DIGITAL WORKSHOP: The Elemental Body with Dohee Lee and mayfield brooks

Jan. 23, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
JAN 23-24

$10 – $100




12pm-4pm EST

Part 1 @ 12 PM (EST)
Part 2 @ 2:10 PM (EST)
Attendance to both Part 1 and 2 each day is preferred, but drop-ins are allowed

OPTIONS: $10, $25, $50.

NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS. If you are unable to pay the suggested amount or sliding scale options but would like to participate in this workshop, please email us at and we’ll get you registered.

This workshop will be integrated with personal, social, environmental, historical and ancestral relations with natural elements, wisdoms from Dohee and mayfield’s professional artistic movement practices. Dohee’s work is deeply influenced by her cultural background based on East Asian philosophy, ancestral knowledge, Korean traditional arts with new art forms and rituals in resistance. mayfield’s work with Improvising While Black or IWB and as an urban farmer explores embodied DE-composition processes, disorientation, dissent, disorder, wildness, rest and repair. mayfield and Dohee will also work with sound and utterance as a way to communicate with human and nonhuman ancestors. How can elements teach us how to move? How can wind, fire, earth, stone and water, and generative processes such as decomposition shape our movement? Come as you are.

Read more about mayfield and Dohee’s processes & inspiration →



Born on Jeju Island in South Korea. She learned Korean dance, Korean percussion, and vocals rooted in Korean indigenous practice such Shamanism. Her art now focuses on integrating these traditional ritual forms with contemporary elements. Her recent awards, Guggenheim Fellowship, Hewlett Foundation, Doris Duke Impact Award, Creative Capital and Herb Alpert Award. Her works emphasize the mythical, experimental, ritualistic, theatrical, historical and healing aspects of music, dance and installation, sharing thoughts and ideas on vital issues such identity, politics, nature and spirituality. She passionately believes by practicing and performing art we can commune and heal with people and spirits to express and share our thoughts and ideas on vital issues such as identity, politics, land, nature and spirituality.

ABOUT mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based in brooklyn, new york on lenapehoking land, the homeland of the lenape people. mayfield is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. they are currently an artist in residence at the center for performance research (cpr) and abrons arts center in new york city/lenapehoking, is faculty at movement research nyc and the editor-in-chief of the movement research performance journal. mayfield teaches and performs practices that arise from their life/art/movement work, improvising while black (iwb).

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For more from Dohee and mayfield, join their virtual meet & greet on Friday, January 22nd.

RSVP here. –> Hang time with artists Dohee Lee and mayfield brooks

Photo of mayfield brooks (left) by Malcom-X Betts, photo of Dohee Lee (right) by PakHan.