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New York

Detailed Tour Schedule

September 23

Arrive in New York hosted by Watt Sammakki Dhammikaran, Brooklyn
Invitation Letter

September 24, at 1pm Cultural Exchange workshop at Stuyvesant High School, New York

September 28 AM

National Dance Institute Workshop
The Troupe will do a workshop with the National Dance Institute (NDI), an organisation founded in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. Jacques d'Amboise (Founder) has been recognized as one of the finest classical dancers of our time. Each year, NDI transforms the lives of tens of thousands of New York City public school children and their communities
Invitation Letter

September 28  PM     

National Dance Institute Public Performance

September 29 AM

Buong Suong Watt Sammakki Dhammikaram, Brooklyn
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

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September 29, at 7pm

Fundraiser at Asia Society
Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021
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
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September 30            

Depart New York by coach to Washington DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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