Call for choreographers for a Cambodian residency

Festival Accès Asie is developing a new partnership with the Neang Kong Kental (NKK) Dance Center in Cambodia, which will consist of a pairing of two artists (one Canadian of Asian origin, the other Cambodian) for a three-weeks residency in Cambodia, followed by three presentations in Cambodia and three presentations in Canada (including Montreal and Toronto).

The project is driven by a desire for dialogue and sharing between the artists of these two countries, and will be realized by a collaborative creation, complementary creation, or other format chosen by the artists.

The NKK Dance Centre is a new venue dedicated to contemporary dance, located in nature, about 30 minutes from the Angkor temples. It consists of a dance studio (30 x 50ft) and close by accommodation. The residency at the NKK Dance Center will be accompanied by a mentorship with choreographer-performer Peter Chin, based between Canada (Toronto) and Cambodia.

Please send your portfolio to [email protected] before December 30, 2022 including:

–  a CV or biography ;
–  motivation for your participation in the project ;
–  video excerpts from recent creations ;
–  optional: other relevant document to your proposal (mood board, letter of support, press review, etc.).

Additional information:
–  this call is for emerging Asian artists 
–  selection will be announced in the fall of 2023
–  the project (residency and broadcast in Cambodia and Canada) will take place in 2024; exact dates will be announced.

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Khosro winner of the Charles Biddle Prize!

It is with great emotion and pride that we announce that Khosro won the Charles Biddle prize in the regional section yesterday afternoon. A deserved distinction for his 25 years commitment to the Festival and his work as a painter. Well done Khosro! And congratulations to Anne Peyrouse and Thien Vu Dang for their nominations.

Asia in the spotlight! Congratulations also to Nassib El-Husseini, general manager of the company Les 7 doigts de la main, winner for the national/international section.

To watch the french video of the process of Khosro 👉

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Charles Biddle Prize: Khosro Berahmandi is finalist!

For 13 years, the Charles Biddle Prize has highlighted the exceptional contribution of individuals who have immigrated to Quebec and whose personal or professional commitment contributes to the cultural and artistic development of Quebec society.

It is with great pride that we announce that our artistic director, Khosro Berahmandi, is nominated in the regional section for his artistic commitment and his help to Asian communities since his arrival in Canada. Khosro Berahmandi has been able to give a voice to artists of immigrant origin by helping them to be represented and by forging links between cultural actors across Quebec.

The name of the winner will be announced on November 7.

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Public Survey – We need you!

We are looking for spectators willing to participate in a study about their experience at one or several editions of Festival Accès Asie.

If you are interested, please answer the following short survey:

We are working in collaboration with Habo, who will contact you if your profile is selected. Your participation will be paid.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration! 🙏

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