"The Perfect Motion" by Xavier de Lauzanne

August 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Mission Memorial Auditorium, 550 S King Street

A Cambodian Dance Film Presentation and Discussion with Scholar Toni Shapiro-Phim: Join us for a presentation of a new documentary film, The Perfect Motion, which will have its official world premiere in 2023. The film tracks the creation of a production by Cambodia’s royal dancers called “Metamorphosis,” under the direction of Princess Buppha Devi, and the history of the Royal Ballet since 1906, when Auguste Rodin attempted, through his drawings, to capture the essence of this art. Alternating between past and present, the movie offers a way for this traditional dance’s movements and postures, according to the film’s director Xavier de Lauzanne, to “take us to a world of mystery and splendor, gradually becoming the key to reconstructing national identity and a source of fascination for international audiences.” Conversation, facilitated by Dr. Toni Shapiro-Phim, a specialist in Cambodian arts and culture, will follow.

Ticket Information
Free & Open to the Public

Event Sponsor
UH Mānoa Outreach College, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Asia Pacific Dance Festival, +1 808 956-8246, apdf@hawaii.edu, https://manoa.hawaii.edu/outreach/asiapacificdance/the-perfect-motion-by-xavier-de-lauzanne-a-cambod

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