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- textural threading technique (TTT), dancing with forces and deep embodiment (DE), as well as digital media.
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.