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World Premiere of FRANTIC BEAUTY at BAM, Sep. 14-17

LEIMAY Foundation

Sep 2007

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The multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya with the LEIMAY Ensemble return to BAM Fisher with FRANTIC BEAUTY, the newest evening-length work representing the mid-point in their BECOMING pentalogy. The series deals with matter’s constant state of becoming through growth and decay, beginnings and endings. Combining the LEIMAY Ensemble’s signature physicality, layered over vivid visual landscapes, FRANTIC BEAUTY engulfs audiences in a minimalistic yet immersive environment juxtaposing trembling and harmonious images to reflect on society’s pursuit of and relationship to beauty. This world premiere sets visceral vocalizations and scattered soliloquies against the contrasting movements of Emmy-winning composer, Jeff Beal’s (House of Cards), original score.

Join Ximena and Shige at this exciting premiere for the opening night party, roundtable discussions about the performance, a LUDUS Lab at BAM, and top it all off with a closing night toast. FRANTIC BEAUTY is accompanied by a publication that reflects on the themes of the work.


Sep 14 - 17, (Thursday - Sunday):

Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 PM

Sunday at 6pm


Thursday, Sep 14 (Following the Performance)
Opening Night Reception & Publication Release

Friday, Sep 15 (Following the Performance)

Post-Show Talk: Audience Roundtable

Saturday, Sep 16 at 6:30 PM

Pre-Show Talk: Tracing the Art with Ximena Garnica, Shige Moriya, and  
Composer Jeff Beal

Sunday, Sep 17 at 12:00PM

LEIMAY LUDUS What a Body Can Do

Sunday, Sep 17 (Following the Performance)

Closing Night Toast

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

Choreography: Ximena Garnica, Shige Moriya, with the LEIMAY Ensemble

Composer: Jeff Beal

Vocal Direction: Ximena Garnica

LEIMAY Ensemble: Masanori Asahara, Krystel Copper, Derek DiMartini, Omer Ephron, Mario Galeano

Rehearsal Assistants: Adi Eytan, Mary Lowman

Producer: LEIMAY

Production Team: Riley O’Rourke, Kinshasa Peterson, Drew Weinstein


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