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Los Angeles

Detailed Tour Schedule

October 10

Arrive in Los Angeles hosted by Wat Khmer, Long Beach
Invitation Letter

October 12 AM

Buong Suong, Venue TBC
A Boung Suoung is a ceremony of propitiation (to appease the gods).  The Sacred Dancers of Angkor troupe is the only dance troupe in Cambodia trained in meditation as well as dance who are also pure in body and specialise in sacred dance rituals (robam boung soung) to respect and re-sanctify the holy sites of Cambodia’s oldest temples.  These have been performed at 16 sites from Banteay Chhmar to Angkor to Preah Vihear and as far as Wat Phu in Laos.  
Here and at other Wats in the US the troupe will dedicate sacred dance rituals honouring the ancestors and connecting with the local Cambodian American community.

Exchange workshop with Khmer Arts Dance Troupe
The troupe and their teachers will bond, connect and exchange their common experiences and dreams. They will mirror some repertoires together. 
Invitation Letter


October 15

Buong Suong Remembrance 1st Anniversary King Father passing, Venue TBC
A Boung Suoung is a ceremony of propitiation (to appease the gods).  The Sacred Dancers of Angkor troupe is the only dance troupe in Cambodia trained in meditation as well as dance who are also pure in body and specialise in sacred dance rituals (robam boung soung) to respect and re-sanctify the holy sites of Cambodia’s oldest temples.  These have been performed at 16 sites from Banteay Chhmar to Angkor to Preah Vihear and as far as Wat Phu in Laos.  
Here and at other Wats in the US the troupe will dedicate sacred dance rituals honouring the Soul of King Father Norodom Sihanouk with the local Cambodian Americancommunity.

October 17       

Visit and workshop LOS ANGELES Ballet
The troupe has been invited to visit the Los Angeles Ballet for a behind the scenes look at the workings of a successful dance company.  The troupe will give a demonstration of their work and connect with the artists to exchange their experience and demonstrate their discipline.
Invitation Letter

October 19 at 7pm

Fundraiser at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater
California State University, 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA  9081
The Sacred Dancers of Angkor will perform an homage to the exquisite and rarely seen Reoung Preah Thong-Neang Neak.  This classical dance was first choreographed by Queen Kossamak (mother of the late King Sihanouk) in the 1940s for the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, adapted in 2003 by her granddaughter Princess Buppha Devi, former Prima of the Royal Ballet, Cambodia’s “living treasure” and Patron of the NKFC Conservatoire.  This story depicts the legend of the birth of Cambodia through the symbolic figures of Preah Thong (Kaundinya I) and Neang Neak (Soma, daughter of the King of Nagas) from whose marriage came the birth of ‘Kambuja’.
In addition the troupe will also perform two short folk dances (robam) the Story of the Forest Dove and The Capture of the Elephant
To buy tickets please click here

October 20 AM

Cambodian Town Blessing & Buong Suong, Wat Khmer
A Boung Suoung is a ceremony of propitiation (to appease the gods).  The Sacred Dancers of Angkor troupe is the only dance troupe in Cambodia trained in meditation as well as dance who are also pure in body and specialise in sacred dance rituals (robam boung soung) to respect and re-sanctify the holy sites of Cambodia’s oldest temples.  These have been performed at 16 sites from Banteay Chhmar to Angkor to Preah Vihear and as far as Wat Phu in Laos.
In an official ceremony organised by Cambodia Town and in the Presence of Lowell Congressman Alan Lowenthal the troupe will perform a sacred walk ritual blessing the whole length of Anaheim Street.      
Then will dedicate sacred dance rituals honouring the ancestors and connecting with the local Cambodian American community.
Invitation Letter
Invitation Letter

October 21,at 7pm

Fundraiser at the Colburn School Zipper Hall
200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Sacred Dancers of Angkor will perform an homage to the exquisite and rarely seen Reoung Preah Thong-Neang Neak.  This classical dance was first choreographed by Queen Kossamak (mother of the late King Sihanouk) in the 1940s for the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, adapted in 2003 by her granddaughter Princess Buppha Devi, former Prima of the Royal Ballet, Cambodia’s “living treasure” and Patron of the NKFC Conservatoire.  This story depicts the legend of the birth of Cambodia through the symbolic figures of Preah Thong (Kaundinya I) and Neang Neak (Soma, daughter of the King of Nagas) from whose marriage came the birth of ‘Kambuja’.
In addition the troupe will also perform two short folk dances (robam) the Story of the Forest Dove and The Capture of the Elephant
To buy tickets please click here

October 23      

Depart Los Angeles by plane to Cambodia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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