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26 Nov 2022 - 26 Nov 2022

Asia-Europe Cultural Festival: 2022 | Film screening of The Perfect Motion

A documentary film that captured the Royal Ballet dance from Cambodia that embodies the traditional values of refinement, respect and spirituality.

Film screening (duration: 1h30m)

Saturday, 26 November 2022 

Centre for Fine Arts - Bozar, Studio Hall

Brussels, Belgium

From 1906 to the present day, from Auguste Rodin’s sketches to the creation of a new show for a French tour, from the glory hours to the darkest days, Cambodia’s Royal Ballet has survived and upheld its unique body language.  

The film follows the creation of a show called “Metamorphosis” and the history of the Royal Ballet since 1906, when Rodin tried to capture through his drawings the essence of this art he had just discovered. The conception and preparation of the new show, as well as the performances across France lead to a journey of discovery of the Ballet’s incredible odyssey. Alternating between past and present, we see the ballet’s movements and postures take us to a world of mystery and splendour, gradually becoming the key to reconstructing national identity and a source of fascination for international audiences. The screening wasfollowed by a Q&A session with the film director.


Film Director: Xavier de Lauzanne  

Film Writers: Xavier de Lauzanne, Pierre Kogan  

Advisor: HRH Prince Tesso Sisowath  

Producer: Aloest Productions 

The event is part of Asia-Europe Cultural Festival 2022, CLICK HERE for the full programme.