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By: Arhur Nguyen dao

© Régis Binard

© Régis Binard

Watch out ! Our show Sokha is coming to Siem Reap and will be performed in September for 15 days only, from the 6th to the 20th.

Returning from a successful international tour, the famous and applauded artists of Sokha come to Siem Reap to the greatest pleasure of the audience. Get your reservation for the Siem Reap premiere of Sokha !

Why is this show so special? Sokha is the awakening from nightmare; the circus way of telling the story of the founders of Phare Ponleu Selpak.

© Régis Binard

© Régis Binard

Sokha is a war child who is haunted by visions of the atrocities carried out during Cambodian Civil War and the destruction after the Khmer Rouge regime. This is the story of Sokha’s journey where memories and the surreal intertwine with myths and facts.

Sokha is consumed by fear and hides underground, physically and metaphorically. In darkness she is prostrate and alone amongst a chaotic symphony of bombs. She then draws the darkness of her unspoken memories and finds an outlet for her fears through painting.

By expressing her emotions and memories through art she welcomes back friends into her life and eventually revives her soul and finds a space to retire with dignity.

The performance uses different art forms such as circus, visual art, traditional Khmer music and dance to reveal the long term affects suffered by post war victims whilst portraying a sense of optimism.

© Régis Binard

© Régis Binard

Hurry up, you have only 15 days to get to see Sokha in September! Get yourself a special treat for a special show with the Premium Ticket for the premiere HERE, and remember: Show time is 8PM from September 1st onwards.