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សមាគមសិល្បៈសុវណ្ណាភូមិ ( )

Suvanna Phum Art Association

Type : Association

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Phone Number : 012 846 020/ 012 837 056

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Province : Phnom Penh

District : Chamkar Mon

Commune : Boeng Trabaek

Village : Ou Thum




Sovanna Phum Art Association (meaning Golden Era) is an independent Cambodian artistic association in Phnom Penh whose aims are to revive, preserve and promote treasures of Khmer culture to local and international audiences. Started in 1994, Sovanna Phum was created in order to give Cambodian artists the opportunities to perform and make a living from their art, and to bring Khmer culture to a wider audience in Cambodia and abroad. In the past years, the association has taken on the role of international focal point for training, learning and exchanging of Khmer performing arts, allowing the possibility to share experiences between local and international artists and to promote artistic creativity. Since 1997, on requests of partners (International Organization, NGOs, Government…) Sovanna Phum has been designing, implementing and staging performances for awareness and prevention campaign, and relaying educational messages on specific subjects (health, education, AIDS, environment, human rights, …). Today, Sovanna Phum has a dynamic network of more than 200 energetic professional artists who are students, teachers and graduates from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. Under the leadership of founder Mann Kosal, Artistic Director and Shadow Puppeteer Master, the association has diversified its services in a broad spectrum of artistic repertoire including: - Classical and Folk Dance (Robam Borane and Robam Pro Pey Ny) - Shadow Puppet Theatre (Lakhaon Sbaek Thom and Sbaek Touch) - Traditional Music (Such as Chapey and Pin Peat Orchestra) - Mask Theatre (Lakhaon Khaol) - Speaking Theatre (Lakhaon Ny Yeay) - Singing Theatre (Lakhaon Bassac) - Singing Theatre with Drums (Lakhaon Yike) - Clown, contemporary dance, and lots more creations and collaborations.









Project Summary

1. Awareness campaign on avian influenza in 120 communes in Cambodia through living arts performances 2. Small Shadow puppet workshop 3. Awareness campaign on fishery issues in the Stung Treng province through shadow puppets performances 4. “Life against all odds” 5. Shadow Puppet Performances on Drug Awareness & HIV Vulnerability Messages for Marginalized Youth 6. Performances Medium Size Shadow Puppet Theatre on AIDS messages 7. Targeted Assistance for Education of Poor Girls and Children in Ethnic Minority Areas 8. Environmental Health awareness campaign 9. Improving cultural education level of children in slum areas in Phnom Penh 10. Peace and Disarmament Shadow Puppet Project 11. Health and social issues