LEIMAY Ludus Training monthly labs with Ximena Garnica
6:30 – 9:30PM
February 10-12 (Monday-Wednesday), 6:30-9:30pm
March 10-12 (Monday-Wednesday), 6:30-9:30pm
April 14-16 (Monday-Wednesday), 6:30-9:30pm
May 5-7 (Monday-Wednesday), 6:30-9:30pm
One week $80
Whole session $280
Under the title of The Porous Body in 2014 LEIMAY’s artistic director will offer four connected yet independent monthly labs open to actors, dancers, body rooted performers or anybody interested in experiencing and investigating some of the aspects surrounding LEIMAY’s physical work; especially those akin to the conditioning of a loose and fluid body, and the cultivation of a deeper awareness of weight. Through the repetition of a variety of exercises and explorations, participants gain the opportunity to investigate the following principles:
Internal openness and energy flow
Approaches to movement and energy generation
Awareness of consciousness, gravity and internal rhythm
Cultivation of presence
Strength and body fluidity
An important element in Ludus training is the cultivation of an alert presence in a neutral state which develops a body that is both ready to be moved and perform. Furthermore, the manipulation of space, time and body through the transformation of embodied images is also a key concept. The last 20 minutes of each class will use imagery to awaken different body conditions and qualities. When a body is in this state of constant transformation and play, LEIMAY calls this dance.
A discount is offered to those who plan on taking all four labs, however, labs can be taken individually and do not have to be taken sequentially.