Video and photo by Shawn Weismiller.

So the question arose for Phuon: Could Khmer dance take a similar path, or could it not at least be inspired by “new” ideas from the West? “I wanted to see if stylistically we could use the traditional vocabulary as a base, but then transform it, cut it apart, mix it with floor work. In short, push it as far as possible away from its original form and yet keep it recognizable.”

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