About | Leralee Whittle / F O R C E S

Leralee Whittle is a choreographer, performer and self-taught video artist. Her compositions are informed by her body of work on generative dance methods: textural threading technique (TTT), dancing with forces and deep embodiment (DE). Her work evolves out of performance engagement with the public, on-site dance, collaborations with musician/composer Paul Sprawl and her extensive past in the San Francisco Bay Area where she choreographed and worked with Nita Little, Anouk van Dijk, Tandy Beal and Plan B improvisation group while training in modern dance, dance theater, post modern dance, Senegalese dance and dance improvisation, Her work’s been presented at internationally at Dinamiche Scomposte Festival, Italy, Aria, Spain, The Montreal / Twin Cities Choreographic Exchange, Minneapolis and La Esquina, Kansas City and PWNW, Portland. She’s been a recipient of grants from Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Art Museum, Theatre Bay Area, Puffin Foundation and Cultural Council Santa Cruz.

We make time-based art at GLINT artist residency in the Chihuahuan desert in Big Bend, at the border of Mexico. We receive inspiration in off-the-grid work spaces on 20 acres with beautiful views of the Chisos mountains. Our vision is to network with other supportive centers fostering the creation and distribution of free-range art.

News, Events, Video, Research

WHITEY (in progress)

WHITEY is a dance-based multi-media video with painterly new media graphics. The noble act of creating a dance in the Chihuahauan desert of old Mexico is upended into […]

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Video // Town-to-Town Dances at Balmorhea | Watering Hole

A site-specific dance at a desert oasis off the interstate inspires rare conversation between strangers. In “Watering Hole” multiplicity and poetics in dance making are juxtaposed with how […]

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Roam is a video with combined footage from compositions at GLINT residency and sessions shot in a state park in Big Bend. The technical process of how the footage is layered […]

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Deep Embodiment (DE) – To discover how to access movement before it becomes dance.

Deep Embodiment (DE) is the practice of accessing with  information in the body/field. Attuning to active potentials leads to interaction rooted in dynamic being. DE hones the “relational body”through movement, touch and […]

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Breaths so far today
Impromptu performances for other species
Hours devoted to video editing, choreographing and writing on dance so far this month
Stones lifted

Artist Statement

I find it meaningful to make work that inspires experiential inhabiting and supports being in the world. Ultimately, this work is part of the larger conversation and the directive to un-encumber, decolonize and activate…us. I perform and make videos that sensitize the public to our bounty – as beings inhabiting time and space. I invite phenomena- as timeless, transformative forces- to work through the body. I cultivate an embodied imagination which inadvertently opposes corporate directed roles as passive, consumer citizens. I believe our greatest wealth lies within. My process embraces the intrinsic value of  “information” accessible in and around the body/field. My interest in the mercurial nature of us humans as (evidenced by our adaptability and being arguably 85% water) roots my work in an ever changing constellation of variables.

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Our Team

Leralee Whittle
choreographer, video artist, performer, administrator, builder of GLINT
Paul Sprawl
collaborator, composer, consultant, builder of GLINT
Old Red
mover of stuff too heavy to move // I'm a 1952 Allis-Chalmers with a farmhand F-11 after market front loader. I help build residency spaces at GLINT.


We stack rocks, lumber and cds, so artists have a place to make their work and music is distributed.
Join us in the race to save art.
We develop quality art based on many decades of commitment in our respective fields.
Writings and Research
Most Americans don't know what kind of research goes into intelligent dance, but some Europeans do.
We love you.
All day long...whether building, choreographing, creating videos, writing, planning a tour, reaching out to audiences, planting a garden...
A generative activity... We like to. Do you?