Shadow Theatre in Cambodia is one of the most traditional formats for storytelling. the performance involves the projection of light or fire on a white screen, on which performers use puppets to produce shadows. The Cambodian art of Shadow Theatre utilizes puppets made of leather, called Sbaek in Khmer language. Each style is fashioned by craftsmen according to traditional methods. Made from specially treated cowhide, the leathers used for shadow puppetry have been treated, naturally dyed, designed and hand carved by Mann Kosal, the puppetry master of the Sovanna Phum Association and three of his employees. Accompanied by the artists you will go through all the steps of this creation and will bring home your piece of art!
Sovanna Phum company of dancers and musicians is based in a theatre located in the centre of Phnom Penh. You will work with the masters of shadow theatre.
Traditional show + visits of the surroundings with the artists
You will stay with an artist's family. Mosquito nets and electric fans will be provided. Half board is possible (dinner, bed and breakfast for 3 € a day to be paid to the family). For a supplement you can stay in a comfortable guest house.
- 15 hours of puppet making (or more) from Monday to Friday
- Puppet making materials
- Accommodation with a host family (80 € supplement for a comfortable guest house)
- A traditional show
- Membership fees
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