Ren Xin Lee

Choreographer (Dance at Dusk - She's Chinese And I'm Twenty Five)

(Malaysia)

Lee Ren Xin is an independent dance artist and performance-maker based in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. She studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, and completed her BFA in Dance at Purchase College, New York. Ren Xin first started choreographing in 2009 in T.H.E. Emerging Choreographers curated by her then mentor Kuik Swee Boon.

Her work B.E.D., supported by Krishen Jit Astro Fund 2014, was presented in five different chapters in Malaysia, Festival BO:M 2015 in Seoul, and Festival/Tokyo 2016, with a brief residency at the Morishita Studios. In 2016, Ren Xin was also invited as a Fellowship Grantee to the Festival Teaterformen in Braunschweig, Germany. In 2017, she collaborated with Singaporean dance artist Lee Mun Wai for their duet Where’s The Speficifisfety, and presented a work-in-progress Spare Rib? Spare Me! at the Incheon Arts Platform during a short residency in South Korea. She also experimented with an initial version of her Private Dance Show project in KL.

In the past few months, she collaborated to devise and perform Version 2020 led by Mark Teh of Five Arts Centre in Malaysia. The work has toured to Festival SpielArt in Munich and to Theater Commons Tokyo, before showing at home in Kuala Lumpur in March 2018.

At present, she is working on a long-term research based on daily ritual/practice, investigating and inhabiting the local neighbourhood and city. In April 2018, she is invited as an artist-in-residence by the Department of Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong for research and creation.