Trace of Purple Sadness

The Trace of Purple Sadness is a journey of one dancer in a constant state of becoming in an ever-changing world. In this 45 minute piece, the performer moves in and out of the floor, which is covered with white chalk, to an original composition by Roland Toldedo, with additional recorded music by Laddio Bolocko. Projected video creates forms of light that function as visual music, creating a landscape for the body which morphs becoming creature, anonymous human, and woman. The human body, like a flower, sprouts to maximum splendor, to then decays into serene melancholy.  Leaving a purple trace, the sky at dawn or the beginning of dusk.  Countless flowers are born in our bodies, every moment another trace.

 

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Performance co-conceived, directed, and designed by
Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica


La Miscelania, Barcelona Butoh Festival, 2008

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

 

OT301, 2008

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

 

 Espace Bertin Poiree, 2008

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

 

Festival Internacional de Teatro y Artes Escénicas de Sevilla, 2010

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

 

Teatro Victoria, 2010

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

 

Palacio de Congresos, 2010

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

 

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, undergroundzero Festival, 2012

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

 

Teatro Dallas, 2012

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

 

Museo Universitario del Chopo, Festival Cuerpos al Borde, 2013

Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ximena Garnica*

Documentation Images: Pavel Antonov

Other Credits:

Roland Toledo (sound composition), Laddio Bolocko (additional recorded music), Tatsuya Nakatani (early period composition)

*Core Ensemble Member

 

 

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  • 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • La Miscelania// OT301// Espace Bertin Poiree// Festival Internacional de Teatro y Artes Escénicas de Sevilla// Teatro Victoria// Palacio de Congresos// Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center// Teatro Dallas// Museo Universitario del Chopo//
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  • Spain (Barcelona, Sevilla, Tenerife, Ibiza)// Netherlands (Amsterdam)// France (Paris)// United States (New York, Dallas)// Mexico (Mexico City)