Biography

Photo by Maelle Lemaitre
Photo by Maelle Lemaitre

 

 

Emmanuèle Phuon…

… is French-Cambodian and lives between Brussels (Belgium) and New York. She started her training with the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in Phnom Penh at age 6 and is a graduate of Conservatoire National de Danse d’ Avignon (France).

In New York, she has performed with the Elisa Monte Dance Company and Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. She had the privilege of dancing in works by Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham,Trisha Brown, Deborah Hay, David Gordon, Mark Morris, Lucinda Childs, John Jasperse, Meg Stuart among many others.

She has also worked with Martha Clarke in the operas “Orféo” and “Marco Polo”, and with Joachim Schloemer in the opera “La guerra d’Amore” and in “The day I go to the body” a piece created specifically for the Salzburg festival in 2002.

She is currently performing with Yvonne Rainer’s informal company, the Raindeers. She is one of six authorized Trio A transmitters, from “The Mind is a Muscle”.

Ms Phuon is a 2009 and a 2015 Asian Cultural Council grantee in support of her work with Amrita Performing Arts, a Cambodian NGO dedicated to the creation of contemporary live arts.

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