Different Drum Dance Company and his work has been performed with Mare Nostrum Elements, WAXworks and Marie-Christine Giordano Salon.
Andrea Jones (LEIMAY Performance Ensemble Member): Began working with LEIMAY as a member of the Performance Ensemble in 2012. She is also an active contributor to the developing LEIMAY LUDUS Training Program and regularly teaches a the donation-based Community Class throughout the year.
Emily G. Smith (LEIMAY Performance Ensemble Member): Emily is a dancer, choreographer, and costume maker. She is currently dancing with LEIMAY and is developing work for her own dance company “NOT for reTALE”.
Liene Camarena Fogele (Musician): Mexican-Latvian soprano, Liene completed her voice studies at the National Conservatory in Mexico City and The National Music Conservatory in Riga, Latvia. She is happy to have recently become a New Yorker and thrilled to collaborate with LEIMAY/
Thea Little (Musician, LEIMAY Fellow 14-15): Born and raised in NY, Thea has been composing music since she was five years old. She has also danced with several choreographers and has shown her own choreographic work around Europe and the United States. https://vimeo.com/user10178293/videos
Jeremy D. Slater (Musician): Jeremy is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the areas of sound, video, computer art, performance, and installation. Slater performs as ( ) and is a member of ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, tū, EMP, and Plan 23. Slater was guest musician at Watermill Center and HERE with Cave/Leimay, and was artist in residence at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. www.jeremyslater.net
Photos from last year’s performances // Qualia-Gardens
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