Our aim is to re-invigorate relational strengths in humanity by offering experience that come from our power of Attention- so creating, communicating or healing is done through full embodied Presence in a coherent field we share with the earth and each other. Through practice and continued rituals we can realize “now potential” that also affects our future.
About Leralee Whittle
Leralee Whittle developed Embodiment Field, as a foundation for teaching, one-on-one sessions and performance. It was created from collaborative research and her extensive background in community ritual, dance research, somatics, choreography, improvisational performance and healing practices in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and from touring and working with various communities. For 12 years she was a lead collaborator with Nita Little in relational field research and performance. She received training in Taoist Chi Kung, Process Oriented Psychology, Performance, Dance- Modern, Post-Modern, Contemporary, Senegalese, Improvisation, Contact Improv, Physical theater and Energy Medicine, Acupressure and Shiatsu. Leralee Whittle continues to perform, choreograph and work with her Life partner, musician Paul Sprawl as a performing dancer and community builder in the States and Europe.
She’s been a guest teacher at Wayne State University, Performance Works NW and FLOCK, Portland, OR, Counterpulse, San Francisco, Sudstern Jam, Berlin and The Cowels Center, Minneapolis.
Her performance and video have been experienced in theaters, galleries, dance studios, living rooms, and as public art, placed in parks and sports facilities. She’s been presented in Dinamiche Scomposte Festival, Italy, Twin Cities Film Festival, Twin Cities/Montreal Choreographer Exchange, PWNW, Portland, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, CAPSULE, KCMO, Rosy Simas Danse/ Southern Theater, Minneapolis, UCP, KCMO, and Aria, Barcelona. She is the recipient of a public art commission, MN (2018), a video and performance installation commission by Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City (2018), Project Space Residency, Counterpulse, SF (2017) and grants from PLRAC, MN (2017), KU Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS (2011) and Puffin, NJ (2011) Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA (2009).
Leralee is co-founder and co-builder of GLINT, a rustic off-grid spot in Big Bend, TX where dance, music, video, writing are produced and in-process.