Noutnapha SOYDALA (Nout)
Fanglao Dance Company / Fang Mae Khong international Dance Festival
"Nout", was born is Vientiane. At age six, she started to learn Lao traditional dances in school. She kept on practicing until high school where she won several first prizes. In 2006, Nout discovered hip hop dance. The same year, she participated in a contemporary-hip hop dance workshop directed by the French-Laotian choreographer Olé Khamchanla. It was a revelation for her. That is when Nout developed her passion for contemporary dance, as a synonym of openness, artistic and cultural mix. Since then, she has been working with Olé on several projects including choreographic creations and cultural actions in Laos and France. In 2013, Nout created her own company FANGLAO with Ounla Phaoudom. In collaboration with several local and international partners, have organized many workshops, performances and cultural events in different provinces of Laos. In parallel to those cultural actions, She learn different dance technics: Hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet. She had the opportunity to participate in several workshops with Jean Guillaume Weis, Jill Crovisier, Corp in situ (Luxembourg), Christina Chan (Singapore), Arco Renz (Belgium) and Isabelle Schad (German). In 2015, Nout worked and performed with Kham's company on their new creation FangLao and started tour abroad in 2016.