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Washington DC

Detailed Tour Schedule

September 30

Arrive in Washington DC hosted by Wat Buddhist Society  Silver Spring, Maryland
Invitation Letter

October 2

Washington Ballet at The Washington School of Ballet www.washingtonballet.org
The Sacred Dancers of Angkor will join the Washington School of Ballet students @ THEARC Theater for an educational exchange to demonstrate the differences and similarities of dance between cultures.
Invitation Letter

October 3,at 7:30pm

Performance at Smithsonian’s Meyer Auditorium Freer Sackler Museum
The Sacred Dancers of Angkor  will perform an homage to the exquisite and rarely seenReoung 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 a folk dance (robam) the Story of the Forest Dove.

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October 4,at 7pm
Fundraiser at New Fortune Restaurant
The Sacred Dancers of Angkor will perform an homage to the exquisite and rarely seen ReoungPreah 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 Doveand The Capture of the Elephant.

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October 5 AM

Vatt Buddhikarama Buong Suong 
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.

October 5 PM    

Exchange workshop with Cambodia Buddhist Society Dance Troupe at the Pagoda
The troupe and their teachers will bond, connect and exchange their common experiences and dreams. They will mirror some repertoires together. 

October 6, at 2pm

Commissioned performance and interaction at the Meyer Auditorium IMAGINASIA
Family Program and art-making workshops for children and adults. To be announced
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October 9  AM

Free Performance Children National Medical Centre

October 10          

Depart Washington DC by plane to Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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