Category Archives: Brodal serei

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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Noun Sovitou, one of Brodal Serei’s dancers

“It was not difficult for me to train with Hem Saran, the professional boxer who taught us basic moves of Brodal Serei, as I am trained in traditional Khmer martial arts. What I found challenging in this project was to … Continue reading

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Khon Chan Sithyka, one of Brodal Serei’s dancers

“When I was young, my house was next to the old stadium where boxers trained, so I could go and watch them. When Emmanuèle Phuon asked me to join her Brodal Serei project, we all practiced with professional boxers. As soon as I … Continue reading

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Nget Rady, one of Brodal Serei’s dancers

“Before I started Brodal Serei I was learning Kun Khmer. It seemed similar at first. Then we started Brodal Serei‘s project and we joined Brodal class for a month. I was the one facing the most difficulties among the three dancers, despite knowing Kun Khmer. The character … Continue reading

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Lim How Ngeang the Dramaturge

Lim How Ngean has been regularly dramaturging for Phonm Penh-based Amrita Performing Arts Group with Belgium-based choreographer Emmanuele Phuon on Brodal Serei‘s project. His expertise has enabled our artists to convey Brodal Serei’s personal story of a Khmer boxer by various means … Continue reading

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Brodal Serei – Phon Sopheap, Rehearsal Director

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 … Continue reading

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Emmanuele Phuon the Choreographer

Emmanuèle Phuon is French-Cambodian and lives in Brussels, Belgium. She started her training with the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in Phnom Penh at age 5 and is a graduate of Conservatoire National de Danse d’ Avignon (France). She has performed with the ElisaMonte … Continue reading

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