LEIMAY LUDUS Lab with Physical-Theatre Actor Massimiliano Balduzzi
Massimiliano’s LUDUS Lab, Travestitura, will explore principles of physical and vocal practice while playing with a specific performative playground. Over the course of twenty years of artistic research Balduzzi has created and practiced, alone and in collaboration with others, a physical and vocal training for performers that fosters the discovery of a specific density in the body and voice. Travestitura will bring density to the performer’s body and foster lightness and the ability to decide in-the-moment in both intense moments of dramatic action and the smallest daily movements and stillness. The workshop is open to performers, actors, dancers and artists from other disciplines and whoever is interested in unveiling a denser presence inside and outside the studio.
Dates: May 29-31, 6pm-10pm
Pre-registration is required.
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Massimiliano Balduzzi was born in a small village in the Dolomites. For the past twenty years, frequently under the mentorship of Stefano Vercelli and Anne Zenour, he has dedicated himself to the practice of physical and vocal training for performers. In 2006 he spent six months in Bali studying Balinese dance and voice work. Massimiliano moved to New York City in 2008. Recent collaborations include Playwar co-created with Ben Spatz, Arturo Vidich’s Body Island and 142241, Helga Davis’ Cassandra, Daria Fain and Robert Kocik’s E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E, Vibe, and Brooklyn Rezound, Vanessa Anspaugh’s The End of Men, La Cucina with Teatro Stabile di Bolzano, Anna Azrieli’s Mirror Furor and Boomerang’s This is a forge. Massimiliano’s solo performance research has been presented in NYC at NYLA (Fresh Tracks), CPR, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Rubin Museum, CAVE, in Philadelphia at FringeArts, and in Los Angeles at Pieter. Massimiliano has led master classes and workshops in NYC at LINCOLN CENTER Educational Project, CUNY Brooklyn College, CUNY College of Staten Island, PARK AVENUE ARMORY, and at Emerson College (Boston), University of Huddersfield (England) and University of the Arts and Swarthmore (Philadelphia). Massimiliano was a Movement Research (2011), a LEIMAY fellowship (2010-13) and a Fresh Tracks (2014) artist in residence.
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.