Dancers 1973

An Exhibition of Photographs by Colin Grafton

From April 1st to April 28
Opening reception: Friday April 1st at 6pm

On the occasion of a rare classical dance performance during the Cambodian civil war 43 years ago, a photographer wandered into the theatre dressing room and took a few candid photos. The dancers didn’t notice him. 33 years later, one of them met him by chance in Tokyo, Japan, where she had come to perform. This led to a chain of events whereby other dancers in those pictures were rediscovered one by one when the photographer finally returned to Cambodia. Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition.

  • April 1, 2016 · 6:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Exhibitions