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Touch Me Hold Me Let Me Go - Workshop with Lee Su-Feh

posted April 27th, 2022


From Lee Su-Feh: 
In this workshop, we will use pleasure as the compass for moving, sounding, listening with your whole body intelligence. From this place, we will explore the algorithm that I have been working on for the last half decade: Touch Me Hold Me Let Me Go (TMHMLMG)
An algorithm for dancing with the planet.
An algorithm for dancing with your beloved.
An algorithm for dancing from enough-ness.
To practice love in the midst of distress,
To practice care in the midst of distress
I use the word algorithm as a way to offer an alternative to the more opaque algorithms that increasingly mediate our relationships to one another and to our devices. I offer TMHMLMG as a reminder of the older technologies and wisdoms in our bodies: an invitation towards relating to one another and to non-humans in ways that are gentler and hopefully, more sustainable.
Participants can expect to roll around on and off the floor, tune in to their breath and voice, using touch as the main mode of inquiry.
Open to: All are welcome. Open to non-artists and artists working in various performance practices/disciplines, those with limited mobility/mobility devices, Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, and Disabled and Mad individuals.
Please Note: While DANSpace is a wheelchair accessible venue, the bathrooms do not include grab bars.

Date: Friday, May 13th, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: DANSpace, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS
Fee: $20, or Pay-What-You-Can
Advance registration required
Registration closes May 9, 2022
Lee Su-Feh, visiting artist, sits in a studio holding her cheek with a soft smile.
Photo Credit: Yvonne Chew


Lee Su-Feh is an artist whose work encompasses choreography, performance, teaching, mentoring, dramaturgy, writing and community-organizing.

Born and raised in Malaysia, she was indelibly marked by teachers who strove to find a contemporary Asian expression out of the remnants of colonialism and dislocated traditions. Since moving to Vancouver (unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam) , Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) , səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-waututh) territories) in 1988, Lee has created a body of work that explores the contemporary body as a site of intersecting and displaced histories and habits.

Lee teaches voice and movement to a wide range of bodies and abilities, within institutions and out of them. She actively mentors young artists across Canada; and works frequently as a dramaturge on other artists’ works. Her approach as an educator and facilitator has been influenced by her studies in Chinese martial arts and Fitzmaurice Voicework.