Season of Cambodia. Khmer Arts Ensemble


Khmer Arts Ensemble performs "A Bend in the River."
Khmer Arts Ensemble performs "A Bend in the River."

$19, $35, $49. Limited number of $10 tickets available by calling JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800.

Led by acclaimed choreographer and dancer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, whose cutting-edge classicism makes you feel as if you’ve crossed over to another world, Khmer Arts Ensemble will perform the New York premiere of A Bend in the River, a contemporary telling of a traditional tale of love, heartbreak, magic, vengeance, consequence and redemption. The stunning production includes a live performance of a richly percussive score by composer Him Sophy and playful, life-sized puppets by sculptor Sopheap Pich.

Khmer Arts Ensemble’s appearance at The Joyce marks the opening of The Season of Cambodia Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival produced by Cambodian Living Arts, a Phnom Penh-based organization, in partnership with many of New York and Cambodia’s leading cultural institutions.


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Joyce Theater

Considered one of the premiere performance venues for dance, The Joyce features an annual season of approximately 48 weeks with over 340 performances. The Joyce invites New York City-based, national and international dance companies to its intimate venue in Chelsea.


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Dance Talks: Mon, Apr ; Dance Chat: Wed, Apr 10; Joyce Pre-Show: Apr 11, led by Susan Thomasson; Family Matinee: Sun, Apr 14 at 2 pm