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The “Royal Dance of Cambodia” exhibition, the initiatory journey of an anthropologist:

Passionate about the royal dance of Cambodia at a very young age, Lucie Labbé began to train in this practice, proclaimed a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity in 2003, before continuing on the path of anthropology to study the modes of transmission.
Like a field notebook, this exhibition invites us to follow the path, both scientific and sensitive, of a double apprenticeship: that of the profession of anthropologist and of the Cambodian royal dance.

The Royal Cambodian Dance, also called Cambodian Classical Dance, once existed almost exclusively within the royal court of Cambodia.
She played a ritual role there and contributed to the prestige of Khmer royalty. Until the middle of the XNUMXth century, only women could perform the repertoire of these dances, which has since been partially opened up to men.
This form of ritual art has also been democratized by a diversification of places of practice and representation.
Today, it has become a true symbol of Cambodian culture. Increasingly known - and recognized - throughout the world, it was inscribed on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2008 (originally proclaimed in 2003).

The Maison des Cultures du Monde in Vitré, French Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage (CFPCI), has contributed for nearly 40 years to enriching knowledge of the various forms of intangible cultural heritage and their origins, through research and documentation.

Further information :
Free admission from Tuesday to Friday from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. Wednesday workshops: visit followed by a workshop From 6 years old, reservation essential / price: €4 Summer holidays: Wednesdays 12 and 19 July, 16 and 23 August 2023 from 14 p.m. to 30 p.m. Guided tours: Average duration of 16 minutes (without reservation): Free Summer holidays: Tuesdays and Thursdays July 45, 11,13,18, 20, 17, and August 22, 24, 2023, 16 at XNUMX p.m.

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