Through breath and rhythm, we tune our body instruments and free or voices to explore sounds, songs, and movement. Explore sound through Dohee Lee’s expansive range of vocal techniques to create a mystical and universal language. This workshop expands participants’ vocabularies with feelings, energies, memories, and stories to create new art.
Dohee Lee: 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 the Isadora Duncan Special Award honoring Outstanding Achievement. Artist residencies include the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, the Watermill Center in New York with the Degenerate Art Ensemble, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Paul Dresher Artist Residency Center, and the Montalvo Arts Center. In 2010, she appeared at Carnegie Hall with Kronos Quartet, performing her original composition, Sinawi and at Teatro Municipal de Lima in Peru with Pauchi Sasaki and Collective in “MURU”. Lee acted as artistic director and instructor at the Korean Youth Cultural Center from 2002 to 2008, resident artist and instructor at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center from 2008 to 2011, has been a guest instructor at San Francisco State University, Saint Mary’s College, UC Berkeley and Northern Illinois University.