Since 2006, Olé Khamchanla has been collaborating with Asian artists on many choreographic projects, trainings, and cultural events. He has forged strong ties with artists in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, Singapore, South Korea, and more; specifically in Laos where he is involved every year. In particular, the Fang Mae Khong International Dance Festival (FMK) was founded in 2010.
ANG MAE KHONG DANCE FESTIVAL IN AOS
NEXT EDITION IN DECEMBER 2th to 11th 2022 !!
Fang Mae Khong (FMK) is the first international independent dance festival created in Laos in collaboration with the dancers of the Laotian dance company Fanglao.
The FMK festival aims to support the development of choreographic practice in Laos and to support local artists by promoting exchanges with international artists.
Since 2018, the festival has carried out exchanges and cooperation actions with 2 other festivals in Asia: New Dance for Asia (NDA) in Seoul and Cont.Act Festival in Singapore.
This festival is made possible thanks to the support of the French Institute of Vientiane, foreign embassies (Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands), and local private sponsors.
FMK Dance Festival 2021 - final video
BLACKBOX IN LAOS & FANGLAO DANCE COMPANY
In Laos, with the Laotian company FangLao, they built in 2018, Laos' first dance center, FangLao BlackBox, in Vientiane dedicated to the creation, dissemination and transmission of local and international contemporary dance.
Each year, different projects are carried in pairs, including FMK festival, BlackBox performances program, artists residencies (local and foreign artists).
To know more about Fanglao dance company and Fanglao BlackBox, visit facebook pages :
FANGLAO dance company FANGLAO BLACKBOX
ARTISTIC PROJECTS IN LAOS
DANCE UP - CREATION/PERFORMANCE IN JULY 2022
In July 2022 Olé Khamchanla will direct a new creation for the Fanglao company, DANCE UP.
On the theme of the LGBTQA+ community, from which certain dancers come, he will create a choreographic piece, assisted by the young Laotian choreographer Noutnapha Soydala.
A piece for 6 dancers, lasting 40 minutes, which will echo the exploratory work of the next creation in France, scheduled for 2024, which will deal with the concept of transformation.
This project is funded by the "Voice" program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It will be created at Fanglao BlackBox in Vientiane, and presented at the start of the school year and during the next edition of the FMK festival in December 2022.
OTHER FESTIVALS IN LAOS (2010 to 2018)
Thakhek Danse has been organized every year in Thakhek (Laos), from 2010 to 2018. Created by Kham company and dancers of Fanglao, to present the students' performances, created during dance workshops in several schools they used to provide in Thakhek, Khammouane
Nakai Danse has been organized in 2017 and 2018 in Ban Nongboikham, Nakai District, Laos.
It was organized in collaboration with the company Kham, Fanglao, and NTPC Nam Theun 2.
The latter financed the cultural activities in the sector, in order to offer an activity in this isolated, rural and mountainous place.