Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 21, 2011.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 21, 2011.

Featuring works by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, Buck Wanner, DD Dorvillier, and Ximena Garnica|LEIMAY.

* 2011 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence

Provocative Sculptures and Feelings
Created by: Strauss Bourque-LaFrance
Performed by: Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Tess Dworman, Lily Gold, Lydia Okrent
Music: The Durutti Column, The Samps, 2pac
The project was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance arranges images in space though the adjacency and concurrence of disparate materials and bodies. His research deals with the revolving relationship between dance and sculpture as mediums for staging psychological and physiological states, both real and fantastic. His work elaborates on our multifaceted relationships to material culture and the roles it plays in forming personal and collective identities. Bourque-LaFrance was raised in Poland Spring, Maine and currently lives in New York. His work has been shown at various spaces such as SculptureCenter (NY), Vox Populi (PA), Dixon Place (NY), Northampton Center for the Arts (MA) and Space 1026 (PA). Bourque-LaFrance attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2010.

Choreography: Buck Wanner
Performance: Tatyana Tennenbaum, Buck Wanner, Rebecca Warner
Music: J.S. Bach, BWV 645

Buck Wanner reads and writes about dance and performance, sometimes doing it and making it as well. Contributes writing and editing to the Movement Research Performance Journal. Lives in NYC. Also likes cats.

Danza Permanente (an excerpt)

Walter Dundervill, dancing
DD Dorvillier, choreography
Zeena Parkins, sounds, score analysis, musical direction. Music: “Party Effect” from Pan-Acousticon by Zeena Parkins

Danza Permanente is a human future dance corps project, conceived by DD Dorvillier, created in collaboration with composer Zeena Parkins, dancer/choreographers Walter Dundervill, Heather Kravas, Naiara Mendioroz, Fabian Barba, and Nuno Bizarro, and with lighting designer Thomas Dunn. The piece is an analytical and choreographic transposition of a Beethoven String Quartet, into dance. In it we explore how the body can behave as sound, in its arrangement, and becoming of, visible music in silence. Tonight you will see a short sketch of the first four pages of the score for the cello line danced by Walter Dundervill. Congratulations on your recent “Bessie” Award Walter!

Work in progress excerpt of LEIMAY’s: Becoming

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Choreography and Direction: Ximena Garnica
Concept and Design: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya
Live Video Projections and Programming: Shige Moriya
Dance: Masanori Asahara, Ximena Garnica, Liz McAuliffe, Denisa Musilove and Alex Vizzi
Music: Laddio Bolocko and Roland Toledo
Becoming mediates between the continuous cycles of life and death and the modern human search for identity and the struggle to become someone.
Developmental credits: “Becoming” has been developed at The Yard through the Bessie Schönberg Choreographers’ Residency. The following dancers have been instrumental in the choreographic process: Denisa Musilova, Irem Calikusu, Stephanie Lanckton, Miyu Leilani, Giulia Carotenuto, Luke Murphy, Ching-I-Chang, Melisa Lohman and Jonothon Lyons. Produced by CAVE

LEIMAY is the parapluie for Ximena Garnica art works, Shige Moriya art works, and their collaboration work at the intersection of dance video and installation art. LEIMAY’s approach to dance is rooted in butoh, especially in the way it questions the meaning of the dancing body and its possible relationships with space and time. LEIMAY uses the human body, real ‐ time video manipulation technology and installation art to explore the ambivalence of human nature. LEIMAY’s creations have been featured around the globe in galleries and theaters of all sizes, with presentations in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Spain, France, Colombia, Berlin, Finland and Vietnam. Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya are currently in residency at HERE Arts Center. They have received residencies and funding support from The Robert Wilson Watermill Center, The New Hazlett Theater, The National Museum of Dance, The Yard, The Hanoi Contemporary Arts Center, The Asian American Arts Alliance, The Puffin Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and The Japan Foundation. LEIMAY is a project of the 501c3 organization known as CAVE, an interdisciplinary and international workplace for artists located in Brooklyn; active for 15 years under the leadership of Ximena and Shige. LEIMAY is a made‐up word based on a Japanese term meaning the moment of change (as in the moment between darkness and the light at dawn; also the time of change between eras.) For detail bios of becoming collaborators please check the LEIMAY site:


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