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Sovanna Phum Art association

Performs every
Friday and Saturday
19:30 – 20:30 (7:30 – 8:30pm)
At Sovanna Phum Theatre

#159B, St. 99 (corner of St. 484), Phsar Doem Thkov, Chamkarmon

The founders

Mann Kosal 

President and Artistic Director

Mann KosalMann Kosal is a native of Takeo province, Cambodia.  Born in 1961, Kosal began his artistic studies in 1984 as a student of Bassac Theater at Phnom Penh’s Royal University of Fine Arts.  From 1991-1997, Kosal concentrated on Shadow Puppet Theater in the Department of performing arts of the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

His enthusiasm for shadow puppets has led Kosal in the revival and preservation of traditional repertory, and authentic Khmer production and technical performance that was nearly lost in the Khmer Rouge regime.

In 2000, Kosal became Artistic Director of Sovanna Phum.

In addition to being a puppetry master, Kosal is well versed in music and singing, and for many of his productions, fills the role of writer, director and choreographer.  His most recent contemporary production of “Roussey Dek”, a multi-disciplined performance project was presented at the London International Festival of Theater (LIFT) Festival in June 2003.

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