Cultural Season 2020

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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Schedule

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)

20 Nov 2020

2:30-5:30pm (Zoom Live) – Interactive Program ‘Fitting in and Moving Out’

27 Nov 2020

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

28 Nov 2020

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

29 Nov 2020

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

12 Dec 2020

2-4pm- Stage Reading, Live on CLA Facebook Page. Learn more about the Stage Reading

6:30-7:30pm – Spoken Theatre ‘Grandpa’s Chapei’, Premiere on CLA Facebook Page. Learn more about the theatre

13 Dec 2020

6:30-7:30pm – New Traditional Music ‘Arts and Environment’, Premiere on CLA Facebook Page. Learn more about the New Traditional Music