Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thursday January 13th at 7:00 pm

The Rebirth of Cambodian Dance with Eleanor Briggs

After almost all dancers were killed during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, classical Cambodian dance and the Royal Dance Troupe were reborn through the efforts of surviving dancers. Hancock photographer, Eleanor Briggs, tells this inspiring story and illustrates it with her photographs of the International Ramayana Dance Festival at Angkor Wat in 1995. Ms. Briggs has been working with conservation organizations in Southeast Asia and South America for the past 20 years. She spends months in the field with scientists and local people photographing staff at work, habitat and sometimes wildlife. Her studio is in the Cheshire Mill Complex in Harrisville where she also has a small gallery showing her latest work. Free and open to all.

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