HOW CAN I FORGET?
A “multimedia dream” pairs Sook-Yin Lee up with dancer Benjamin Kamino as they explore the uneasy relationship between identity and memory. Written, conceived and co-performed by SY Lee, directed by Erika Batdorf and made with B. Kamino and Adam Litovitz.
“Lee turns darkness into light. Her work is raw and real... Playful but powerful.”
– VICE Magazine
Photos by Yuula Benivolski, Anuta Skrypka, Adam Litovitz
Three dancers embody one woman, Jennifer, at different times in her life. Disruptive forces create collisions and connections in the struggles of girlhood, young adulthood, and womanhood.
Created & Directed by Sook-Yin Lee
Produced and Commissioned by Jenn Goodwin
Made with Jenn Goodwin, Mairi Greig, Charlie McGettigan & Adam Litovitz
UNSAFE: ART AND CENSORSHIP IN CANADA
A documentary-performance hybrid written and co-performed by Sook-Yin Lee explores issues of censorship and artistic freedom in Canada. Presented by Canadian Stage. Directed by Sarah Stanley and featuring Christo Graham.
Stills by Dahlia Katz and poster image by Yuula Benivolski
Toronto Dance Theatre: Solo for Syreeta Hector
From darkness she emerges in glaring light at centre stage.
INTERVIEWER: When did you feel like you were suddenly invisible?
SYREETA: My mom couldn’t handle it when my Dad told her he was gay. We left with two suitcases. All of my stuff was gone. I went from being confused about who my parents were and the only black kid in the school, to being one of many blacks in a segregated American school. If I was honest about who I was -- a black kid that talked like a white girl that wanted to be a ballerina with gay parents, I wouldn’t have had any friends.
Made for Syreeta Hector by Sook-Yin Lee with Adam Litovitz