More photos for a Sovanna Phum story

Written by on July 25, 2011 in Photo Posts, Photos and Stories in Progress with 0 Comments

Sovanna Phum had Apsara dancers last night, so we all went to see. Sovanna Phum runs on a tight budget. They often have other kinds of contemporary and traditional dancers, but they only rarely have Apsara. Apsara dancers require intricate costumes and extensive training, so naturally they cost more. Backstage two or three young men, plus other performers, helped the dancers get dressed. Parts of their costumes had to be sewn on. Here are a few photographs. I’m starting to hold back the best photographs as I think about when and how to show them for the first time.  On a side note, I’m really enjoying getting to know the people at Sovanna Phum. I was able to help them get their website updated and teach them how to do it themselves. I’m looking forward to learning and telling some of the stories behind the scenes.

After the show the headgear is put in plastic and everything goes back into a metal chest


About the Author

About the Author: Andy Gray is a writer and photographer living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and working with Alongsiders International. You can find him puttering around the streets of Phnom Penh on his Suzuki Viva 125, running stoplights and driving on the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalks like a local. If you see him in a coffee shop, he'll be the one typing and deleting the same line over and over again. .


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