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INTERVIEW // The City of Ladies: a question of where

This article is a contribution from 2018-2019 LEIMAY Fellowship Artist Jenna Kirk. The LEIMAY Fellows are a group of local artists working individually throughout the year at the LEIMAY studio.…

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Added by Jenna Kirk on May 28, 2019 at 11:36pm — No Comments


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PROCESS // Some Questions About the Seven Doors of Bluebeard's Castle

Musings on the opera A Kékszakállu Herceg Vára (Duke Bluebeard's Castle)

by Béla Bartók, drama by Béla Balász

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INTRODUCTION: THE CASTLE…

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Added by Judith Barnes on February 9, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Perception // no thing - a contemplation

Jim Livingstone in Custer, South Dakota.



Perception // no thing - a contemplation

What is no thing? If you were to do a study in no thing where do you begin?…

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Added by Joy Douglas on February 28, 2019 at 4:31pm — No Comments


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PROCESS // trigonometry of lips: notes on perfectionism, or why face lifts can’t heal climate change

grids and lines

3D printers

more and more symmetry

gravity, dissociated

lasers, lifts, removal…

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Added by Sophia Treanor on September 8, 2018 at 11:45am — No Comments


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PROCESS // A BRIDGE. manifesto for a horizontal theater

This article is a contribution from 2018-2019 LEIMAY fellow Nicolas Noreña. The LEIMAY Fellows are a group of local artists working individually throughout the year at the LEIMAY studio.

 01/22/2019…

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Added by Nicolas Noreña on February 5, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Interview with Choreographer Bo Kyung Lee

Eunjin Choi: Congratulations! Please briefly introduce the festival to us.

 

Bokyung Lee: After moving to the United States in 2011, I have been working in New York, New Jersey, Washington, and Chicago. So I was able to experience American culture as well as Korean culture. And then I got also curious about other cultures as well so I’ve been thinking about presenting my work in other countries. While watching a website called "Dancing…

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Added by Eunjin,Choi on November 9, 2018 at 9:33pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // Favoring Fire: Part II (five years later)

This article is a contribution from 2018-2019 LEIMAY Fellowship Artist Jeremy Goren. The LEIMAY Fellows are a group of local artists working individually throughout the year at the LEIMAY studio.

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Five years ago this…

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Added by Jeremy Goren on January 23, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Please Consider Your Audience: An Opinion Essay by Mariana Taragano

Please Consider Your Audience…

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Added by Mariana Taragano on September 5, 2018 at 9:41pm — No Comments


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PROCESS // Ten years of performance art – a reflection on the creative process

This article is a contribution from 2017-2018 LEIMAY Fellowship Artist Polina Porras Sivolobova. The LEIMAY Fellows are a group of local artists working individually throughout the year at the LEIMAY studio.

Conceptual drawing-map of the performance Viva La Vida, 2014 by Polna Porras Sivolobova

This year marks ten years since I…

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Added by Polina Porras Sivolobova on October 13, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments


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PROCESS // PERSEPHONE: An Outline

(Image: The Rape of Persephone, Greek fresco from Macedonian tomb circa 400 B.C., Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai)

PERSEPHONE

Draft Outline for an Opera Libretto in Three Acts…

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Added by Judith Barnes on August 7, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Performance as a Work-In-Progress, of Life

The mutual transformation and influence between everyday life and practice of art is a common experience among many artists. The experience is intense for artists with an art practice that necessitates the recording of their process and art form into the cells of their bodies, particularly performance artists and performing artists who have to enact…

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Added by Eunjin,Choi on August 1, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments


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PROCESS // Notes from Inside the Box

For the past year, I’ve been working on a piece called Glass: a multi-disciplinary dance performance that addresses the concept of a glass ceiling and the myriad ways that women internalize misogyny…

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Added by Kate Ladenheim on April 5, 2018 at 12:15pm — No Comments


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ESSAYS // On stillness and touch: biodynamic performance

Stillness: in biodynamic craniosacral therapy and improvisational performance

“Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no-thing. They are externalization of inner space and inner silence, which…

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Added by Sophia Treanor on February 15, 2018 at 1:16am — No Comments


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TSW: Kate

Time in the (LEIMAY) Studio with...

Kate Ladenheim

LEIMAY Studio Manager…

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Added by Lou Mandolini on January 31, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments


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PERCEPTIONS // About Technique

When I direct, observe, and teach performers- I face the same paradoxical phenomena in all three situations. The necessity of technique and its stagnating damaging effect on the performer.  The question then is “What is talent and the role of technique in training?”  …

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Added by Polina/Terra Incognita Theater on June 28, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments


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PROCESS// A Candid List of Inspirations

Films

At Sea by Peter Hutton

The Mirror by Andrey Tarkovsky

My work is particularly influenced by The Mirror. For me this is one of the most inspiring dance films. At the time that I saw this film, I had been watching many recently…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on February 8, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // Measuring the Value of Our Work

I randomly stepped into an audition in July of 2016, expecting nothing, with a company that I had no prior relationship with, and two months later found myself getting emailed a contract for second cast of a brand new, ongoing, immersive theater show. I’d be performing multiple times a week. I’d be getting…

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Added by Kate Ladenheim on November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Learning a New and Familiar Language with LEIMAY

Wearing the space.

Bodies as a kind of weather.

How do we create a revolution of vulnerability within our species?…

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Added by Federico P Hewson on November 7, 2016 at 5:30pm — 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

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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