My textural threading practice includes dancing in public spaces. Sometimes there’s interaction with people in these spaces. Sometimes video art is made from dances in commons, sidewalks, athletic […]
About | Leralee Whittle / F O R C E S
Leralee Whittle is a time-based artist working in the media of contemporary dance, improvisation performance and video installation. Her compositions are informed by her body of work on textural threading technique (TTT), dancing with forces and deep embodiment (DE), as well as phenomena, experimental media and theory.
Whittle’s research continually evolves out of performative practice, video art, on-site dance, collaborations with musician/composer Paul Sprawl and her extensive past in the San Francisco Bay Area & Europe with mentor/collaborator Nita Little // ensemble improvisation performance + contact improvisation, Regina DeCosse // modern dance, Allasan Kane // Ballet of Senegal, Anouk Van Dijck // Countertechnique, Contraband // post modern technique + performance, Frey Faust // Axis Syllabus, Ruth Zaporah’s Action Theatre, ballet, somatics and design.
She’s been presented in Europe and the US at Dinamiche Scomposte Festival, Italy, Aria, Spain, The Montreal / Twin Cities Choreographic Exchange, Minneapolis and La Esquina, Kansas City. She’s a recipient of grants from Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Art Museum, Theatre Bay Area, Puffin Foundation and Cultural Council Santa Cruz.