November 2012 Articles (9)

LEIMAY Ensemble & Guest Colaborators
LEIMAYblog // Reflections on New Museum - Day Three- by LEIMAY guest Jose Rivera, Jr.

What a rewarding day.  Being gifted time to work on energy and see the effect of energy on movement in the body really was incredible.  Many, many thanks to Ximena, Shige, Tamira, and Raul for all of their hardwork.

The Egg + Balance

           What.  I couldn't balance it without first finding my own balance.  At…


Added by Jose Rivera, Jr. on November 30, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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LEIMAYblog // Reflections on 11/28 at New Museum by LEIMAY guest Zavé Martohardjono


When the egg finally stood, it was a magical feeling. As if lightness had suddenly lifted all its weight upwards into the sky. I had been holding it with such gentle guidance for so long, wondering what tiny molecular balance it would take to reach equilibrium, and finally I pulled my fingers away as quickly as possible when it happened. I felt the watery weight catch gravity on every side of its shell.

On the wooden block, it was first a process of lifting, just…


Added by Zavé Martohardjono on November 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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ESSAY // The Embodied Shame Pole

Alex Franz Zehetbauer, photo by Ismael Cruz.




I have found that I am…


Added by Alex Franz Zehetbauer on November 25, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

LEIMAYblog // Thoughts on the future body by LEIMAY guest Rachel Cohen

I was impressed by the multiple approaches the artists took to the question Ximena posed Wednesday. I was speaking with a friend who observed some of the afternoon, choreographer Elke Rindfleisch, and we marveled at how broad a topic this could be (as was reflected in my convoluted rambling presenting my thoughts!).


I’ll attempt here to lay some of those thoughts out more clearly. Although, one of the changes I see for the future body is potentially greater acceptance of…


Added by Rachel Cohen on November 25, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

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LEIMAYblog // Thoughts on the pedestrian and neutrality by LEIMAY guest Tara Fenamore

What is pedestrian?  “Pedestrian” is a societal construct.  It is human action and behavior as sifted through a societal sieve.  These become evolutionary habits and norms – all conceived through the development and advancement of civilization.  Each socialized human body is a civilization.  We are born animals.  Our bodies, souls, temperaments are sifted through the societal sieve.  All excess sensation and awareness – unnecessary for survival in “civilized” society – falls away.  We are…


Added by Tara Fenamore on November 23, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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LEIMAYblog // Reflections on Moeno Wakamatsu's workshop by LEIMAY member Eija Ranta

Difference in describing and becoming (a scent etc.).

Internal vs. external impulse.

"dance is not movement".

Keep body as passive matter, but have desire. This contradiction creates a dance, because 

desire always has a direction. How do you transform the image you have into your body? -This is your work.

Slow motion vs. movement that is slow as a result.

-don't remove yourself from the reality, stay awake.


With emotions body goes…


Added by Eija Ranta on November 23, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO // "Psychosexual Obsessions" with Mason Chambers King


Mason Chambers King (A.K.A. Macy Rodman) is an artist who lives in Bushwick. His first EP, BUGZ, was released on October 31st and is available for free download on his soundcloud.



Added by Harry James Hanson on November 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

PERCEPTION: Dance // New York Live Arts Presents The Barnard Project

POND photo courtesy Ian Douglas.

The four pieces presented at New York Live Arts November 15 – 17 represent a fair parcel of the spectrum expected from a performance event birthed from the combined efforts of students of an interdisciplinary program (in this case, Dance and related humanities). Choreographed by students of…


Added by Marissa Leah on November 21, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

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LEIMAYblog // Comments on Kota by LEIMAY member Andrew

I was really excited about Kota's footwork-shapeshifting exercise. For a past performance, I worked in a similar way, but doing it in the context of the workshop clarified some things for me. I had been exploring what I thought of as popping and locking with characters, listening to a lot of hip-hop and trying to combine the dancing style with the aliases, reoccurring slang, and collage of samples and breakbeats of the songs. In the same way that a b-boy/girl's arm comes out of nowhere and…


Added by Hock Trill on November 7, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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