borders Performance //
February 19, 2016

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 LEIMAY’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 BECOMING SERIES is a succession of multi-disciplinary works set in immersive environments and utilizing dance, theater, video projections and live music. The series deals with matter’s constant state of becoming through growth and decay, beginnings and endings. The BECOMING SERIES is a pentalogy.

Brooklyn Academy of Music 


IMAGE CREDIT: Photo documentation: Jeremy Tressler, Pavel Antonov, Enya Mommsen


Composer: Joe Diebes

Vocal Direction: Ximena Garnica

LEIMAY Ensemble Performers: Masanori Asahara, Andrea Jones, Derek DiMartini, Lindsey Mandolini, Jeff Shortt, Emily Smith

Rehearsal Assistant: Lucy Kerr

Costume Design: Ximena Garnica, Irena Romendik

Stage Manager: Dina Paola Rodriguez

Line Producer: Raul Zbengheci
borders is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. borders is also supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

2016  United States, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fisher Space