Works

You Ain’t Never Gonna Get Me Down (2010)

The blues meet contact improvisation in a playful, rough-and-tumble work in which even the rudest interruption can’t keep the pianist ...
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Part Thief, Part Disciple (2010)

This discipline-breaking collaboration between dancer-choreographer Cynthia Ling Lee and pianist-composer David Cutler combines music and movement in unconventional ways. North ...
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s k i n (2010)

Intersecting theory and embodiment, text slides and melts across the moving landscape of female skin, simultaneously labeling and evading graspable ...
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dreaming in taal (2009)

Driven by unconventional cross-rhythms, this contemporary kathak piece infuses kathak vocabulary with a sinuous, intensely internal, dream-like quality.  Created in ...
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darshan (2009)

The term “darshan” refers to a fluid, tactile, and reciprocal mode of seeing: an exchange of gazes that transforms both ...
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Nine-Patch (2009)

A collaboration with jazz/new music composer David Cutler. Veering between in-your-face funk, explosive extremes, and poignant gestures, Cutler composes wildly ...
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Compromised Interpretation (2009)

This site-specific, room-sized installation integrates Taiwanese visual artist YaYa Chou’s sculptural work with dance by Cynthia Ling Lee and Shyamala ...
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I longed to go back to the beginning… (2008)

A contemporary kathak investigation of sam in North Indian rhythmic tradition. Sam means "to conjoin or come together," and refers ...
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Meet me here, now – I’ll bring my then and there… (2007)

An improvisational text-movement duet performed with José Reynoso.  This piece investigates how two people with different cultural histories (a Taiwanese-American ...
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