Yanghee Lee

Brooklyn, New York

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Yanghee Lee

Born in Korea, Lee lives and works as a choreographer and theatre artist in New York. She had trained Korean traditional dance from very youth and performed as a professional dancer at many theaters such as The Korea National Theater, Seoul Art Center, Arko Theater, etc.
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 multidisciplinary, experimental performing arts and collaborative projects with various interdisciplinary artists.
Lee was a resident artist at the 2009-10 Cave Studio Share Residency, The Field’s winter 2011 Emerging Artist Residency and the Field’s Spring 2013 Residency. She also participated in the 2009 international summer program at Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, and worked with Phil Soltanoff, Douglas Dunn, Carlos Armesto, SITI Company, and many others.
Lee has performed in the U.S., including the DUMBO Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Kitchen, La MaMa, Dixon Place, LMCC’s Siteline2010, Watermill Center, BAM Fisher, and Barrow Theater. Lee received her main dance education from New York University. She was the 2011-2012 Fresh Tracks Artist of the New York Live Arts (Dance Theater Workshop) and a recipient of the Arts Council Korea Fellowship (Korea,’11-12).
Currently, she is interested in layering to transcend aesthetic preferences-appeals across culture and to explore inherent concept and values in traditional forms of Korean dance with broad aspects in theatre and dance.

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  1. Sensory Ethnography Lab