Textural Threading Technique in Town to Town Dances >> Leralee Whittle / Forces dancing in the commons at Balmorhea State Park, Texas.
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, the international contemporary dance movement and her extensive past training 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.