Andrea Jones joined LEIMAY as a member of the performance ensemble in 2012. Since becoming part of the LEIMAY team, she has had the opportunity to study with world renowned butoh masters and dancers such as Ko Murobushi, Moeno Wakamatsu, Sherwood Chen, Mari Osanai, Tadashi Endo, Kota Yamazaki, Yuko Kaseki, and Su-en. She is also an active contributor to the development of the LEIMAY Ludus Training program. Andrea is a graduate of George Mason University, where she double majored in dance and comparative literature with a focus in East Asian literature and language. She is currently working as a certified yoga instructor.
Something that I keep going back to during the borders creation process is T.S. Eliot's poetic work, "Four Quartets"
“To understand that the self must leave if the Loa is to enter, is to understand that one cannot be man and god at once,” wrote artist and filmmaker, Maya Deren, in her work on Haitian Vodou, The Divine Horsemen. In order for a Loa, or spirit, to possess a human, the human body must become vacant or…Continue
Words, what are they? One tear will say more than all of them. – A. W. Schlegel
It is a difficult task… using words. Feelings, ideas, emotions are fleeting. Once you open your mouth to express them, they have already gone. What to do then? Keep your mouth shut tightly? Hold on as long as you can to the essence, the fragrance of the feeling before it disappears into the atmosphere like a wisp of smoke? We want to vocalize our feelings, our ideas, so that others can…Continue