DATE: “Friday, September 5, 2014 – 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Roaming –  Division, Damen, Western L Stations”
PERFORMANCE: “Porter Service”

Despite a quiet demeanor, Nicole LeGette is recognized as a maverick of Chicago’s dance and performance art scene; ‘mother’ of the local butoh community since 2003; and the Midwest’s foremost butoh artist, advocate and resource, performer, teacher, curator and producer. Nicole has studied with butoh masters throughout the world for nearly 15 years, assisted and mentored with Natsu Nakajima (first woman of butoh /Japan) since 2006, and was featured in a duet with Diego Pinon (Mexico) 2009. Her solo and collaborative performance has been presented across the US, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia.

Although primarily a solo performer, in the past 10 years LeGette has developed numerous ensemble works under the name Blushing Poppy Dance Club and in collaboration with other performers. These include free jazz master, David Boykin, Renee Baker’s Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, Mana Hashimoto (New York based visually-impaired dancer/ choreographer), Louise Cloutier, among others.

Since 2007, Nicole LeGette has investigated multi-sensory, image-based, embodied movement practice for the elderly and people with mobility, cognitive, and sensory impairment using training, performance collaboration and research. For Legette it is essential to support and encourage everyone to access, cultivate, and to share their unique body-beingness.

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