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Trained as an actor at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris and Dell Arte School of Physical Theater, Colin Gee is currently the founding Whitney Live artist-in-residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was the 2009 Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine. From 2001 - '04, Gee was a principal clown for the Cirque du Soleil production, "Dralion." Film/performance, "Dakota" (2005/6), previewed at Diskurs'04 in Giesen, Germany, and premiered at PS 122, was shown at Wexford Arts Center, Ireland, the 4020 Festival in Linz, Austria, SPIELART in Munich, and received the Best Male Performer award at the Dublin Fringe Festival. "Across the Road" (2007) and "Lady Heard Voices" (2007), were Official Selections for the Bare Bones International Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and a short film, "Stardust" (2007), premiered at the Brooklyn Arts Council. Film/performance "Across The Road" (2009), funded by NYSCA, was created in residencies at Daghdha Dance Company in Limerick, Ireland, and The Chocolate Factory Theater, NYC, where it premiered. "The Chestnut" (2009), an adaptation of "Across The Road" was created with Limerick Youth Theatre, Limerick, Ireland. "Objective Suspense" (2008) was commissioned and premiered by the Whitney Museum in the exhibition "Alexander Calder: the Paris Years," along with "Line Takes Flight" (2008), a series of three lectures. An evening-length work showing was held at the Whitney, October 30, 2009. Video/dance series, "Portrait and Landscape" (2006 - current), premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in 2006. 27 new works in the series, including 12 short films created at St. John the Divine entitled "Cathedral Project," premiered in 2009 at the Whitney through ARTPORT and Whitney Live. Gee provided the libretto for sibling/composer Erin Gee's opera, "SLEEP" (2009), premiered at the Zurich Opera House. The concert opera "Mouthpiece XIII, Mathilde of Loci, Part I" (2009), was written, performed and directed by Gee, composed by Erin Gee, and presented with the American Composer's Orchestra at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall. "Nested" (2009), a video work, was commissioned by SFMOMA in response to Louise Bourgeois's "The Nest.". "History Plays" (2010), a video series responding to works in the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection was premiered under the auspices of Whitney Live. In 2010 Gee received the founding Watermill Center / New York Theater Workshop residency for "Frontier," a new solo opera work for the theater. “I felt I’d been here before” (2010), a video series responding to images in the Belfast Exposed photographic archive, was commissioned by Belfast Exposed and created in Belfast.

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