Michelle Boulé

Wednesday, May 20th 11am-1pm
Tuesday, May 26th 11am-1pm
Wednesday, May 27th 11am-1pm Co-teaching with Jumatatu Poe

CLASS DESCRIPTION

MAPPING CREATIVITY

Our bodies constantly give us physical and energetic cues, which we register through experiences of ease or resistance, pleasure or pain, restriction or space. We’ll tune into these cues, creating internal maps of awareness with guided somatic-based improvisations. From here, we’ll move directly into creative practices, using various scores, games and exercises to explore how we are composing our attention through the acts of creating, directing, and performing. Please bring a pen and paper.

BIO

Michelle Boulé is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. She has developed her teaching practice over the past 18 years with a strong focus on a numerous somatic modalities, including BodyTalk, Feldenkrais Method, Body-Mind Centering, Alexander Technique, Fitzmaurice Voicework, Franklin Method, Ayurveda, and yoga. Her choreography has been presented in NY at Danspace Project, American Realness, “Come Together: Surviving Sandy” at Industry City, ISSUE Project Room, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Kitchen, Center for Performance Research, and Catch Series. She has also recently shown her work at Gertrudes ielas teatris (Latvia), send+receive (Canada), and OnEdge (Chicago). Her choreography has received support from the Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant. Choreographic residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Program 2015-16, Movement Research 2012-14, DanceHouse (Ireland) 2010, and SKITE (France) 2010. She has worked with choreographers Miguel Gutierrez (since 2001), Deborah Hay, John Jasperse, John Scott, and Donna Uchizono, amongst others, and received a 2010 "Bessie" for her performance as James Dean in Gutierrez's "Last Meadow.” She teaches at The New School and Movement Research in NY and has been a guest teacher at institutions in N. America, Europe, Australia and Asia. She was the recipient of the 2014-15 Boekelheide Creativity Award a 2002 DanceWeb scholarship (Vienna). She received her B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. www.michelleboule.com

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