Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Michelle Boulé

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2016, 2019

Michelle Boulé is a Brooklyn-based, “Bessie” Award-winning dance artist. Her research includes ongoing studies of traditional and contemporary views on somatics, healing, and the physical expression of consciousness. Her recent dances include “The Monomyth” (2017, Chocolate Factory Theater and created at MacDowell), “White” (2015, Danspace Project), and “WONDER” (2013, ISSUE Project Room). She has received further commissions and presentations from River to River, American Realness, Mount Tremper Arts, The Kitchen, Movement Research at Judson Church, Zenon Dance, Eugene Lang College, Latvian Academy of Culture, and the Universities of Oregon and Illinois. Her dances have also toured to Dublin, Latvia, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Her collaborative duo with cellist Okkyung Lee was presented by The Met Breuer, send+receive festival (Canada), The Stone, ISSUE, JACK, and MoMA Junior Associates. Awards: NYFA Choreography Fellowship, Cloud Prize, Boekelheide Creativity Award, Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, DanceWEB. Residencies: Yaddo, MacDowell, Bemis Center, LMCC Extended Life Dance Development, collective address, Movement Research, BAX Space Grant, DanceHouse (Ireland), and SKITE (France). Boulé is most noted for her collaborative performance work with Miguel Gutierrez (2001-2015), Deborah Hay, and John Jasperse. She has taught throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Studios

Cheney

Michelle Boulé worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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