Our Artistic Director in her latest artistic collaboration – Soil

Photo by Michael Sakamoto

Photo by Michael Sakamoto

Our Artistic Director Chey Chankethya just finished her series of showcases held at the University of Iowa for her latest collaboration Soil, an intercultural dance theater trio conceived and directed by Michael Sakamoto. The piece is co-written and co-choreographed with the performers: Cambodian classical dancer Chey Chankethya, Thai traditional and contemporary dancer Waewdao Sirisook, and Vietnamese-American contemporary dancer Nguyen Nguyen. Soil explores crisis in three Southeast Asian cultures and transnational, East-West identity through the dancers’ personal narratives. The next time the artists will collaborate will be in 2016 with the hope to start touring the piece in 2017 in america and then in Asia. She is sharing her experience with us: “Working on that helped me deepen my understanding of Cambodian social, political and historical context. I did enjoy the process however it was very depressing sometimes.”

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Photo by Michael Sakamoto

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