A Meal exists as social sculpture, performance event, and theatrical experience delicately framed by dancing bodies, crafted recipes, and mythological beings.
A Meal came out of LEIMAY’s experience and desire to build a community. It’s about bringing people together through visceral rituals. With the state of divisiveness and partisanship currently rampant in the US, A Meal opens a space to create new relationships while questioning through art the structures and environmental challenges of food in the anthropocene.
Video Installation co-conceived, directed, and designed by
Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica
Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Masanori Asahara*, Krystel Copper*, Mar Galeano*, Andrea Jones*, Sophie Holmes, Brandon Perdomo, Irena Romendik
Storytelling Recipe Circle & Bookbinding Workshop
with LEIMAY Ensemble Members: Brandon Perdomo and Irena Romendik
Reconnecting with the Land: A Conversation
with: Saada Amadu, Michelle Jackson, and Qiana Mickie
Cultivating Home: Mapping Ourselves Through Food and Ecology
with: Sawdayah Brownlee
Paula Court, Shige Moriya
Thea Little, Drew Weinstein (sound composition), Irena Romendik (costume fabrication).
*Core Ensemble Member