Phnom Penh is a living canvas, a thriving, evolving space that celebrates the city’s cultural glory. Rosewood Phnom Penh collaborates with the country’s most influential and up-and-coming artists to showcase some of Cambodia’s most exciting contemporary artworks. A total space of 112 square meters, the Phnom Penh art gallery is located on level 35.

 

20 Eyes on the Royal Ballet 2020

20 Eyes on the Royal Ballet 2020

Rosewood Phnom Penh presents ‘20 Eyes on the Royal Ballet 2020’, a multidisciplinary exhibition that pays tribute to the ancient yet evolving Royal Ballet of Cambodia by bringing together 10 local and international artists to share their personal interpretations not only of the ballet’s intrinsic beauty and grace, but also its deep significance in Khmer culture.

 

The resulting artwork immerses visitors in the sophisticated, highly symbolic world of Cambodian classic dance.

 

The pride of the nation

Named an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO World Heritage in 2003, the Royal Ballet is a quintessential element of Khmer identity. For more than a millennium, the ballet has connected Cambodians across every province, telling the country’s collective story through mythological poetry, symbolic and precise dance gestures, ornate costumes covered in semi-precious gems, and deeply moving music.

 

Once reserved for the royal court, the Royal Ballet represents the height of sophistication and spirituality; classical Khmer dancers, in particular, are considered the archetype of elegance and aesthetics, leaving guests spellbound by their radiance and grace as they perform highly technical movements that take decades of intense training and dedication to master.

 

Diverse and dynamic interpretations

Under the patronage of The Norodom Buppha Devi Foundation, represented by HRH Prince Sisowath Tesso, and in line with Rosewood's Sense of Place philosophy, the Art Gallery invited 10 local and international artists to capture the beauty, brilliance and profound cultural meaning of the Royal Ballet – offering each full creative freedom to play and experiment.

 

Rosewood Phnom Penh’s ‘20 Eyes on the Royal Ballet 2020’ exhibition is dedicated to the late Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi who passed away at the end of 2019. The Princess was a major supporter of the arts, not only serving as the previous director of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia but also a talented dancer who captivated Cambodia – on and off the stage.

Until June 30,2020. Free Entrance. Art Gallery is open 24/7.

 

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