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LEIMAY Weekly Performance Lab

Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:00 - Sun May 03, 2015

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

LEIMAY weekly lab is led by artistic director Ximena Garnica and open to performers with keen physical and sensory ability interested in working with LEIMAY and being considered for future projects. It is a donation based drop-in movement exploration based class. Manipulation of space, time and body through the transformation of embodied imagery are a key element in the work of LEIMAY’s performers.

LEIMAY creates works in both the visual and the performing arts. The work ranges from mixed-media, video, and installation art to interdisciplinary and movement-based performances, and training projects. LEIMAY is led by Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica. Their works are presented works nationally and internationally.

Dates: Sunday mornings, Feb 15, 22, March 1 ,8, 15 April 5, 12, 19, 26 May 4, 2015

Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Price: Classes are donation based, please contribute what you can, nobody will be keeping track of individual donations. But if you are in a position to donate it will be greatly appreciated. Yet online registration is required.


LEIMAY Ludus Training Community Class

Wed Feb 18, 2015 19:30 - Wed May 06, 2015

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Led by LEIMAY artistic Director Ximena Garnica and company member Andrea Jones. This is a donation based drop-in class and accessible to everyone. No dance or movement training necessary. This is not a performance oriented class. LEIMAY has been investigating and exploring a variety of exercises which aid in the conditioning of a loose and fluid body. This work can help to relive tension and relax tired muscles. If you spend lots of time in front of a computer, or if you are feeling stiff, or if you want to try a very gentle and soft approach to body conditioning, these classes might be for you! Through these exercises participants gain the opportunity to investigate the following principles: awareness of consciousness, gravity and internal rhythm, strength and body fluidity, internal openness and energy flow.

Dates: Wednesday Nights: Feb 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6

Times: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

PRICE: Classes are donation based, please contribute what you can, nobody will be keeping track of individual donations. But if you are in a position to donate it will be greatly appreciated. Yet online registration is required and you can do so in advance using the widget below or upon arrival.


LEIMAY Works: Open Call for Performers

Sat Jan 10, 2015 09:30 - Sun Jan 11, 2015

Brooklyn , New York
United States of America

LEIMAY Artistic collaborators Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya seek female and male dancers and/or highly physically-trained performers to join their team for LEIMAY’s 2015 performance season. Committed individuals will take part in the creation of future work and educational programs. Artists with strong classical technique, contemporary dance training, and/or theater artists are encourage to audition. Individuals who are willing to challenge themselves, are open to creating a unique idiosyncratic instinct-rooted yet highly prolific movement, to explore their physical virtuosity and mental adaptability, and are interested in contributing to the development of interdisciplinary performance are encouraged to audition.

Those interested must…

possess strong and versatile physical capabilities and improvisational skills
feel comfortable contributing material towards LEIMAY choreography
be willing to explore and utilize the voice as part of the body
Have an interest in attending the workshops of LEIMAY guest teachers (this includes butoh artists and theater arts akin to the Grotowski tradition)
be comfortable performing completely nude
Reservation Is Required

To request a reservation to the audition-workshop, email a statement of interest, current headshot, resume, and reel (if available) to: assistant@leimay.org. by January 6, 2015. After submitting these items you will be contacted with the full audition details.

Becoming -Corpus Excerpts: http://vimeo.com/89944215
Floating Point Waves Excerpts: http://vimeo.com/55506284
Thresholds Excerpts: https://vimeo.com/106411559

Audition will take the form of a two-day (10 hour) group workshop on January 10 & 11, 2015 from 9:30am-2:30pm at our studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (58 Grand Street). Call-backs will take place on January 14 as a 15-20 minute individual interview with the Artistic Directors.


LEIMAY At Home presents: Becoming, a solo by Mari Osanai

Tue Jan 27, 2015 20:00 - Tue Jan 27, 2015

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Using her open, fluid, and articulate dance style, Japanese dance artist Mari Osanai transforms and shifts states before your eyes in her new solo piece.

60 trillion cells are dancing individually.
Cells are dancing and swimming around in body fluid under the thin soft elastic skin with mixing emotion and intention.
Do they become anything?
They do not become anything.
They just repeat breeding and consumption(disappearing). They never stop. Just keep repeating.
After all, they start to go out from the skin and coming back into the skin again and again until the boundary(skin) disappear.
What(who) am I?
Just a weight of thought is existing.
It is not me.

“She is simply breathtaking, possessing a supple body that seems to have no spine, yet is anchored on a steel spike of consummate control. She is inspired by the natural elements, and her slow, methodical, yet radiantly beautiful explorations of physicality take her dance to a higher plane” – Dance International

Tuesday, January 27th | 8PM
at CAVE home of LEIMAY


LEIMAY Ludus Lab with guest teacher Mari Osanai

Wed Jan 28, 2015 18:00 - Sun Feb 08, 2015

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

This LEIMAY Ludus Lab with guest dancer Mari Osanai is divided in three different modules: 1) Introduction to Noguchi Taizo Part One, 2) Noguchi Taizo Part Two, and 3) Movement Creation and Structure. Modules can be taken separately or together. However early registration and discounts are only open to those who plan on taking all the modules.

This LEIMAY Ludus Lab is open to dancers, body-rooted performers, physical actors of all levels, ages, and capabilities. Within the whole duration of this LEIMAY Ludus Lab participants will explore fundamental elements of Noguchi Taizo (Noguchi Gymnastics). During the third module under the guidance of Osanai, participants will work on the creation of short individual and group pieces.

Noguchi Taizo (Noguchi Gymnastics) was created in Japan by Michizo Noguchi (1914-1998) during the same period as butoh was being developed by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. The aim is to develop the uniqueness of each individual movement and to relieve any undue strain. Taizo means ‘gym’ in Japanese, but not in the conventional sense. As Osanai explains, “This technique has nothing to do with the swelling of the muscles nor resistance forces. The body learns to move in a certain way but is loose and fluid. It becomes soft and flexible as it uses its own weight to be moved.”

These modules will allow participants to experience Mari’s unique approach to dance and understanding of Noguchi Taizo, and to discover their own individual and unique approach to movement creation.

Dates: January 28th - February 8th
Detailed Schedule:
Module 1: Introduction to Noguchi Taizo Part 1: Jan 28, 29, 30 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Module 2: Introduction to Noguchi Taizo Part 2: Feb 1, 2, 3 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Module 3: Creating your own Movement: Feb 5, 6, 7, 8, (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Price: Full course - $580, Module 1 - $198, Module 2 $198, Module 3 $264

Pre-registration is required
Members’ discounts and other discounts valid for online payment only

Use discount code VRN3XE4E for 15% off at check out.
Early registration discount valid thru Nov 15th.