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.
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 + 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, Will Shish, 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, Susan Mar Landau, Zack Fuller, and Peter Sciscioli.
Immerse your senses!
Photo by Natalia Nicholson