ON VIEW: HONG KONG | Joseph Lee
“Joseph Lee’s signature brings an incredible malleable physicality,full of a young person’s kinetic energy.” ── Sue Healey
Born in Hong Kong, Joseph Lee began his dance training at the age of seventeen. After graduating from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in Professional Accountancy,he continued his dance studies at The Place,London Contemporary Dance School in UK,obtaining a Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) in 2015. Returning to Hong Kong,Lee joined Unlock Dancing Plaza,first as an apprentice and then as a resident artist. He has worked with Crystal Pite (Kidd Pivot),Maresa Von Stockert (Tilted Production),Emmanuelle Vo-dinh,Sue Healey,Chou Shuyi,Ong Yong Lock and Pewan Chow,and performed in France,London,Tokyo,Taiwan,Seoul,Singapore and Malaysia.
Recent choreographies include The Other End (2015),Pardon...Pardon? (2016),It tastes like you (2016),Folding Echoes (2016),Confession Ain’t Solo (2017),The Way Horse Talk; The Path We Walk (2017)
In 2016 Lee was recognised with a Chin Lin Foundation Emerging Choreographer award for his solo work Pardon…Pardon? in Seoul. His directorial debut dance video It tastes like you was screened at the South Taiwan Film Festival 2016,Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2016 (Audience’s Choice Award),the Festival of Recorded Movement 2017 in Canada,and the 2017 Perth Dance Festival – Screendance Awards in Scotland.
Working with independent dance artist KT Yau,Lee recently launched the first crowdfunded dance project in Hong Kong,Re:do/ Joseph Lee/ KT Yau. His solo work Folding Echoes is currently on tour at the International Performance Festival in Mainz,Germany,the Beijing Dance Festival,the Guangdong Dance Festival,and the City Contemporary Dance Festival.