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Fowler Films: J. Bouey’s Chiron in Leo

June 1, 2022 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM



The Fowler and UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance are pleased to co-present a screening of Chiron in Leo (24 min.), a short film by dance artist and astrologer J. Bouey. It follows Chiron, a dancer whose bout with depression and anxiety summons them back to their childhood wounds and prompts them to remember a lesson in survival. Chiron in Leo is inspired by the Greek myth and astrological significance of Chiron, the wounded healer. After the film, J. Bouey will hold a conversation and Q&A with the audience. The film contains nudity.

Bouey is the founder of The Dance Union Podcast, initiator of the NYC Dancers COVID-19 Relief Fund, and The Dance Union Town Hall For Collective Action, which supports the dance community through world-changing events. Bouey is a 2021-22 Jerome Fellow and a 2022-23 Movement Research Artist in Residence. Bouey was a Gibney 2021 Spotlight Artist, Artist-In-Residence at Center for Performance Research, and 2021 Bogliasco Fellow. They have danced with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Germaul Barnes’ Viewsic Dance, Maria Bauman’s MB Dance, Dante Brown, Christal Brown’s INspirit Dance; and apprenticed with Emerge 125 (formerly Elisa Monte Dance) under the artistic direction of Tiffany Rea-Fisher.

Fowler Films
Our curated film series is designed to spark curiosity. Join the Fowler for screenings that offer perspectives on the lived experiences of people in Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas.

Image credit: Poster for Chiron in Leo (2022). Designed by LaQuann Dawson. Image courtesy J. Bouey.

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