Prumsodun Ok, founder of Cambodia's first gay dance company, shares his ongoing work to preserve the ancient tradition of Khmer classical dance, which was nearly destroyed during the Khmer Rouge genocide. Ok addresses the intersections of art, ritual, economics, and education in social transformation, illuminating possibilities for how love and devotion can manifest in our contemporary world.
Prumsodun Ok was born to Khmer refugees in the United States. As a choreographer, dancer, and writer, he uses art to heal, illuminate, and empower. Seen by many as a hero of Khmer culture, his work revives the spirit of his people from the enduring forces of conflict.