Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields (review)

The Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields (review) THE CONTINUUM: BEYOND THE KILLING FIELDS. By TheatreWorks. Conceived and directed by Ong Keng Sen. International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut. June 30, 2001. The Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields, a project produced by the Singapore company TheatreWorks and directed by Ong Keng Sen, had its world premiere at the Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut, in June 2001. The piece is a moving exploration of the ability of traditional art forms to speak to new realities. Continuum is part documentary and part experimental performance about Cambodia's recent past and the process of four Cambodians using their art to come to terms with that past today. Between one and two million Cambodians died from execution, torture, illness, or starvation during Pol Pot's three-and-a-half-year rule (1975­1979). The regime targeted performing artists in particular because of their association with the court, and only 10 percent of them survived. These few survivors have spent the last two decades piecing together the remnants of their performance traditions and passing them on to the next generation. The Continuum weaves together stories of life and death under Pol Pot as told by three classical dancers and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

The Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 19 (2) – Sep 1, 2002

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/the-continuum-beyond-the-killing-fields-review-Gm2h4ApT4o

References

References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.

Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 The University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-2109
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

THE CONTINUUM: BEYOND THE KILLING FIELDS. By TheatreWorks. Conceived and directed by Ong Keng Sen. International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut. June 30, 2001. The Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields, a project produced by the Singapore company TheatreWorks and directed by Ong Keng Sen, had its world premiere at the Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut, in June 2001. The piece is a moving exploration of the ability of traditional art forms to speak to new realities. Continuum is part documentary and part experimental performance about Cambodia's recent past and the process of four Cambodians using their art to come to terms with that past today. Between one and two million Cambodians died from execution, torture, illness, or starvation during Pol Pot's three-and-a-half-year rule (1975­1979). The regime targeted performing artists in particular because of their association with the court, and only 10 percent of them survived. These few survivors have spent the last two decades piecing together the remnants of their performance traditions and passing them on to the next generation. The Continuum weaves together stories of life and death under Pol Pot as told by three classical dancers and

Journal

Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 1, 2002

There are no references for this article.