Creative Connections’ International Young Performers’ Tour is thrilled to present “Children of Bassac”, the acclaimed youth dance troupe from Phnom Penh, Cambodia in a performance at Stepping Stones Museum for Children on Saturday, April 3.

In this one-hour family-friendly performance, the 17-23 year old dancers will present a selection of intricate, stylised temple dances and lively folk dances. Their colorful costumes are breathtaking.

Audience members will see demonstrations of traditional Khmer instruments and sing and dance with the performers on stage.

Children (of ALL ages) are welcome to participate in a one-hour Khmer dance workhop at the museum at 11 am. Here everyone will be taught simple elements of Cambodian dance by the dancers themselves. They will also get to meet dancers in a Q&A session.

Click here to watch a 5-minute “Up Close and Personal” video featuring two of the dancers.

Both the workshop and performance are free with the cost of admission to the museum.

The “Children of Bassac” troupe is also performing at many schools in the area during their tour. To view the Teachers’ Guide, click here. It is filled with backgound information on the troupe, descriptions of their dances, photos and bios of each of the performers, and much more.

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