Recorded in July 2020, in the midst of the first wave of pandemic lockdown, between Italy and California, Laura and Dohee talk about the power of intention and vibrating materials in relationship with community work, equality and immigration. They talk about the capitalistic sense of time and matriarchal rhythm, and voice as a medium and doorway to purge, land, call and response to past and present times. They discuss how facilitators have now the responsibility to enhance the participants responsiveness and responsibility to become active, and how to create healthy collaborative leadership programs. Real collaboration requires time for listening.
Dohee Lee weaves her multiple virtuosities in drumming, dancing, and singing into immersive ritualized theatrical creations. Born on Jeju Island, Korea, she trained at the master-level in music and dance styles rooted in Korean shamanism. In 1998, Dohee moved to Oakland, Calif., to create a new art form. Since then, she has become an award-winning traditional and contemporary arts performer, collaborating with Kronos Quartet, Anna Halprin, inkBoat, Degenerate Art Ensemble and many others.
Dohee's work ranges from solo performances to full-scale theater productions. Dohee utilizes cutting-edge wearable wireless controller technology to seamlessly integrate acoustic and electronic sounds, video projections, dance, vocals and rhythm. She emphasises the mythical, experimental, ritualistic, historical and healing aspects of performance and installation, catalysing new relationships between identity, nature, spirituality, and the political.
Laura Colomban is developing through performance-making a bespoke cyclical creative process which integrates circular methodologies through expanded choreography and auditory investigation, specifically creating sites within sites through voice, movement, and sound groundwork.
- Dohee Lee projects and mission: https://www.doheelee.com/
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listening, Anna Halprin, performance, voice, vibration, ancestors, nature, community, leadership, oppression, purging, breathing, immigration, youth, motherland, equality, power of intention, positive dependency, interActions, understanding the process, listening to noise and silence.