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Spotlight: Cynthia Ling Lee
Cynthia Ling Lee
"Lost China Towns"

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A dance-theatre work that explores the destruction, lost vibrancy and historic erasure of Chinatowns in Santa Cruz, CA from 1860-1955.

Cynthia Ling Lee is a Taiwanese American choreographer who instigates queer, postcolonial, and feminist-of-color interventions in the field of Asian diasporic performance. Trained in North Indian classical kathak and US postmodern dance, she is committed to intimate collaborative processes and foregrounding marginalized voices and aesthetics.
Lee's interdisciplinary choreography has been presented at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop (New York), REDCAT (Los Angeles), East West Players (Los Angeles), LA Women's Theater Festival (Los Angeles), CounterPulse (San Francisco), Painted Bride Arts Center (Philadelphia), Links Hall (Chicago), SZENE Salzburg (Salzburg), Taman Ismail Marzuki (Jakarta), and Chandra-Mandapa: Spaces (Chennai). Lee was the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, an Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Exchange Fellowship, a NET/TEN grant, a Taipei Artist Village Residency, and a Hellman Fellowship.
Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz and a member of the Post Natyam Collective.
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