Phon Sopheap, has been collaborating with Emmanuèle Phuon for Brodal Serei as her Cambodian collaborator and rehearsal director. For this project, he is is working with 3 Amrita dancers; Khon Chansithyka, Nget Rady and Tou Sovitou, and two musicians Keo Dorivan and Khon Chansina.
“I am learning a lot from this experience,especially how to create a choreography which is now defined as Khmer contemporary.”
Phon Sopheap studied Lakhaon Kaol andcompleted his training in 2000. He has since toured internationally as a classical dancer. With a strong interest in contemporary dance, Sopheap joined numerous regional dance workshops including the Young Choreographer’s Workshop in Surabaya in July 2006 as an Asian Cultural Council recipient where he created his first contemporary solo work entitled A Monkey’s Mask. Since then, Sopheap has toured internationally in works by Emmanuèle Phuon, Peter Chin and Arco Renz among others.
His latest work Monkey’s Mask II met a great success at Amrita’s 5th Contemporary Dance Platform. It is the next episode of his first contemporary solo work entitled A Monkey’s Mask, created in 2006 at the Young Choreographer’s Workshop in Surabayaas.