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 […]
About | Leralee Whittle / F O R C E S
Leralee Whittle’s body of work in performance, dance, somatics and video art is rooted in relational aesthetics. Her dance background is comprised of extensive training in American, European, African genres, as well as visual art, theater and collaborations in Northern California experimental dance and relational somatics communities and in Kansas City and Minneapolis contemporary art and performance communities. In her native region of San Francisco she engaged in over decade long collaborations with Nita Little (cross-genre ensemble improvisation and contact improvisation) and has continued to perform instant composition for one musician and one dancer abroad with musician/composer Paul Sprawl.
She choreographed ensembles and has performed solo shows for audiences in the Western states, the Midwest and in Europe with support from both foundations and diverse venues- from international dance festivals to intimate art venues, music festivals and public commons and sports centers (on-site dance and grant funded projects). Her work’s been presented at such venues and festivals as Dinamiche Scomposte/Teatro di Limonae, Italy, The Twin Cities Film Festival, Minneapolis, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, The Twin Cities / Montreal Choreographer Exchange, Minneapolis, MN, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, Starlight Theatre, Terlingua, TX, Urban Culture Project, KC, MO, The 418 Project, Santa Cruz, Ca and Aria, Barcelona.
Leralee Whittle / F O R C E S has been the recipient of grants from Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA, Andy Warhol Visual Arts Foundation, Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum, Kansas City, MO, Puffin Foundation, New Jersey, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County and awarded a one year performance residency at Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO.
Her dancing has been featured as guest performer with musician Paul Sprawl at Tek Box, Minneapolis, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, Ca, Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti, AZ, Integrity Theater at The Farm, numerous US co-housing communities, Nashville Festival of Books, St. Petersburg Folk Festival, Super-Happy Fun Land, Houston, Plush, Tucson, Fall-Out Artist Initiative, Minneapolis.
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