Victoria-based Artist in Residence
Lee Ingram (lee/she/they) is a primarily self-taught dancer and multidisciplinary artist living on the ancestral territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, also known as Victoria, BC. Lee has been engaging in collaborative work with Victoria-based artists, Lindsay Delaronde and Kemi Craig. Lee’s creative process is grounded in experimentation, improvisation, free movement, and healing. The tensions of living and decaying, peace and turmoil, contemplation and surrender, as well as the theatrical, and the grotesque, are attitudes imbued in Lee’s artistic practice. Lee’s first solo piece, entitled “frozen cradle”, performed at Impulse Theatre’s Peak Fest in June 2022, wove dance, poetry, and sound to embody ceremonial traditions of Jamaican revivalism, and to pay homage to a strong matriarchal lineage.
Lee will be using the time and space as an artist resident of Dance Victoria to experiment with a variety of mediums; particularly that of dance, performance art, theatre, poetry, sound, and video. In addition to this interdisciplinary practice, Lee will be mentoring in butoh with Kokoro studio’s dance directors, Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget, based in Vancouver, BC.