Ren Xin Lee


Dance artist
Residency period: 4 March, Wednesday - 25 March, Wednesday, 2020

■Research Outline

Research Theme Bodies and Borders
Brief Description of the Research She visited Amakusa Islands and Shimabara Peninsula, where Tomoko Yamazaki’s non-fiction “Sandakan Hachibankan” was set up, to research on “Karayuki-san”, who went to work in Sandakan and other cities in Borneo where were. The research was collaborated with Kaori Nishio, a playwright and director of theatre company Bird Park. Also, she visited Kamagasaki, Shinnagata and Wakabacho to research from the point of view of economy and labor.


4 March 2020 Arrives a Morishita Studio
5 March – 24 March 2020 Visits Amakusa Island and Shimabara Peninsula, Kamagasaki, Shinnagata, Wakabacho
Meets artists and arts managers
24 March 2020 Open studio & discussion at Morishita Studio
25 March 2020 Departs Japan

■Open studio

Date March 24, 2020
Time 17:00 – 18:30
Place Morishita Studio
Title “Navigating Living: A Land with No Body”

In the open studio, she shared and discussed the result of the research collaborated with Kaori Nishio as a trial based on the materials collected in the research.

Lee Ren Xin
Studied dance at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and Purchase College, State University of New York. After participating in LeeSaar The Company based in NY, she presents solo and collaborative works mainly in Malaysia and Singapore. She has also participated in projects and festival such as Dancing In Asia (Indonesia), Festival BO:M (Korea) and International Young Choreographers Project (Taiwan). In Japan, she presented her work at Festival/Tokyo and TPAM 2020. She also performed in “Version 2020 – The Complete Futures of Malaysia Chapter 3” led by Mark Teh (Five Arts Centre), presented at Theater Commons in 2018.


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