Joseph Lee began his dance training at the age of seventeen. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor in Professional Accountancy, then obtained his Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance at The Place, London Contemporary Dance School in the UK in 2015. He joined the Unlock Dancing Plaza as resident artist until 2020 when he was appointed as Associate Art Director. Lee is active in expanding the audience’s imaginary horizons of choreography by creating and performing with the body and other alternatives. His recent interests lie in the reading, transfer and reenactment of bodily experience and in questioning the performance nature of everyday life in our contemporary society.
Lee has collaborated with various art units. In 2017, he curated with independent dance artist KT Yau for re: do/ Joseph Lee/ KT Yau, which was the first local crowd-funded performance. The production toured in the Beijing Dance Festival, International Performance & Dance Festival in Mainz, City Contemporary Dance Festival in Hong Kong as well as Guangdong Dance Festival.
Lee was awarded Hong Kong Arts Development Award for “Young Artist” (2017) and the ChinLin Foundation for “Emerging Choreographer Award” (2016). He is also one of the members of iCoDaCo (International Contemporary Dance Collective), a two-year project to create a collective co-creation with five other choreographers from different European countries.
His main choreographies include It tastes like you, Folding Echoes, The World Was Once Flat and Drifting.