Sarah Luella Baker
I'm not so interested in how people move, but what moves them.
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SARAH LUELLA BAKER
Sarah-Luella Baker is a multidisciplinary artist working within the mediums of movement, sound, photography, charcoal, and video. Sarah-Lu’s choreographic work has been described as dreamlike, nuanced, seamless, disorienting, layered, langourous, dadaesque, surreal, and geologic.
In 2005 while earning her MFA, Sarah-Lu began combining original music and movement with theatricality to create surprising, open performance works that revolve around the intersections of the personal and political. Sarah-Lu is currently creating within many mediums, researching themes such as somatic development of movement, art-making as collective healing, performative and improvisational experiences, process-making, lineage, deep feminism, evolutionary astrology, animism, and ancestral healing.
Over the past twenty-five years, Sarah-Lu has developed and produced work in Portland, Oregon, the Bay Area, the Salt Lake Valley, and at festivals and workshops in NYC and Vancouver BC. In 2019 Sarah-Lu was selected to a six-month residency at New Expressive Works in Portland and then went on to create an evening of work with local artists.
Sarah-Lu is also mother to two brilliant children, and the former founder and owner, for ten years, of a local school for young children. She considers the work of relating to and learning with children and youth, to be in direct relationship to the work of creating performance art. Currently, she is the founder and owner of Radicle Heart, a human-based practice synthesizing astrology, somatics, and ancestral healing.