Photo Credit: Nobuyuki Arai
Join us for a conversation with Khmer dancer and choreographer Prumsodun Ok. Born to Khmer refugees in the United States, Prumsodun Ok rose from the poverty and violence-stricken inner city of Long Beach to become the new face of Khmer dance. He uses art to heal, illuminate, and empower, reviving the spirit of his people from the enduring forces of conflict.
A champion of Khmer culture, he is the founding artistic director of Prumsodun Ok & NATYARASA, Cambodia’s first gay dance company, which Channel NewsAsia describes as “one of the most revolutionary dance troupes in Cambodia… a dance troupe like no other.” He currently lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, working at the intersection of cultural preservation, artistic innovation, education, LGBTQ advocacy, and environmental stewardship.
Additional Event: Prumsodun Ok will be performing the previous night (June 8th) at the Asian Art Museum as part of “ Beyond Bollywood Dance Series: Queering Dance Traditions.” Learn more here.
COVID-19 Safety: ARTogether Center abides by the COVID-19 safety regulations set by the city of Oakland. At this time, we are not requiring masks indoors, although masks and COVID-19 tests will be available on site. Participants who experience COVID-19 symptoms, or test positive for COVID-19, will not be permitted to attend the workshop.
Accessibility: ARTogether Center is located on the ground level and there are two entrance doors accessible from the sidewalk. There are two accessible bathrooms on the ground level of the building, each with a single stall and an accessible stall. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with your needs.