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Becoming - Corpus

World Premiere
Sep 12—Sep 15, 2013
Performance dates & times
RUN TIME: 1hr 10min
September 2013
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Thursday September 12, 2013
Performances no longer available.

Part of BAM/DeVos Institute of Arts Management Professional Development Program

LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya

"Fecund with images of magic and reality. Real time and surreal time co-exist. People and spectral creatures co-mingle. Death and birth are interchangeable ideas."
—The Dance Enthusiast on Furnace

Meditative stillness, physical extremity, and immersive video converge in Becoming – Corpus stage production: a kinetic experience of altered time and space, tracing the transformations among beings, the individual, and society. The body becomes an interface between what may be expressed and the realm of what is ultimately inexpressible. Becoming – Corpus also encompasses a visual art installation in the BAM Fisher’s Peter Jay Sharp Lobby and a book related to the production.

LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya is the duo behind CAVE, the New York Butoh Festival, and the Williamsburg SOAK festival. Comprising photography, video art, installation, and dance, and often involving interdisciplinary collaborations and training projects, LEIMAY’s sculptural, video, and light installations and contemporary performances are rooted in the body, integrating instinct-grounded choreographies and mesmerizing environments. Their performances juxtapose sound, video, light, and movement to create multi-sensory experiences that range from wild physicality to contemplative silence.

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Performance Direction, Visual Design and Concept: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. Choreography: Ximena Garnica and the ensemble. Video Programing and Design: Shige Moriya Ensemble: Masanori Asahara, Andrew Braddock, Andrea Jones, Liz McAuliffe, Denisa Musilova, Eija Ranta, and Savina Theodorou. Sound Composition: Roland Toledo, Christopher Loar, and additional featured music by Laddio Bolocko.  Lobby Installation and  Visual Art: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. Process Book and Movement Think Tanks Team: Angeli Sion, Averil Kelkar, Hiram Pines, Tamira Cahana. Production Team: Raul Zbengheci, Kinshasa Peterson, Leslie Roybal, Rujeko Dumbutshena,Theresa Magario and Christian Brion.

This event is presented by LEIMAY. Regular BAM house and ticketing policies may not apply.

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Galas & Parties 
Performance and Opening Party 

Thu, Sep 12 at 9pm 

Join us to celebrate the world premiere of Becoming-Corpus and the accompanying visual art exhibit. The evening will include an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, special guest performances, and a silent auction.

Visual Art 
Installation and Visual Art Exhibit 

Sep 12—15

LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya present an installation and other new works in the Peter Jay Sharp Lobby in conjunction with the multi-layered project Becoming - Corpus.

Post-Show Talk: Audience Roundtable 

Fri, Sep 13 (following the performance)

This moderated conversation with the audience takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

Pre-Show Talk: Tracing the Art 

Sat, Sep 14 at 6:30pm
Free for same-day ticket holders

Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya share the inspirations and philosophies that shape their work.

LEIMAY Ludus Training Workshop 

Sun, Sep 8, 6—9pm

BAM Fisher (Hillman Studio) During this one-day workshop, experience LEIMAY’s Ludus Training and find out what makes their dancers' bodies transform and their voices and spirit resonate.

Galas & Parties 
Closing Night Toast 

Sun, Sep 15 at 7:30pm 
Free for Closing Night Toast ticket holders.

Celebrate LEIMAY's BAM debut and the conclusion of their participation in the BAM Professional Development Program.