Seasoned choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro has turned the story of her cross-cultural courtship into a Khmer classical ballet, with original music by composer Him Sophy.
A new exhibition hopes to make a case for the protection of Cambodia’s rare birds and other threatened wildlife through vivid paintings.
The “Mozart at Angkor” project entered its second phase this week with a major challenge: integrating traditional Khmer music into the score of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute.”
When students in the Royal University of Fine Arts’ class on outdoor landscape painting decided to do a project that captured the changing landscape of Phnom Penh, they immediately knew where they wanted to go.
One hundred and fifty years after the first photographers of Cambodia arrived in Siem Reap province in 1866, a new book describes their journey and showcases their work.
After 14 years on the road, returning to Phnom Penh still feels like a homecoming for Cambodian-American alternative rock group Dengue Fever.
The exhibition “Futurographies” at the Sa Sa Bassac art space in Phnom Penh showcases French photographer Roland Neveu’s images of Phnom Penh as the Khmer Rouge were taking over the city, as well as photos by Pete Pin, who was born in a refugee camp in Thailand in 1982 and grew up in the U.S.
An engineering university is not where you would imagine a multi-instrumental brass troupe forming. However, upon meeting at the Ecole Centrale Paris in 2014, a group of 11 musicians bonded over their love of brass and formed the Soundtrek Project, a group that breaks the mold of more traditional bands in the genre.
The 25 Khmer classical dancers in Sacred Dancers of Angkor, which will preform for the first time in Phnom Penh tonight, have deep roots in Khmer culture: they grew up in the shadow of the Banteay Srei monument in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
The head and body of a seventh-century Khmer statue were at last reunited on Thursday in Phnom Penh after an international agreement was brokered that allowed the head to be brought home to Cambodia from Paris, where it had spent the last 126 years.
The performance that choreographer and dancer Prumsodun Ok will present at the Khmer Arts Theater in Takhmao City on Saturday night is grounded in Khmer classical dance, but with a twist.
Cambodian artist Svay Sareth was named Overall Best Emerging Artist at the 2016 Prudential Eye Awards for Contemporary Asian Art in Singapore on Tuesday.
The government is aiming to have the ancient martial art of bokator added to Unesco’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a goal that was the focus of a two-day seminar on preserving and developing the sport that concluded on Tuesday.
Some 100 delegates from 20 countries gathered in Phnom Penh this week to discuss the role and future of the arts in the region.
Kong Vollak expects to be tangled in steel wires and wrestling with plaster as he spends the next month working on his newest installation, “Silhouettes of Tomorrowland.”
Phnom Penh’s floating art project, “The Boat,” saw its first public visitors on Saturday afternoon, when 24 people joined project co-founders Dana Langlois and Alexis de Suremain aboard the 6,000-square-meter structure.
Work was underway on Friday to erect the big top of Phare, The Cambodian Circus, at its new location on the outskirts of Siem Reap City.
When French painter Thomas-Pierre arrived in Cambodia six years ago “to paint Angkor’s temples,” as he puts it, he was primarily an abstract painter.
With woven whirlpool-shaped straw sculptures and intricately designed rice-field labyrinths, the flatlands of Banteay Meanchey province have taken on a bizarre, nearly science-fiction aesthetic during the three-day Bale and Paddy Art Festival, which started on Sunday.
As Cambodia was struggling to pick up the pieces in the years following the defeat of the Khmer Rouge, Ma Channat was selected by Phnom Penh’s socialist government to travel to East Germany in 1980 for a three-year vocational training program.