Fresh Tracks Artist Profile: Yanghee Lee

“I understand the value of time. The type of time in performing arts that is the quality of time that I create. The moment to moment that could be cherished and experienced only at the present. Giving people the power of dancing in society becomes a great impact in sharing the precious time together emphasizes priceless value.

In my point of view human nature is a beautiful thing, especially people on stage who expresses and presents themselves with their nature. My work is to experiment performers to ‘BE’ on stage with their ability to create an animal like sensation and develop their intuition. The multi-faceted happening utilizes the elements of sounds from the human bodies, and non-narrative physical movements as an installation in the different formats, which are part of the ‘accumulation’ in time and space.” – Yanghee Lee

Born in Korea, Lee lives and works as a choreographer and performer in New York City. While at the EWHA Womans University, she created her own dance group called The Limbo and joined the independent cultural art scene in Korea. As one of the pioneers of independent cultural dance movements in Seoul, The Limbo has participated in mulidisciplinary, experimental performing arts and collaborative projects with various interdisciplinary artists. Lee was a resident artist at the 2009-10 Cave Studio Share Residency and The Field’s winter 2011 Emerging Artist Residency. She also participated in the 2009 international summer program at Watermill Center and worked with Robert Wilson, Phil Soltanoff, Douglas Dunn, Carlos Armesto, and many others. Lee has performed in the U.S., including the DUMBO Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, La MaMa, LMCC’s Siteline2010, Watermill Center and Barrow Theater as well as in Korea at The Korea National Theater, Seoul Art Center, and Arko Theater. Lee received her main dance education from New York University and is a recipient of the Arts Council Korea Fellowship (Korea,’11-present)

Fresh Tracks
Dec 7 — 10 at 7:30pm
$16 Advance Purchase / $20 Day of Performance – $15 Night: Dec 8
Featuring niv AcostaHadar AhuviaAretha AokiLorene BouboushianYanghee Lee, and Saúl Ulerio.

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