LEIMAY LUDUS: Guest Teacher Weekly Class with Peter Sciscioli (Fall 2016 cycle)

LEIMAY LUDUS: Guest Teacher Weekly Class with Peter Sciscioli (Fall 2016 cycle -offer to the LEIMAY Ensemble and open to the community)

Voice as Movement with Guest Resident Teacher Peter Sciscioli

Drawing from the 6-week class series offered last spring, these classes are for LEIMAY Ensemble members as well as for all members of the community. LEIMAY LUDUS: Guest Resident Teacher Weekly Classes are open to all levels and drop-ins are welcome; however, note that commitment to the full cycle is encouraged as the class will build and progress 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.

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.

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

To learn more about Peter Sciscioli’s work, you can also visit www.petersciscioli.com.

Additionally, on Saturday, November 19, 2pm-6pm, there will be a 4 hour LUDUS SWATCH LAB with LUDUS Resident Guest Teacher Peter Sciscioli and the LEIMAY Ensemble.

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: October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14 / Monday 10.00AM – 11:30AM
Tuition: $12 per class
Advance Registration is available but not required

Additional Practice Exchange between Peter Sciscioli, Ximena Garnica, and the LEIMAY Ensemble
Date and Time: Saturday, November 19, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Donation with RSVP


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 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.



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