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Jenni Cockrell/strange daughters butoh is a dancer, choreographer and teacher of butoh and modern dance. She choreographs and performs her own work in addition to that of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, Moving Women, Legacy Butoh and Anemone Dance Theater. Jenni has regularly performed in the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, The Asheville Butoh Festival and the Re{Happening} as well as in festivals in Mexico. She received a Regional Arts Project Grant in 2015 for her solo show “strange daughters.” Jenni earned her M.A. in Dance and Women’s Studies from UNC Greensboro (2002), where her thesis project investigating female butoh artists won the Sally Schindel Cone Award for Excellence in Women’s Studies. Strange daughters butoh approaches dance as a laboratory to explore the quirkiness and rawness of life.

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