Now Booking! "The Children of Khmer" Dance Troupe for May 2011 Tour
Friday, February 12, 2010 9:08 AM
We are thrilled that the exquisite "Children of Khmer" from Cambodia will be our Spring 2011 International Young Performers' Tour participants. Ten talented teenage dancers in beautiful costume perform a combination of exquisite classical and exhuberant folk dances.
Following the troupe's highly successful appearances at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (see video and review excerpts below), this tour will be the troupe's first visit to the USA.
This tour is produced in partnership with Cambodian Living Arts, a group dedidicated to supporting the revival of traditional Khmer performing arts by bringing motivated youngsters together with master dance and music teachers.
We will be shortly taking full and half day school bookings for "Children of Khmner" for their 2-week stay with us from May 2 - 13, 2011. As always, the group will not only perform, but visit classrooms and give dance workshops at each school venue.
Click here for booking details, video of the group, press reviews, tour testimonials, etc.
You can also watch the video here and read some press reviews from their Edinburgh performances.
From The Independent
The country's ancient arts and legendary tales are revived in an irresistibly engaging production by these highly disciplined, enthusiastic teenagers. From the elegant opening candlelit "Prayer", the show focuses on varied aspects of folklore and tradition – as depicted in the carvings of Angkor Wat temple – from the ritual of "dashing coconut shells" and skill of picking cardamom, to an amusing re-enactment of the tale of the golden mermaid and the monkey king. Exquisitely stylised in gesture, gorgeously colourful in costume, the dancers are expertly accompanied on traditional and ceremonial instruments in a show that dazzles in its infectious exuberance.