Leslie Arlette Boyce is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator who has distinguished herself in the worlds of dance and photography. She sees in the light and shadow of the quotidian world dramatic images that rival the movement she creates
for the stage.
Boyce has been visiting professor in the dance department at Bard College from 1992 to 2009, concentrating on Dunham-based technique, which has its roots in the African Diaspora and is informed by its inextricable ties to anthropology. As a dancer and choreographer, her work has been performed on film and stage, in venues across the US, Africa and Europe. In May 2007, her work as both choreographer and photographer was on display for Dunham Technique: Movement by Progression, at the Spring Dance Concert May 2007, Bard College, New York.
A Brooklyn native, Boyce has carried on a life-long fascination with the Brooklyn waterfront, the subject of many of her photographs. Her work has been exhibited in several shows in South Brooklyn and in Brooklyn Heights. In 2007, the photograph, The Crusher was included in the exhibition Elegy for Eden, at the Durst Organization/Lobby Gallery 1155 Avenue of the Americas, NYC. In the 2009 International Photography Awards, the African Burial Grounds Series © was awarded Honorable Mention in three categories, including The Deeper Perspective. In 2004, photographs of the dedication ceremony of the African Burial Grounds were added to the photography and print archives permanent collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
A comprehensive history of the Gowanus Canal with lithographs, vintage photographs and photographs by L. A. Boyce entitled The Glory of Brooklyn's Gowanus: Legacy, Industry, and Artistry by Leslie Arlette Boyce and Brian Merlis is due for release in mid June of 2011.
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