LEIMAY is an umbrella for the work of Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, and the work of these two artists in collaboration, which ranges from photography, video art, art installations, and dance-theater pieces to interdisciplinary collaborations and training projects. Rooted in the body, LEIMAY’s collaborations exist at the interconnection of sound, visual, choreographic, and dramatic elements. In keeping with LEIMAY’s aesthetics and values, Garnica and Moriya also lead CAVE-a work space devoted to the development of performance and installation art located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Operating since 1996, CAVE endeavors to establish an environment that attracts, provokes, and supports exchange, generative confrontation, and collaboration among culturally diverse artists and audiences. By providing training and presenting opportunities, studio and living spaces, producing risk-taking work in the visual and performing arts, and creating a backbone structure to sustain the dance, media, and interdisciplinary work of LEIMAY, CAVE provides an exploratory arena and support system for its resident and community artists.
“The world is realized through experience, discovered through questioning, and changed by action.”

Our programming is in itself a work of art, constantly transforming as a living organism open to new challenges, constantly re-shaping in response to internal and external dynamics.

LEIMAY’s current primary activities include:

1. Subsidized Black Studio Share Residency
2. Low-cost, long/short term rental spaces for artists and art lovers.
3. SOAK Festival, an annual performance festival.
4. LUDUS, educational activities related to Butoh and Noguchi studies; as well as for various art-related disciplines.
5. White Studio, a low-cost dance rental facility.
6. Performance Series, presenting the performing arts.
7. Productions, special commissions and management of LEIMAY, Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya’s art projects.
8. conectom, a free online social network, with additional low-cost membership upgrade to access a community database of no-cost, no-trade share services.-under initial development
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LEIMAY Ludus Lab with butoh master Ko Murobushi

Tue Apr 16, 2013 18:00 - Sun Apr 21, 2013

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

LEIMAY Ludus Lab with butoh master Ko Murobushi

An experience of a loss of words, a loss of oneself in an encounter with the inscrutable, with the unknown
—dance is the sensuality formed in this transient moment.
All forms will collapse, and become bare in their collapsing.
Furthering our dance is a risky process of disappearance and appearance.
It is an incessantly throwing of the body.

There is freedom and creation in dancing unfree, collapsing forms.
We can gain a much, much deeper knowledge – and of what?
About distance -Why do we feel more “distant” the closer we are?
About eroticism - Why are we so fascinated by the sick and why do we even desire the infection?

Join us for one or both of these Ludus Labs taught by butoh legend Ko Murobushi exploring the following themes:
What is Edge – Technically Body
What is Crisis – the Body as Incident / Accident
What is Improvisation – the Body in Outside

Ludus Lab A: Dates / Times
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:00 PM

Ludus Lab B: Dates / Times
Friday, April 19, 2013 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2013 4:00 PM

Ko Murobushi is one of the best known and most acclaimed Butoh artists in the world and is recognized in Japan as a leading inheritor of Tatsumi Hijikata’s original vision of Butoh. He trained and performed with Hijikata from 1969, and later briefly gave up dance and trained as a yamabushi (an ascetic mountain monk). Once back into society he founded the Butoh Group DAIRAKUDAKAN. He created the Butoh-magazine Hageshii Kisetsu (Violent Season) and founded a female Butoh Company ARIADONE for which he choreographed a number of pieces. Two years later he founded an all-male Butoh-group: SEBI. He also created his unit Ko&Edge Co. with three young Japanese dancers, with whom he presented Handsome Blue Sky at the ‘JADE 2003 Hijikata Memorial’ in Japan. Currently based in Tokyo, Ko continues to tour internationally throughout Europe and South America.

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(Photo by Laurent Ziegler)