Bringing 1927 Cambodia to life

Lessons From Cambodia’s Rebirth Through the Arts – huffingtonpost.com, May 14, 2013
The revival of Cambodia’s rich and unique cultural heritage has fueled the country’s impressive recovery from the Khmer Rouge’s genocide of 1975-79. This message rang unmistakably true as the Season of Cambodia (SOC) has dazzled New York audiences in museums, universities, galleries, and performing arts centers over the past month. Both the U.S. and the Cambodian governments stand to learn from this game-changing lesson for post-conflict development strategy, but neither government seems to have noticed…

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts brings 1927 Cambodia to life – VOA, May, 2013
…“It’s been three decades of work, from 1979, when a few of the artists who survived came back to Phnom Penh and worked on the revival process,” Prim said at the festival’s opening at the Rubin Museum of Art. “Because we had that gap of generations, the difficulty was to connect the few survivors, the elder with the younger generations…”

Exhibition website: Memory Preserved: Glass Plates Photographs of the Royal Cambodian Dancers

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