French choreographer guides underprivileged youth through dance [fr]
The Embassy of France to the Philippines, in partnership with France Volontaires, other Franco-Philippine NGOs and Ballet Philippines, organized a contemporary dance workshop for the underprivileged youth conducted by world-renowned French choreographer, Emmanuelle Huynh.
Emmanuelle Huynh was the former director of the Contemporary Dance Center of Angers in France. Now, she is the director of the dance company Mua and is currently a professor at the University of Fine-Arts in Paris. As a dancer and choreographer, she is keen on bringing together dance, choreography, visual arts and philosophy. Last December 5 to 10, 2016 she worked with 15 young beneficiaries of Philippine-based French organizations to help them develop a more acute consciousness of their personalities and discover their bodies through dance.
The contemporary dance workshop culminated in a performance choreographed by Huynh last December 10 at 11:00am at the Ballet Philippines’ Studio 1, which was attended by French Ambassador Thierry Mathou and his wife, Ballet Philippines President Margie Moran, the families and friends of the youth, and representatives from the participating French-Philippine NGOs: France Volontaires, ACAY Philippines, ATD Quart Monde, Cameleon Philippines, Enfants du Mékong, and the Virlanie Foundation.