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MEET THE PERFORMERS, TEACHERS, DANCERS AND MUSICIANS SELECTED FOR THE US TOUR THIS SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2013 4 TEACHERS, 23 DANCERS AND 7 MUSICIANS

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CLASSICAL “BORAN” DISCIPLINE

ALL CLASSICAL DANCERS TRAINED IN FOLK DANCE FOR THE US TOUR

My name is SO Channou.
I am 27 years old, I was born on the 16th September 1986. I live with my husband and our little daughter 2 years in November Chantamoni is named by Lok Chhum Teav Ravynn.
I replaced Chantha while she was on maternity leave for almost 2 years then it was my turn to be on maternity leave. My husband is working as a supervisor. I have 1 older brother and 2 younger brothers.
I was raised near Wat Bo and attended Wat Bo school. I learn classical dance there and always wanted to be a dance teacher.

ID B.12 Classical Dancer ( Male Role “Nerong”)
My name is LEY Srey Neang, I am 16 years old, I was born on the 6th October 1996. I live with both my parents in Toul Kralanh Village house No 84 G4. We are 5 in the family and we live all together.1 older sister, 2 older brothers ad a younger sister.
I cycle to Khnasanday School every day 30 minutes, I am in class 9A. It takes me 5minutes to cycle to the Dance School.

ID B.19 Classical Dancer (Female Role “Neang”)
My name is PHAL Navy, I am 15 years old, I was born on the 10th July 1998.
I live in Chhouk Sar Village now with my younger brother Sarabou who is studying Music at the Conservatoire and the younger sister of my late mother who is a spinster working as a guard at the temple of Banteay Srey.
Both my parents passed away. My father in October 2010 of liver disease and my mother in January 2013 of illness.
I attend Khunream School in Kamprom Village in class 8A where 38 other Conservatoire are studying there as well. It takes me 25 minutes to get to school on my bicycle and 15 minutes to the dance school.

ID B.20 Classical Dancer (Male Role “Nerong”) and Musician
My name is PHAN Peuv, I am 15 years old, I was born on the 6th February 1998.
I live my my parents who are both guards at the Conservatoire in Chhouk Sar with my one of my older sister and one of my niece who are both also a classical dancer. My niece Kakade is the youngest at the Conservatoire and stared since she was 3 years old. My parents have 8 children.
I have 3 older brothers married. One of them is widower with a son and a daughter. 3 older sister, 1 with 3 sons, 1 with a daughter with us, and another one with 2 daughters.
I go to Khunream School in Kamprom Village in class 8A where 38 other Conservatoire students are studying as well. It takes me 30 minutes bicycle ride to get to school.

ID B.22 Classical Dancers ( Female Role “Neang”)
My name in PHON Chandy, I am 18 years old, I was born on the 11th April 1995.
I live with my parents who are seasonal farmer/workers and 2 older sisters, 1 older brother (divorced with 1 son) and 1 younger brother in Toul Kralanh Village house No 169 G8
Another older brother lives away with his wife and 2 daughters and 2 sons. I go to school in Khunream School Kamprom Village in class 8A, 38 other Conservatoire students are studying there as well.
I cycle to school (35minutes) and to the Conservatoire (20 minutes).

ID B.28 Classical Dancer (Female Role “Neang”)
My name is SIM Bopha, I am 16 years old, I was born on the 6th May 1997.
I live in Rohall Vilage in the military compound house G10 with my elder sister who is married.
My parents and 2 younger brothers and one younger sister moved to another Province since my father is a soldier.
I attend Banteay Srey School in Takoh Village in class 10D where 8 other Conservatoire students are in different classes.
I go to school on the old motorbike of my father and it takes just over an hour each way every day and to go to the Conservatoire in the motorbike it takes my 30 minutes each way.

ID B.32 Classical Dancer ( Male Role “Nerong”)
My name is SORN Samnang, I am 18 years old, I was born on the 11th June 1995.
I live with my parents in Chhouk Sar Village, house No 99 G6. We are 6 children. 1 older expecting sister lives away. At home we have 1 older sister divorced with her 2 daughters, one older brother and 2 younger sisters.
I go to school at KHunream School in Kamprom Village in the class 7A. 38 Conservatoire students are there as well (6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 fokl dance students).
I go to school on my bicycle it takes me 20 minutes and 10 minutes to the Conservatoire.

ID B.56 Classical Dancers ( Male Role “Nerong”) and Musician
My name is MOL Narin, I am 14 years old, I was born on the 5th August 1999.
I live with my parents in Toul Kralanh Village house No 89 and 2 older brothers and 1 older sister. We are 12 children.
2 elder brothers moved with their families, one has 3 sons and the other 1 son. 6 of my elder sisters moved as well, one has 3 sons, the other 1 son and 1 daughter, another two with 1 daughter each and the other two with a son and daughter each. In total I have 10 nephews and 5 nieces.
I am in class 8A at the Khunream School in Kamprom Village, there are 38 Conservatoire students studying there as well. ( 6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students).
I take my bicycle to school and it takes me each way 30 minutes but only 10 minutes to the Conservatoire.

ID B.65 Classical Dancer ( Female Role “Neang”)
My name is POR Salao, I am 17 years old, I was born on the 1st January 1996.
I live in Toul Krolanh, house No 186 G8 with my parents who are seasonal farmers and workers and my younger brother.
I go to attend in Khunream School in Kamprom Village in class 9A. 38 other Conservatoire students are studying there as well ( 6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students).
I ride my bicycle to school every day and it takes me 40 minutes each way and 10 minutes to the Conservatoire.

ID B.77 Classical Dancer ( Female Role “Neang”) and Musician
My name is SANG Sreynin, my little name is Manin, I am 17 years old, I was born on the 19th March 1996.
I live in Toul Kralanh Village house No 308 G6 with my parents and my little brother. My parents are farmers.
I have 2 older sisters who are married, one with 2 daughters and the other one with a son.
I study at Banteay Srey school in Takoh village, Class: 11B, there are there 8
Conservatoire students( 1 music student, 4 classical students and 3 traditional ).
I go to school by motorbike 1 hour each way daily and it takes me 5 minutes to get to the dance school.

ID B.81 Classical Dancer ( Male Role “Nerong”)
My name is SIEN Keov, I am 19 years old, I was born on the 9th July 1994.
I live in Khunream Village house G2 with 1 younger sister and 3 younger brothers and both our parents who are seasonal workers and farmers.
I have 3 older brothers who are all married, one has 1 son and 3 daughters, the other 1 son and 2 daughters the 3rd one 1 son and 1 daughter and
I have 2 older sisters also married one with 2 daughters and the other with 1 son.
I study in class 10C at the Banteay Srey School in Takoh with 8 other students (1 music, 4 classical dance, 3 folk dance students form the Conservatoire) in different classes.
The daily travel is long, 1 hour by motorbike that I borrowed from my brother each way and to the Conservatoire I cycle for 20 minutes.

ID B.87 Classical Dancer (Male Role “Nerong”) and Musician
My name is KUL Nin, I am 18 years old, I was born on the 30th July 1995.
I live with my parents in Chhouk Sar Village, house number 65 G4 with my younger brother studying music at the Conservatoire as well and my younger sister studying classical dance with me
and our parents who are seasonal workers, labourers and farmers around the District and sometimes far away.
I am studying at the Banteay Srey School in Takoh Village in class 10D with also 8 other students in other classes. (1 music, 4 classical dance and 3 folk students).
I takes my almost an hour to travel to school every day each way on an old motorbike and 15 minutes to the Conservatoire on bicycle.

ID B.107 Classical Dancer (Female Role “Neang”) and Musician
My name is KUL Vanna, I am 14 years old, I was born on the 12th May 1999.
I live with my parents in Chhouk Sar Village, house number 65 G4 with my parents who are seasonal workers, labourers and farmers around the District and sometimes far away and my elder brother and elder sisters who are both attending the Conservatoire studying music and classical dance with me. I am in class 8A in Khunream School in Kamprom Village with
38 other students from the Conservatoire ( 6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students). To get to school it takes me 30 minutes and to the Conservatoire 15minutes by bicycle.

ID B.142 Classical Dancer (Female Role “Neang”) and Musician
My name is SAM Makara, I am 14 years old, I was born on the 12th March 1999.
My father passed away after a long illness in January 2013 and I live with newly widowed mother and elder sister in Toul Kralanh Village house NO 173 G8.
I have 5 older brothers, 4 are married with children. One with 5 children 2 boys and 3 girls, the other with 1 son, another one with one son as well and the last one with 2 daughters.
It takes me 10 minutes to go to school on my bicycle and 5 minutes to the Conservatoire. I study in Khunream School in Kamprom Village in class 7A. 38 students form the Conservatoire are also studying there (6 music. 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students).

ID B.145 Classical Dancer ( Female Role “Neang”)
My name is PE Sola, I am 14 years old, I was born on the 4th April 1999.
I live in Toul Kralanh Village house No 182 G8 with both my parents who go to the forest to cut wood to sell.
At home also live 1 younger brother and 2 younger sisters.
I got to school in Kamprom Village at Khunream School in class 7A on my bicycle which takes me 30 minutes each way and to the Conservatoire 10 minutes.
38 other Conservatoire students are attending classes at my school. (6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students),

ID B.147 Classical Dancer (Male Role “Nerong”)
My name is SOK Sreydy, I am 15 years old, I was born n the 13th November 1997.
I live with my parents in our house in Kamprom Village No 62 G4. My mother have a little food store stall and my father is finding work where he can.
At home live also my older brother and 3 younger sisters. My 2 older sisters are both married with each a little girl, living nearby.
I go to the Khunream School in Kamprom Village in the class 8A, attending the school are 38 other students from the Conservatoire (6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students). I walk every day to school in 10 minutes and take my bicycle to go to the Conservatoire which take me 30 minutes every day.

 

FOLK “PROPEINY” DISCIPLINE

ALL FOLK DANCERS TRAINED IN CLASSICAL DANCE FOR THE US TOUR

KEO Saroeum Folk “Propeiny” Dance Teacher and Conservatoire Principal, I am 51 years old, I was born on the 10th July 1962.
I live in Siem Reap with my wife and daughter, my elder son married in March 2012 and his wife is expecting my first grand-child in October. My youngest son is the guard at the NKFC Office in Siem Reap.
It take me an hour to commute back and forward 6 days a week on NKFC motorbike from Siem Reap to the Conservatoire who was and is a real challenge
and great success thanks to the leadership, determination and hard work of our Founder Lok Chhum Teav Ravynn who is striving to make our dream come true not only for the children but also for us teachers.

ID P 03 Female Folk Dancer for the US Tour trained in classical discipline as Male Role “Nerong”
My name is CHHUN Poeuv, I am 17 years old and I was born on the 26th July 1996.
I live in Chhouk Sar Village house No 109 G15 with 2 older sisters and 1 older brother, One older sister is married with one son and moved out and 2 older brothers are ordained as Monks.
I study in Khunream School in Kamprom Village class 9A where 38 other Conservatoire students enrolled as well.
I cycle to school for 10 minutes daily and 25 minutes to the dance school.

ID P 18 Female Folk Dancer in Classical Discipline Female Role “Neang”
My name is OEURM Mom, I am 18years old, I was born on the 2nd March 1995
I live with my parent in Chhouk Sar Village house 19 G2 with my 2 older brothers, 4 younger brothers and 1 younger sister.
One of my younger brother is studying Music at the Conservatoire.
My father is NKFC Village Agent and farmer and my mother is a seasonal worker. I attend Banteay Srey School in Takoh Village in class 12C, 7 other Conservatoire students are studying there as well.
I borrow one of my brother old motorbike to go to school in 45 minutes and 5 minutes by bicycle to the Conservatoire daily.

ID P 30 Female Folk Dancer and Male Role “Nerong” in Classical Discipline.
My name is SOEUM Savuth, I am 19 years old, I was born on the 2nd July 1994.
My father passed away when I was 6 years old.
I live with my widowed mother and 2 older sisters, one married with 2 daughters and a younger sister in Toul Kralanh Village house No 206 G10.
I had to abandon school this year since my mother was sick and we could not afford any mean of transport for me to go back and forward over an hour by motorbike that we don’t have.
I tried hard to cycle there but I was exhausted and could not even have the strength to attend regularly the training at the Conservatoire.
I strongly believe that I will be able to support my family once our Troupe will have the credential and recognition to perform nationally and internationally.
I would love to also be a dance teacher at the Conservatoire in the future.

ID P 69 Male Folk Dancer
My name is SEM Laysan, I am 15 years old, I was born on the 9th August 1998.
I am living with my parents and my younger sister in Toul Kralanh Village house No89 G4.
My parents are seasonal workers/farmers .
I go to school in Khunream School Kamprom Village in class 9A. 38 other Conservatoire students are also enrolled there.
I cycle to school in 10 minutes and to the dance school in 5 minutes.

ID P 121 Female Folk Dancefor US Tour trained in Classical Discipline Female Role “Neang”
My name is MEAN Mony, I am 17 years old, I was born on the 6th November 1995.
I live with my parents and a younger sister in a house in Kamprom Village where my parents are guards for the land and seasonal farmers.
I have and older brother and an older sister who moved away to find work.
I go to Khunream School in Kamprom in class 8A. 38 Conservatoire students are also studying there.
I walk daily to school in 10 minutes and to the dance school in 30 minutes.

ID P.123 Female Folk Dancer for US Tour trained in Classical Discipline Male Role “Nerong”
My name is CHHENG Tevy, I am 15 years old, I was born on the 17th December 1997.
I live with my parents at home in Kamprom Village house No 108 G6 with my 3 older brothers and my older sister.
My father work as an official at the Commune
I attend Khunream school in Kamprom village, Class: 7A, 38 Conservatoire students also study there.
To go to school by bicycle it takes me 2 minutes and for 40 minutes to the dance school.

ID P 124 Female Folk Dancer for US Tour trained in Classical Discipline as Male Role “Nerong”
My name is YAM Charya, I am 15 years old, I was born on the 27th July 1998.
I live with my widower father in Kamprom Village house No 116 G6 with my younger sister.
My 2 older brothers are married and left home. One of my sister in law is expecting.
My mother passed away in 2005 age 37 years old of a fatal motorbike accident. I go to Khunream School in Kamprom Village in class 7A where 38 other Conservatoire students are also studying.
It takes me 15 minutes to cycle to school and 40 minutes to the Conservatoire.

ID P176 Female Folk Dancer for US Tour trained in classical dance Female Role “Neang”
My name is BOEURM Pheann, I am 18 years old. I was born on the 29th July 1995.
I live in Kamprom Village house No38 G8 with my parents who are seasonal farmers/workers.
I have 4 older sisters and 1 younger sister.
I study at Khunream School in Kamprom Village in class 8A. 38 other Conservatoire students are also studying there.
It takes me 10 minutes to walk to school and 30 minutes to cycle to the Conservatoire.


TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Traditional Music Teacher
My name is CHIN Sopheap, I will be 30 years old on the 5th of October (born in 1983)
I am married with a little daughter Sokhaovatey, 15 months old, my wife is a hairdresser and we live in Siem Reap, I am the youngest with 3 older brothers and 3 older sisters.
I commute with the NKFC motorbike 6 days a week from Siem Reap to the Conservatoire which take 50 minutes each way.
I have the challenge in forming the first orchestra of all female musicians, it is very exciting since the children there are very talented and eager to learn.

ID M.150 Musicician
My name is Choav Vong Suth. I am 12 years old born on the 28th March 2001.
I live in Chhouk Sar Village with my parents an older sister and a younger
brother 7 minutes away from the Conservatoire and 25 minutes away in bicycle
from my school the Banteay Srey primary School where I study in the class 6A. My mother is a housewife helping my father raising pigs and chickens for sale.

ID M.152 Musician
My name is CHIN Cham, I will be 15 years old, I was born on the 1st July 1998.
I live with my mother, and older sister, a younger sister and 2 younger brothers since my father abandoned us 3 years ago, in Chhouk Sar Village house No 77 G5. We all help mother as much as we can and she is a seasonal worker doing anything to earn daily for food on the table.
I am in class 7A at Khunream School in Kamprom Village with 38 other Conservatoire students ( 6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students).
Every day I take my bicycle to go to school in 25 minutes and the Conservatoire in 15 minutes.

ID M.154 Musician
My name is DIN Dou, I am 18 years old born on the 3rd August 1995.
I live with my grand-parents in Chhouk Sar Village house No 132 G8 since my father passed away and my widowed mother is travelling around to find work.
My elder brother ordained as a Monk in a Pagoda in another Province.
I am in class 7A at Khunream School in Kamprom Village with 38 other peers from the Conservatoire ( 6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students).
I ride my bicycle to school in 25 minutes and to the Conservatoire in 15 minutes every day.

ID M.155 Musician
My Name is HOK Seng Hong, I am will be 14 years old on the 9th September (Born 1999)
I live in Toul Kralanh Village house No 201 G9 with my parents who are seasonal workers/farmers and my father is the village veterinary thanks to NKFC.
At home I have 1 married sister who is expecting and her husband, 2 elder brothers and 1 younger sister. I elder brother went to Thailand to find some work.
I am in class 6A at the Kandeng School in Chhouk Sar Village where 23 other Conservatoire students are also attending. (7 music, 10 classical dance and 6 folk dance students).
It takes me 10 minutes to walk to school and 15 minutes to the Conservatoire by bicycle.

ID M.156 Musician
My name is KHOM Chailek, I am 15 years old, I was born on the 11th June 1998.
I live in Chhouk Sar Village house No 117 G7 with my parents who are farmers and seasonal workers and 2 younger brothers and 1 younger sister.
I have nearby an older brother who is married with a baby daughter and 2 elder sisters, one married with also a baby daughter.
I am in class 7A at the Khunream School in Kamprom Village with other 38 of the Conservatoire students ( 6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students).
It takes me 20 minutes to go to school and 15 minutes to go to the Conservatoire by bicycle.

ID M159 Musician
My name is KUL Pang, I study Khmer Traditional Music, I am 15 years old, born on the 20th January 1998.
I live in Chhouk Sar Village, house number 65 G4 with my parents who are seasonal workers, labourers and farmers around the District and sometimes far away and my elder and younger sisters who are both attending the Conservatoire studying classical dance. I am in class 8A in Khunream School in Kamprom Village with 38 other students from the Conservatoire ( 6 music, 17 classical dance and 15 folk dance students).
My school is 20 minutes away and the Conservatoire 15minutes away by bicycle.

ID M.172 Musician
My name is THON Sochan, I am 19 years old, born on the 7th July 1994.
I live in Toul Krolanh house number 86 G4 with my parents, 5 older brothers, an elder sister and 1 younger sister. One of my older brother is married and have a baby daughter.
My parents are seasonal workers and farmers.
I study at Banteay Srey School in Takoh Village in class 10A where 8 other Conservatoire students are also attending (1 music, 4 classical and 3 folk students).
I borrow the old motorbike of my brother to go school and is takes me 1 hour but only 9 minutes to go to the Conservatoire by bicycle.


TOUR COORDINATOR

SAO CHIN DA NKFC ADMINISTRATION OFFICER IN SIEM REAP AND SINGER ON THE US TOUR
Live in Siem Reap with her husband Chanthet an English Teacher and her maternal aunt who is looking after their daughter Lena, 7 years old in December and son Chandaridh 2 years old named by Lok Chhum Teav .

NKFC is a big family between the staff of all programs, the students at the Conservatoire and at the schools NKFC built as well as with local Authorities and the 2769 families in the 14 remote villages in the shadow of UNESCO Heritage Site of Angkor in Banteay Srey. Without the preliminary work of rural development since 1999 empowering the villagers to a sustainable livelihood and trust the Conservatoire would not reach such a success.

 

 

 

 

 

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