Remote Courses

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Introduction to the History of Cambodian Dance

01/24/2021 - 04/11/2021

Course Meeting Time: Sundays, 12pm-12:45pm
Cost: $36 for 12 weeks (scholarships available)

Instruction by Master Teacher Kimhan Meas
Open to all, but registration is required.
Appropriate for all levels.


Course Description:
This class surveys the history of Cambodian dance from the early 9th century pre-Angkorian period to 21st-century modern-day practice. Each week the class will review one fundamental question: What are the roles of dance in a given historical era? Each week Master Teacher Kimhan Meas will pose important questions and provide lectures on the history of dance that will bridge the three key principles of the Angkor Dance Troupe mission: preservation, education, and innovation. The students will learn about the elements that compose Cambodian dance drama, such as gesture, movement, costume, music, staging, music, and objects. By the end of the course, students should be able to identify the elements that make up classical and folk dance in relation to
their social and cultural functions, from the Pre- Angkorian period and into the 21st-century.


A certificate of completion will be issued to participants.

Registration Fee:

$36 per semester

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Introduction to Cambodian Social & Folk Dance

01/24/2021 - 04/11/2021

Course Meeting Time: Sundays, 1pm-1:45pm
Cost: $36 for 12 weeks (scholarships available)


Instruction by Master Teacher Kimhan Meas
Course registration is limited to 20.
Appropriate for all levels.

 

Class Description:
Social dance is a way for the Cambodian community to participate in a celebration of any kind, such as weddings, temple ceremonies, and so on. This introduction course hinges on two key components; (A) Rhythm and Melody; (B) the 8 basic principles of social dance. Master Kimhan will review the Rhythm and Melody that construct the 8 basic principles of social dance in order for students to fully gain a comprehensive understanding. Students will be tasked to participate in the process of learning the movements with instructors in order to gain fluency in the counting of rhythm and the fundamental elements that make up the hand and feet movement. Join Master Teacher Kimhan as he reviews the 8 basic principles of social dance that will allow students to gain the confidence to participate in Cambodian celebratory events.

 

A certificate of completion will be issued to participants.

Registration Fee:

$36 per semester

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Advanced History of Cambodian Art, Dance, & Culture

01/24/2021 - 04/11/2021

Course Meeting Times:

Sundays, 12pm-1:00 pm and

Friday, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Cost: $36 for 12 weeks (scholarships available)

 

Instruction by Principal Dancer Chummeng Soun
Course registration is limited to 10-15 students.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least one year of basic Cambodian dance training.

 

Course Description:
Geared toward young Cambodian Americans (16-30), this program provides an introduction to Cambodian history and culture, relates this cultural history to present-day issues, and encourages young adults to develop their own humanities projects. The course begins with an overview of Cambodian history and traditions, going back to the 9th century to examine the sources and meanings of Cambodian architecture, imagery, rituals, and arts. Students are introduced to the source material such as ADT’s dances and performances archive, Southeast Asian Digital Archive, and Bophana digital Archive. The course surveys this early period to the modern era, the Khmer Rouge genocide, and the refugee experiences of diasporic Cambodians.

The course then brings these histories and traditions into the present by facilitating conversations about current events and how these cultural and artistic traditions can help (A) the students understand their own place in society, and (B) contribute to contemporary culture. This unit begins by helping the class think and talk through the politics of contemporary Cambodian American identity, which is complex. This unit also pushes students to think about their art practices as socially grounded. Historically, Cambodian dance was ritualistic and served a social purpose; in the modern era, what purposes can dance and other art forms serve?

 

The final portion of the course focuses on students’ individual projects on current social issues in their communities. The goal of this section of the course is to cultivate innovative ideas and projects among the students in response to the question; what purposes can dance and other art forms serve in our community

A certificate of completion will be issued to participants.

Registration Fee:

$36 per semester

Research Cambodian Pop & Rock Music

A collaboration with Tufts University

Course Meeting Times:

Sundays, 1pm-2:00pm

 

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Instruction by Chummeng Soun

& Stephanie Khoury

 

Class registration is limited to 10-15

Cost: Free for 12 weeks

  

If you are interested in joining, please register through this link.

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Cambodian Performing Arts

Traditional Classical & Folk Dance

Sundays

All students:

12:00-2:00pm

Intermediate Students

& Performance Group:

2:30-4:00pm

Registration Fee: $60 per semester

Learn traditional Cambodian dance with instruction led by Artistic Director, Master Teacher, Neakru Phousita Huy. Students are taught basic stretches, gestures, and mother posture from the Cambodian Royal Ballet. In addition to learning classical and folk dance, students learn the stories of each dance and the history of Cambodian performing arts. The sign-up form (below) and payment must be submitted to reserve your spot in the program.

Current Schedule (Subject to Change): Suspended until further notice.

Next Enrollment: TBA

Traditional Cambodian Musical Instruments

Sundays

All students:

10:30am-12:00pm

Registration Fee: $60 per semester

 

This program is made possible by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Lowell National Historical Park.

Learn how to play traditional Cambodian instruments with 12-Week instruction from Master Teacher of Folk Dance and Music, Lokru Kimhan Meas. Participation is limited to 15 students per class on a first-come, first-serve basis. The sign-up form (below) and payment must be submitted to reserve your seat in the Music Program.

Current Schedule (Subject to Change): Suspended until further notice.

Next Enrollment: TBA

Khmer Language Class

Sundays

Group 1:

11:00am-12:00pm

Group 2:

2:15-3:15pm

New Student Registration Fee: $60 per semester

Current ADT Student: Free

Learn how to read Khmer with 11-Week instruction from Founder and Operations Director, Tim Thou. Participation is limited to 20 students per group on a first-come, first-serve basis. The sign-up form (below) and payment must be submitted to reserve your seat in the program.

Current Schedule (Subject to Change): Suspended until further notice.

Next Enrollment: TBA