leigh evans

evans-by_Sarah Sloboda

Leigh Evans is a yoga teacher and dancer. Her dance theatre work is fed by her fascination with the performance and meditative traditions of Asia. At the intersection of dance, visual art, theatre and meditation, her work explores the nature of perception by re-inventing our relationship to viewing the body. The root of her work is an intense exploration of Asian awareness and performance practices that awaken the energy body-Indian Odissi Dance, Butoh, Suzuki Theater Method, Balinese dance, and yoga. Leigh’s work has been presented in New York at the Ontological Theater, PS122, CRS, Tribute to Butoh, New York Butoh Festival @ CAVE, and the Manhattanville College Women’s Theater Festival. Leigh performs and teaches classes in yoga and performance nationally and internationally.