Uferstudios 1
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Stefan Pente

Time to Meet – Jee Chan: harbor

Showing · Work in Progress by jee chan

Since 2016, I have been developing a series of work based on my body’s relationship to the sea. These works collectively resonate from an experience of my maternal grandmother whereby she was forced to cross a sea, fleeing from a Japanese invasion of her birth home in Guangzhou to Singapore. Following her passing in 2018, I began to shift my choreographic position from one of dancing to being danced. In residency at Tanzfabrik Berlin, my artistic research has focused on orality and embodied knowledge in maritime Southeast Asian cultures. In "harbor", I articulate the fundamental relationship between performance and ritual through a watery, autobiographical lens. This is a first, open-studio presentation of "harbor" in the frame of Tanzfabrik Berlin’s R.E.D. program.

22. 10. after the showing: Artist Talk with Jee Chan and collaborator Claricia Parinussa 

jee chan

jee chan is an artist and choreographer whose practices make visible the significant but obscure (big and true, just beneath the surface). Paying attention to how histories settle and sediment in the body, they navigate questions concerning the displaced body and what it can perform. Regarding choreography as an expanded formal proposition, they work with a range of media including performance, video, installation, text, and photography.
Free Admission
Tickets ↪ here
Please arrive 1/2 hour before the performance starts.
Corona regulations:
↪  Required is a proof of a negative rapid test (24 hours citizen test) or proof of a complete vaccination (at least 14 days ago) or an official proof of having recovered from a corona infection (the illness must not have been more than 6 months ago).
 ↪  FFP-2 masks mandatory during performance.
Concept, choreography, performance : Jee Chan | In performance with : Seow Mok Jee | Sound, performance : Hilà Lahav  | Scenography : Stefan Pente | Technical direction: Martin Pilz | Translation support : Stefan Pente, Cary Shiu.
Developed in the residency framework R.E.D (Tanzfabrik Berlin), with the invaluable support of Juan Gabriel Harcha, Vincenz Kokot, Nara Virgens, Felicitas Zeeden; Special thanks to Claricia Parinussa for being present, ausland-berlin for rehearsal support and to my mother for trusting me with her dreams.