LEIMAY LUDUS Community Class with LEIMAY Ensemble Members

Winter // 5 Week Cycle

Wednesday Nights // 2 Different Classes in the same night!!

LUDUS is the underlying methodology of LEIMAY’s practice. It cultivates imagination and a heightened awareness of gravity, friction, and weight. It nourishes deep states of listening and explores potential connections between the body’s materiality, voice, thoughts; between spaces and materials; revealing domains of transformation and potentiality.

Classes in the LUDUS Community Class Winter Cycle will be taught by LEIMAY Ensemble members Krystel Copper and Masa Asahara.

Wednesdays January 9 – February 6

Class 1 // 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Class 2 // 8:00 – 9:15 pm


1 class: $10.00
2 same-day class package: $15.00

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

Drop-ins are welcome!


Online registration – Credit Card or Paypal

Drop-in – Cash or check only


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.

Teacher Bios:

Masanori Asahara (Ensemble member) is a Japanese born dancer, choreographer and improvisation artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked as a dancer for choreographers Kota Yamazaki, Yoshiko Chuma, Isabel Gotzkowsky, and Nathan Trice among others. Masanori has collaborated with visual artists, installation artists, musicians, filmmakers and multimedia artists in a variety of projects. He has performed at venues such as BAM Fisher, Brooklyn Museum, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, The Gene Frankel Theater, Joyce SoHo, Judson Church, St. Mark´s Church, Watermill Center, Jacob’s Pillow, Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitan (Bogotá, Colombia), Mesa Art Center (Arizona), and Tulsa Performing Arts Center William Theater (Oklahoma). He is a core member of the New York interdisciplinary LEIMAY Ensemble since 2010.

Krystel Copper (Ensemble member) is an NYC based artist. She holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, and has performed with Gesel Mason Performance Projects, B3W, Anahata Dance, CircuitDebris, Caenis at Pace, Estado Flotante, and Not for ReTALE, as well as presented her own work at DNA. She currently works with Amanda+James and LEIMAY.