October 5, 2019 @ 6:30PM — 9:00PM
Angkor Dance Troupe's Annual Fundraising Residency
VIP Reception will take place on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 from 5-6:30pm at the Cyrus W. Irish Auditorium within Lowell High School. Ticket includes reserved seating for the Apsara Dancing Stones, private dinner, meet-and-greet with main characters, board of directors, staff of Angkor Dance Troupe: $75.00 per person
Group of 10+ tickets (must be purchased in one transaction): $15.00 per person
Senior citizens (age 65+), kids (age 13 and under), and current high school Students (w/ valid ID presented): $5.00 per person
Apsara Dancing Stones (Apsara Thmor Rom) is a contemporary masterpiece that was performed for Angkor Dance Troupe's 25th Anniversary Fundraiser on October 27, 2012. The students of our dance program were involved as integral parts of this performance. Soundtracks were recorded in Cambodia by the joined efforts of our artistic director, Phousita S. Huy, master musicians, and talented dancers from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), Phnom Penh City, Kingdom of Cambodia.
The Apsara Dancing Stones is a story of Khmer civilization, greatness, war, disintegration, struggling, and revival that intertwine with fate and resurrection of the most beautiful female deity and celestial dancer of Angkorian era, the Apsara. The story will bring forth the Apsara out from the past and gloomy era into our modern time, chronicling her birth, her dances among gods, goddesses, mortals, warriors and leaders of ancient Cambodia, and her power as a symbol of peace, reverence, and unity. The story is concluded with the appeal for protection and preservation of this beloved and ancient relic of Cambodian civilization.
The Apsara Dancing Stones is commissioned by the Angkor Dance Troupe and will be our main feature presentation and performance for Angkor Dance Troupe's 6th annual fundraising residency for our relentless dedication to sustain, preserve, and promote Khmer Arts and Culture in New England area.
The motto of Angkor Dance Troupe is to always teach, preserve, promote, and cherish our ancient and cultural traditions among our youth and interested others. Our work with youth is a vivid example of the power of the arts to transform lives.
We would like to express our most sincere and deepest thanks for your continual support throughout the years and for this project. On behalf of our board of directors, staff, teachers, and our students/your children, we are eternally grateful for your support.
Angkor Dance Troupe