We re-invigorate relational strengths through embodiment education, dance, performance, video art and community building.
About Leralee Whittle
Embodiment Field is the culmination of decades in dance, teaching, performance, research and touring. Leralee Whittle held a somatics, dance, performance, and healing practice for 13 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. During that time she was a lead collaborator with Nita Little in relational field performance and research. She trained in Modern, Post Modern, Contemporary and Senegalese Dance, Contact Improvisation, ensemble and solo improvisation, Yoga, Ballet, physical theater, Taoist Chi Kung, Energy Medicine, Acupressure, Shiatsu and Process Oriented Psychology.
She left the Bay Area to tour as a performer, video artist, teacher and collaborator with musician Paul Sprawl in the North America and Europe for a decade. She continues to travel for work and also make work for on-line audiences and students from her off-grid property she shares with partner Paul Sprawl in Big Bend, TX where dance, music, video, writing are produced and in-process.
Leralee Whittle created Somatic-Field Coherence and (un) Threading Dance to teach internationally. 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).