First Person

First Person: Prumsodun Ok–OF LAND AND SKY (LA)

New Original Works Festival REDCAT August 2 – 4 http://www.redcat.org/event/new-original-works-festival-2012-week-two Known for his fearless reinterpretations of classical Cambodian dance, choreographer and performer Promsodum Ok brings his latest ensemble work to the 2012 REDCAT N.O.W. Festival. Of Land and Sky is a layered, trans-temporal vision of a traditional tale of an earth-bound deity who has fallen in love with a mortal, and thus fallen out of favor with her father the Sky King. At once celebrating the stripped down beauty of traditional Khmer dance while invigorating its formalities with unusual casting, costuming and sound sculpture, Ok achieves a contemporary feeling in the performance without becoming enmeshed in hollow post-modern gestures. For a riveting interview of ...

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