the hive

the Bcollective collaborates with many fellow pollinators to create interactive
performances and educational workshops. Past collaborators have included:
Nala Walla
, Keeth Monta Apgar, Maureen Freehill, Yvonne Jarosz, James Frazier, Rainie Sunshine, Mark Lakeman, Tamara Ashley, and many more! See bios below.


Nala Walla is a transdisciplinary performer, teacher and community activist who emphasizes the central role that the participatory arts play in healing fractured ecologies and communities. Her BODYECOLOGY and BODYVERSITY curriculums synthesize bodybased art forms with principles of deep ecology in order to move beyond the rational, and facilitate a wholistic, wholebody understanding of permaculture. Nala bridges her ecologic and artistic sensibilities through the Bcollective, an arts and ecology homestead on a tiny island in the puget sound.




Keeth Monta Apgar brings his background in music to the Bcollective as a songwriter and sound designer. In his almost twenty years of writing, Keeth has created over four hundred song compositions. His untraditional style weaves ambient field recordings with live instrumentation, lush jazz chords, and image-evoking lyrics.

Keeth received his degree in ethnomusicology from Mary Washington University, studied the didgeridoo in Australia, and plays the mbira – a “thumb piano” from Zimbabwe. He is perhaps best known for The Harmonica Pocket Children's Show, but his range extends beyond children's music to composing experimental music for dance companies, and writing and performing low-volume folk-pop.




maureen freehill profile photoMAUREEN FREEHILL

Maureen has performed and taught butoh, dance, theater and yoga for over 20 years. Her training includes an MFA in Directing Asian Performance and a y0ga teacher certification. For nearly five years, she lived in Japan performing and studying with butoh master Kazuo Ohno. She has now settled on Whidbey Island where she directs Butopia--Pacific Northwest Center for the Embodied Arts in Nature.




Yvonne has spent her lifetime in the pursuit of community, spirituality and deep connection. She has lived in several creatively organized communities in the U.S. and Mexico. She presently lives in community in Washington State with members of the Bcollective. She is a painter, a weaver, a dream guide, a family member, and is becoming ever so slowly a loving human being.




Linda Mae Case