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Tickets: $18

Choreographer In Kyung Lee shares a new piece that navigates the audience through a personal meditation on dream and despair. Bodies appear and disappear in distorted shapes, sometimes exhaustively repeating a movement and at other times holding sculptural stillness. The piece manifests an aesthetic of Korean traditional dance and poetry – sophisticated slowness and subtlety – as well as rigorous meditation through physicality. Like the blinking of eyes, images continually flash in and out, creating an in-between state of disturbing yet seductive dream and uncertain reality.

Performers include Cat Wagner, Kristopher Pourzal, Léla Groom, Louise Benkelman and the choreographer herself. Curated by Stacy Grossfield.

In Kyung Lee was conceived in the USA, born in South Korea, and is now a resident of New York. She has presented her works at places such as Dixon Place, Center for Performance Research, Berkeley Arts Festival, ASU Art Museum, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Lake Studios Berlin, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien and Ponderosa Movement & Research. She was an artist resident at Lake Studios Berlin (2014), hosted by Dance-Tech, and at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (2015). She completed her MFA in dance at Arizona State University. Her recent writings have been published in FLAUNT Magazine, Time Out NY and the Performance Club.

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