Ledoh

email: ledoh@earthlink.net



“We live in the body which is form proceeding through time.  When I am fully in the body, I experience a sense of timelessness.  Movement is one avenue to experience the moment. When fully standing in the moment, the past and the future are easily accessible.  I am a filter allowing energy and experience to pass through me. “



1998-present Founder, Artistic Director

Salt Farm Butoh

(formerly Ledoh and Dancers)

Leads weekly group meetings in practice of breath, movement, and Butoh dance.  Responsible for company management, choreography, and production of theater performances and site-specific installations.


1996–present Independent Researcher

Researching and recording stories, dances, and rituals of the

Ka-Ren people of Thailand and Burma for a contemporary performance project (working title: River of Sand).



1999-2002 School Bus Driver

San Francisco Unified School District

Responsible for care and transportation of developmentally

disabled students.



1990-2001 Dancer and Choreographer

Member of Katsura Kan’s Saltimbanques Butoh dance company.  Performed with Kan and as a soloist between 1990-1997 in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, Japan and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Ledoh last performed with Kan at the 2001 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.




Languages Ka-Ren, English, Conversational Burmese







Ledoh & Salt Farm Butoh


ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES



2002 October Murikan Pulp

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin San Francisco Street Theater Festival


August Pause

San Francisco International Butoh Festival

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA


July River Rock Sun

Camp Kunst-Stoff, Eel River, Willits, CA


June Reverberation

A collaboration with sound artist Kintundu

presented by Luggage Store Gallery

Headlands Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, CA


April Abacus II

Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA


March Improvisation

with Kinji Hayashi and Shinichi Momo Koga

Theater of Yugen-Noh Space, San Francisco, CA


2001 September Vigil

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin

San Francisco Street Theater Festival


August Curious Fish, with Saltimbanques

Edinburgh International Fringe Festival


July Curious Fish, with Saltimbanques

San Francisco International Butoh Festival

Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA


April Abacus 

Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA


2000 June Shelter

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin San Francisco Street Theater Festival

March Requiem for Darkness

a co-production with Harupin-Ha

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA


1999 June Daisies

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin

San Francisco Street Theater Festival


March Flower of the Ashe

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin

Theater of Yugen Noh Space, San Francisco, CA


Ledoh SOLO PERFORMANCES



2003 March Elsewhere Here

celebration of 10 years of collaboration with composer Reverend Markus Hawkins.

Theater of Yugen Noh Space, San Francisco, CA


2002 October Plastic

multi-media collaboration with Aaron Wolf Baum

The Lab, San Francisco, CA


July 14 Bells

curated by Yannis Adoniou

a collaboration with international ballet, modern,

and flamenco soloists

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA


Sky Farm

private site specific performance

Blue Mountain Crossing, Sonoma, CA


May Lampy’s Out

site specific performance

Thornton Ranch, Sonoma, CA


1998 June Untitled

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin

San Francisco Street Theater Festival


May The Secrets of Nature

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin

Paradise Wood Sculpture Grove

                                            Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, CA


1997 May To the Last Bite

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin

In the Street Onstage

Cowell Theater, San Francisco, CA


January Opening Ceremony Performance

Jubilee Jam Arts and Music Festival
Chiang Mai University, Thailand


1996 June Modern Dance Japan

guest artist for two solo pieces
The Winningstad Theater, Portland, OR


Performance at the Garden

site specific performance

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin

Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens

San Francisco, CA 


January Feather of the Moon

solo performance with local musicians

Novo Tempo Gallery, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil


Ledoh SOLO PERFORMANCES cont’d



1995 October Performance in the Gutter V

site specific collaboration

with Reverend Markus Hawkins, violin

Cohen Alley, San Francisco, CA


September Kinetic Alchemy

co-produced with Dimension 7

Live multimedia performance

with computer artists, musicians, dancers, robots

Spear and Folsom Streets, San Francisco, CA



1994 October Mega-chan Bit into Reality

collaboration with Cyberlab 7

San Francisco, CA


Performance in the Gutter IV

collaboration with musicians and poets

Cohen Alley, San Francisco, CA

June Ocean

solo performance 

San Francisco International Youth Hostel

Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

 

April         1000 Market

site specific group collaboration

1000 Market Street, San Francisco, CA


January Spirit of Fire

Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA 



1993 November Untitled

848 Community Space, San Francisco, CA


October Salt

Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA


July Nosrat

Opt Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA


March Code Blue

Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA



1990–1992 Performed as a soloist and member of Katsura Kan’s Saltimbanques troupe, multiple venues

Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, and Osaka, Japan