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Lee Méir is an artist working in choreography and performance. Originally from Israel, Lee is based in Berlin since 2010 and works mainly between Berlin and Tel-Aviv. In general, she tries to work in between things. Her works examine states of paradox, by treating uncanny relations and fusions between different extremes which co-exist at the same time, within the same body. With text, voice and movement she explores the artificiality of the performative situation, the personal and the political, and what lies between fiction and action.
Lee´s works have been presented internationaly in venues and festivals such as: Tanz im August, Brighton Festival, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Pavillon-Noir in Aix-en-Provence. Her solo Translation included, was awarded first prize at Israel´s Biennale for young choreographers 2011, at the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance. In 2013, she completed Choreography studies at HZT, Inter university centre for dance, Berlin. In 2014 she received a grant from the Berlin city council for cultural affairs (Einstiegsförderung), a Danceweb scholarship and a scholarship from the Israeli ministry of Culture and had residencies at PACT Zollverein and the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. In 2015 Lee premiered play dead, a collaboration with visual theatre artist Meital Raz, commissioned and produced by Diver festival and Clipa Theater, Tel Aviv. She was invited to make a work for Intimadance festival in Tel-Aviv: in collaboration with Roni Katz they invited a group of ten Israeli and Palestinian female artists to create a performative symposium about art and defiance.
Lee works with and for theatre and dance makers such as artistwin deufert&plischke, Otso Huopaniemi, Jasmin Ihraç, André Lewski, Roni Katz, Maya Weinberg a.o.
Lee is currently working on and performing her solo series- fourteen functional failures, and continuing her collaboration with Maya Weinberg, under the name The Defaults of Self Indulgence. Together with Roni Katz, and in collaboration with Vierte Welt, she initiated the project, Across the Middle, Past the East, a utopian collective cabaret, created by a group of middle eastern female artists living in Berlin. The project will premiere in January 2018 at the Sophiensaele, Berlin.
Photos by André Lewski