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LEIMAYblog // Frantic Beauty/ Beat Your Heart Out by LEIMAY Ensemble Member Derek DiMartini

Frantic Beauty

You feel it in the fingertips of the heart. Blind. Reaching out through the central nervous system. Carving into you like clay, working through you like putty.  For a moment it rests behind the eyes, and you stop, paralyzed. Because before you know what it is, you see it in its entirety. And its too much.  The world is too rigid and time is too steady and it will never fit, there's no place. Its hopeless and you haven't even begun. Oceans of peach pits…

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Added by Derek DiMartini on October 26, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments


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Frantic Beauty first notes

I remember...Sirens. Dogs running into shelter. Fire in wind. My dad driving. Facebook. Waking up in an hospital connected to machines. Lies. Slaughterhouse. Secrets. Mania.



What is beautiful about frantic energy?(or: what is frantic beauty?) Adrenaline. Thrill. Danger. madness. blunt, raw, truth. Stream of unfiltered thought. the soundtrack of a human brain. Wild untouched nature. Deep crack in the earth. Storm in the middle of the ocean. Rapid heartbeat. New born baby… Continue

Added by Adi Eytan on October 10, 2016 at 6:07pm — No Comments


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LEIMAYblog // Thoughts on Frantic Beauty by LEIMAY Ensemble Member Krystel Copper

Hummingbirds, colorful, in serene nature, 
depicted as peaceful...
hearts racing...internal buzz...
chaos in a pretty shell...
yet heart beat itself is a structure...
structure containing chaos containing structure, and so on forever. 
Structure allowing freedom and risk and danger...
the tension of freedom living within structures. 
the tension of freedom within living…
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Added by Krystel Copper on September 30, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments


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ESSAY // Ana Mendata’s Siluetas Series

Image: Ana Mendata Siluetas Series

    The concrete nature of bodily being is typically in contrast with the ephemeral nature of the performative space. In An Ontology of Performance Peggy Phelan states that “performance’s being becomes itself…

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Added by Kat Brown on September 29, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments


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PROCESS // Because I am 1,000 Grains of Sand

Image: Kat Brown, photographed by Kat Brown

Because I am 1,000 Grains of Sand -

December 8, 2015

Site Specific

UT, US



Artist Statement

Because I am 1,000 Grains of Sand is a long duration movement piece that took place in the desert of Southern Utah. It is because of our bodily being that we experience ourselves as…

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Added by Kat Brown on September 29, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments


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the storm of progress

IX

"There is a painting by Klee called Angelus Novus. An angel is depicted there who looks as though he were about to distance himself from something which he is staring at. His eyes are opened wide, his mouth stands open and his wings are outstretched. The Angel of History must look just so. His face is turned towards the past. Where we…

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Added by Amy LeBlanc on August 23, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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PERCEPTIONS // The Poetics of Space

Alexa Salamé, photo by Shige Moriya

Alexa Salamé

On Poetics

I’ve been gently navigating my way through Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space for a time now. In it,…

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Added by Alexa Salame on August 2, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments


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ESSAY// In A Moment

         In this next series of writings I am revisiting last year’s research into Nietzsche’s doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, exploring what it might feel like to experience a moment. On a linear view of time, a view ingrained in the Western world and deriving from a Christian worldview, our perspective toward time is viewed as sequential moments leading to some kind of destination or ending. Each one building consequences upon another. Nietzsche rebelled against…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on July 1, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

ESSAY // Psychological Examination of the Presence of Butoh Dancers’ Body

Psychological Examination of the Presence of Butoh Dancers’ Body

Tadashi Kato, Ph.D., Fairmont State University

 

Introduction

My first encounter with Butoh was Kunishi Kamiryo’s performance in Tokyo in Spring 1984.  I was a college freshman and was recommended to see his performance from a fellow student in Akira Kasai’s Eurythmy class.  At that time, I did not know anything about…

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Added by Tadashi Kato on June 3, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // Solo Process

Alexa Salamé, Starting



Solo

By Alexa…

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Added by Alexa Salame on April 12, 2016 at 2:31pm — No Comments


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Essay // AN ODE to: Kandinsky

Landscape with Red Spots  c.1913, Wassily Kandinsky

“Art only begins where imitation ends”

Oscar Wilde De Profundis…

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Added by Nicolas Noreña on April 7, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments


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INTERVIEW // Dance as an exploration of the Nature/Culture Continuum: An Interview with Sondra Fraleigh

Photo: Painting by Kat Brown

    Dance is an art that can only exist through continuous embodiment, it’s a living expression of self and symbol that exists in the perpetual present moment. Dance is made through bodies in motion; the body is a biological entity, but the body in dance is also a conceptualized, cultured and…

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Added by Kat Brown on March 18, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments


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LEIMAYblog // On Writing by LEIMAY Ensemble Member Derek DiMartini

(Disclaimer: while seemingly unrelated to leimay's rehearsal process, I felt this post belonged here, next to all the others)

There’s something so

tragically selfish

about writing—

To be kept away from the

distractions

of day to day,

Content with the isolation

needed to draw out what

lies beneath.

 

How arrogant

of one to think that

solitude could lead to

greatness!  That the things…

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Added by Derek DiMartini on January 18, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments


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LEIMAYblog // Andrea Jones - Notes on borders: Part 3

BORDERS

Something that I keep going back to during the borders creation process is T.S. Eliot's poetic work, "Four Quartets"

there are a lot of phrases and imagery from the poem that have crept into my dance; somewhat unintentionally.
When I think about the process of making work with LEIMAY, I especially think of the phrase "A lifetime burning in every moment." 
There are no breaks in LEIMAY pieces, there is no going off into the…
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Added by Andrea Jones on January 4, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Invented Text

Aviar row clanus un

briar clowman brutanite

xyalowayo gune zarrowmen

saracophonus ack lorrum

sunder bode wrek clune tao

amor ella bon gia flo risen

agga menna r ella etu bofey

omba chekka menna don

gunda zao fen ewwe len

graphon oh gunda chi valloway

shrinance eel ophan frenma

halloway dryscue lario

rander umprietta bel pro nassum

ephrennial khan jour nassa tek

honorennial benna…

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Added by Jeff M. Shortt on January 2, 2016 at 11:29pm — No Comments


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Interview with Tess Dworman: Philosophical Oddball

Tess Dworman, photo by NICOLE SCHNEIT.

I met Tess Dworman to interview her at the café at BRIC in Forte Greene near BAM and the Mark Morris Dance Center. It was one of the first beautiful, sunny days in May this year where everyone was making excuses to be walking outside. Chatting with Tess for a little over an hour with sandwiches,…

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Added by Thea Little on November 1, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments


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PERCEPTIONS // Brendan Drake's "Rope"

Dancers: Adam Gauzza and…

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Added by Kate Ladenheim on October 24, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


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PERCEPTIONS // Brendan Drake's "Rope"

Dancers: Adam Gauzza and Calvin Tsang | PC: Chelsea Robin Lee

In 1948, Alfred Hitchcock created the film Rope - a version of a play inspired by the Leopold-Loeb murder of 1924, in which Nathan Leopold…

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Added by Kate Ladenheim on September 29, 2015 at 1:27am — No Comments


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Reflections // Saari residency Finland 2015

Yuko Takeda, Paul Peers and Tina Mitchell

In June this year, Paul Peers and myself traveled to Finland to participate in a residency called Saari, funded by the Kone Foundation. This fully funded residency not only paid for the flight to Finland and accommodation, but gave us a living allowance and an enormous fully equipped rehearsal room to use exclusively for…

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Added by Tina Mitchell on September 23, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments


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LEIMAYblog // Jeff Shortt on Tackling borders

When I was first tackling the concept of borders there were many examples that came to mind fairly quickly. Some of these examples were metaphorical and others more concrete - all of them sharing what I now consider to have been a weakness in my foundational understanding of what a border can be. I was constantly envisioning a structure that divided two things. Perhaps these things were once one thing. Perhaps they had actually never made contact with each other, and the drama before me was…

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Added by Jeff M. Shortt on September 13, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

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