A network of stage artists come together for the dance


A network of stage artists come together for the dance

(Photo courtesy of Khampha Dance)

It has been six months since the Covid-19 epidemic began and began to affect performing artists who have encountered problems presenting their work.

However, “One Asia Shared” – a unique project – organized a network of Asian artists based on the desire to do creative work in the performing arts and present it through social media.

Initiated by Khampha Dance Community with the support of the Japan Foundation, the project presents traditional and contemporary dances performed at home by five artists from Japan, Indonesia, India, Cambodia and Thailand. Each of them was invited to share a video clip of their one minute “Old Dance” with traditional music in the background and another one minute clip of “New Take” accompanied by new music from the Thai musician / composer Torpong Samerjai.

The 10 video clips along with the concluding video that will combine the works of the five dancers were created online at the end of last month and can still be viewed via the One Asia Shared Facebook page today.

Viewers will witness Lengger Sekar Melati, a traditional inter-genre dance performed by Rianto from Indonesia; Alarippu, a classical dance performed by Moon Moon Singh from India; and Takasago of a traditional Noh play presented by Tatsushige Udaka from Japan. Also expect to see Ream Eyso, a part of Moni Mekhala performance by Nam Narim from Cambodia and Fon Joeng, a Lanna martial arts dance by Ronnarong Khampha from Thailand.

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