World Premiere of FRANTIC BEAUTY at BAM, Sept. 14-17

  • Location:
    BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11237

The multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya with the LEIMAY Ensemble return to BAM Fisher with FRANTIC BEAUTY, the newest evening-length work representing the mid-point in their BECOMING pentalogy. The series deals with matter’s constant state of becoming through growth and decay, beginnings and endings. Combining the LEIMAY Ensemble’s signature physicality, layered over vivid visual landscapes, FRANTIC BEAUTY engulfs audiences in a minimalistic yet immersive environment juxtaposing trembling and harmonious images to reflect on society’s pursuit of and relationship to beauty. This world premiere sets visceral vocalizations and scattered soliloquies against the contrasting movements of Emmy-winning composer, Jeff Beal’s (House of Cards), original score.

Join Ximena and Shige at this exciting premiere for the opening night party, roundtable discussions about the performance, a LUDUS Lab at BAM, and top it all off with a closing night toast. FRANTIC BEAUTY is accompanied by a publication that reflects on the themes of the work.

Thursday, Sep 14 (Following the Performance)
Opening Night Reception & Publication Release

Friday, Sep 15 (Following the Performance)
Post-Show Talk: Audience Roundtable

Saturday, Sep 16 at 6:30 PM
Pre-Show Talk: Tracing the Art with Ximena Garnica, Shige Moriya, and
Composer Jeff Beal

Sunday, Sep 17 at 12:00PM
LEIMAY LUDUS What a Body Can Do

Sunday, Sep 17 (Following the Performance)
Closing Night Toast

Performance Direction, Visual Design, and Concept: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya
Choreography: Ximena Garnica, Shige Moriya, with the LEIMAY Ensemble
Composer: Jeff Beal
Vocal Direction: Ximena Garnica
LEIMAY Ensemble: Masanori Asahara, Krystel Copper, Derek DiMartini, Omer Ephron, Mario Galeano
Rehearsal Assistants: Adi Eytan, Mary Lowman
Producer: LEIMAY
Production Team: Riley O’Rourke, Kinshasa Peterson, Drew Weinstein