Promoting the Arts
Through our productions and the visitors program we work to expose a wide and diverse audience to Cambodia’s array of unique arts and culture. We also look to increase the engagement, understanding and appreciation of the arts and culture among the Cambodian people leading to a shared sense of what it means to be Cambodian.
PLAE PAKAA / FRUITFUL
Plae Pakaa is a series of three rotating shows at the National Museum of Phnom Penh, from Monday to Saturday at 7pm, starting on October 25th, 2012, featuring a wide range of traditional performing arts.
With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through original and enjoyable pieces, set in the splendid gardens of the National Museum. This follows the success of our 2011-12 production the Children of Bassac, which visitors made number 2 on Trip Advisor’s attractions in Phnom Penh.
In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Plae Pakaa aims at creating regular, well-paid work for emerging arts professionals in the arts sector.
Reservation & information:
Monday to Saturday at 7pm at the National Museum, Phnom Penh. Starting October 25th, 2012.
Reservation & information: 017 998 570 or email@example.com
Tickets on sale on the door. Also Mon-Sat at the National Museum and Mon-Fri at Cambodian Living Arts.
Adults: $10 – Children: $6 – Cambodians: $5 – Cambodian children: free
Discount for large groups.
CAMBODIAN LIVING ARTS TOURS
Since the creation of CLA, various people – ranging from individual donors and social workers to casual visitors to Cambodia – have requested to visit one of our classes. We have recently developed this into a solid program, allowing informal visits providing rare insight into Cambodian culture, as well as opportunities to meet Master Artists and their students. It is an intimate experience, allowing visitors to observe first hand the realities of the work we do. Options include visiting classes focused in folkdance, various music ensembles, Yike opera, Smot chanting and shadow puppetry,
For more information on tours and schedule, read our Living Arts Tours brochure!
US Phone: (508)748-0816
Cambodia Phone: (855) 23 986 032
CAMBODIAN YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
The Cambodian Youth Arts Festival is a bi-annual event that brings together artists from all over Cambodia and the world to learn from each other through workshops and demonstration and hold public performances. In 2008, one of our first festivals drew 350 attendees and included collaborative production with four partner organizations. In 2010 the festival grew tremendously; CLA partnered with 23 other arts organizations to put on the festival. There were 500 attendees, and hundreds of additional observers who watched performances each day. Our next festival, to be held in November of 2012, will include artistic works that will travel to New York City in the spring of 2013 for Season of Cambodia.
To get more information about the Cambodian Youth Arts Festival, its goals and its story, and to find out more about the upcoming program for 2012, click here to visit our dedicated page and here to visit the official website.
SEASON OF CAMBODIA, NEW YORK, APRIL – MAY, 2013
From mid-April through mid-May of 2013, nearly 200 Khmer performing and visual artists from across Cambodia and around the world will fill New York City’s stages, screens, galleries, and outdoor public spaces with traditional and contemporary art as part of Season of Cambodia, a multi-disciplinary festival and symposium presented by Phnom Penh-based non-profit organization Cambodian Living Arts in partnership with some of Cambodia’s and New York City’s leading cultural and academic institutions. At venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, audiences will celebrate Cambodia’s millennia-old living cultural traditions—which today continue to be passed down from master artist to student and practiced in temples throughout the country—along with contemporary dance, music, film, photography, and painting. Shadow puppetry and apsara dance will bring to life the ancient epics, images of which are found on bas-reliefs of Cambodian temples dating back to the sixth century. For a requiem in memory of the two million Cambodians who died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, composer Him Sophy will weave together smot - a form of Khmer singing that is designed to assist the soul’s passage to the next life, with Western orchestral music. The premiere of the Requiem will coincide with the end of the second Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial. Asia Society will curate a conference at which artists and scholars will discuss and investigate the role of the arts in recovering cultural identity and healing post-conflict societies. Over the course of four weeks, Season of Cambodia will lay the groundwork for an impact extending well beyond 2013, creating a template for future events in other cities including Paris and Amsterdam, and demonstrating the power of the arts as an agent of positive social change.