Category Archives: A Contemporary Dance Platform

Flashback on the Platform’s 5th edition – Monkey’s Mask II (MMII)

Remember the two evenings of Contemporary Dance Platform this November? Check those snapshots of Monkey’s Mask II, choreographed by Phon Sopheap. Monkey’s Mask II is about the relationship between Sopheap and his spiritual dance master. Sopheap would like to explore how both dancer and … Continue reading

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Flashback on the Platform’s 5th edition – Real

Remember the two evenings of Contemporary Dance Platform this November? Check those snapshots of Real, choreographed by Soy Chanborey. Soy Chanborey, the choreographer, is inspired by his father’s life and commitment. He is interested in utilizing his father’s everyday routine and activity as … Continue reading

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Flashback on the Platform’s 5th edition – Edge

Remember the two evenings of Contemporary Dance Platform this November? Check those snapshots of Edge, choreographed by Nam Narim. Edge is inspired by Narim’s grandmother’s real story. The piece depicts her grandma’s experience during Khmer rouge time. She is interested in exploring the … Continue reading

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“The beauty of it is to create curiosity” – Chey Chankethya about the Platform

“I applaud everyone’s commitment to push their own boundaries. Narim took us to a different world, it was very daring to explore her vocabulary with the metal cube. I believe it is the first time a Cambodian artist uses such … Continue reading

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4 Fulbrighters in Amrita’s 5th Contemporary Dance Platform

Amrita’s 5th Contemporary Dance Platform involves 4 Fulbrighters, Chey Chankethya (MFA in Dance/Choreography, UCLA),  Jacob David Sudol (Ph.D. 2015-16 Fulbright Taiwan Senior Scholar), Kang Rithisal (MA in Arts Management, SUNY Buffalo), and Sopha Ratana (MA, Environmental Science and Policy, Clark University). … Continue reading

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Phon Sopheap, the choreographer

Photo by Chih-Yu Lin. Phon Sopheap studied Lakhaon Kaol and completed his training in 2000 and has since toured internationally as a classical dancer.  With a strong interest in contemporary dance, Sopheap joined numerous regional dance workshops including the Young … Continue reading

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Soy Chanborey the Choreographer

Soy Chanborey started his training in Lakhaon Kaol (Cambodian classical male masked dance) in 2002 at Secondary School of Fine Arts where he graduated in 2011.He is currently pursuing his BA in Choreography at the Faculty of Choreography Arts, Royal University … Continue reading

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Nam Narim, the Choreographer

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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