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Chy Ratana The Choreographer

Chy Ratana (Leak) comes from a family of artists and therefore considered studying dance as natural. He graduated from the Secondary School of Fine Arts with a Baccalaureate in 2000, specializing in the monkey role of Lakhaon Khaol (Cambodian classical male … Continue reading

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Chey Chankethya The Choreographer

Chey Chankethya (Kethya) started off her career touring nationally and internationally with the Royal Ballet of Cambodia under the direction of HRH Norodom Buppha Devi. In 2006 Kethya began working with Amrita as an artist and was introduced to contemporary … Continue reading

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The Terrace of the Leper King – Flashback

“It was very tiring as we were playing many roles (monkey, shadow puppetry, peacock dance, traditional music etc) Sometimes we will go backstage and take a nap between two roles. We even performed twice a day at times. There was no … Continue reading

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The Terrace of the Leper King – Amon Miyamoto Production

Five Cambodian artists, among them Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle), Chy Lina, Khon Chansithyka (Mo) and Khon Chansina (Nan) from Amrita, have been rehearsing with director Amon Miyamoto on his upcoming production, “The Terrace of the Leper King”, written by the iconic Japanese author by … Continue reading

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A beautiful masculinity – Melissa Coade for Amrita

In the cool shadows of a modest theatre three men shuffle, lunge and swerve with hypnotic artistry. The contortion of their bare arms and torsos imitate the ‘physical gestures of Khmer boxing vocabulary’ in an elegant portrayal of the fighter’s … Continue reading

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Our Artistic Director in her latest artistic collaboration – Soil

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 … Continue reading

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Yon Davy – Korean Residency at the Asia Culture Center

“I have learnt a lot from this residency, like how to communicate with other international professional artists from different fields. I think I have also learnt how to manage a budget. But the most important skill I have developed is … Continue reading

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