A series of solo and group performances explore aesthetic practices as a means of transforming superficial amusement into substantive, embodied joy. New dance is juxtaposed with political awareness of […]
About | Leralee Whittle
Bio // Leralee Whittle’s body of work in performance, dance, somatics and video art is rooted in relational aesthetics. She trained extensively in American, European, African dance. In her native region of San Francisco she engaged in a decade long collaboration with Nita Little (cross-genre ensemble improvisation and contact improvisation) and continues to perform instant composition for one musician and one dancer abroad with musician/composer Paul Sprawl. She’s choreographed ensembles and has performed solo for audiences in the Western states, the Midwest and in Europe. Her work has garnered support from both foundations and diverse venues- from international dance festivals to intimate visual art venues, music festivals and public commons and people’s homes. Her works been presented in festivals: Dinamiche Scomposte/Teatro di Limonae, Italy, The Twin Cities Film Festival, Minneapolis, and The Twin Cities/Montreal Choreographer Exchange, Minneapolis, MN and venues: PWNW, Portland, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, Starlight Theatre, Terlingua, TX, Urban Culture Project, KC, MO, The 418 Project, Santa Cruz, Ca and Aria, Barcelona. Leralee Whittle is a recipient of Project Space Residency, Counterpulse, SF (2017) and a grant from PLRAC/McKnight for video, MN (2017) and dance grants from Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA, Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum, Kansas City, MO and Puffin Foundation, New Jersey.
She teaches Instant Composition and J ((( ))) Y Embodiment. She’s taught workshops at such dance venues as FLOCK, Portland, OR, Sudstern Jam, Berlin, 418 Project, Santa Cruz, OR and Cowell’s Center, Minneapolis.
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