|Sat Oct 22 2016, 8:00pm|
|Sun Oct 23 2016, 3:00pm|
Additional fees may apply
Brodal Serei, meaning “freestyle boxing” examines the personal history and lives of the Khmer boxer beyond the thrills and spills of the boxing ring in present-day Cambodia. Weaving dance, drama and storytelling, Emmanuèle Phuon’s latest work casts a spotlight on the mind and body of the Cambodian boxer, and the success and struggle of a cultural form where economy and sport are intertwined intricately.
Inspired by the life of Cambodian boxer Hem Saran, the work features audio recordings of personal stories told by the well-known fighter, juxtaposed with live traditional Khmer music and a hypnotic electronic score by Zai Tang (UK / Singapore). Dancers of Amrita Performing Arts’ embody the masculine and rugged energy of fighters, with choreography inspired by fight movements, physical regimes and the rituals of Khmer boxing.
About da:ns festival
To all dance lovers and those curious, Esplanade’s da:ns festival invites you to fall in love with dance through a full-hearted celebration of movement this October. With powerful performances from around the world, exciting new creations and a wide range of opportunities to learn different kinds of dance, this 11-day festival will open your mind, lift your spirit and get your body moving.
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