UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
Department of Music
“MU/巫: Shamanic Ritual”
Presentation by Dohee Lee, Artistic Director, Puri Arts
Co-sponsored by the Department of Dance
October 9, 2019
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 P.M.
Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157
Free and open to the campus
Dohee Lee was born on Jeju Island in Korea. Her creative vision comes from traditional music, singing, drumming, and dance rooted in Korean Gut (Indigenous shamanic ritual). As the recipient of many honors—including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Doris Duke Impact Award, the Creative Capital Award, and the Isadora Duncan Special Award—she has collaborated with artists such as the Kronos Quartet, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Larry Ochs, inkBoat, Asian Improv Arts, Anna Halprin, Amara Tabor Smith, Tatsu Aoki, and many others in the new music/performance world. In 2014 Dohee Lee founded Puri Arts, an organization that practices and performs art to commune and heal with people and spirits. It uses ritual to heal fractured relationships in the urban environment between humans and the land and between individuals and their communities. Puri Arts’ original performance works emphasize the mythical, experimental, ritualistic, historical, and healing aspects of performance and installation, catalyzing new relationships between identity, nature, spirituality, and the political. Dohee Lee’s current project, MU/巫, “pilots a shamanic model of utilizing traditional arts and culture for engaging immigrant and refugee groups.” (See doheelee.com.)
• This event is part of the UCR Dance Colloquium: Ritual / Power / Corpo-Realities, coordinated by María Regina Firmino-Castillo
Information: (951) 827-3245 email@example.com www.music.ucr.edu
Photo Caption: Scott Tsuchitani
• The Wednesday@Noon Series offers concerts, lectures, and presentations of academic research by Department of Music faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and international guest artists and scholars. Deborah Wong, coordinator.
Wednesday, October 9 at 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Arts Building, Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507
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