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Thiane Khamvongsa

Theater director, Self-employed in Vientiane Lao People's Democratic Republic

Born from Lao parents, Thiane Khamvongsa grew up and studied in France. She completed drama school and classical actor’s training in Paris. A playwright, director and comedian, she created her own theatre company in 2009 named Beasts on the Moon. In 2010, she wrote and directed Goodbye Country for which she won the Paris Young Talent Prize in the category Performing Arts.
Thiane describes her work by the simple eagerness to tell a story. She moved to Vientiane with the desire to conceive a project that would allow her to bring together her European theatrical references with the Asian influences there. Her meeting with the young contemporary dancers of the Fanglao Dance Company also triggered a desire to work more physically on stage, therefore to use the language of dance as well. This resulted in a multilingual and polymorphic adaptation of a Shakespeare play, renamed A Midmonsoon Night’s Dream, mandated by the Institut Français and performed, earlier this year, by an international cast of artists coming from 4 different continents.

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A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Understanding theatre helps us to understand what it means to be human."

In A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories at PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 4Thiane Khamvongsa, a Laotian playwright, director and comedian who grew up and studied in France talks about the importance of theater throughout human history and how it can positively influence our lives. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, February 9th, 2017.

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Vientiane @ Timeline Cafe
Sep 15, 2016