Cambodian Youth Arts Festival 2012: discover the program!
Save the date: Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) will celebrate the 6th edition of its Cambodian Youth Arts Festival (CYAF) 2012, from November 10 to 16, 2012 in Phnom Penh!
This year, the CYAF will present an exciting program of performances at the Chenla Theater, including a hip hop show by Tiny Toones, a collaborative performance of contemporary dance between Amrita Performing Arts and Epic Arts, the acclaimed piece Sokha by Phare Ponleu Selpak’s nouveau cirque troupe, CLA’s newly devised Yike piece, and many more outstanding troupes from all over Cambodia! An outdoor stage will also be set at the Chenla Theater and propose admission-free performances. CLA’s Large Shadow Puppetry troupe, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ and Mith Samlanh’s traditional dance troupes are examples of what you will be able to see there.
Also, and this is new, the festival will propose you this year a series of visual arts exhibitions, performances, and experiences... Renowned artist Loeum Lorn will paint live on ice and invite to a reflection about impermanence of life. The documentary “In memory of memory” about artists Svay Ken and Vann Nath will be screened at the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center. The remarkable Sa Sa Arts Projects program will also present a first-shown collaborative work between its students and residents of the badly maintained White Building area. And don’t miss unique tours of exhibitions led by the artists and curator themselves!
The CYAF is a bi-annual arts event dedicated to the promotion of Cambodian arts by young Cambodian artists, mainly amongst non-artists. The CYAF wants to encourage more people to learn Cambodian arts and strengthen the Cambodian artists’ network. Through this, the CYAF aims to create a sense of shared culture in communities and expand individuals’ potential through creativity.
More to learn soon at http://www.cambodianartsfestival.org
CLA is very happy to count all these arts organizations among its partners. Without them, the festival would not be possible.