Diego Cristian Saldaña, with Jeongyun Lee and Zhen Cheng
For Spanish Speaker and Korean Speaker
Para hispanohablante y coreanohablante
Diego Cristian Saldaña is a musician and writer from Mexico City. He has an MA in Performance Studies from NYU and a BA in Dramatic Literature and Theater from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His pieces have been performed at Playwrights Week, National Theater Showcase (MNT) and National Arts Encounter (ENARTES). He has recorded three albums with Bifurcata and Sí Nena No. In 2010 he created the literary web project “soundtrack invisible,” which was performed as a live concert at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC). In 2016 his piece Dissenssus was selected to close the V Latin-American Poetry Festival in NYC. He is the director of Compañía CroMagnon whose video “The Subject Object” was selected for the 2017 Next Festival in Torino. He is currently performing the theater piece Musth, by CroMagnon, in Mexico City’s theaters.
Jeongyun Lee has a BFA in performing arts from the Université Paris VIII, France and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU. Her research is focused on puppetry that fulfills particular functions on stage as re-creator, re-presenter and mediator. She has served as director, assistant director and puppeteer for several theaters and musical productions in NYC and Seoul. She developed several experimental puppet projects with various materials; incorporating different languages, modern dance, and Korean traditional music. She performed and directed her puppet pieces Stranger (2017) and (beat) (2017) at La MaMa Puppet Slam and Dixon Place’s Puppet BloK. She is a co-founder of the NY based theater troupe JM Physical Theatre with producer Minji Kim. She is currently developing her next project, METRO (2018), which will showcase at Dixon place in May 2018
Zhen Cheng is a Chinese multilingual performing arts practitioner and academic researcher. She earned her B.A. in English Language and Literature in China and M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University. Having worked in theaters as both a performer and a director, she gained her artistic and scholarly interests in the intersection of media, language, and performing arts. She will begin studying Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University as a PhD candidate this fall.