LEIMAY LUDUS: Guest Teacher Weekly Class with Peter Sciscioli

Spring 2016 Guest Teacher - Peter

Voice as Movement with LUDUS Resident Guest Teacher Peter Sciscioli

Each class includes a physical warm-up, helping participants to increase breath capacity and access vocal resonance in the body. Various exercises for accessing resonance, volume, range, stamina and articulation will be introduced. Participants will explore how the extension of movement into sound can alter our perception and activate space differently than movement alone. Further, participants will experience a dialogue between spoken language and movement. Finally, participants will discover how this interplay can expand the variety of choices that are available to performers, allowing for a fuller means of expression through the body.

LEIMAY LUDUS: Guest Teacher Weekly Classes are open to all levels, drop-ins are welcome and each class will have a slightly different focus that is progressive over the course of the offered cycle. This class is for anyone interested in exploring or using voice as a practice and/or in performance.

Class Subjects:
I. Accessing Breath
II. Producing sound
III. Working with environment and character
IV. Working with language
V. Working with song
VI. Integrated approaches to voice and movement

Additionally, on Friday June 3rd following the last class of this cycle, there will be a 3 hour LUDUS SWATCH LAB with LEIMAY Artistic Director Ximena Garnica and LUDUS Resident Guest Teacher Peter Sciscioli.
Participants will be introduced to key aspects of Peter Sciscioli’s voice practice and LEIMAY’s body conditioning explorations. This lab will be divided into three parts: Experience back-to-back one-hour sessions with an aspect of each teacher’s work, followed by an open exchange, be it conversation or physical practice, facilitated by Ximena and Peter.No performance experience is required, this a donation-based LUDUS practice exchange session.

Drop-in Class Cycle
Dates and Times: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 / Friday 9.30AM – 11AM
Tuition: $12 per class
Advance Registration is available but not required

Additional LUDUS SWATCH LAB with Ximena Garnica and Peter Sciscioli
June 3, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Donation-based with RSVP

LEIMAY LUDUS is an invitation to play in the world of LEIMAY. Through LEIMAY LUDUS Ximena, Shige and the LEIMAY Ensemble share and continue to articulate LEIMAY’s physical conditioning practices, visual art craft, aesthetics and philosophies while providing another point of access to their creations and process, and contributing to an understanding of the works distinctive to LEIMAY.

LEIMAY LUDUS offers 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.

Photo by Julieta Cervantes
Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Peter Sciscioli is an interdisciplinary performer, creator, educator, and producer whose work encompasses dance, music, theater and film. Since 1997 he has been creating work with a wide variety of collaborators for concert, site-specific and theater venues throughout the world. In 2012, Sciscioli founded the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a network of artists and producers working across disciplines and cultures. He has performed and taught in countries from Mexico to Macedonia, worked extensively with Meredith Monk, Jane Comfort and Daria Fain, and performed in work by Jonathan Bepler/Matthew Barney, Ping Chong, Susan Marshall and Philip Glass/Mary Zimmerman, among others. www.petersciscioli.com


LEIMAY LUDUS is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.