As a movement artist, she moves as the dancing body,

with a curiosity for genealogy beyond nation state borders,

a construct she seeks to first understand and transcend.

Thus, she outlines her movement history based on geography;

having spent her youth with the underground dance community in Manila,

then travelling through professional performance work and studies in

London, Senegal, New York, and Singapore – where the artist is based today.

Through this transnationality, she has found a sense of home

with what she terms as ‘percussive pulse’ found within

the undulations of the spine, in dialogue with the drum

that produces sound echoing womb.

Together, dancing and drumming create an earthly resonance.

A tangible manifestation of ‘home’ found

within this dialogue of dancing and drumming

is sought through a piece titled “talking third circle”,

a name inspired by indigenous practices of addressing conflict.

 
Wearable work by Leeroy New, photo by Dexter Dela Peña 2016

Wearable work by Leeroy New, photo by Dexter Dela Peña 2016