Khmer Arts and the Goethe-Institut for the second time invite choreographers and dancers from all over Southeast Asia to engage in a ten-day-artistic exchange. As a kick-off, three of SE-Asia’s most notable choreographers, Eko Supriyanto (Indonesia), Pichet Klunchun (Thailand) and Sophiline Cheam Shapiro (Cambodia), present three new dances to the public, each based on the same episode from the Ramayana epic. The performances will compare and contrast how the three choreographers take different approaches when interpreting the same subject. The presentation will be followed by a discussion moderated by writer and producer Vanini Belarmino (Philippines).
The following ten-day exchange (December 4-13, 2011) between the dancers and further guest artists grants the rare possibility to collaborate with fellow Southeast Asian colleagues. The artists will have the time and space to explore each other’s choreographies, exchange about the specifics of their creative processes and learn from each other.
New Southeast Asian Choreography
Public performances, discussion, workshop
Performances and discussion: 03.12.2011, 7 PM
Khmer Arts Theatre
Street 115 / off National Route 2