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Performative Paper at Association for Asian American Studies Conference in Miami (29 Apr 2016)

I will present a performative paper,“blood run: colonizer | colonized in the same body, as part of a panel, “Performing Queer Colonial Exchange: Making Visible Histories of Erasure” at the 2016 Association for Asian American Studies conference ...
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Premiere of “blood run” at BOOM in Charlotte (9-10 Apr 2016)

In blood run, Cynthia Ling Lee investigates her Taiwanese indigenous and Han Chinese colonizer heritages within the context of larger political histories.  Part ritual, part performance art, part colonial history inscribed on the body, ​her work ...
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Text-Movement Workshop at ACDA Mid-Atlantic (19 Mar 2016)

I'll be teaching a text-movement workshop, "The Thinking Body, the Dancing Word," at the American College Dance Association Mid-Atlantic. The Thinking Body, the Dancing Word: text-movement improvisation in Simone Forti’s Logomotion and kathak abhinaya What are the myriad ...
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“The Decolonial Fortune-teller” at the Gutsy Series, Berkeley (12 Mar 2016)

I performed "The Decolonial Fortune-teller" as part of the Gutsy Series.  The Decolonial Fortune-teller, Madame May Chang, interacts with audience members one-on-one.  Her "fortunes" are indigenous critiques of Han Chinese colonization of Taiwan based on Atayal writer ...
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Performative Talk at UC Berkeley Dance Studies Working Group (11 Mar 2016)

As part of the panel, "How Matters: On Methods, Movement and Theory-Practice Experiments" for the UC Berkeley Dance Studies Working Group, I gave a performative talk on my theory-practice research for blood run.  My talk addressed my choreographic translations of subaltern ...
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“many works with/out titles, in-co-hear” at UNCG Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium (27 Feb 2016)

Instigated by Caitlin Spencer, many works with/out titles, in-co-hear was a durational installation-based performance performed with Lalenja Harrington and Whitney Akers, with long-distance contributions by Oliver Thomas.  The work included overlapping, co-existing independent artistic research as well as ...
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“rubix remixed,” Empire Books, Greensboro (12 Feb 2016)

I'm delighted to be performing a new version of "rubix remixed" with live musicians Laurent Estoppey (saxophone), Erika Boysen (flute), Nicholas Elliot Rich (guitar), and Brian Tyndall (guitar).  rubix revisited is a four-sided improvisational structure created in ...
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“rubix remixed” at Greensboro Fringe Festival (28-30 Jan 2016)

rubix revisited is a four-sided improvisational structure created in collaboration with dancers Binh Duong, Robin Gee, and Brianna Taylor.  An absurdist, geometrical, and sonic abstraction, the piece combines pre-composed material and improvisational openness.  rubix revisited is compositionally ...
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