Kelly Bouma is a producer, director and teaching artist based in Missoula, MT. Her background as a performer, dance-theater maker and improviser (both in comedy and movement) informs her work both in video and on stage. For Kelly, improvisation is a way of living…and a way for dance and movement to become accessible to anyone (this from someone who never trained as a dancer).
Kelly will curate FreeSessions on March 5th with a demonstration on how to approach improvisational movement, exploring the philosophical teaching system of Mary Overlie’s ‘Six Viewpoints.” Overlie’s research on the Six Viewpoints originated in the landscape of Montana.
In Montana the light seems to come from under your feet. Space becomes a primary language for the mind. In this environment distance has a physical impact on the body. The combination of high prairie and mountains inundate you with a sense of space and perspective. –Mary Overlie
Kelly will be joined by Travis Yost. Travis Yost, AKA The Mighty Travis, is a singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist from Missoula MT. Known as a fun and lovable performer in western Montana, as “Love is a Dog” he has also composed numerous film and podcast scores, commercial jingles, and his own series of guided meditations, “Mighty Meditations.” He has also written, improvised, and performed music specific to modern dance and has a long standing creative relationship with Bare Bait Dance.
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