From a press release:
Butoh Dance Workshop, April 25
WHAT: Butoh Dance Workshop
WHO: Nicole LeGette [http://blushingpoppy.org/]
WHERE: Bryson Gym on the campus of Warren Wilson College (please email or call for directions)
WHEN: Friday, April 25, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
COST: *FREE TO WWC STUDENTS
*Other students with ID – $5
*Adults \Seniors (sliding scale) – $10-$25
blushing poppy productions founded by Nicole Legette is dedicated to performing, presenting, and teaching butoh-based performance work. Nicole was selected as a Chicago Dancemakers Forum lab artist (2007-2008) and has received numerous grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (2002-2009) and Chicago Seminar on Dance and Performance (2007). Primarily a solo performer, Ms. LeGette’s work has been presented throughout the US. In addition to performing, Nicole organizes workshops and curates events that bring national and international butoh artists to Chicago. She has presented performances and workshops at University of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and Illinois State University.
Artist Statement (Nicole LeGette):
I consider myself a body theorist and practitioner whose concern is with the greater dilemma we encounter as beings possessing both spirit (energy /invisible) and body (material /visible). I seek to illuminate a culture more responsive to body consciousness and use dance as the most direct means to confront this personal /social /political rebellion. As an artist, my intention is to constantly seek and to reveal the deeper mysteries contained within our cells, secreted within our blood. We are always searching, wanting, and yearning – for what? What are these eternal wanderings? For me, butoh is a way to explore, to question, and to research the unanswerables by using our fullest capacities. As a teacher and curator, my intention is to facilitate greater exposure to and awareness of butoh dance through performances, classes, workshops, and events that support emerging national, and master international butoh artists. These efforts not only enrich the experience of students and audiences, but support the continued global reach of butoh, nurture the blossoming American butoh scene, and introduce questions that provoke deeper consideration about our fundamental dilemma of the body.