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World Premiere
Feb 18—Feb 21, 2016
Performance dates & times
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
February 2016
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Thursday February 18, 2016
Performances no longer available.

Performance Direction, Visual Design, and Concept: Shige Moriya & Ximena Garnica

“The choreography sets stillness against motion with skill…surreal power…”
—The New York Times on ‘Becoming -Corpus’

Brooklyn-based multigraft ensemble LEIMAY returns to BAM after their 2013 sold-out season to present borders. Sound, light, voice and movement orbit, collide, fuse, and repel to create a hauntingly evocative landscape of bodies turned inside out. A sequel piece to the company's acclaimed BECOMING -corpus, borders sets stillness against high physicality, and visceral vocalizations against sonic harmonies. Forms dissolve through walls of light and mutable axes of space. Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica transform the stage into a hanging valley of shadows and swelling interferences, as the audience becomes enveloped in a universe at the thresholds of itself. The world premiere of borders coincides with the release of a publication tracing LEIMAY’s creative process.

Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya are 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.

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Choreography: Ximena Garnica & the Ensemble
Video Programming and Design: Shige Moriya
Composer: Joe Diebes
Vocal Direction: Ximena Garnica
Ensemble: Masanori Asahara, Andrea Jones, Derek DiMartini, Lindsey Mandolini, Jeff Shortt, Emily Smith
borders Process Book: Ximena Garnica, Lucy Kerr, Hiram Pines. 
Producer: LEIMAY
Production Team: Raul Zbengheci & Denise Shu Mei

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

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“Becoming Corpus”
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Galas & Parties 
Opening Night Reception 

Thu, Feb 18, post-show

Tickets to opening night plus reception packages are available here

Celebrate opening night of the world premiere of borders and the launch of the accompanying publication with the artists. The evening includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and special guest performances.

Visual Art 
Installation and Visual Art Exhibit 

Feb 18—21

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

Book Release 
Publication Release 

Procure a signed pre-sale copy of a limited edition artifact publication tracing the making of borders here

Post-Show Talk: Audience Roundtable  

Fri, Feb 19 (following the performance)

Free for same-day ticket holders

LEIMAY invites audience members to discuss the performance in a moderated conversation.

Pre-show Talk: Tracing the Art  

Sat, Feb 20 at 6.30pm

Free for same-day ticket holders

Ximena Garnica, Shige Moriya, and composer Joe Diebes share the inspirations and philosophies that shape their work.

LEIMAY LUDUS What a Body Can Do 

Sun, Feb 21 at 12pm

BAM Fisher
Tickets available for $25 here

In this two-hour class, experience LEIMAY LUDUS and find out what makes their dancers' flesh transform and their voices and spirit resonate.

Galas & Parties 
Closing Night Toast 

Sun, Feb 21, post-show

Tickets available for $10 here

Toast to LEIMAY’s BAM return and celebrate the world premiere of borders with the artists.