|A scene from Children of Bassac|
The Plae Pakaa performances have started again at the National Museum in Phnom Penh this week - 6 nights per week excluding Sundays - and tonight was the first opportunity I had of seeing the young performers from Cambodian Living Arts in action. It was the Children of Bassac
show which combines classical and folk dance, some comedic moments and lots of activity and music packed into a very entertaining hour-long show. Sophea, the singer from Krom, was one of the stars of the show. The season, which coincides with the tourist high season, will put on three different types of shows using the following format: Children
of Bassac on Mon & Thur; Yike on Tue and Fri; and Passage of Life
Theater on Wed & Sat. Sunday is free day. Tickets are $15 for foreign visitors, cheaper for Khmers. I highly recommend it as a way to get in touch with Khmer culture.
Labels: Children of Bassac, Plae Pakaa, Sophea Chamroeun