Questions of Practice: Cynthia Ling Lee, Choreographer and Dance Scholar
25 Feb 2014
Cynthia Ling Lee is a contemporary choreographer who draws on both postmodern and North Indian classical kathak training in her dance making. When she was last at the Center, we asked her how she thinks about the relationship between innovation and preservation. She surprised us with her answer.
About Cynthia Ling Lee
Cynthia Ling Lee is a contemporary choreographer who draws on both postmodern and North Indian classical kathak training in her dance making. Her choreography and scholarship have been presented throughout Asia and the United States at venues such as the Asia Society (New York), Congress on Research in Dance (Ann Arbor), Dance Theater Workshop (New York), Department of Performing Arts (Phnom Penh), India International Centre (New Delhi), National Asian-American Theater Festival (Los Angeles), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Taipei National University of the Arts (Taipei), the World Dance Alliance (New Delhi), and elsewhere. Lee has been the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, an Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Exchange Fellowship, a Santa Monica Individual Artist Fellowship, a Swarthmore Project Residency, a Taipei Artist Village Residency, and two Durfee ARC Grants.