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, 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, and it was invaded by the Laotian company FangLao. Together they recently built Laos' first dance center, FangLao BlackBox, dedicated to the creation, dissemination and transmission of local and international contemporary dance.
Each year, different projects are carried in pairs, including 3 festivals.
FANGLAO dance company FANGLAO BLACKBOX
ANG MAE KHONG DANCE FESTIVAL IN AOS
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.
Its first edition was organized in 2010 in 3 cities of Laos; Vientiane, Luang-Prabang, and Thakhek.
The FMK festival aims to support the development of choreographic practice in Laos and to support local artists by promoting exchanges with international artists.
FMK Dance Festival 2020 - final video
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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.