LUDUS Summer Intensive with Director Ximena Garnica  

LEIMAY LUDUS Summer Intensive is envisioned by artistic director Ximena Garnica as a laboratory for developing and sharing an instinctive, conscious and rigorous way to cultivate the performer’s body. It is constantly reinvented in conversation with internal and external dynamics rather than relying on a singular technique. LEIMAY LUDUS values training as an act of growing the body through embracing its voice, soul, intellect and physicality.

The fifth annual LUDUS Summer Intensive is open to dancers, actors, performers, movers and those interested in investigating the human body’s vast possibilities. Ximena utilizes improvisation as a means of personal exploration, thus accessing each student’s individual physical potential so as to develop a unique and individualized movement vocabulary.

Exercises offer opportunities to explore internal openness and energy flow; to distinguish different approaches to generating energy and impulses; to activate different body qualities; and to facilitate an awareness of consciousness through the exploration of the unconscious domain. During the LEIMAY LUDUS Summer Intensive, participants will be engaged in practices which cultivate an individual presence and prepare an alert and neutral body that is ready to perform and to be moved.

Dates: 
June 4, 5, and 7, 6pm-10pm
June 8 & 9, 10am – 2pm

Tuition:

$240 (Full Lab) // $55 (Single Day)

Pre-registration is required
Discounts valid for online payment only

Ximena Garnica is a Colombian born interdisciplinary choreographer, director, and artist based in New York. She received a B.A. in theater arts with a minor in multimedia studies from the City College of New York. In 2006 she graduated from Akira Kasai’s Tenshikan Dance Institute in Tokyo. Ximena is active as a curator and producer. She has been awarded with the 2010 Bessie Schonberg Individual Choreographers Residency at the Yard and has been recognized with the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship for young Hispanic directors in New York. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally in Japan, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Mexico, and Colombia.  Currently, she teaches at P.H.T.S, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama. Other teaching credits included master classes and lectures at Denison University, Skidmore College, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College and the Academia Superior de Artes de Bogota. Ximena was a recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship for extraordinary stage directors, and she was most recently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California Riverside. Her article ‘LEIMAY, CAVE, and the New York Butoh Festival’ has recently been published in The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance.

 

LEIMAY LUDUS is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.