A Sneak Preview: THE REBIRTH OF APSARA
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
ShadowLight presents a special "sneak peak" work-in-progress presentation of its latest project, THE REBIRTH OF APSARA, a new experimental shadow dance theatre work created by shadow master Larry Reed and master classic Cambodian dancer/choreographer Charya Burt.
Charya spent her impressionable years under the Pol Pot regime and her growth into a master dancer was greatly influenced by the few artists who survived the atrocities. From her personal perspective, the show explores the classical Cambodian Dance from Golden Age in the 1960's to its present day resurrection after suffering devastating destruction during the Khmer Rouge era.
Coupled with Charya's classican and re-invisioned choreography, Larry's one-of-a-kind shadowcasting technique, which ingeniously integrate shadow puppets and performers in a live montage, will give the visual and contextual background for the project, which aims to strike a balance between highly personal narrative and the epic-backdrop of the tumultuous modern Cambodian history.
The fans of ShadowLight's work, take note! For this project, Larry is experimenting with new light sources for the first time in more than 10 years. So it would be a treat to see what he's up to and get a glimpse of the process incorporating and adjusting to the new technology!
This development phase of THE REBIRTH OF APSARA is supported in part by funds from San Francisco Arts Commission and The Jim Henson Foundation.
THE REBIRTH OF APSARA-Sneak Preview is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center's Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission's Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.
The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit www.somarts.org."
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