We are happy to announce jee chan as our next resident artist in July/August 2023.
jee is an artist and choreographer whose works are characterised by investigations into memory, displacement and grief, and often question the potential of the displaced body. Their current dance practice is driven by their research concerning ancestral epistemologies and oral histories. As a leitmotif in jee’s work, the sea has evoked themes of conquest, migration, transformation and healing to address deep historical violence, particularly through the lens of island Southeast Asia. jee will use the residency to develop choreographic scores for a new work, based upon experimental breath techniques which emerge from the relationship between the breath and the cyclical movement of the ocean’s tides. They are interested in situating this practice in dialogue with collaborators who hold immigrant histories, both in one-to-one and collective formats.
We wish jee a wonderful and inspiring time during their residency!