Dohee Lee to Bring Korean Shamanism on Stage through Multimedia

Image in courtesy of Dohee Lee

The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) is bringing Dohee Lee’s solo piece, MU/巫, to the stage, in which the artist presents Korean shamanism using various media.

The performance, which is to be held in REDCAT located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex, displays the spiritual power of Korean shamanism through the lens of multimedia.

“In her genre-defying solo piece MU/巫—meaning ‘shaman’—Lee uses wearable sensors and controllers to direct an immersive sound and video environment through her mesmerizing physical performance, which combines movement, chanting and percussion,” introduces REDCAT.

Born on Jeju Island in South Korea, Dohee Lee studied traditional Korean dance, music, percussion, and vocals at the master level in Korea. In 2016, Lee was awarded the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, which annually celebrated risk-taking mid-career artists working in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

Dohee Lee’s performance of MU/巫 will be held on April 26 at 8:30 PM. For more information, visit REDCAT’s website.


Original article by The Korea Daily Los Angeles
Translated by Heewon Kim