newsletter-borders-photo-by-pavel-antonov_381LEIMAY Artistic Directors  Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya seek female and male dancers, and/or highly physically and vocal trained performers to join their team for LEMAY’s 2017 performance season. Individuals should be interested in exploring vocal work as well as physical performance and dance. Committed individuals will take part in the creation of the main stage production, smaller works, and educational programs.  Individuals who are willing to challenge themselves, are open to creating a unique idiosyncratic instinct-rooted yet highly prolific movement and voice, to explore their physical virtuosity and mental adaptability, and are interested in contributing to the development of interdisciplinary performance are encouraged to audition.

Those interested must…

  • possess strong and versatile physical capabilities and improvisational skills
  • be willing to explore and utilize the voice as part of the body
  • feel comfortable contributing material towards LEIMAY creations and have an interest in attending the workshops of LEIMAY guest teachers (teacher practices include butoh akin to Hijikata’s lineage, experimental vocal and theater performance, theater arts akin to the Grotowski tradition)
  • be comfortable performing nude

Reservation Is Required
To request a reservation to the audition-workshop, email a statement of interest, current headshot, resume, and reel (if available) to: ximena@leimay.org by January 23, 2017. After submitting these items you will be contacted with the full audition details.

Please read before you apply:
The audition will take the form of a two-day (8 hour) group workshop on February 3 & 4, 2017 from 9:30am-2:30pm at our studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (58 Grand Street). After the first day of the workshop, some participants will be invited to attend the second day. And individual interview will follow between 3pm and 5pm. So please plan to be available.

Rehearsals will start immediately ideally on Monday, February 6th, 2017. Rehearsals are three days per week during the month of February. Rehearsals will be four days per week starting March 2017 until the end of September 2017. There will be three retreats during the next 8 months. Retreats are a one-full week and often outside of the city. An eight-month engagement is required.  Members are encouraged to attend LUDUS Community Class (Wednesdays 8pm to 10pm) and any LUDUS workshop offered at CAVE.  Training with guest teachers occurs a few times throughout the year and company members are strongly encouraged to attend.  These guest workshops are usually held on weekends or weekday evenings.  Attendance to rehearsals, company classes, workshops, and retreats, or work-in-progress showings are unpaid; however, you will have access to very valuable training with LEIMAY Artistic Directors as well as renowned international guest teachers. A performance fee is available for premier performances and for retreats. We are looking for individuals who are interested in building a team of creative visionaries who will contribute to the development and the history of body rooted interdisciplinary performance and hybrid stage works.  LEIMAY seeks a strong team of performers who are interested in developing a sustainable artistic community with the promise of future collaborations. We are looking for patient individuals who can commit fully to the present and still reserve interest for future company endeavors.

You MUST be available for ALL rehearsals starting immediately:
Mondays, Fridays: 10am to 2pm and Wednesdays, Saturdays: 2pm to 6pm (Saturdays from March)

If you are not available for all rehearsal during the months stated above please do not audition at this time.

Some of LEIMAY’s past works:

borders Excerpts: https://vimeo.com/158408318
Becoming -Corpus Excerpts: http://vimeo.com/89944215
Floating Point Waves Excerpts: http://vimeo.com/55506284
Thresholds Excerpts:  https://vimeo.com/106411559