9 December (Sunday) Programme Rundown

15:00-15:30

Workshop 1

17:30-18:15

Workshop 2 and performance by Narim Nam


Programme Description
At WE Dance this December, join Cambodian dancer Narim Nam and learn about the four main roles of Cambodian classical dance: male, female, ogre or divine being, and monkey. Depicted in the murals of Angkor Wat temples, the dances and gestures have survived despite the country’s troubled history, and been passed down through generations for thousands of years. Part of this inherited tradition, Narim Nam learned her art from her grandmother, a classical dance artist.

During the afternoon, Narim also presents her latest work Shoes, a contemporary interpretation of the ancient dance form, traditionally performed barefoot, that explores why young Cambodian dancers are told that shoes have no importance in Cambodian classical dance.

Free admission. No registration required.

About Narim Nam
Narim Nam is a dance artist from Amrita Performing Arts, a contemporary dance and producing company based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Narim comes from a family of esteemed Cambodian classical dancers. Narim began her classical training at the age of nine and has performed contemporary pieces by renowned choreographers and directors such as Arco Renz and Peter Sellars. She has also choreographed works at Amrita Performing Arts’ Contemporary Dance Platform in Cambodia, LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, and the International Young Choreographer Project in Taiwan.

About The Children’s and Youth Troupes of the Hong Kong Dance Company*
Established in 2006 and 2008, the Children’s and Youth Troupes of the Hong Kong Dance Company are forward-looking performing groups where young performers can advance their creative abilities, learn to appreciate the arts and celebrate the fun, freedom and beauty of creativity.

*By kind permission of Hong Kong Dance Company

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