"silent flight" performance



Margie Yu
Public Affairs Asst.
(323) 343-3047

of Events

World Festival of
Sacred Music-the Americas
and California State University,
Los Angeles Present
Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers
with Liquid Skin

Los Angeles-September 22, 1999-Contemporary choreographer and dancer Hae Kyung Lee and her company will première a major work entitled SILENT FLIGHT on Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15, 8:00 p.m. at the Cal State L.A. State Playhouse theater. This work features the choreography of Hae Kyung Lee with a commissioned score by composer Steve Moshier and set design by Snezana Petrovic. The evening begins with a special blessing from local Korean shamans at 7:30 p.m.

SILENT FLIGHT is an exploration of life and nature performed by Hae Kyung Lee and her six-member company. Set in three sections with multiple panels as sets, the piece's seemingly endless reflections of the human body as sculpture gradually evolve into an array of silhouetted forms. Lee's aesthetic and spiritual strengths, derived from her Korean heritage, lend a rich background to her distinctive contemporary perspective of movement as a unique choreographic style. Her hypnotizing and transcending energy in this work represents an attempt to incorporate an ancestral aesthetic with a contemporary sensibility. The passionate expressions of Lee's choreography, coupled with the haunting score by Moshier and Petrovic's set constructions, promises an evening journey into another place. There will be no intermission.

This performance is being produced in cooperation with the World Festival of Sacred Music-the Americas, and California State University, Los Angeles. Tickets are $10/adults; $5/seniors and students, and are available at the Cal State L.A. State Playhouse theater box office, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles. For more information and directions, call (626) 280-9772. For ticket reservations, call the box office at (323) 343-4118.

Hae Kyung Lee has performed throughout Korea, Japan, France, Indonesia, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. She is a founding member of the Seoul Contemporary Dance Company, Fall Ahead Dance and Performance Festival, and Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers. Lee has performed in the Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival; The Asian American Choreographer's Showcase; Café de la dance and the Mandapa Theater in Paris, France; the 7th Annual International Korean Dance Festival in Seoul, Korea; Festival de Folklore Drummondville in Quebec, Canada; Danse Fraiche at Sushi Performance Gallery in San Diego; at the Los Angeles Arts Festival; and as part of the Crossing L.A. Series. In 1994, Hae Kyung Lee was invited to perform in the International Dance Festival in Seoul, Korea. In 1995, she was invited to perform as part of the 50th Independence Day Celebration, World Korean Artists Festival, which toured throughout South Korea (part of the honor of such recognition is that she represented American Modern Dance). In 1997, Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers performed as part of the Soho Arts Festival at the Soho Joyce Theatre in New York. Hae Kyung Lee has been the recipient of grants from the California Arts Council and the National State County Partnership. She was awarded the 1995 National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowship. Recently, Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers was invited to perform as part of the Belluard Bollwerk International (BBI) Festival in Fribourg, Switzerland. She is currently on the faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles.

This premiere work features a commissioned score by award winning composer, Steve Moshier and Liquid Skin. Liquid Skin is a seven-member instrumental ensemble that performs the work of composer Steve Moshier. Liquid Skin performs within the sonic vocabulary of composer/performer ensembles from composers Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Steve Reich and others. The group emerged from the Southern California composer/performer milieu created by the groundbreaking '80s ensemble Cartesian Reunion Memorial Orchestra, of which Moshier was a co-founder and performer. He has composed numerous works for dance and choreographers including Winifred R. Harris' Between Lines and Hae Kyung Lee and Dancers, for which he won a Lester Horton award for composition in 1996. His music for theater includes ambient soundscapes for sonic alchemist Anna Homler and theater scores for John Fleck, Keith Antar Mason's Hittite Empire and director David Schweizer, for which he won a Drama-Logue award and an L.A. Weekly theatre award. Liquid Skin was formed in the spirit of post modern chamber ensembles that work independently of the mainstream with both acoustic and electronic instruments.

Born and raised in Yugoslavia, Snezana Petrovic has worked as a set and costume designer on 110 theater productions, 22 television series and eight feature films. She has worked professionally in Europe and USA with directors such as La Mama's Ellen Stewart, Mira Erceg and Juan Batiste Stagniaro. At the International Film Festival, she won the highest award for production design, the "Golden Arena 88," for Harms Case. She received six national awards for theater set and costume design in Yugoslavia. Her designs and video works have been exhibited internationally in Amsterdam, Prague, Belgrade, the Hague, New York and Los Angeles.

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