Beyond the Apsara: Celebrating Dance in Cambodia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Beyond the Apsara

Celebrating Dance in Cambodia, 1st Edition

Edited by Stephanie Burridge, Fred Frumberg

Routledge India

242 pages

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Description

This book celebrates and documents the resurgence of dance in Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge and the infamous Pol Pot regime. It honours the remarkable commitment of the few remaining masters of the art of dance who are reviving and preserving the famous classical dances, as well as the courage and resolution of young artists who are imaginatively pursuing their passion to forge new paths in contemporary dance. n 2003, Cambodian classical dance was awarded world heritage status by UNESCO – this confirmed the importance, and perhaps the burden, of the task of preservation. This volume includes contributions from the royal family, eminent writers and commentators and the dancers themselves.

Monuments and reminders of the Killing Fields abound in the city of Phnom Penh. Nearly 2 million Cambodians, including many artists, perished during the killings or died of starvation and disease during the Khmer Rouge years. Today, the dancers, both young and old, move towards the future while respecting and honouring the past. This volume documents their journey.

About the Editors

Stephanie Burridge has lectured at LASALLE College of the Arts, and Singapore Management University, and is a dance critic, author and editor of numerous publications.

Fred Frumberg is Director, Amrita Performing Arts, a non-profit organisation based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

About the Series

Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific

Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific is a series that presents the views of eminent scholars, journalists and commentators alongside the voices of a new generation of choreographers working from tradition to create new forms of expression in contemporary dance. It documents and celebrates these artistic journeys that work within the framework of rich and complex cultural heritages. Future titles in this series include India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The Series is published by Routledge and supported by the World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER003000
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies