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LEIMAY to premiere ‘borders’ at BAM this month

February 9, 2016 Shlomo Sprung
The premiere for “borders” will take place Feb. 18. Photo by Pavel Antonov

LEIMAY, an interdisciplinary ensemble comprising of Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, has announced the world premiere of “borders” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), opening on Feb. 18 at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Place). Returning to BAM after its participation in the inaugural year of BAM’s Professional Development Program and its 2013 sold-out season of “Becoming-Corpus,” LEIMAY will present “borders,” its sequel, in four performances from Feb. 18 to 21.

Sound, light, voice and movement orbit, collide, fuse and repel to create an evocative landscape of bodies turned inside out.

The performance is conceived and constructed by Garnica and Moriya, the duo behind the New York Butoh Festival and the Williamsburg SOAK festival. The two artists transform the stage into a hanging valley of shadows and swelling interferences. The “borders” premiere coincides with the release of a publication tracing LEIMAY’s creative process for this piece, which assembles the talents of collaborators who hail from the U.S., Latin America and Asia.

The Feb. 18 event will feature an opening night reception; the Feb. 19 event includes an 8 p.m. performance and a post-show audience roundtable; the Feb. 20 event will feature a pre-show talk and an 8 p.m. performance; and the Feb. 21 event will include a class at noon, a performance and closing night toast. More information is available at BAM.org.

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