Saturday, February 27, 10:00AM-1:00PM PDT
This workshop pulls from Dohee Lee’s training and practice in Korean Shamanism and performative ritual by utilizing techniques that connect to voice, body, heartbeat and spirit. How we tune our bodies through sound, movement and rhythm, guides us to navigate and delve deeper into our individual and collective roots, cultural heritages, natural environments and social consciousness.
Through Lee’s expansive range of vocal techniques, along with rhythms, we will explore sound to create a mystical and universal language. With the tools of breath and rhythm, we tune our body instrument and free our voices to activate sounds, songs and movement. This workshop expands participants’ expressive vocabularies of feelings, energies, memories and stories from the current time to the past ancestral time to merge together and create a new art practice.
No dance or art experience needed.
To get the most out of this online class, please prepare a comfortable space to move in with access to your online device. Also, have art supplies ready at hand for drawing activities, and paper and pen for journaling and creative writing exercises.
Dohee Lee, Tamalpa Institute FacultyDohee Lee, RSME
Born on Jeju Island in South Korea, Dohee Lee studied Korean dance, music, percussion and vocals at the master level in Korea, and trained at Tamalpa.Since her arrival in the US she has been a vital contributor to both the traditional and contemporary arts landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
Lee founded the Puri Project in 2004 to present interdisciplinary works that embrace the ritualistic and healing aspects of performance. She has performed in venues and festivals around the world, collaborated with leading artists and has received numerous awards including Guggenheim fellowship, Herb Alpart, Doris Duke Impact Award, Creative Capital and the Isadora Duncan Special Award honoring Outstanding Achievement. Artist residencies include the OaklandAsian Cultural Center, the Watermill Center in New York with the Degenerate ArtEnsemble, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Paul Dresher Artist ResidencyCenter, and the Montalvo Arts Center. In 2010, she appeared at Carnegie Hallwith Kronos Quartet, performing her original composition, Sinawi and at Teatro Municipal de Lima in Peru with Pauchi Sasaki and Collective in “MURU”.
Lee is artistic director of PURI Arts and instructor at the Korean Youth CulturalCenter from 2002 to 2008, resident artist and instructor at the Oakland AsianCultural Center from 2008 to 2011, has been a guest instructor at San FranciscoState University, Saint Mary’s College, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside andNorthern Illinois University.
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