Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another night in the museum

We loved it so much last year, we had to go again this year.
Dream of the past, be in the present & fantasize in the future
That was the theme

There were so many interesting events that it took careful planning to work our way around which ones we wanted to watch. Maybe it's just me but I find it very exciting to go to the museums at night - the vibe is totally different. And no, I don't think it's high brow to bring my 5 year to museums. I don't drag her kicking & screaming - she always has a good time there.

This was set up outside the Arts Museum - the World's Slowest SMS. There is a certain number you can send an SMS too & then these little elves would manually create the message & mount it on....

...this giant platform. It was so slow, I didn't get round to reading the message !

This was one of the shows I wanted to watch. Why not ? Muay Thai is fascinating.

New World 2010 - this forms the back of.....

...the photo stands. All characters from Cambodian mythology.

Look at how much fun she had.
oh & it's all her, I can't take credit for any of her poses

Acrobatic Tango, good but short (only 5 mins)
performed by Phare Ponleu Selpak, a Cambodian circus troupe featured frequently
in this year's night festival

The Red Tree by Wandering Moon
We actually missed the first performance cos it was full so I made sure we arrived early for the next show. So glad we did. Beautiful poetic puppet show that used string & shadow puppets. Take note of this group. Try to catch their shows when they are in town. This, together with the photo stand were The Girls' favorite.

The show piece for this year has to be Paraboles 2.0 - performed by the French group Compagnie Off. You can't miss these huge satellite dishes installed outside the National Museum.

I couldn't tell you what's the significance of the satellite dishes or the meaning of the performance. All I can say is that I couldn't take my eyes off the satellite dishes as they transformed themselves into a kaleidoscope of colours & designs. Very mesmerising.

Were you there ? Did you enjoy it ? Which shows did you like ?

1 comment:

Ivana said...

That looked like so much fun! You're always in the know about these things! Cute poses Girl!