OUR WORK: Cultural Season 2020

PROGRAM: Arts Development
AIMED AT: General audiences

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What is the theme for 2020 Cultural Season?

The world is changing and so is Cambodia. With these changes and development (globalization, immigration…etc.), some view this as a threat to “Cambodian Identity/Pure Culture”. With this current context, what do we mean by “Cambodian Identity, i.e. to remain the same or to extend the definition to respond to changes with time and space and who has a right to (re)define it? With 90% of Cambodia’s population being Khmer Ethnicity as majority, so how are different minorities (including indigenous people, Vietnamese, Cham, Chinese and Lao) integrated? Does the emergence of the diverse expressions (contemporary arts form, visibility of LGBT…etc.) necessarily mean an opposition to dominant culture? How are they represented and from which point of view? Can all these different groups be together as “us” or should be separate from each other as “them”?”

Learn more about COVID protection measures at the cultural season

February 2021

16 Feb 2021

Kouy Traditional Dance ‘My Village’s Tradition’, 

6-7pm at Prasat Preah Ko, Thalaborivat District,SteungTreng Province

18 Feb 2021

Kouy Traditional Dance ‘My Village’s Tradition’, 

6-7pm at Pu Tang Primary School, Senmonorom City, MondulkiriProvince

March 2021

04 Mar 2021

Contemporary Dance ‘Root’,

at Teacher Education Center, Phnom Penh

17 Mar 2021

Spoken Theater ‘Grandpa’s Chapei’,

4-5pm at Phare Ponleu Selpak,Battambang Province

19 Mar 2021

Spoken Theater ‘Granpa’s Chapei’,

5-6pm at Spean KaEk Village, Kandaek Commune, Prasat Bakhorng District, Siem Reap Province

21 Mar 2021

Spoken Theater ‘Granpa’s Chapei’,

7-8pm at Ta Aok High School, Ta Aok Village, Chouk Commune, Prasat Sambo District, Kampong Thom Province

23 Mar 2021

Spoken Theater ‘Granpa’s Chapei’,

6-7pm at Poy Village, LaOk Commune, Ou Chum District, Ratanakiri Province

24 Mar 2021

Contemporary Dance ‘Root’,

Krousar Thmey foundation,Banteay Meanchey Province

25 Mar 2021

New Traditional Music ‘Arts and Environment’,

6:30-7:30pm, Heritage Hub, Inside Wat Bo, Wat Bo Pagoda, Wat Bo Street , Siem Reap Province

26 Mar 2021

Contemporary Dance ‘Root’,

Banteay Meanchey Province

27 Mar 2021

New Traditional Music ‘Arts and Environment’,

7-8pm at Kra Sang Village, Bo Sbov District, Samraong City,Oddar Meanchey Province

28 Mar 2021

Contemporary Dance ‘Root’,

Teacher Education Center (TEC), Battambang Province

29 Mar 2021

New Traditional Music ‘Arts and Environment’,

7-8pm at Ku Pagoda, Ku Village, Kok Morn Commune, Banteay Ampil District,Oddar Meanchey Province

31 Mar 2021

New Traditional Music ‘Arts and Environment’,

7-8pm at Sangkum Thmey High School, Proteat Village, Chamroeun Commune, Sangkum Thmey District,Preah Vihear Province

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Corporate Sponsor:

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Media Partner:

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

ABOUT THE BANDS

ALL THIDSA MOLAM

All Thidsa Molam is a Post Molam Band from Mahasarakham, the northeast of Thailand. The highlight of All-Thidsa band is their live performances, in which they attract, improvise, highly engage and entertain the audiences. Most of their members are now became lecturers of Molam music, in the department of traditional and Western music in Mahasarakram University.

See their performance – 06 & 07 Sep 2019, 8-9:30pm at Alliance Française (Rooftop)

Meet the artists – 07 Sep 2019, 2-5pm at Alliance Française (Classroom)

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REGISTER NOW TO JOIN WORKSHOPS WITH THE ARTISTS: Click to download the information pack 

Friday 27 OctoberSaturday 28 OctoberSunday 29 October
10.30am-12pm

REPfest Forum

Center for Khmer Studies

2pm-3pmPublic Workshops

Heritage Hub

– Kohei Nishikawa
(Japan)

Krousar Thmey

– Medhā
(Cambodia)

Sala Thaom Chas

– Champasak
Shadow Theater
(Laos)

Public Workshops

Heritage Hub

– Law Ka Nat
(Myanmar)

Krousar Thmey

– Đông Kinh Cổõ
Nhạąc (Vietnam)

Sala Thaom Chas

– Yaksao
(Cambodia)

 

7pm-8.30pmPerformance

Krousar Thmey

– Medhā
(Cambodia)
– Đông Kinh Cổõ
Nhạąc (Vietnam)

Heritage Hub

– Kohei Nishikawa
(Japan)
– Law Ka Nat
(Myanmar)
– Yaksao
(Cambodia)

Performance

Krousar Thmey

– Medhā
(Cambodia)
– Đông Kinh Cổõ
Nhạąc (Vietnam)

Heritage Hub

– Kohei Nishikawa
(Japan)
– Law Ka Nat
(Myanmar)
– Yaksao
(Cambodia)

ClosingPerformance

Heritage Hub

– Arn Chorn Pond,
Seyma Thon &
Thuch Savang
(Cambodia)

Sala Thoam Chas

– Champasak
Shadow Theater
(Laos)

2018 Cultural Season

In an ever-changing society, how do we define who we are? How do we respond to historical, cultural, geographical influences? Are our understandings of what it means to be Cambodian inclusive, and do they reflect the diversity that makes up the country?

2018 Cultural Season was a three-month program of performances, panel discussions, film screenings, exhibitions and workshops, from July to September 2018, curated around the theme “Exploring Identities”. Through this program, we want to start conversations among and between audiences and artists; and encourage people to question their perception of identities, and especially ideas about “Cambodian identities”.

We believe that our first Cultural Season will be a meaningful and inspiring journey.

Learn more about2018 Cultural Season: Exploring Identities

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