Cambodian Dance Troupe to perform at Quick Center for the Arts


The Angkor Dance Troupe will perform a diverse repertoire of lively rural Cambodian folk dances and traditional classics on Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m., in Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Known as Cambodia's "royal ballet," the 45-member ensemble which hails from Lowell, Mass., sprang from the refugee camps of Cambodia's killing fields and settled as a dance troupe in what has become the second largest Cambodian community in the U.S.

Led by Phousita S. Huy, an internationally recognized performer from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Angkor delivers masterful, engaging performances featuring a colorful array of authentic, richly detailed costumes, masks and props. Established in 1986, the troupe has appeared at Jacob's Pillow, First Night Boston, the National Folk Festival, Yale University, the Berkshire Museum and the White House.

This event is sponsored by the university's Asian Students Association and co-sponsored by the Commuter Club and the Asia Studies Department. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased by calling (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 6, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 175