A Crack In The Noise is a reflection of the humanitarian crisis of refugees. I hope this project can lead to greater consciousness, support and healing. In our country, immigrants have always been under attack, but today even our highest ranking officials give power to what used to be fringe voices. A Crack In The Noise is a collaborative artwork strengthened by different genres, showing what can be accomplished when differences unite rather than divide. This work expresses the hope, survival and desperation of a journey reflected in the poignant words of poet, Warsaw Shire:

no one leaves home unless

home is the mouth of a shark

you only run for the border

when you see the whole city running as well

A Crack In The Noise (2019)

Project Creator/Choreographer I Veronica Lee-Baik

Lighting / Media / Set Designer I Tristan Roberson

Visual Artist I Nalisha Rangel

Costume & Prop Designer I Veronica Lee-Baik

Music I Chopin, Zena, Anna Clyne, Cornelius Dufallo, Amy Kauffman, Komiku, August Baik, Fritz Rodriguez, Veronica Lee-Baik, King FM 98.1

Performers I Amy Ross, Corina Dalzell, Drew Gorospe, Elizabeth Sugawara, Kaiya Holtzman, Lauren Linder, Lisa Kwak, Sumaya Mulla-Carrillo, Bri Wilson, Sarah Alaways, Tyra Kopf

Guest Performers I Tayler Tucker, Emily Oman

Master Stage Carpenter I Geoff Leventhal

Master Electrician I Marc Nixon

Master Audio Engineer I Andy Somora

Video Technician I Terry Gray

Carpenter I Joe Kendall

Premiered I February 1 & 2, 2019 I Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 

A Crack In The Noise is produced by Cornish Presents and supported in part by: Artist Trusts James W. Ray Venture Project Award, 4Culture Arts Project Award & YAW Theater.

Giselle Deconstruct is a reinterpretation of the ballet Giselle to its constituents parts of madness, death, spirits, true love, grief, revenge, and traditions. This work explores Giselle’s death through love by madness through suicide rather than a failed heart. The biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide, suicide is most acute in the part of the world where I come from. Young women in parts of South East Asia are some of the most disempowered and marginalized people in the world. Like Giselle, it is stifling traditions, poverty, and unrequited love, that drive these young girls to end their lives. Giselle Deconstruct aims to transcend the feeling of female degradation to liberation and empowerment through movement.

Giselle Deconstruct (2018)

Project Creator/Choreographer I Veronica Lee-Baik

Installation Art I Veronica Lee-Baik

Lighting Designer/Media Artist I Tristan Roberson

Costume Designer I Veronica Lee-Baik

Sound Designer I Brendan P Hogan 

Running Time I 80 minutes

Performers I Amy Ross, Corina Dalzell, Dakota Crist, Elizabeth Sugawara, Emily Durand, Hayley Shannon, Imana Gunawan, Lauren Linder, Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye

Special Guest Performers I Junko Yamamoto, Marie Broderick-Miller

Premiered I January 11, 2018 I Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Giselle Deconstruct was supported in part by YAW Theater.

Giselle Deconstruct (2017)

Project Creator/Choreographer I Veronica Lee-Baik

Installation Art I Veronica Lee-Baik

Lighting Designer/Media Artist I Tristan Roberson

Costume Designer I Veronica Lee-Baik

Sound Designer I Brendan P Hogan 

Running Time I 80 minutes

Performers I Amy Ross, Chloe Albin, Corina Dalzell, Dakota Crist, Emily Durand, Hayley Shannon, Liv Fauver, Sarah Hogland, Tala Baldwin

Special Guest Performers I Victoria Santos, Megan Campbell-Miller, Stephanie Noren

Premiered I January 6, 2017 I Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Giselle Deconstruct was produced by Cornish Presents & supported by Seattle of City Office of Arts & Culture & Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

Giselle Deconstruct (2016)

Project Creator/Choreographer I Veronica Lee-Baik

Lighting Designer I Tristan Roberson

Media Artist I Tristan Roberson & Fritz Rodriguez

Sound Designer I Brendan P Hogan 

Running Time I 20 minutes

Performers I Amy Ross, Corina Dalzell, Dakota Crist, Emily Durand, Hayley Shannon, Rebecca Smith

Premiered I June 18, 2016 I NW New Works 2016 Festival, On The Boards, Seattle, WA 

Giselle Deconstruct (1st Iteration) was supported by: 4Culture, On The Boards and the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

Her Name Is Isaac is a multidisciplinary dance work that draws attention to the treatment of women through a distinctly Asian lens and confronts the journey of being a woman in a man’s world. Isaac, a Hebrew name, means “the chosen one.” The title suggests that the global “she” must galvanize the movement for gender equality.

Her Name Is Isaac

Project Creator/Choreographer I Veronica Lee-Baik

Media Artist I Robert Campbell

Lighting Designer I Meg Fox

Sound Designer I Brendan P Hogan & Fritz Rodriguez

Running Time I 75 minutes

Performers I Amy Ross, Corina Dalzell, Dakota Crist, Emily Durand, Hayley Shannon, Rebecca Smith, Sruti Desai

Premiered I February 11, 2016 I Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 

Her Name Is Isaac was produced by Cornish Presents and supported by: Artist Trusts, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center and INDIEGOGO campaign donors.

reSET is a project curated by Mark Haim, Babette Pendleton, and Washington Ensemble Theatre Co-Artistic Director Ali el-Gasseir. reSET  lets dancers perform on its theatrical sets and in this series' inaugural production, choreographer Veronica Lee-Baik created a new dance work on the dirt-filled, multi-tiered set of The Ensemble's current production, The Tall Girls.

reSET - The Tall Girls Deconstruct

Created by I Veronica Lee-Baik

Collaboration I Washington Ensemble Theatre

Music I Veronica Lee-Baik, A Souvenir

Lighting Designer I Tristan Roberson

Set Designer I Cameron Irwin

Running Time I 20 minutes

Performers I Corina Dalzell, Emily Durand, Andrew Hallenbeck, Amy Ross, Hayley Shannon

Premiered I May 20, 2015 I 12th Ave Arts, Seattle, WA 

 

Moon Falling, draws inspiration from many sources - a painting by her son, daily headlines on environmental degradation, James Joyce's Ulysses, as well as her own identity as an artist, mother, and citizen of the world. The common thread in these sources is the moon and the harmful ways our pursuit for perfection and convenience is hurtling us toward an irreversible new moon phase.

Moon Falling

Created by I Veronica Lee-Baik

Music I Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Jambinai, Deximer, Michael Galasso

Lighting Designer I Meg Fox

Running Time I 75 minutes

Performers I Corina Dalzell, Emily Durand, Kaitlyn Dye, Kristina Koumaeva, Mariah Martens, Hayley Shannon, Alyssa Wheeler

Premiered I November 7, 2014 I Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA 

Moon Falling was made possible by the generous contribution of our Kickstarter campaign donors.