A turtle only makes progress if it sticks out its head

 

NEW THEATRE FOR CAMBODIA'S YOUNG GENERATION

For the first time in Cambodia, theatre in schools is used as an educational tool. THE COURAGEOUS TURTLE targets students from Cambodian secondary schools and universities. The Cambodian-language play is also performed in art spaces, community centers and children organizations all over the country. Each performance takes around 45 minutes. It is followed by a 20-minute-feedback session and an intergenerational dialogue with a Khmer-Rouge-survivor.

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Cambodian culture experienced a deep and devastating blow during the terrible years of the Khmer Rouge regime. Performing arts were banned and artists, artisans, dancers and musicians were targeted.

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The narrative of the theatre play THE COURAGEOUS TURTLE follows Cambodian high school student Panha, who finds out about his family history by coincidence. Moreover, a pet turtle teaches

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