“Cambodian royal dances, the admirable artistic tradition and all the indigenous past they represent are seriously threatened due to the very evolution of Cambodia and Western progress.” These prophetic words could have been written at any time, but they were actually penned in 1928 by George Groslier, founder and director of the National Museum in Phnom Penh. See dozens of these rare photos, recently revealed by the National Museum of Cambodia.
A story about Cambodian dance in Pictures by Anders Jiras ( Jirås) “ART CANNOT BE KILLED OFF – ALTHOUGH POL POT TRIED” Stockholm …
Young Cambodian dancers from the NKFC troupe performed sacred rituals at Preah Vihear temple to honor its sacred origin and pray for peace.
In Paris, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia performs an extraordinary Hindu legend of creation featuring Amrita, the nectar of immortality.
Khmer families discovered living in southern China may be related to ancient elephant drivers traveling from Angkor to Xishuangbanna, a millennium ago.
Graceful sacred dancers of Banteay Srey train at the NKFC school to perform purifying ritual dances to honor Khmer ancestors and traditions.
New South Korean Road Protects Angkor Temples. The government of South Korea has offered to fund a new road that will protect the temples.
Ministry Director Hab Touch Promotes Cambodian Culture and will now serve as Director-General in charge of the Department General of Cultural Affairs.
A wartime twist of fate made Paul Cravath one of the only Westerners in history to gain full access to the formerly sequestered troupe of the Royal Cambodian Ballet.
One rural school run by the NKFC Foundation near Siem Reap in the UNESCO Angkor Heritage Site has discovered psychological healing from Cambodian dance arts.