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Bridging memories

Spent a few days digging in the Khmer Rouge times again: a 3-day assignment (the first assignment in 1 1/2 year) for L’Express. Places of memories, portraits of people with memories.

CAMBODIA. Trach (Kompong Thom). 23/03/2009: Tuol Phlong memorial, located 1km from the Rasmey Sophana school which was used as a detention and torture center by the Khmer Rouge.

CAMBODIA. Tchiyok (Stoung district, Kompong Thom). 23/03/2009: In front of the birthplace of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, in charge of the S21 interrogation Center during the Khmer Rouge regime

CAMBODIA. Tchiyok (Stoung district, Kompong Thom). 23/03/2009: In front of the birthplace of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, in charge of the S21 interrogation Center during the Khmer Rouge regime

CAMBODIA. Trach (Kompong Thom). 23/03/2009: Tuol Phlong memorial, located 1km from the Rasmey Sophana school which was used as a detention and torture center by the Khmer Rouge.

And then, after that, for two evenings, took pictures of the rehearsals of Khmeropédies II. A choreography by Emmanuelle Phuong. She has danced with Baryshnikov and now, with her Khmer origins, she is questioning her roots, checking and pushing and cross-pollinating, bridging between classical khmer dance and contemporary ballet. And the result is VERY interesting. A healthy breath of fresh air on tradition.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 26/03/2009: Rehearsals of Khmeropédies II, choreography by Emmanuelle PHUONG.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 26/03/2009: Rehearsals of Khmeropédies II, choreography by Emmanuelle PHUONG.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/03/2009: Choreographer Emmanuelle PHUONG, dancers CHEY Cankethea and PHON Sopheap, at the rehearsals of Khmeropédies II.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/03/2009: Choreographer Emmanuelle PHUONG, dancers CHEY Cankethea and PHON Sopheap, at the rehearsals of Khmeropédies II.

One Response to “Bridging memories”

  1. John :))

    i left you a comment under the Pepper story too :))…

    I LOVE the second photo very much….

    and

    i THINK THIS COW HAS BEEN FOLLOWING YOU FOR YEARS! :)))))))))…he’s like your superstar model

    http://www.johnvink.com/photo.php?z=VIJ2006025G0181,161,8

    http://tinyurl.com/cobcf4

    and MANY MANY MORE…but know time to go through your archive ;))

    hugs
    bob

    p.s. I LOVE COWS too…

    bobblack - March 28th, 2009 at 3:13 am