Performing artist network comes together for dance
It's been six months since the Covid-19 outbreak began and started affecting performing artists who encountered problems in presenting their work.
However, "One Asia Shared" -- a unique project -- has organised an Asian artist network based on a desire to do creative work in performing arts and present it via social media.
Initiated by Khampha Dance Community with the support of the Japan Foundation, the project features both 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 clip of one minute of "New Take" accompanied by new music by Thai musician/composer Torpong Samerjai.
All 10 video clips as well as the concluding video which will combine the works of all five dancers premiered online late last month and can still be viewed via the One Asia Shared Facebook page today.
Viewers will witness Lengger Sekar Melati, a traditional cross-gender dance performed by Rianto from Indonesia; Alarippu, a classical dance rendered by Moon Moon Singh from India; and Takasago from 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.