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J. Bouey: Chiron in Leo (excerpt)

J. Bouey


David Thomson

6:00pm – 7:00pm
December 14, 2019
Movement Research

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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Current Queer|Art|Mentorship Fellow, J. Bouey, will present an excerpt of Chiron in Leo. In Greek mythology, Chiron is known as the ‘wounded healer.” Informed by an astrological aspect in their chart, "Chiron in Leo" is a performance addressing trauma and healing through storytelling and movement-based ritual. Bouey writes, “My artistic practice is most concerned with addressing systems of oppression through a lens of healing centered around the body and movement.” Working within a space of care (for themselves as an artist and dancer, and for the audience as witnesses), "Chiron in Leo" brings together storytelling and dance to transform past traumas into new revelations of possibility. The finished work will receive its world premiere at JACK in Brooklyn, Spring 2020.

Performance followed by discussion and Q+A with J. Bouey and their Mentor, David Thomson.

This event is part of the 2018-2019 Queer|Art|Mentorship Annual, curated by current Fellow Jeanne Vaccaro and titled “How do we know what we need you to know: Intimate access and collective care.” The exhibition will present across multiple formats and locations (including The LGBT Community Center, Bureau of General Services – Queer Division, Movement Research, and La MaMa E.T.C.) new work by the graduating Fellows of the 2018-2019 Queer|Art|Mentorship program: J. Bouey, Candystore, Daniel Chew, Xandra Clark, Sarah Creagen, Cristóbal Guerra, Russell Perkins, Ripley Soprano, and Natalie Tsui. ⁣Learn more at

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