Category Archives: Emmanuele Phuon

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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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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A new piece…?

Choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon (who created Khmeropédies I, II and III) arrived back in Phnom Penh last week to start working with some of our dancers on a new dance project. In this blog she briefly explains the new project. That’s right! … Continue reading

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Meet the choreographer – Emmanuèle Phuon

Emmanuèle Phuon is French-Cambodian and lives in Brussels, Belgium. She began her dance training with the Royal Ballet of Cambodia at age five. In 1975 she moved to Bangkok with her mother where she lived until she was 16. At … Continue reading

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Khmeropédies III: Source/Primate in rehearsal again

by Emmanuèle Phuon What a pleasure to be back in Phnom Penh and in a rehearsal space with the Amrita dancers! We are preparing for our Singapore appearance next week and the last time we saw each other was in … Continue reading

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Public showing of Khmeropedies III: Source/Primate

Let us share with you the photos. Thank you for coming to see the public showing of Khmeropedies III: Source/Primate last week. Its final work premiere at the Works and Process at the Guggenheim in April 2013 as part of … Continue reading

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A preview of Khmeropedies III on Phnom Penh Post

“SEVEN young men prance onstage, jumping and climbing on each other. They move gracefully on their hands and feet like monkeys on the move, periodically letting out melodic howls.” The Phnom Penh Post‘s preview of Khmeropedies III that will be … Continue reading

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