first week: festival commission


November 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2009
8:00 pm (Thurs, Fri, Sat ) 3:00 pm (Sun)
Garnica LEIMAY

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*After performance talk with LEIMAY (Ximena Garnica, Ko Murobushi and Shige Moriya) follows Nov. 6 performance.
**Benefit Performance Nov. 7.

More than a finished product, “Furnace” is a window into the continuous dance and performance research of an eclectic group of dancers and artists from three different generations and seven nationalities. “Furnace” is envisioned not as a representation of something but rather as the thing itself. Some clues to the piece’s nature lie in this statement by its creators, who write, “The ball of movement was born amid the fire of the furnace blast. It is a great hybrid, a miscellaneous of species. Today we are at the center of the furnace again, new transformation upland.” “Furnace” is presented as center piece of the 4th New York Butoh Festival – the butoh-kan phase.

Project participants included: Stephanie Lanckton, Irem Calikusu, Denisa Musilova,  Teerawat Mulvilai (Kage), Amelia Schembri and Theresa Magario.

** Please, attend our benefit party on Saturday, Nov 7 and have loads of fun while supporting our work! There will be music,  wine, cheese, a raffle with awesome prizes. And you’ll get a chance to meet all the talented, lovely artists.


Ko Murobushi trained and performed with Butoh’s creator Tatsumi Hijikata and was a founding member of Dairakudakan. His influential group Ariadone introduced Europe to Butoh in 1978. Based in Japan, he leads the Edge Company and tours internationally throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Ximena Garnica is active as a performer, director, choreographer, installation artist, producer and curator. She has been the co-director of CAVE since 2003, and is the co-director/founder and curator of the New York Butoh Festival.

Shige Moriya has presented his video pieces locally and in Germany, Japan, Finland and Vietnam. Currently, he is the founder of CAVE and Co director of the New York Butoh Festival. Moriya is currently a core member of Garnica LEIMAY.

Garnica LEIMAY is an interdisciplinary company-project and laboratory of performance founded in 2005 by Ximena Garnica in Brooklyn, New York. LEIMAY synthesizes–through the body, and other visual and performing arts –a performance experience designed to sharpen the senses both for the artists who engage in the creative process and for the audience who relates to the performances.

Tickets to this program should be purchased directly through Dixon Place.


This project is supported by the Asian American Arts Alliance JPMorgan Chase SOAR Program.The CAVE NY Butoh Festival performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts. A state agency. CAVE performance season is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. This project is produced by CAVE Organization Inc. and Garnica LEIMAY.

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