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”?”

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03 Oct 2020

3-4pm at National Museum – Dress Rehearsal ‘My Village’s Tradition’ (Kouy Community Dance)

04 Oct 2020

6:30-7:30pm at National Museum – Full Performance ‘My Village’s Tradition’ (Kouy Community Dance)

09 Oct 2020

6-7:30pm – Panel Discussion ‘Expressing identities: Them and/or Us’ – Location: TBC

10 Oct 2020

3-4pm at National Museum – Dress Rehearsal ‘The Phillar’ and ‘Dark’ (Contemporary Dance)

11 Oct 2020

6:30-7:30pm at National Museum – Full Performance ‘The Pillar’ and ‘Dark’ (Contemporary Dance)

16 Oct 2020

2:30-5:30pm at Royal University of Fine Arts – Interactive Program ‘Contemporary is moving’

17 Oct 2020

3-4pm at National Museum – Dress Rehearsal ‘Root’ (Contemporary Dance)

18 Oct 2020

6:30-7:30pm at National Museum – Full Performance ‘Root’ (Contemporary Dance)

07 Nov 2020

3-4pm at National Museum – Dress Rehearsal ‘Arts and Environment’ (New Traditional Music)

08 Nov 2020

6:30-7:30pm at National Museum – Full Performance ‘Arts and Environment’ (New Traditional Music)

13 Nov 2020

2:30-5:30pm at Royal University of Fine Arts – Interactive Program ‘Identity on the Edge’

14 Nov 2020

3-4pm at National Museum – Dress Rehearsal ‘Darkness in the Light’ (Spoken Theater)

15 Nov 2020

6:30-7:30pm at National Museum – Full Performance ‘Darkness in the Light’ (Spoken Theater)

20 Nov 2020

2:30-5:30pm at Royal University of Fine Arts – Interactive Program ‘Fitting in and Moving Out’

21 Nov 2020

3-4pm at National Museum – Dress Rehearsal ‘Grandpa’s Chapei’ (Spoken Theater)

22 Nov 2020

2-4pm at National Museum – Original Spoken Theater – Free entrance

6:30-7:30pm at National Museum – Full Perfromance ‘Grandpa’s Chapei’ (Spoken Theater)

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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