program note by Henry Cowell B
Music: Alan Shockley
Dance: Song-Hee Lee
Raised in Warm Springs, Georgia, Alan Shockley holds degrees in composition and theory from the University of Georgia, Ohio State, and Princeton. Heâs held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Centro Studi Ligure, and the Virginia Center for the Arts, among others. Recent performances include candlepin bowling deadwood by the California EAR Unit and cold springs branch, 10 p.mä by pianist Guy Livingston. A few years before his death, composer Henry Cowell recorded several of his early piano works along with a brief set of audio notes for each. Cowell gets the last word in this ãbetaä version of a longer tape piece.
Song Hee Lee, a former principal dancer at the Pusan Metropolitan Dance Company, has developed a personal style of choreography that draws on both modern and traditional Korean dance; the Third Way. While living in the United States Ms. Lee has been praised by Jack Anderson of the New York Times and many other critics. In addition to dancing full time, Ms. Lee is an instructor at Lotus Music and Dance Studios and is the Artistic Director, Choreographer and Dancer for the Song Hee Lee Dance Company with a children's dance initiative and division of her dance company, Cheongsah Chorong
Dancer: Song Hee Lee