Choreographer Michelle Boulé (NYC) will develop Field (working title), a dance examining relationships between the scientific research of traditional and contemporary healing practices and aesthetic form. Numerous energetic and consciousness-based healing practices work with the idea that a healing process is guided by an internal knowing, as well as a universal blueprint for order and balance. The work explores what arises and what can be created with guidance from personal and transpersonal wisdom.
BAC Resident Artist
Michelle Boulé is a Brooklyn-based dance artist. She has created three evening-length works, The Monomyth (2017), White (2015), and WONDER (2013,) commissioned and presented respectively by The Chocolate Factory & Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Danspace Project, and ISSUE Project Room.
Her work has also been presented by River to River Festival, American Realness, and The Met Breuer (with Okkyung Lee), and has toured to Chicago, Philadelphia, San Marcos (CA), Latvia, Canada, and Ireland. Boulé’s choreographic support includes a NYFA Choreography Fellowship, New Music USA Grant, Cloud Prize, Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, Boekelheide Creativity Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant, and DanceWEB scholarship. Residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Extended Life Dance Development Program, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, collective address, Movement Research, DanceHouse (Dublin), and SKITE (France). Boulé received a 2010 NY Dance and Performance Bessie Award and 2015 Bessie nomination for her performance work with Miguel Gutierrez from 2001-2015. Other artists she has worked with include John Jasperse, John Scott, and Deborah Hay. She has taught at dance institutions throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia, and is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and owner of MBody Radiance.