Event Details


Time: May 23, 2017 at 6pm to June 18, 2017 at 6pm
Location: The CAVE at LEIMAY
Street: 58 Grand Street (Btwn Wythe Ave. and Kent Ave.)
City/Town: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York 11249
Website or Map: http://leimaymain.cavearts.or…
Phone: 347.838.4677
Event Country: usa
Organized By: LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya
Latest Activity: May 11

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A Cascade of AcTS and Training

May 23 – June 18, 2017



is a festival presenting a cascade of AcTS and training in theater, butoh, dance, music, and performance art every spring over four weeks in May and June. SOAK is molded by LEIMAY, the interdisciplinary ensemble and producing organization behind the acclaimed New York Butoh Festival. SOAK takes place at LEIMAY’s home, CAVE, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



broadens the perceptions of our artists and audiences with work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. The festival showcases finished and in-progress work by international, local, and fellow artists, and blends them together in a melange that inspires audiences, invigorates the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities.



Performances this year include work by LEIMAY Fellows Heidi Boisvert; Lucy Kerr; Hee Ran Lee; Jeremy Pheiffer; Irena Romendik; Terra Incognita; The People Movers; Timothy Scott, Michelle Uranowitz, and Nicolas Noreña; and Vertical Player Repertory. In addition, international, local, and LEIMAY members performances by Massimiliano Balduzzi; Lindsey Mandolini; Butch Merigioni; and Drew Weinstein. During the LEIMAY Block Party, additional guest artists such as Jack Leahy, New Parnassus, Will Shishmanian, Jeremy Slater, and Liam Benzvi will also join SOAK for various pop-up and musical performances.

LEIMAY LUDUS sessions during SOAK feature the LEIMAY LUDUS Summer Intensive with Artistic Director Ximena Garnica, a three-part Lab with Massimiliano Balduzzi, and four LEIMAY LUDUS Labs in voice, puppetry, dance, dramaturgy, theatre, and butoh with guest teachers Kate Brehm, Edisa Weeks, Susan Mar Landau, Zack Fuller, and Peter Sciscioli.


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