still of an offering at casa centro 16 in ciudad juarez, by Tyler Rai

i am a naturalist, a dancemaker, collaborator & coconspirator, and educator.  for most of my life, i lived in Nuevoméxico, but over the last several years i have followed a migration route placing me in an area of Lenape territory more commonly known as Brooklyn, NY.  my embodied research delves into sonic realms of lullaby and wailing in response to humanity’s active destruction of psyche and home.  in May 2021, i was in residence at Ucross in Wyoming where a series of new offerings was instigated and have become the thrust of my work.  the current series in development – soil plants trees – has launched a solo offering entitled skin of trees