Through September and October, Bryn Mawr will sponsor several events highlighting the classical arts of Cambodia including. . .THE KHMER ARTS ENSEMBLE, 30 dancers and musicians from Cambodia, performing a new work that blends the spectacular with the meditative, the traditions of the Royal Court dance with the perspectives of a contemporary Cambodian choreographer. . .
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events that celebrate our talented regional Cambodian artists. . .
A workshop on the dance of the Monkey King, splendid Cambodian costumes and masks up close, Cambodian Dance Performances followed by discussion and Cambodian food, film screening exploring how Cambodian classical dance arose after the destruction and genocide of the Pol Pot regime, AND MUCH MORE. . .
Sunday, September 26, 7:00PM, Hepburn Teaching Theatre, Goodhart Reception follows featuring Cambodian foods Free admission
Classical Cambodian Dances Directed and performed by: Chamroeun Yin and dancers
Chamroeun Yin first came to the United States as an artistic refugee in 1981. After he escaped to a refugee camp and met a group of dancers from the Royal Ballet Yin was able to study his craft in earnest. He continues to teach and perform classical dance in Philadelphia. In addition to his work in dance, his intricate embroidery, jewelry and costume work has been exhibited at the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.