Celebrate SOAK with LEIMAY at CAVE with friends and artists from the festival. For the fourth year in a row, LEIMAY will close down the block in front of CAVE and present an array of performances, concerts, and pop-up events on the longest day of the year. Grills will be available to cook your food and we will draw the winners for the annual Lucky Cookie Time Raffle. The LEIMAY Block Party is part of Make Music New York.

Performances by:

Kate Ladenheim (The People Movers)
Angeli (in collaboration with Sarah Sitzler)
Lucy Kerr

Music by:

M.A.K.U. Soundystem
Jeremy D. Slater
Joey (Modular Performance)

Kate Ladenheim (B.F.A., The Boston Conservatory) is the Creative Director/Choreographer of The People Movers Contemporary Dance. Her choreography has been presented at several notable festivals and venues across the Northeast. Ladenheim is a 2013: Breaking Glass: Emerging Female Choreographer and a 2014-2015 Leimay Fellow. Ladenheim and her company have enjoyed residencies at The Ballet and Dance Center in Syracuse, New York, The Field (New York, NY), and through the White Wave Rising Choreographer Residency Program, and have been commissioned by the Juventas New Music Ensemble. Ladenheim is also the founder of CRAWL, a presenting series which brings artists of different media together during neighborhood-based arts events in NYC.

Angeli is a New York-based artist working in performance.  Her critical artistic practice researches the performative nature of the body, image, garment, text and other materials.  She is interested in creating conditions for transformations of the body, and the possibilities of being otherwise.

Lucy Kerr is a choreographer, writer, dancer, and interdisciplinary artist. Lucy received a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin. Her undergraduate thesis garnered her the grand prize of the 2014 Co-op/George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence, which is the highest honor awarded to an undergraduate at UT. Lucy’s artistic work is inspired by the wonder, tragedy, and difficulties of being a person in the world, constantly dealing with the tensions of being a part of time-existing in a social situation and approaching decay, while also having freedom and imagination. Lucy was the artistic director of a mixed-ability company from 2012 to 2014. She is currently creating and presenting multimedia solo and group works as a Fellow at LEIMAY.

M.A.K.U Soundsystem is an immigrant band from New York City. With most of its members hailing from Colombia, M.A.K.U embodies an active quest for identity through sound and bodies in motion, and puts on a party for everyday people. Born in 2010 the band has independently released two full-length albums, one EP, and toured across the U.S. with their fiery grooves.

M.A.K.U’s distinctive sound is enriched with a variety of musical backgrounds brought to the table by each of its members. Although not inherently discernible there are hints of Colombian Folklore, Psychedelic-rock and Caribbean grooves. It all comes together through a D.I.Y. attitude of getting things done, from composing to releasing independent records; M.A.K.U is as much about the music as it is about a way of life.

Jeremy D. Slater is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the areas of sound, video, computer art, performance, and installation. Born in Reading, England and a graduate of both SUNY
College at Buffalo and School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Computer Art. Performances include sound and live performed video that is ambient and sometimes interactive/reactive. Video work
includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture.

SOAK is supported, in part, by The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. SOAK and LEIMAY Ludus Training are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding for LEIMAY’s presenting program is given by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

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