A Woman
By Choun Sopheap

A Woman
I saw her
In a dirty face,
She carried,
Many bricks on her shoulder,
To a builder
For a building construction,
Modern and high.
With her ragged clothes
Under the hot sun,
Her skin burns,
And too skinny
She goes up and come down,
Her appearance burn her beauty,
No one interest her.
Without rest,
She keeps working,
With her hard work,
She seems alone,
Where her husband is,
Just only her baby
Crying for the breast milk.

@ 2014


Dance Performance 2017

An original dance piece by Cambodian dancer Yon Davy, in cooperation with Amrita Performing Arts. Davy’s performance was recorded at the Meta House and the rooftop of the so-called “Building”, which was demolished in 2017. Camera: Sao Sopheak & Kimlong Meng; Edit: Bjela Prossowsky

Yon Davy studied both classical and folkloric dance. Davy has always had a strong interest in contemporary dance and has been involved with workshops and performances with numerous choreographers including Emmanuelle Phuon, Bob Ruijzendaal, Peter Chin, Arco Renz and others and was a recipient of residency study grants for contemporary dance and choreography at the Taiwan National University of the Arts and in Surabaya. Davy holds a degree in business management alongside her dance activities.


Photo exhibition

Film about life of a female construction worker

TV news feature about Cambodian female construction workers

(More content will be uploaded after the premiere on the 12th of December, 2017)