LEIMAY LUDUS Lab with Butoh Dancer, Zack Fuller
Zack Fuller’s LUDUS Lab, Hunting Body Wisdom, is focused on creating possibilities for improvisation and the development of an omni-centered body. It utilizes elements of Grotowski work and Min Tanaka’s Body Weather workshops. Class begins with a warm-up that is both vigorous and relaxing, moving into focused explorations emphasizing the balance between structure and impulse. The remainder of the lab involves slow movement combined with partnering exercises, physical actions from daily life, and visualization as a means of engaging the body’s inner stream. Appropriate for dancers, movers, improvisers, actors, people interested in butoh, or anyone seeking a physical experience. No previous dance training is necessary.
Date: June 15, 6pm-10pm
Pre-registration is required.
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Zack Fuller’s dances have been presented at CAVE’s New York Butoh Festival, Plan B in Tokyo, Mobius in Boston, The Dance Hakushu Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, St. Thomas College in Thrissur (India), and elsewhere. They frequently involve collaboration with cutting edge musicians such as Keiji Haino, Tatsuya Nakatani, Kat Hernandez, and his longtime collaborator Jonathan Vincent. He is strongly influenced by his experience participating in theatrical research with Ryszard Cieslak, the leading actor of Jerzy Grotowski’s Polish Laboratory Theater in the late eighties. From 1997-2001 he performed throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. in works by the renowned dancer/farmer Min Tanaka, including the U.S. tour of Poe Project and the European tour of the Goya series.
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.