OF LAND AND SKY
by Prumsodun Ok
last night, tonight, and tomorrow night (August 2-4, 2012)
at the REDCAT
PRUMSODUN OK: OF LAND AND SKY
Prumsodun Ok’s multimedia performance draws on Cambodian pop music and traditional dance to retell and recast a classical drama. Following the narrative of a mythological Buddhist tale in which an earth-bound deity falls in love with a mortal, Of Land and Sky re-imagines the central lovers as two gay men and surrounds them with a chorus of intergenerational women to explore notions of femininity, beauty and transgressive love. A classically trained artist who refuses to dismantle his tradition even as he challenges its constraints, Ok invokes contemporary political inquiry while retaining the elegant gestural language of Khmer dance.
“Reinterpreting the gestural vocabulary and ritual function of Cambodian classical dance as a tool to question, explore, and inspire transformation within our world.” —The Huffington Post
A plug in the Los Angeles Times here.
Tickets and more info here.