‘Drop Sweat’ was an exhibition encapsulating the life of a dancer named Em Theay, from when she first started learning the artform until now, at the age of 87.
With the Kingdom’s booming arts scene, it is not a rare instance to stumble upon an invite to an exhibition opening almost every other week in Phnom Penh. However, what keeps the crowd coming back is the personalised story each exhibition tells.
Thang Sothea began his young career as an architect, designing buildings and other structures for his clients inside a small studio.
Events: Open Up Your Door – Life Skill Conference – Arts and Environment Festival 2019
Cambodia is known as a country that’s rich in culture, arts and architecture. But through war, internal conflicts, the splendid arts and culture have somehow been forgotten by its own people. Since the last three decades, the arts scene in Cambodia has been growing.
There’s so much magic and mystery in Cambodian culture and traditions. And even in its arts. And though most of the beliefs are based on myths, legends and stories told by the ancestors, people respect and honour them sincerely.
Let’s talk about traditional arts, music and dances in Cambodia. Let’s talk about how these emblems of our identity have continuously maintained to be at the forefront of our lives despite modernity and social changes.
Dozens of Cambodian and Laos artists played the Ken, a musical instrument that’s made of bamboo.
Though Cambodia and Malaysia do not sit geographically close to each other like the Mekong sub-regions, these two countries have interconnected influences in history that formed both their arts and traditions.
Four creative enterprises, including the only-female contemporary dance company in Cambodia and an NGO working with vulnerable youth, received their first grants awarded under the Cambodian Arts Training Awards.
Phare Ponleu Selpak’s Visual and Applied Arts School (VAAS) and Documentation Center of Cambodia organises “Arts Education and Career Exhibition”.
Her name means “dreams” in Arabic and schoolteacher Ahlam is finally realising hers – returning to her beloved classroom after years of jihadist rule over her eastern Syrian hometown.
French dancer and anthropologist Lucie Labbe may not have Khmer blood in her veins, but her heart beats for the Kingdom.
Cambodian art has been gaining its well-deserved fame in and out of the country over the years. Local artists are staging exhibits across continents, bringing with them the Cambodian pride.
Yean Reaksmey, a Cambodian curator who aims to uplift the Kingdom’s artistic expression and make the country’s artists well known overseas.
Minh Bui Jones, the 49-year-old founding editor and publisher of Mekong Review, wants to see more literary writings on music, culture, dance and the arts.