Rom Bak Battle was first organised in 2013 to open a platform for the growing number of hip hop dancers in Cambodia.
The second annual French Week in Siem Reap, which kicks off on March 7 until March 10, delivers a bewildering and amazing range of entertainment, arts and crafts to the good people of Siem Reap, whether they’re Cambodian, French or expats from other parts.
Prumsodun Ok & NATYARASA is Cambodia’s first gay dance company. They re-stage Khmer classical dances with a vital freshness, and create original, groundbreaking works that thrive at the intersection of art and human dignity.
In November 2018, UNESCO inscribed Lakhon Khol Wat Svay Andet, a form of Khmer masked drama dance, into its List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
As girls, they learned to become dancers and now – as young women and accomplished dancers – they’re waiting for the licence to further thrill.
The dancers move precisely, lively versions of the ancient Apsara figures (for what is dance but animated sculpture? What is sculpture but stone-frozen dance?) and the connection to the deep past is resonant, without a sense of distance.
Don’t miss the free-for-all Christmas-themed show entitled Viva X’Mas.
Tiny Toones tore the house down with their rap and dance battles entitled Warm Up on Friday, November 16, at Cool Lounge dance studio.
In fact, heated debates continuously erupt among Khmers and Thais about a traditional dance that’s based on the Indian epic Ramayana and features mask-wearing characters in elaborate costumes. Khmers call it ‘Lakhaon Kaol’; Thais call it ‘Khon’.
Two talented groups showed and proved that traditional music, dance and art are not dead and will never die.
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.
Dance continues to evolve around the world. In Cambodia, we’re introduced to several kinds of dances – traditional, modern and their sub-types.
It’s been 120 years since Spain moved out of the Philippines and gave the Southeast Asian country its well-deserved sovereignty.
“Learning classical dance is a way to preserve the culture, my aunt once told me. As a small kid, I just followed innocently. I learned dancing tirelessly. Little did I know that it is slowly changing my life,” said Oeun Sokunthea, a recent Choreographic Arts graduate of the Royal University of Fine Arts.
CIMB Bank PLC (CIMB Bank) organised a Khmer New Year party themed ‘Customer’s Day’ at all of its branches nationwide on April 11.
As the sunlight faded, many foreigners and Cambodians sat and chatted under artificial lighting to the left of the Cambodian Living Arts theatre on the grounds of the National Museum of Cambodia.
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.
Seven gang members are charged over the killing of a 27-year-old at a pagoda last week in Kampong Chhnang province.
At the age of 13, Vor Savorn stumbled by chance on a group of young dancers during a training session.
To encourage Cambodians to support lakhaon khaol, Khmer Art Reek Sai director and lakhaon khaol performer Hang Phumra urge all local people to attend the “Achievement and Future” event.
The “ASEAN EXPAND”event provides a forum for young entrepreneurs and interested youth to educate themselves about economic opportunities and entrepreneurship in ASEAN.
The music industry in Cambodia seems to be advancing on an almost daily basis. But while it does good work in preserving traditional Khmer and vintage pop music, developing original songs and creating opportunities for…