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Ludus is a Latin word meaning training, learn and play. Through LEIMAY LUDUS Ximena and Shige share and continue to articulate LEIMAY’s physical training practice, 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 Training is envisioned by artistic director Ximena Garnica as a laboratory investigating the potential of the performer’s body. It offers a thorough, yet non-codified, instinctive, conscious and rigorous way to train and research the body and voice of dance, theater and art performers. LEIMAY Ludus Training does not rely on any one particular technique, but it is rather constantly reinventing itself; opening to internal and external dynamics, approaching and valuing training as an act of cultivation and growing of the body embracing its voice, its soul, its intellect and its physicality. We continue to develo
LEIMAY Ludus Training by offering 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. Please check below for a complete program of LEIMAY Ludus Training offerings
and to read more about the philosophy and principles of our practice
LEIMAY Ludus Atelier
is envisioned by Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya as a series of classes, workshops and lectures exploring LEIMAY’s craft, as it pertains to its visual art and design work. Please check below to learn more about LEIMAY Ludus Atelier offerings, which are often held at colleges, universities, and arts centers nationally and internationally.
LEIMAY Ludus Teaching and Residency
both Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya are available to teach private sessions, master classes, workshops, residencies, intensives at colleges, universities, arts centers, performing companies and at their studio. Ximena is currently part of the dance faculty at P.H.T.S, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama. She has taught master classes and lectures at Denison University, Skidmore College, DeSales University and Muhlenberg College. Please check below for LEIMAY’s current teaching offers for you, your group or institution. LEIMAY can tailor its teaching to your personal / institutional goals, schedule and budget.