If you haven’t caught up with Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City, – an exhibition featuring the artistic legacy of the civilisation of the ancient city that’s happening at the Asian Civilisation Museum from now till 22 July, why not make it part of your plans this weekend?
While revelling into the magnificence of these revered archaeological masterpieces from rare Khmer sculptures, to pictorial depictions and memorabilia that tell the story of the French encounter with Angkor, be sure not to miss the fringe happenings – presented in conjunction with the exhibition – taking place this Friday to Sunday, 25-27 May.
1) Angkor Encore 25-27 May
Experience graceful dancing apsaras and lively sbek thom shadow puppets as they come alive off ancient Angkor temples. Rediscover Khmer art and architecture in craft activities inspired by masterpieces on display in the Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City exhibition.
Don’t miss the launch of the festival, featuring His Excellency Ngoun Sokveng (Ambassador of Cambodia), at Friday, 25 May, at 7pm. Be the first 800 pax to RSVP & receive a set of old-school Singapore icon enamel pins.
2) Apsara Dance Workshop, Sat 26 May, 430pm
Move like graceful apsaras (celestial dancers) in this introductory workshop on traditional Khmer royal dance. Talented dancers from Cambodia will demonstrate and guide you through basic moves of the enchanting apsara dance.
3) Shadow Puppet Dance Workshop, Sun 27 May, 430pm
Go behind the scenes to see sbek thom shadow puppets and learn how to move as gracefully as the performers. Talented dancers from Cambodia will demonstrate and guide you through the basics of moving with large shadow puppets.
Unsure if you have the moves of the swan? Not to worry, no experience is needed for both dance workshops and are suitable for beginners so there’s no barriers to having a great time.
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