Phka Sla Dance Drama
Produced by Bophana Center, 2017, 82min, Khmer version with English subtitle, Drama Dance choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro of Sophiline Arts Ensemble, music by Dr. Sophy Him
A group of 16 female dancers are using classical dance to depict the horror of forced marriages during the Khmer Rouge. The dance performance tackles a subject that was a taboo in Cambodia society until not long ago and uses subtle movements, set to the slow rhythm of traditional music, that progressively quickens to depict the cruelty of physical and sexual violence.
Saturday, December 25, 2021, 5PM at Bophana center.