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 in Phnom Penh at the royal palace in Cambodia, graduated from the Conservatoire National de Danse in Avignon (France), and subsequently enrolled in the certificate program at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.  In New York, she performed with the Elisa Monte Dance Company from 1989 to 1994, Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project from 1995 to 2002, and had the privilege to work with acclaimed directors Martha Clarke and Joachim Schloemer, and choreographer Meg Stuart among others.  Ms. Phuon joined Yvonne Rainer’s informal company, the “Raindears”, in 2010. She has helped re-stage Trio A, The Mind is a Muscle and Chair/Pillow for “Yvonne Rainer’s Performative Exhibition” at Shunju-za Theater in Kyoto and most recently at the Inside-Out Museum in Beijing.

Ms. Phuon is a 2009 and 2015 Asian Cultural Council grantee for her choreographic work with Amrita Performing Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  Her work has been presented at the Baryshnikov Arts Centre and the New Haven’s Festival of Arts and Ideas (2010), the Spoleto Dance Festival in Charleston (2011), the Guggenheim Works and Process (2013), Singapore Da:ns festival (2010, 2013, and 2016), Danspace Project (2018) and has toured Hong Kong, Amsterdam, New Delhi.

 

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