Epic Encounter at PASS

Nov 21 2014 | By More

Cambodian inclusive dance company in town

Epic Encounters of Cambodia, the first and only fully inclusive dance company in South East Asia, is touring to the Performing Arts Studio of Scotland as part of a two-date Scottish visit in December.

An image from Epic Encounters. Photo: Epic Encounters

An image from Epic Encounters. Photo: Epic Encounters

The group of dance and theatre performers is made up of hearing impaired, physically disabled and non-disabled performers. They tour nationally in Cambodia and internationally, creating and performing educational theatre and dance performances.

Their performance mixes traditional Khmer dance with contemporary physical theatre technique. On this tour they will be performing two pieces. Come Back Brighter is about the effect of the Khmer Rouge Regime on the artists of Cambodia and the current explosion of creativity sweeping the country Samataphea explores disability in Cambodia and celebrates the ability of all people regardless of their physicality.

Epic Encounters visit Scotland as part of a UK tour in December with performances at Glasgow’s CCA on Tuesday 9 December and at Edinburgh’s Performing Arts Studio of Scotland on Thursday 11 December. The group is in Scotland from the 8-14 December during which time they will also be teaching inclusive movement workshops based on the motto of Epic Arts – Every Person Counts.


Tuesday 9 December 2014
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
7pm. Tickets: £10/£5 + booking fee
Details: http://www.cca-glasgow.com/  or phone: 0141 352 4900

Thursday 11 December 2014
PASS – Performing Arts Studio of Scotland, Edinburgh College, 350 West Granton Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1QE
7pm. Free but attendees are invited to make a donation.
Ticket reservations: ethelinda.lashley@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
or call 0131 559 4958/4531.


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