Emmanuèle Phuon
Classes & Workshops
Big Move

Emmanuèle Phuon

with ecologist Tom Wessels
July 24, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Classes & Workshops season. This is an archived view.

An immersive forest experience that interweaves a terrestrial ecology tour with nature-inspired movement explorations.

21/22 Classes & Workshops

Don Carlos: "De quels transports poignants et doux"

Hiking through an old-growth grove in the woodlands, we discover the history imprinted on the land and its trees with terrestrial ecologist Tom Wessels. After an in-depth tour of woods, dancer/choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon leads participants in transposing this knowledge to our personal memories and experiences with nature, using our bodies to connect to trees and their mythologies in a sensible, embodied, and inclusive way. Drawing from Phuon's experience working with Cambodian classical dancers, participants are invited to experiment on a free interpretation of classical Cambodian gestures adapted to all ages. This event includes a moderately strenuous, one-mile hike open to all ages and recommended for ages 10 and up.

For accessibility questions, please contact the Hop Box Office at 603 646 2422.

This event is part of Big Move
Big Move is a new series that pairs inventive dance artists with wide-ranging areas of research here at Dartmouth. The series is part of the Hop's ongoing initiative to integrate the arts across Dartmouth's academic programs, leveraging artists and their work as springboards for interdisciplinary learning. More on Big Move >

The Big Move Series is generously supported by Claire Foerster and Daniel S. Bernstein 1987.

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Photo courtesy of the artist

About Emmanuèle Phuon

Emmanuèle Phuon is French-Cambodian and lives between Brussels, Belgium and New York.  She has performed with the Elisa Monte Dance Company, Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project and has had the privilege to work with acclaimed directors Martha Clarke and Joachim Schloemer and choreographer Meg Stuart among others. Ms. Phuon is a 2009 and 2015 Asian Cultural Council grantee for her choreographic work with Amrita Performing Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Learn more about Emmanuèle Phuon >

About Tom Wessels

Tom Wessels is a terrestrial ecologist and professor emeritus at Antioch University New England where he founded the master's degree program in Conservation Biology. With interests in forest, desert, arctic, and alpine ecosystems, plus geomorphology, evolutionary ecology, complex systems science, and the interface of landscape and culture, Tom considers himself a generalist. He has conducted workshops on ecology and sustainability throughout the country for over three decades. He is the author of numerous books and his latest, New England's Roadside Ecology, is forthcoming this summer.


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