In person at the museum
Celebrate Pride Month with innovative and progressive performers who use ancient dance styles to create new works highlighting LGBTQ+ characters and perspectives.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Ishami Dance Company was created by Amit Patel and Ishika Seth to explore limitless creative possibilities through the medium of South Asian contemporary dance. Their vision is to create works that tread the line between traditional and modern, dismantling social constructs to amplify marginalized voices and stories. They value inclusivity and cultural exchange, encouraging artists to cultivate individuality and intentionality while crossing cultural boundaries to share stories and spark conversation.
Born to Khmer refugees in the United States, Prumsodun Ok rose from the poverty and violence-stricken inner city of Long Beach to become the new face of Khmer dance. He uses art to heal, illuminate, and empower, reviving the spirit of his people from the enduring forces of conflict. A champion of Khmer culture, he is the founding artistic director of Prumsodun Ok & NATYARASA, Cambodia’s first gay dance company, which Channel NewsAsia describes as “one of the most revolutionary dance troupes in Cambodia… a dance troupe like no other.” He currently lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, working at the intersection of cultural preservation, artistic innovation, education, LGBTQ advocacy, and environmental stewardship.
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