Photo by Victoria Mørck Madsen/Phnom Penh Post.
Nam Narim comes from a long family line of esteemed Cambodian classical dancers. She began her classical training at the age of nine. She completed the Secondary School of Fine Arts in 2000 and received her BA in Choreographic Arts from the Royal University of Fine Arts in 2004. She graduated from the Korean National University of Arts in 2009 with a Master’s degree in Choreography. She is currently a member of the Cambodian National Theatre troupe, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and Amrita’s artistic leadership.
She has performed in a number of new works of contemporary dance with Amrita and was a featured dancer in Stravinsky’s Persephone directed by Peter Sellars at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain and at the Festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix en Provence in 2015. Narim has choreographed works at Amrita Performing Arts’ Contemporary Dance Platform in Cambodia, at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, and in the International Young Choreographers Project in Taiwan. For this 5th Platform, she will present Edge, a piece in which she collaborates with her grandma and iconic Cambodian classical dancer, Master Am Theay.