A Stream of AcTS and Training
May 12 – June 27
Part of SOAK 2015: Encounters with LEIMAY
A four-part series of talks, performances, and training that, seen as a whole, offer a resonant environment that mirrors LEIMAY’s artistic practice. Encounters with LEIMAY is conceived by artistic directors Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya as a chance to see the company at its home, uncovering the layers of thought, practice, and experimentation that compose LEIMAY’s work. This series takes place through the LEIMAY Ludus Training Summer Intensive, a lecture demonstration on LEIMAY Ludus, and a symposium and performance studies focused around LEIMAY’s new piece, Borders, premiering at BAM in February 2016.
SOAK is a festival presenting a stream of AcTS and training in theater, butoh, dance, and performance art every spring over 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.
SOAK 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, fellows and resident artists and blends them together in a concoction that inspires audiences, fuels the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities.