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Dancing stroll / Night-time Creation 2018

Sangkhumtha : HOPE

[sañg kum ta] n. Khmer : hope

Water is a priceless treasure, facing the reality of global warming.
All countries in the world are concerned by the frequency of natural disasters as the consequences of climate change, and especially Asia.
Artonik’s new creation is a journey through twelve dance art scenes, evoking oceans of plastic, interminable walks merely to fetch water, arid lands and the slow death of diverted rivers.
Through a night procession in the streets - much like the Mekong flows through China to the valleys of Cambodia - Artonik mixes Khmer traditions with contemporary choreographic, musical and graphic production. Sangkhumtha : HOPE brings to light the urgency of acting for the climate , and carries the hope for a preserved Earth.

Artonik collaborates with 2 artists, Caroline Sury and Craoman on the graphic projections, as done in the Sbek Thom, Cambodia’s shadow theater.

The three musicians, already present in ‘The Color of Time’, will accompany the action and the projected images reminiscent of the Khmer shadow theater. Their live compositions mix traditional classic and modern instruments, amplified sounds and natural tones.

Artistic team :

Artistic direction Alain Beauchet et Caroline Selig
Comedians-dancers Pierre Boileau-Sanchez , Sonia Darbois, Jean-Serge Dunet, Sandra Français, Michaël Jaume, Cyril Limousin, Kader Mahammed, Noëlle Quillet, Vladimir Rivera, Lucas Tissot, Noëlle Quillet, Julie Yousef
Musicians live Dominique Beven, Philippe Capitani, Laurent Pernice
Sound regissor Allan Xavier Affonso
Machinists Yann Decamps, Stephan Ripoll
Construction Sylvain Georget, Daniel Adami Julo Etievant - HO7 Marseille
Graphic collaboration Caroline Sury (puppets) and Craoman (retroprojection drawings)

Reportage France 3 Aquitaine

Reportage France 3 Annenasse - mai 2018

Artonik once again delighted the Mulhouse public with its daring denuncia6on of the problem of water on the planet. Splendid.
L’Alsace - 15-07-2018

Sangkhumtha : Hope, a treasure brought back from a three-week residency in Cambodia [...] and the crowd at the end was shouting ’’ thank you ! ’’.
L’Humanité 23-07-2018

Caroline Selig’s choreography is sparkling and colorful. In the colors of Asia. This haun6ng and poetic stroll [...] reminds us, and we would tend to forget, that water scarcity s6ll affects several billion human beings.
Télérama - 22-07-2018



This creation is supported by l’Abattoir - CNAREP de Chalon-sur-Saône, l’Atelier 231 - CNAREP à Sotteville-les-Rouen, les Ateliers Frappaz - CNAREP de Villeurbanne, Le Moulin Fondu - CNAREP en Île-de-France, Lieux Publics - CNCEP à Marseille, le Pôle Arts de la Scène-Friche la Belle de Mai Marseille, Quelques p’Arts...CNAREP - Scène Rhône-Alpes et Sur le Pont - CNAREP en Nouvelle-Aquitaine à la Rochelle.
With special support of DGCA and City of Marseille.

Lieux Publics - CNCEP à Marseille, Le Moulin Fondu - CNAREP en Île-de-France, Sur le Pont - CNAREP en Nouvelle-Aquitaine à la Rochelle.

The creation residency in Phare Ponleu Selpak was supported by Institut Français and Ville de Marseille, and Quelques p’Arts...Centre National des Arts de la Rue - Scène Rhône-Alpes. The project is part of Phare Ponleu Selpak “Professional Arts Development” program, co-funded by the European Union in Cambodia and UNESCO Residency on FB