SOAK is a festival presenting a deluge of acts and workshops in theater, butoh, dance, and performance art every spring over four weeks in May and June. SOAK is molded by LEIMAY at their Brooklyn home CAVE, as well as at some off-site venues.
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 and resident artists and blends them together in a concoction that inspires audiences, fuels the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities.
SOAK features workshops and performances by international butoh dancers Yuko Kaseki and Moeno Wakamatsu, performances by Maximilian Balduzzi, Ben Spatz, Sabrina Lastman, Samita Sinha, LEIMAY’s ensemble dancers, Alex Franz Zehetbauer, Terra Incognita Theater, AliveWire Theatrics, Jeremy Goren, Adriane Lee, Suiso Ogawa, Yu Nishikawa, Theresa Magario, and James Gardella. Furthermore, workshops will be offered by voice and body performer Ben Spatz, dancer Rujeko Dumbutshena, LEIMAY Artistic Director Ximena Garnica, and voice performer Sabrina Lastman.
Closing out the festival on June 21st and coinciding with Make Music New York, LEIMAY will host a block party in front of CAVE at 58 Grand Street with a Pot-Luck BBQ, raffle, and live music by Xenia Rubinos, Rioux + Stephon, Prism House, Big Volcano, Possibly Apostrophe, and Jeremy Slater, with a special slot at 3pm for a bring your own instrument jam time.