LEIMAY LUDUS Lab with Vocal Artist Peter Sciscioli
Voice as Movement
This two-part lab connects us to our unique vocal power, expanding a variety of choices that are available to us, and allowing for a fuller means of expression through the body.
This lab is intended for anyone interested in exploring or using voice as a practice and/or in performance. For the first session, we’ll use an anatomy-based approach to increasing awareness of the breath, accessing many dimensions of sound production, and working into speaking and singing. For the second session, we’ll apply some of these fundamentals to more exploratory work, illuminating several specific voice/body connections and dialogues. Overall, we will discover how exploring the voice as movement can expand the variety of choices that are available, connect us to our unique vocal power, and allow for a fuller means of expression through the body.
*Some experience with the voice is helpful but not necessary.
Peter Sciscioli has worked in dance, music, theater, and film for over 20 years, and is an interdisciplinary performer, creator, educator, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has been leading classes, workshops, and his approach to Voice as Movement since 2009, in locations ranging from Mexico to Macedonia, and at numerous universities. Peter was a LEIMAY LUDUS Guest Teacher in 2016 and has recently inaugurated Movement Research’s new home as a co-initiator of The Sounding Body series. Peter has also offered vocal coaching for several choreographer’s works in New York, including Jane Comfort, Juliana F. May, Milka Djordjevich, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Edisa Weeks.
Since 1997 Peter has been creating work with a wide variety of collaborators in traditional and nontraditional venues throughout the world. As a performer, he has worked extensively with Meredith Monk, Jane Comfort, and Daria Faïn, and appeared in work by Jonathan Bepler/Matthew Barney, Ping Chong, DD Dorvillier, Susan Marshall, and Philip Glass/Mary Zimmerman, among others.
In 2012, Peter founded the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a network of artists and producers working across disciplines and cultures. He continues his research at home and abroad.
Photographer Credit: Stephen Schreiber
ABOUT LEIMAY LUDUS
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.