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LERALEE WHITTLE

is a video artist, dancer, comedian and embodiment teacher. All of her talents and her life as artist and mystic living off-grid in the Chihuahuan desert with partner Paul Sprawl, come together in a weekly video. Lee Lee et Le Bus is a regular feature on Vagabondstreams.org. 

Leralee teaches dance and embodiment out of Big Bend Art Space on land where she and her partner live and make art (and in other parts of the world when there isn’t a pandemic).

She trained as a dancer in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1990-2005, performing for Anouk van Djick, Nita Little, Rosy Simas, Regina DeCosse, Tandy Beal, Scott Wells and others. She held a dance, somatics and healing practice for 15 years in the Santa Cruz, Ca and was a lead collaborator with Nita Little in relational intelligence research and improvisation performance. Besides dance, she trained in Action Theater, Chi Kung, Energy Medicine and Process Oriented Psychology

Between 2005 and 2018 she toured in North America and Europe, performing multidisciplinary solo works , choreographing with dancers and collaborating with her husband, musician Paul Sprawl.where

Her choreography and video art have been experienced in theaters, galleries, festivals, dance studios, living rooms, and as public art 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 and Puffin, NJ and Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA .

Leralee Whittle teaches Embodiment Field Somatics and dance. She’s been a guest teacher at Wayne State University, Performance Works NW and FLOCK, Portland, OR, Counterpulse, San Francisco, Sudstern Jam, Berlin, The Cowels Center, Minneapolis and more. 

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