Marina Bopha’s Ambitious New Project It’s a determined project born out of the desire...Read More
Category: Art Expressions
Poetry builds fresh connections between the old and the new, and between the familiar and the unconventional. It is a sublime voice of the personality of the human being who makes the poem, and of those who read it with appreciation. Like all art, it is a form of experience. Seldom are these experiences generated in schools or homes across the world’s landscapes. In Cambodia, these experiences rarely exist.Read More
Meet the bold women drummers in Cambodia. It was taboo for a woman to touch a drum in Cambodia. Medha turned history into herstory.
Music is a life force behind the human experience. It emerges out of culture and in turn, it can shape and influence culture. Its power can be used towards emancipation – or as a destructive tool for domination. Power is omnipresent.Read More
Cambodian Trash Art: See Selong Originals Artist Riem Mony Selong (AKA Monisilong Riem, Selong...Read More
Cambodian art: Arn Chorn Pond the flute player of Cambodia It is near impossible to understand...Read More
Julien Poulson, founder of the Cambodian Space Project & KAMA It’s impossible to get a...Read More
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Cambodia Art & Culture: The Rock Opera Where Elephants Weep Shakespeare’s Romeo and...Read More
Cambodia Art & Dance: New Cambodian Artists
It is impossible for me to be objective in writing about the New Cambodian Artists – so I will not even try to hide my deep admiration for this female dance company in Siem Reap. Having seen hundreds of dance performances in my lifetime, these women strike me as the boldest and most intriguing I am ever encountered.
Their stories are not unlike those they share with so many others in Cambodia. They have intimately known poverty, exclusion from their families and friends for their choices to be artists, ridicule for not fulfilling traditional women’s roles, and stigmatization from the Aspara authorities for their right to dance without adhering to traditional forms.Read More