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Butoh Dance and Dance Therapeutics

My educational focus with dance and butoh, would be to act upon the natural progression of the body and its usage of the mind. Whenever there is angst, love, anger or fear, our body reacts in a certain way to its deepest emotions. Dance therapy and butoh dance, which is from the avante garde scene in Japan starting from WWII, allows the body to express all of the emotions from the inside out. With my 23 years of dance experience, modern, ballet, and ethnic dance, I have been able to truly understand the body and how people can reconnect themselves through dance and remember why we have our bodies as a tool, in the first place.

Artist Information

Angela Martinelli


Phone: 206-612-7561

Email: chiantidancer@gmail.com


2008 Yoga Alliance 200 hour Certification, YogaWorks, Seattle, WA
MA in American Studies, UH Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
EastWest Somatics Workshop, ISMETA, SUNY/Brockport, Big Island, Hawaii
BA in Global Communications, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire

Work Experience
2007-08 Family Support Specialist, Perinatal Treatment Services, 600 North 130th St, Seattle, WA 98111, Director: Jill Gresham, LMHC, 206-223-1300
2007 Dance teacher and Collaborator, Brookline Music School, Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02117
Dance Teacher and SpiritFest Collaborator, Nova Project Alternative High School, 24th Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98122,Director: Sheri Brown, MFA. 206-940-6078
2006 Research Assistant for Social Psychology Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, Director: Dr. Elaine Hatfield, PhD. 808-956-6801
2005-06 Tutor/Mentor for College Humanities and Sports Academics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, Director: Stephanie Miller. 808-956-9997
2001Program Activities Counselor, AmericorpsVISTA, 200 Elm St, Milford, NH 03264, Director: Beth Reutlinger

Volunteer Work/Community Involvement
2004-06Program Activities, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
2004-06Docent/Tour Guide, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 300 Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814
2002 Dancer, Kelley Donovan and Dancers, Cambridge/Boston, MA
2000-02 Dancer/Choreographer/Vice President and Academic Affairs, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, 17 High St, Plymouth, NH 03264
Disc Jockey, WPCR 91.7fm College Radio, 17 High St, Plymouth, NH 03264
Artist Collective/Writer/Poet, PSC Poets and Writers, 17 High St, Plymouth, NH 03264
Reporter/Photo, The Clock/Newspaper, 17 High St, Plymouth, NH 03264

Recent Yoga Work
2008Punk Rock Yoga, Home Alive, Seattle, WA

2008Dancer/Choreographer, Seattle, WA, "The Car is on Fire and there is No One Behind the Wheel"
Dancer/Choreographer, Seattle, WA, "Sludge"
2007Dancer/Choreographer, Built on Stilts, Martha's Vineyard, MA, "Smokey Joe"
Dancer/movement artist, Butoh Seattle, Seattle, WA, "First Friday" Performances
2006 Dancer/Choreographer, Faculty Dance Concert, Plymouth, NH, "Counting Drums to the Rhythm of the War Drums"
2005-06 Dancer/Choreographer, Upside Down Dance, Honolulu, HI, "Me and a Gun", "S", "Scared Shitless"
2004-06 Dancer/Choreographer, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, "S", Collaborated dance events and promoted student works
2002-03 Volunteer for dance production and class organization, Dance Complex and Green Street Studios, Cambridge, MA
2000-02 Dancer/Choreographer, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, "Levels", "Interjections", "Worms", "Exit Music", "Climbing Up the Walls", Choral Performance work with dancers, Hegner-Melloni Productions with dance photography performances, "Monotone", Vagina Monologues' work, and various other personal choreography
1985-2000 Dancer/Choreographer, Performance all over in NH/New England dance studios and companies

Childcare Experience:

The Resnick Family, Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. Aug 2007-Nov 2007. Ages 5-15. resnick@comcast.net.

Nisha Shah, Mercer Island, WA. (Seattle area). Jan 2007-June 2007. Nanny for 3 and 8 year olds. nisha@iquesthealth.org.

Aloha Nannies, Honolulu, HI. Aug 2003-May 2006. alohanannies.com 1(808)394-5434. Nanny for ages 2-12.

Roxanne Raeside-Wilton, Portsmouth, NH. Jan 2003-Aug 2003. Nanny, tutor, office assistant and housekeeper to ages 8-15. rajuka@aol.com.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Cross Arts, Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Modern, butoh, yoga, dance somatics. Videography, avante garde movement.

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, National

Space and Resources Required: Instruments, Computer, DVD player

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Presentation, Performance, Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European, Asian


Deanna Beattie philodance@yahoo.com Joan Wiegers jwiegers@mail.plymouth.edu Chehalis Hegner chephoto@aol.com

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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