La Rue Danse festival comes to Phnom Penh

A colourful collection of Cambodian dancers will descend on Phnom Penh for the La Rue Danse festival in March.

Featuring 20 Cambodian dancers and choreographers, the event will showcase different genres and influences of dance across eight stages at Wat Botum Esplanade on Saturday, Mar. 8.

The talents span traditional and modern dance to circus and hip hop, and will take in an impressive variety of performances.

Each of the talented artists has spent hours rehearsing to a selection of French songs from Dalida to Yann Tiersen and rock bands, including Louise Attaque and Rita Mitsouko.

And visitors are invited to browse the stages for an evening of choreographic entertainment.

The dancers taking visitors on a mesmeric journey are Chumvan Sodhachivy, Soy Chanborey, Nget Rady, Chek Sang Thorn, Chhourn Outdom, Yon Davy, Khon Chansithyka, Khon Chansina, Chy Ratana, Kao Sithynita, Chy Lina, Sor Sophal, Poune Brospov, Chen Borey, Meng Sokleng, Sok Sidony, Phon Chan Pisey, Vong Vannak, Sem Kosal, Nimul Chorvorn, Ok Seyhak, Vy Vuthy, Phuoeng Marc, Net Thearoth, Soeun Sreyneth and Chap Sidanel.

La Rue Danse, which launched in 2009, has become one of the country’s flagship festivals, giving audiences the chance to discover a fresh generation of Cambodian and international artists.

It takes place at Koh Pich (Diamond Island) on Saturday, Mar. 8, from 7pm. Entry is free.

For more information, visit www.institutfrancais-cambodge.com