On July 8th, 2016, we opened our doors for a huge day of student performances and exhibits here at Phare Ponleu Selpak. This yearly event is one of our favorites, and a huge hit with our local community. On Open Day, we finally get to show the world something that we’ve been talking about all year: our students are the best!
Read more here: http://phareps.org/news/open-day-festivities-37
It’s celebration time for 20 years of Phare Ponleu Selpak – and you’re invited!
PAMINA DEVI, a Cambodian classical dance drama choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and performed by the renowned Khmer Arts Ensemble, turns one eye toward Mozart’s operatic exploration of enlightened change in the aftermath of the American and French Revolutions and another eye toward the choreographer’s own contrary experience with ‘enlightened’ change and revolution. Recorded live at New York’s Joyce Theater (2007, 90 min.); Sophiline Cheam Shapiro will be present at the screening (Q&A).
Photograph Exhibition opening
“Daughters” is a local non-governmental organization that provides comprehensive services to female victims of sexual exploitation of any age and nationality who are working in the sex-industry in Cambodia, empowering them with the courage, inner resources and external resources to make life-style changes for their own lives.
Our new exhibition features work by four young women who’ve come from backgrounds of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Now employed at Daughters Center, the women have been given the opportunity to develop their artistic talents and express themselves through art and photography.”