A Conversation with Artists of Amrita Performing Arts

Tuesday May 5 2015 at 6.00-8.00pm
Java Café and Gallery Downstairs
(56 Sihanouk Boulevard).

Hosted by Java Café and Gallery, this is an opportunity to speak and hear from the three artists who have created new works-in-progress showcased on Saturday May 2nd 2015 as part of the Contemporary Dance Platform.
Conversation in English and Khmer.

Photographer: Touch Salyniroth

Photographer: Touch Salyniroth

This is part of Contemporary Dance Platform, the integral element of Amrita’s Artist Development Program. The program enables emerging Cambodian Choreographers to create new works of contemporary dance and theater. These three artists have created new works-in-progress to be showcased on Saturday May 2nd 2015 at the Department of Performing Arts. This talk event is organized in collaboration with Java Café and Gallery in a joint effort to promote discourses in art practices.

For more information please call: 023 987 420
Email: info@amritaperformingarts.org

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Showcase of Contemporary Dance Platform

Saturday May 2 2015 at 7.00pm
Department of Performing Arts, Street 173

 Three emerging Cambodian choreographers of Amrita Performing Arts, Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle), Khon Chan Sithyka (Mo), and Yon Davy share their new works in progress of contemporary dance and theater. Featuring dancers from Amrita Performing Arts. The showcase will be followed by a Q&A.

Amrita Contemporary Dance Platform May 2015

For more information please call: 011-596481
Email: boxoffice@amritaperformingarts.org

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អ្នកដំឡើងរបាំ ជុំវណ្ណ សូដាជីវី Chumvan Sodhachivy, the Choreographer

ជុំវណ្ណ សូដាជីវី (ប៊ែល) បានចាប់ផ្តើមហាត់របាំបូរាណកាលពី ឆ្នាំ១៩៩៤ ឯកទេសនាយរោង ហើយក៏បានហាត់រៀន អាចសម្តែងបាននូវរបាំប្រពៃណីនិងល្ខោនស្បែកធំ ។ ដោយមានឆន្ទៈ ខ្ពស់ក្នុងជំនាញសិល្បៈសហសម័យ កញ្ញាត្រូវបាន គេជ្រើសរើសចូលរួមក្នុងកម្មវិធីសិល្បៈ រដូវក្តៅអន្តរជាតិឆ្នាំ២០០៦ នៃមជ្ឈមណ្ឌលសិល្បៈ Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center ។ តាំងពីពេលនោះមក កញ្ញាបានចូលរួមក្នុងសិក្ខាសាលា​​របាំសហសម័យជាច្រើន ក្នុងឆាក អន្តរជាតិ និងបានចូលរួមសម្តែងក្នុងស្នាដៃសិល្បៈដឹកនាំដោយសិល្បករអន្តរជាតិល្បីៗដូចជា​ភួន ម៉ានូ អាកូ រ៉េនស៍​ ភីថឺ ឈិន ជាដើម ។ ប៊ែលធ្លាប់បានចូលរួមជាអ្នករបាំក្នុងស្នាដៃល្ខោន អូប៉េរ៉ា នៅទីក្រុងម៉ាឌ្រីដ របស់លោកភីថឺ សេលឡឺ អ្នកដឹកនាំ អូប៉េរ៉ាដ៏ល្បីលំដាប់ពិភពលោក   ក្នុងស្នាដៃរបាំ CRACK របស់អ្នកដឹកនាំជនជាតិអាឡឺម៉ង់ អាកូ រ៉េន នៅពេលដែលស្នាដៃ នេះបាន ទទួលពានរង្វាន់ ZKB Patronage Prize ឆ្នាំ២០១២ សម្រាប់ការសម្តែងល្អ នៅប្រទេសស្វីស កាលពីខែកញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ២០១២ និងក្នុងស្នាដៃមហាភារតយុទ្ធ ភាគ១ នៃអ្នកដឹកនាំរឿងជនជាតិជប៉ុន ហ៊ីរ៉ូស៊ី កូយគិ ។Choreographer Belle

Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle) began training in Cambodian classical dance in 1994 focusing mainly on the male role of the all female classical court form but is also proficient in Cambodian folk dance and shadow puppetry.   Eager to develop her contemporary creative skills, Belle was accepted into Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center 2006 International Summer Arts Program. Since then, Belle has participated in numerous contemporary dance workshops around the world and has been a featured dancer in works by Emmanuèle Phuon, Peter Chin, Arco Renz and others which have toured internationally. Belle has choreographed many of her own works and was a featured dancer in Stravinsky’s Persephone directed by Peter Sellars at the Teatro Real in Madrid, in CRACK – a new work of Cambodian contemporary dance by German choreographer Arco Renz that was awarded the 2012 ZKB Patronage Prize in Zurich Switzerland in September 2012, and most recently in Mahabharata by Japanese director Hiroshi Koike.

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អ្នកដំឡើងរបាំ ខុន ច័ន្ទសិទ្ធិការ្យ (ម៉ូ) Khon Chan Sithyka, the Choreographer​

ខុន ច័ន្ទសិទិ្ធការ្យ (ម៉ូ) ចូលហាត់រៀនផ្នែកល្ខោនខោល ​ឯកទេសតួអង្គស្វា កាលពីឆ្នាំ២០០២ នៅសាលាមធ្យមវិចិត្រសិល្បៈ និងបានបញ្ចប់នៅឆ្នាំ២០១១ ។ ក្នុងពេលកំពុងសិក្សាជំនាញ សិល្បៈនេះ គាត់ធ្លាប់បានសម្តែងជាច្រើនសន្ធឹកសន្ធាប់ជាមួយក្រុមសិល្បៈសុវណ្ណភូមិ ដែលជា ក្រុមសម្តែងរបាំនិងលោ្ខនស្បែកមួយក្នុងទីក្រុងភ្នំពេញ ។ ជាមួយក្រុមសិល្បៈនេះ គាត់ក៏បាន ចូលរួមរៀនសូត្រក្នុងសិក្ខាសាលារបាំសហសម័យជាច្រើន ។ ម៉ូធ្លាប់បានសម្តែងក្នុងស្នាដៃ ជាមួយអ្នកដំឡើងរបាំនិងអ្នកដឹកនាំរឿងជាតិនិងអន្តរជាតិជាច្រើន និងធ្លាប់ធ្វើដំណើរសម្តែង នៅសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិច អឺរ៉ុប និងនៅបណ្តាប្រទេសអាស៊ី ។ ម៉ូជាអ្នកសម្តែងម្នាក់ក្នុងផ្ទាំង           ទស្សនីយភាពសិល្បៈអូប៉េរ៉ាដ៏ធំមួយ ដឹកនាំដោយលោក ភីថឺ សេឡឺ ក្នុងទីក្រុងម៉ាឌ្រីដ ។

Choreographer Mo

Khon Chan Sithyka (Mo)​ began his training in Lakhaon Kaol (Cambodian classical male masked dance) in 2002, focusing on the role of the monkey, and completed his training in 2011. Throughout his studies he has performed extensively with the Sovanna Phum Khmer Association, an independent dance and puppetry theater in Phnom Penh, where hewas given numerous opportunities to participate in contemporary dance workshops. Mowas a featured performer in new works by Khmer / French choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon and Indonesian artist Eko Supriyanto and has toured throughout Southeast Asia. Most recently, he was a featured dancer in Stravinsky’s Persephone directed by Peter Sellars at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

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អ្នកដំឡើងរបាំ យ៉ុន ដាវី Yon Davy, Choreographer

យ៉ុន ដាវី សិក្សាសិល្បៈផ្នែករបាំបូរាណនិងរបាំប្រពៃណី ។ ដាវី តែងតែមាននូវជំនក់ចិត្តក្នុង សិល្បៈរបាំសហសម័យ ហើយបានចូលរួមក្នុងសិក្ខាសាលានិងការសម្តែងជាមួយអ្នកដំឡើង របាំអន្តរជាតិដូចជា លោកស្រីភួន ម៉ានូ លោក អាកូ រ៉េន លោក ភីថឺ ឈិន ជាដើម ។ គាត់ធ្លាប់ បានចូលរួមក្នុងសិក្ខាសាលាក្រៅប្រទេសផងដែរ នៅប្រទេសឥណ្ឌូនេស៊ី ម៉ាឡេស៊ី និងតៃវ៉ាន់ ។ ដាវីបានបង្កើតស្នាដៃ របាំមួយចំនួនដោយខ្លួនឯង និងរួមសហការជាមួយសិល្បករដ៏ទៃទៀត ។ គាត់ត្រូវគេជ្រើសរើស ជាអ្នករបាំអាស៊ីម្នាក់ ទៅចូលរួមក្នុងកម្មវិធីអ្នកដំឡើងរបាំវ័យក្មេងនៅ ប្រទេសតៃវ៉ាន់ ក្នុងខែកក្កដាខាងមុខនេះ ។

Choreographer Davy

Yon Davy studied both classical and folkloric dance. Davy has always had a strong interest in contemporary dance and has been involved with workshops and performances with numerous choreographers including Emmanuéle Phuon, Bob Ruijzendaal, Peter Chin, Arco Renz and others and was a recipient of residency study grants for contemporary dance and choreography at the Taiwan National University of the Arts and in Surabaya. She has created a number of works by herself and through collaborations with other artists of different disciplines. She participated in the Southeast Asia Choreolab led by Janis Claxton in 2014.

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A choreographic workshop by an Aswara faculty, Umesh Shetty

UMESH SHETTY trained in Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathakali and folk dance at The Temple of Fine Arts (TFA), guided and inspired by both his guru Swami Shantanand Saraswathi and his father Gopal Shetty, a pioneer of Indian classical dance in Malaysia. In 1991, he trained in Kathak with Pandita Rohini Bhatte of Pune, India, and later, had the privalage of receiving guidance from Pandit Briju Maharaj and Saswati Sen. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts (Dance) at the Edith Cowan University, Western Australia in 1997. During this time, he had the opportunity to train and perform in Western contemporary and classical ballet with forefront choreographers Neil Adams, Chrissy Parrot, Nannette Hassall, Reyes de Lore, Alan Alder, Lucette Aldous and David Prudam. These performances include: Terminal Velocity, In Places Recalling Faces, Water Dances, At the Third Stroke and Raymonda Act 3. With the exposure and strong influences from the TFA and his western training in Australia, he started to experiment intra- and inter-culturally when he returned to Malaysia. Today, this is evident in most of his works, which express various styles and genres freely. In 2012 he obtained his Masters in Choreography at Middlesex University, London.

Dancer

Umesh has choreographed and performed in TFA’s major dance productions, which include: Ramayana – An Asian Cultural Confluence, Sundera Keralam, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakuntala, Lady White Snake, The Legend of Mahsuri, Swan Lake, Butterfly Lovers and Inside Out.

Being versatile in both classical and contemporary styles, Umesh has distinguished himself as a dancer of note. He was awarded several Cameronian Awards, namely: Best Solo Dancer for La La Li Tang Pong (2002), Best Group Performance, Best Costume Design and Best Music & Sound Design for Tandava I (2004), Best Group Performance & Best Dance Production for Inside Out (2005) and Best Choreography in a Mixed Bill for Sum (2009). In 2006, he was awarded Anugerah Seni Negara 2006 (National Arts Award 2006) under the category ‘Dancer’. Umesh is currently a full time lecturer at the Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA). He is also one of the Directors and teachers of the The Temple of Fine Arts Malaysia (TFA).

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Vanini Belarmino

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Photo Courtesy of Joseph PE

Vanini Belarmino is a producer, curator and writer trained in theatre arts, art history, European cultural policy and management. Moving between Singapore and Berlin as an arts consultant, her work is centered on creative collaboration. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Belarmino&Partners and has been commissioned by the ArtScience Museum of Singapore to curate their ArtScience Late program.

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