J. Bouey, photo by Phil Mahabeer
Informed by an astrological aspect in his chart, J. Bouey’s Chiron in Leo explores healing of the inner child by addressing trauma and showing healing practices that could benefit the witnesses. In Greek mythology, Chiron is known as the “wounded healer,” a figure that Bouey often embodies in this performance. The work is informed by storytelling, particularly the overwhelming and fragmented sensational experiences related to trauma through both the physicalization and vocalization of metamorphosing memories.
J. Bouey: I’m a Dance Artist. I run and co-host The Dance Union Podcast with Melanie Greene. I am currently a New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks 2018-19 Artist, and former Movement Research Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellow for 2018, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange 2018 Fall Space Grantee, and performed with Elisa Monte Dance as an apprentice from 2015 to 2017. I have shown my original work at Judson Church, Arts On Site, The Chocolate Factory, New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance, BAAD!, CPR – Center for Performance Research, and South Mountain Center for Performing Arts. I am a current performer and collaborator with Christal Brown’s INSPIRIT Dance Company, Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance, and Antonio Brown Dance. I have also performed works by Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Dance and Edisa Weeks. As a dance instructor at Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center in the Bronx, I contribute to making dance easily accessible in underserved communities for Black and Brown people.
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