:: Finding Performance Materials in Everyday Life

Kyung-sung Lee is currently one of the Seoul’s hottest young directors. He is most noted for engaging in collective creation, using everyday materials on stage, depicting different stories drawn from real life.

10am – 12nn
First session Talk
Presentation on the work and context of Creative VaQi.

1pm – 4pm
Second session – Movement workshop for creating text
a) Creating your own materials as performance text through observation and reflection on everyday life.
b) Creating a platform where your material is presented or performed. How do you meet the others with your stories? Finding your own tactic of encountering as a form.

Date / Time 20.11.2016(Sun)10am – 4pm
Instructor Kyung-sung Lee
Quota 16
Medium of Instruction English
Venue HKREP Rehearsal Hall No.1
(6/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
Fee $300
Remarks Please enclose a brief CV.
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Kyung-sung Lee

Born in Basel, Switzerland in 1983, Kyung-sung Lee studied directing at Seoul’s Chung-Ang University before undertaking postgraduate studies at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

He founded Creative VaQi in 2007 and serves as Artistic Director since then. Past works include Mobile Exhibition (2009), The Dream of Sancho (2010) (which took part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe), The History of Gangnam (2011), and the Theatre Practice series (2013-2014), the most recent of which was performed in Seoul. 

Lee is a director with exceptional ability. He utilizes a diverse range of sensory stage language to convey the problems that confronting the modern society. He engages in genre-deconstructing, multimedia experiments and reduces dependence on text. In turn of maximizing the possibilities of a message’s multisensory transmissibility with an exacting and critical mindset while actively utilizing media, installation, and performance.

He was awarded the 35th ITI Annual Young-hee Theatre Award 2016 and Best Young Director at Korean Theatre Awards 2015 for Before After, Doosan Artist Award 2014, and New Conception Theatre Award at Dong-A Theatre Awards 2010 for Let Us Move Your Sofa.