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Companion event for the exhibition _ Shimmering: expiratory, inspiratory, shape, form

Period 2023. 9. 27.(Wed) 14:00 – 15:00
Location 1st floor
Artist Lee Yanghee
Number of works 1
Participation fee 1000 won(Ulsan Citizen: 500 won) / Free: Under 19 and seniors


As a companion event for the exhibition, Lee Yanghee will be conducting a lecture-style performance at the Multi-purpose Hall on UAM’s first floor on September 27 (Wednesday) titled “Shimmering: Expiratory, inspiratory, shape, form.” The performance, which encourages viewers to focus on themselves, was developed with support from UAM and a version of a recent New York solo act that was modified for Korean audiences in terms of the costumes, music, and choreography. It tells the story of how Lee began learning Korean dance and her questions about the format and limitations of the style of dance that she has practiced thus far. The performance, which will include a segment that takes on the format of a class (in which Lee and viewers exchange stories or Lee teachers viewers dance moves or breathing techniques), is grounded in interaction between the artist and audience.

The performance will be offered free of charge (except for the KRW 1,000 UAM admission fee) for anyone who is interested. Seating capacity is 50. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis starting on September 6.

Performer Yanghee Lee

Yanghee Lee is a is a choreographic and multidisciplinary artist based in New York and Seoul. Lee works across divers mediums from live performance, video, text, to installation. Lee is a pioneer of dance who helped define South Korea’s independent cultural arts movement in the 1990’s. After years of studying traditional Korean dance, Lee began her own choreographic practice by questioning the concept of “choreography” as a limited medium in need of a modern update within traditional dance forms. Through this objective, she founded a dance group called The Limbo, which participated in experimental performing arts in a creative, non-traditional theater setting with various interdisciplinary artists. Lee received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Korean Traditional Dance (1998) at Ewha Woman’s University and her MA in Dance Education (2007) at New York University. She has performed in the U.S., including at BAM Fisher, New York Live Arts/Dance Theater Workshop, Kitchen, La MaMa, Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, LMCC, Watermill Center, DUMBO Dance Festival, and WestFest Dance Festival etc. She has solo exhibition at Art Sonje Center, d/p, and The Willow as well as participated in group exhibition at Ilmin Museum of Art, Boan Art Space, WESS. Lee also published the book, <dusk> and <Flesh, Stone, Oil> and music <Hail>. She was the Fresh Tracks Artist of New York Live Arts (2011-2012) and Movement Research Artist-in Residence (2014-2016). Lee was also a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellow (2016) and the Arts Council Korea Grant (2011-2012, 2019, 2021), Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). Currently, she is the artistic director of The Limbo Project Performing Arts Lab and CHOREOGRAPHIC, a former member of the Arts Council Korea committees for the Creative Academy(2020), and an associated artist of Theatre C Company.