SOUNDING THE SPIRIT OF CAMBODIA:
Khmer Music and Dance-drama in a Mid-Atlantic Community
September - December
Center for the Arts Asian Arts Gallery
Encounter the beauty, history, meanings, and transformations of an ancient Cambodian tradition in the lives of musicians, dancers, and community members in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Discover the intricacies of the musical, theatrical, dance, educational and spiritual dimensions of this art form and explore how it continues to thrive in the contemporary world.
This exhibition is part of the Asian Arts & Culture Center’s new series, The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural Connection, featuring local Asian American communities and their artistic and cultural work.
Admission is FREE.
Gallery Hours during exhibition: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 25 - 29.
CAMBODIAN CLASSICAL DANCE INTENSIVE
Saturday, September 19, 1 - 4 p.m.
Center for the Arts, CA 1003
Use your body to gain a basic understanding of Khmer classical dance through a hands-on training with master dancers from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. This event is part of the Asian Arts & Culture Center’s new series, The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural Connection, featuring local Asian American communities and their artistic and cultural work.
Free for TU students with valid OneCard
$5 AA&CC members and non-TU students with valid ID
$10 regular price
Pre-registration is required with preference given to TU students. Check back in August for registration details.
Co-presented with TU Department of Dance.
CLASSICAL DANCE AND MUSIC OF CAMBODIA
Saturday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, CA 3042
Encounter a world of hypnotic, elegant dance and music with roots in Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Empire. Dancers and musicians of Maryland’s own Cambodian Buddhist Society share their exquisite and time-honored art form with this program of traditional and contemporary works. This event is part of the Asian Arts & Culture Center’s new series, The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural Connection, featuring local Asian American communities and their artistic and cultural work.
6 p.m. By invitation only. Pre-Concert Cocktail Reception, Center for the Arts Atrium
for AA&CC current members of the Crane Level, Tiger Society, Phoenix Circle, Dragon Circle, and Jade Circle. RSVP required.
FAMILY ART DAY
featuring a special performance by the Young Students of Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc. Culture Group
Saturday, October 10, Time: TBD
Center for the Arts Atrium
Free, drop-in art activities and gallery tours inspired by current exhibitions. A special 30-minute family-friendly performance will feature the youngest students of Maryland's own Cambodian Buddhist Society.
Co-presented with TU Community Art Center.
STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENTS
ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For information, call 410-704-2807.
Asian Arts & Culture Center
Center for the Arts, Room 2037 (map)
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. (during exhibitions)
The Asian Arts & Culture Center appreciates the generous support of the The Citizens of Baltimore County, Maryland State Arts Council, Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel, Towson University Student Government Association, TU College of Fine Arts & Communication, Ro & Marius P. Johnson Legacy Charitable Fund, TU Center for Student Diversity, The Friends of Khmer Culture, Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota, Capital Partners Securities, Co., Ltd, Pepsi, Capital Services Group, TU Office of Advancement, John & Berthe Ford, Daisy Jones, Anthony & Bonnie Montcalmo, Susan Picinich & Stanley Max, TU Center for Student Diversity - Women's Resources, TU College of Fine Arts & Communication – Diversity Committee, and TU Department of Dance.