Donate Now! Help Us Keep Culture and Poetry Alive in NYCCorrespondences: performance installation by Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya featuring the LEIMAY Ensemble
In these post pandemic times, as the world recalibrates, we continue confronting our mortality with the most vulnerable still grieving their loved ones, while indigenous and black, brothers and sisters continue centuries of standing up to fight for their life and justice. At the same time, undocumented and vulnerable immigrants graciously remind us of our privileges while providing significant services to our communities. LGBTQIA friends continue to strive for visibility and inclusion. We continue to face political tensions, and Pachamama’s loud and silent screams forever claim her existence.
With great sensibility, while we continue to stand up to historical imbalances and struggles, we hope to offer our community what we do best: creating poetry of the senses rooted in questions of existence and connectivity, and sharing it with you through our public artwork, Correspondences.Over the last few years we asked for your help as LEIMAY took a leap of faith and resistance to bring poetry back into the world outside our screens.
Our hope is to continue to bring Correspondences to each of the 5 New York City boroughs and beyond, and we are thrilled to announce our Staten Island borough premiere, where audiences can safely engage in the installation over conversation, and bear witness to daily activation periods performed by members of the LEIMAY Ensemble.
As always, we must be sure we do it with proper consideration and compensation for our performers and our team.
We ask that you contribute anything you can to help us raise $10,000 to cover artists fees for Correspondences performance, rehearsals, and other expenses associated with making art happen in a post quarantine world.
Correspondences offers multiple entry points for spectators to engage with questions of being, interdependence, and coexistence. The human body (performer and observer), machines, natural elements, and the urban square mingle in an entangled poetic microcosm while opening inquiries into animate life and environmental ethics.Correspondences was first developed in our studio, CAVE in South Williamsburg, with in-progress performances at the Watermill Center, and a preview at Japan Society. Two years ago, in the height of the pandemic, we brought Correspondences to Manhattan's Astor Place, followed last year by performances in Hurleyville NY, and Queen's Socrates Sculpture Park. We have performances of Correspondences coming your way in June, but before we can get there, we need your help!
Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5, $15, $50, $500, or $5,000, every little bit makes a difference.
Donate here on this page, VENMO or PAYPAL us,or make a check out to "LEIMAY" and mail it to CAVE home of LEIMAY 58 Grand St - Brooklyn, NY 11249LEIMAY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donations to LEIMAY are fully tax-deductible.Image: Chloé Bellemère