READ POST Dance piece with Deborah Gladstein, “Marrow”


Deborah and Helen 

Deborah Gladstein and I will be performing our new duet, “Marrow”, Thursday-Saturday, May 11-13, at 7:30 pm, as part of the NewSteps Choreographers Series, presented by the Chen Dance Center.

READ POST Music for dance, Chris Ferris

I love working with dance, and especially if there’s an element of improvisation involved. Live looping without a predetermined set of moves is a challenge in coordination and concentration, for sure. This performance from May 13, 2016 (a Friday!) felt solid, present and energetic. Thanks also to the inspiration from Chris Ferris’ dancing body and mind!

You can watch the video! Clicking on the image should take you to Chris Ferris’ Vimeo page, where you can check out this and other works.


Flight Pattern #59 for Performance Situation from Chris Ferris on Vimeo.

READ POST Springing into summer

June 13 Performance at Mark Lamb Dance

Saturday, June 13, 2015
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Metro Baptist Church
410 West 40th street (between 9th–10th Avs)
A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, R, 7 to Times Sq 42nd St
$15 admission

“On a String and a Prayer,” a spirited evening of dance, music and storytelling.

This Saturday, the Salon will feature cellist Lynn Anderson, guitarist Tony Romano
and violinist, Helen Yee. The dancers and musicians will explore ideas that blur the lines between dancer and musician, and which comes first – movement or music? Other performers will include dancers and choreographers Rachel Nunez, Madison Krekel, Mark Lamb, Sarah Pope, and Jennifer Wilenta.

The evening features three sets interwoven with breaks for wine and homemade food, conversation and participation. Held in a church where “all are welcome”, come experience the warm fellowship that makes Metro Baptist a “home” for Mark Lamb Dance, and a special place for all who enter.

Come and enjoy what The New York Times has called “a quintessential New York experience.” Be a part of the party as a church just off Times Square transforms itself into an elegant setting for nourishing both the spirit and stomach.

READ POST November with Tritticali

How did it get to be November so soon? And boy do I need to update with new stuff…

TRIO TRITTICALI is excited to return to Brooklyn for a unique show. We are all composer/performers in our own right, so we decided to showcase our individual talents with this performance. This concert will feature each of us performing our own solo compositions on the first half. Featured in these compositions dancers Sarah Pope and Jennifer Wilenta, as well as electronic effects and general merriment. The second half will feature more trio originals, including a brand new piece by composer/violinist, Tom Swafford and a new surf rock arrangement.

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Friday, November 14, 7pm

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 Lincoln Pl., corner of 7th Ave.
Park Slope, Brooklyn NY
Subway: Q,B to 7th Ave.,
2,3 to Grand Army Plaza
$10 suggested donation

READ POST Happy new year, welcome to the YOTH!

Year of the Horse, that is…

And I’m galloping along, trying to catch up with updating this website. It’s subtle, but you might notice some new entries in the “listen” menu, and in “projects.” It’s a start, and I think it’s better to be nice to my horse. No need to take out the whip and hurry to a feverishly imagined finish line. I’ve finally put up a few videos on YouTube and you can check those out at the helyee channel. Here’s one to start:


READ POST The Fall – Berlin Wall Project

During this time I’ve been busily and happily working on this collaborative project, which you may have heard me talking about lately. And now… On behalf of the entire team working on the Berlin Wall Project, I am excited to invite you to join us for the opening of the first Workshop of The Fall. Take a look at my November newsletter for more details!

14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Friday November 1st – 8pm
Saturday November 2nd – 3pm
Sunday November 3rd – 3pm

Thursday November 7th – 8pm (FOLLOWED BY A TALKBACK SESSION)
Friday November 8th – 8pm
Saturday November 9th – 3pm and 8pm **24-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL**

There will be closing festivities after the final performance on Saturday November 9th, 2013. We will also be hosting an EXPERT PANEL to discuss the event and our show after the closing performance.

Tickets can be purchased here.


READ POST Super Saturday


My apologies for another “better late than never” newsletter. I’ve got two performances for you on Saturday, June 8, 2013: one at 2pm at Flushing Library and the other at 7pm in Manhattan near the Port Authority. It’s a special day for I’ll be using almost everything I’ve got in one jam-packed day: playing the yangqin, percussion, violin, dancing, and throat singing!

READ POST Review of Trio Tritticali’s recent show at Caffe Vivaldi

Lucid Culture just published a glowing review of Trio Tritticali’s recent show at Caffe Vivaldi. Here are a couple of tidbits from the review…

“In concert, they destroyed any cliche about classically-trained players being lost when it comes to jamming.”

“Combining the exacting virtuosity of a classical ensemble with the wild improvisational edge of a jazz band, there’s no other group like them in the New York area.”

Visit Lucid Culture for the full write-up!

READ POST Issue #1: Trio Tritticali’s CD celebration party

We’ll be putting up a few videos up on the web outside of Facebook, but for a preview of our concert in May 2012 at the Brooklyn Conservatory, see below. And while you’re there, you can “Like” Trio Tritticali :)

Trio Tritticali - Our Mission

Trio Tritticali - Our Mission

READ POST Trio Tritticali’s Issue #1 named “One of 2011′s Best Albums”

Lucid Culture reviewed Trio Tritticali’s debut album, and we’re honored to be named as one of the best albums of 2011.

“…Trio Tritticali have just released their new Issue # 1, one of the most gripping, intelligent, richly eclectic albums of recent years. Drawing on elements as diverse as Egyptian dance vamps, the baroque, bossa nova, tango and European Romantic chamber music, they blend those styles together seamlessly and imaginatively for a bracingly intricate sound that’s uniquely their own.”

You can read the full review here.