Photo by Ian Douglas
This summer choreographer Michelle Boulé will continue to research her current choreographic project The Field during her Summer Stages Dance @ ICA residency. Working with New York-based dancer Marion Spencer and a group of local dancers, Boulé will explore aesthetics and emergent forms in choreography, in relationship to the science behind traditional and contemporary healing practices. For Boulé, The Field looks into the means by which individual transformation lends itself to social and communal healing and change. Together, the group will present their explorations and discoveries in a performance on the final day of her residency.
Michelle Boulé is a “Bessie” Award winning dance artist based in NY whose work addresses the physical expression of consciousness. She has received recent commissions, presentations, and residency fellowships from The Chocolate Factory, Met Breuer, Danspace Project, River to River, American Realness, ISSUE Project Room, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Kitchen, MacDowell, Yaddo, Bemis, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Movement Research. Her work has also toured to Chicago, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Marcos, Winnipeg, Dublin, and Latvia. Awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts Choreography Fellowship, New Music USA Grant, and Boekelheide Creativity Award. As a performer, she has collaborated with Miguel Gutierrez (2001-15), Bebe Miller, John Jasperse, Donna Uchizono, John Scott, and Deborah Hay, amongst others. Boulé has taught technique, improvisation, and creative practice workshops throughout N. and S. America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and is currently faculty at The New School and Movement Research. She maintains a clinical practice in energy and consciousness-based healing as a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner.
Summer Stages Dance @ the ICA/Boston is made possible, in part, with the support of Jane Karol and Howard Cooper, David Parker, The Aliad Fund, George and Ann Colony, and Stephanie and Leander McCormick-Goodhart