Shadow puppets in action

Written by on November 28, 2011 in Blog, Photo Blog with 0 Comments

New shadow puppets in action for the first time at Sovanna Phum

I hardly took out my camera last month. I needed the break, and my other work takes priority. But a few days ago, I stopped by Sovanna Phum and learned they had a special event that evening–a ceremony and special performance to launch their new set of shadow puppets.  The event was attended by many of the regular artists plus people from the community, a couple of donors or their representatives, and others who straggled in like myself.

Eating in a quiet spot backstage

I’m interested in the families of performers. This boy’s father and mother are traditional arts performers. He is studying to become a drummer and his younger sister is studying dance.

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About the Author: Andy Gray lives in Cambodia where he works as a writer and communicator for Alongsiders International, an organization raising up mentors to walk with vulnerable children and orphans in their own communities. I also host unitingforchildren.org -- a website raising awareness about best practices for the care of orphaned and vulnerable children. .

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