About the Show
The Voice Within features veteran kathak artist Seibi Lee in an intimate exploration of duality and paradox as encountered in the course of navigating personal and cultural identity. Lee renders two ancient stories in the traditional kathak style – Houyi and Chang’e, a heart rending Chinese story about the love between a mortal hero and an immortal beauty, and Yuki no Onna, a Japanese tale exploring the legend of the mysterious Snow Woman. Both stories evoke the universal experience of longing. Lee instructs us to embrace the beauty of this longing. Her personal journey – navigating her mixed Chinese and Japanese heritage and her love of Western and Eastern classical art – is expertly interwoven throughout the two stories. In her own life it is the acceptance of duality and yearning that has enabled Lee’s authentic and singular voice to emerge. The Voice Within is both personal and imaginal, showing us all the power of embarking on the journey to find one’s own true voice.
Accompanying Lee will be critically acclaimed musicians Jayanta Banerjee (sitar), Ben Kunin (sarod), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), and Satyaprakash Mishra (tabla). Don’t miss the exclusive Artist Talkback directly following the performance featuring an interactive Q&A session with the artists.
7pm | $25-$50*
Taube Atrium Theater
San Francisco, CA
5pm | $25-$50*
UCLA Little Theater
Los Angeles, CA
*VIP ticket includes the best seats in the house, free parking, and an exclusive pre-show digital concert guide!
7pm | $25
Betty Andrews Recital Hall
**This concert is a fundraiser in support of Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation & Anne Burrows Music Foundation
About Seibi Lee
ACTA master artist and gandabandhan disciple of Pandit Chitresh Das, Seibi Lee is a consummate kathak artist known for her powerful mastery, refined musicality, and dramatic brilliance in character portrayal. As a Founding Artist and Artistic Director of Leela Dance Collective and former principal dancer of the Chitresh Das Dance Company, Seibi Lee has toured worldwide, earning accolades and deep respect for her artistry… Read More
Read this Exclusive Interview with Seibi Lee where she shares her thoughts and experiences as a professional artist, educator, and lineage bearer.
Know Before You Go
More about Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center here
More about UCLA Little Theater in Macgowen Hall here
More about Betty Andrews Recital Hall at MacEwan University here
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