World Festival of
Los Angeles-September 22, 1999-Contemporary choreographer and dancer Hae Kyung Lee and her company will premiÃ¨re 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.
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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