LEDOH LEDOH

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jan 1st 2006 to Mar 31st 2006
  • PRACTICE : dancer/choreographer
  • FROM : USA

Ledoh is Artistic Director of Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company, a group of San Francisco Bay Area performers who explore their diverse cultural roots via the art of Butoh, a contemporary form of Japanese dance. Ledoh was born into the Ka-Ren hilltribe of Burma, a heritage which instilled a sense of all culture, including modern technological society, as something organic. Salt Farm dissolves the boundary between life and dance, engaging local community and often sharing performances beyond the confines of traditional theater spaces.

As an artist working to keep his Ka-Ren culture alive, Ledoh preserves traditional social knowledge while simultaneously inventing innovative new ways to deploy that knowledge, and perform that culture in a locally meaningful way.