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LEIMAY Ludus Lab with dramaturg Susan Mar Landau


Dates:
Mon Jun 09, 2014 18:30 - Tue Jun 10, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

who asks what when and why?
The creation of a performance work demands different kinds of dramaturgical questions for the artist to consider: What are these questions? Who asks them? When and why?

Together we will explore what form and import these questions might take, as we draw reference from Roland Barthesʼ essay “The Death of the Author”, as well as from an in depth conversation with SOAK artist Julia Crockett about her own artistic process in creating her piece “KID”. Along with our collective discussions, each participant will have the opportunity and support to investigate and identify questions that could serve their own creative process.

Dates: June 9th and 10th // 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Price: FREE
Attendance of Julia Crockett’s piece, KID, is required for attendance of this workshop.
KID will take place on June 6th and June 7th. Tickets will become available early April.
Pre-registration is required
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Susan Mar Landau is a New York City based dramaturg and interdisciplinary artist. As a dramaturg she has collaborated with choreographers Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Massimiliano Balduzzi, Daria Faïn, Levi Gonzalez, and Emily Johnson. She holds a BA from Hampshire College, a M.A. in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of London, and a Graduate Certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Landau was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hampshire College from 2006 – 2008, and has taught at both the Fashion Institute Of Technology (FIT) and the College of Staten Island, CUNY.


EVENT

LEIMAY Ludus Lab with performer Elke Luyten


Dates:
Sun Jun 08, 2014 13:30 - Sun Jun 08, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Using a set of warm-up exercises we will rediscover the alignment of the body and activate the area around the sacrum. We will stimulate an inner flow of energy that enables the execution of all subsequent movement. Through choreographed structures we will place an external geometry inside the performer’s body and explore a deep investigation in presence and intentionality. Through improvisation we will strip away the need to show, to present and to perform so that the body can exist not only formally but energetically.

Date: June 8th // 1:30pm-4:30pm
Price: $36
Pre-registration is required
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http://leimaymain.cavearts.org/?p=2072

Elke Luyten, originally from Belgium, lives and works in New York City. In 2010, Luyten re-performed several of Abramović’s pieces at the exhibition “Marina Abramović:The Artist Is Present” at the MoMA. She is currently performing in Robert Wilson's “The Life and Death of Marina Abramović”, which has toured internationally since 2011. Luyten’s own work has been presented by the REDCAT in Los Angeles, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Hooyong Performing Art Centre in South Korea, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and Dance New Amsterdam in New York. Her most recent collaboration with Kira Alker called "Death Drive" was performed as part of the Dance and Process series at The Kitchen this past June. Currently, Luyten is working as the Artist Advisor at the Watermill Center and she curates the International Summer Fellowship Program at the Stiftung Insel Hombroich in Germany.


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LEIMAY Ludus Lab with theater master Mario Biagini, Associate Director of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards


Dates:
Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:00 - Mon Jun 30, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

This LEIMAY Ludus Lab is open to actors, dancers, body rooted performers or anybody interested in exploring the elements of the actor’s craft. Within the whole duration of this LEIMAY Ludus Lab taught by guest director Mario Biagini, participants will explore fundamental elements of the actor’s craft such as organicity, relation, contact, impulse, intention, action and reaction, the relation between process and form, and strive towards an understanding of the difference between movement and action. Under the direction and guidance of Biagini, participants will work on singing traditional songs from the South of United States and exploring elements of the physical training developed at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards over the past twenty-seven years.

The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards is active within the structure of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro



Dates: June 28th – 30th, 10am – 2pm
Price: $240 full course / $95 single class

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Mario Biagini: Associate Director of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Mario Biagini has been a central contributor to practical research in the domain of Art as Vehicle for more than twenty years. Working in the team led by Thomas Richards, Biagini quickly became a key member of the Workcenter practical research. He was a doer in Downstairs Action and a principal doer in Action, a performative opus created by Richards that underwent continuous development from 1994 to 2009. Beginning relatively early in his residency at the Workcenter, Biagini was entrusted by Grotowski with artisanal and pedagogical responsibilities that lead him in 1987 to direct a working team at the Workcenter in which he worked not only as principal actor but also as director. Biagini’s role as director/actor further articulated itself in the framework of Project The Bridge: Developing Theatre Arts (1999 to 2006), a branch of the Workcenter research for which Biagini exercised primary creative and pedagogical responsibilities. He was the primary director of One Breath Left, in which he also acted, and subsequently of Dies Iræ: The Preposterous Theatrum Interioris Show, for which he also created the textual montage and performed the lead male role. At the Workcenter in 2007, he began the supervision of the newly formed Open Program, continuing the investigative thrust of Project The Bridge in its exploration of publicly accessible performances that keep alive within themselves aspects of the subtle interior process characteristic of Art as Vehicle.


EVENT

LEIMAY Ludus Lab with butoh dancer Kota Yamazaki


Dates:
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:00 - Sun Jun 08, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

In this single session, students will explore the unknown possibilities of butoh through Kota Yamazaki’s approach to butoh and his Fluid Technique. Butoh’s approach to space and time is almost opposite from Western dance forms. By imaging physical senses such as distorting, weakening, sickening, sinking, and inwarding and by sensing absence and presence, a constant bodily transformation is provoked. Students will be encouraged to develop an awareness of what is occurring both inwardly and outwardly. In Fluid Technique, just as in Noguchi Taizo, the body is a container filled with water. When a part of the body is dropped from a neutral condition, weight and gravity create momentum. By loosening every joint of the body and awakening inner awareness, the subtle flow of vibration can be sensed and enabled to travel through the joints. This vibration can then be transformed into fluid movement as well as into vocalization.

Date: June 8th // 10:00am-1:00pm
Price: $36
Pre-registration is required
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Kota Yamazaki is a Japanese dancer and choreographer graduated from Bunka Fashion College. In 1977 he was introduced to butoh and in 1981 began studying classical ballet. His company, Fluid hug-hug, and his work has been presented nationally and internationally. In 2007, Yamazaki received the New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”) with Germaine Acogny.


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LEIMAY Ludus Lab with Guest Butoh Artist Moeno Wakamatsu


Dates:
Fri Jun 27, 2014 14:00 - Sun Jun 29, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

“The basis of my dance is an attempt to make visible what already exists in the environment but was hitherto invisible and without meaning.”

In dance, if we position ourselves to perceive the environment directly, the environment itself will manifest in our body as presence, physicality, and movement. When the mind and body are in a status of acute listening, we can approach an expression of the true-self. This LEIMAY Ludus Training Lab will focus on physical and mental training to sharpen awareness, sensitivity, and concentration. How can the body be moved, not by self-volition, but by the properties of time, space, and matter? How to sense and embody the subtleties of density, weight, temperature, light/darkness, textures, and currents of time and space. How to clearly externalize and to direct felt sensations and desires as an expression.

Dates: June 27th-29th // 2:00pm-6:00pm
Price: $160 full course / $56 single class
Pre-registration is required
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Born 1975 in Tokyo Japan. She is a dancer, a Feldenkrais practitioner, and an architect. After her younger years in New York City where she studied at The Cooper Union School of Architecture, she gradually extended her work in the US and Europe as a solo performer.
Her work exists outside of the art of ideas or concepts, and aims for direct communication in intensified time and space. A manifestation of an expression that is beyond physical movement, her work often perplexes ordinary dance categorization.

“I wish to suspend within the moment where inner desire meets outer phenomena.”