May 11, 2020

Book: Contemporary Performance Arts in Laos

Title:  Contemporary Performance Arts in Laos ສິລະປະການສະແດງໃນຍຸກປັດຈຸບັນຢູ່ສປປລາວ
By:  Hélène Ouvrard
Publisher, Year:  Pad Tad Ke Botanical Garden, 2016

There are not a lot of books about the performing arts in Laos. In fact, this is probably only the second book written exclusively on this topic that I've personally come across. This is written bilingually, in Lao and English. It covers the old Luangprabang dancers to modern Lao hip hop.
Moreover, it covers the organizations that are helping to pioneer contemporary dance and performance in Laos, including Fanglao Dance Company, Laobangfai Academy ສູນການສະແດງ ລາວບັ້ງໄຟ, and theater groups Khao Niew Lao and Champassak's Ipok and Bakteu Lao puppetry group.

Along with interesting facts, the book is documented with wonderful historical and current photos. Take a look at the table of contents below to see what the book offers.

  • Content ສາລະບານ
  • Introduction ພາກສະເໜີ
  • Perserving performing arts in Luaang Prabang ການຮັກສາສິລະປະການສະແດງແບບດັ້ງເດີມຢູ່ແຂວງຫຼວງພະບາງ
  • Fang Lao, exploring Lao contemporary dance ຟັງລາວ, ການສຳລຫຼວດຫາການເຕັ້ນແບບລາວຮ່ວມສະໄໝ
  • Lao bang fai and the rise of Lao hip-hop ລາວບັ້ງໄຟຫຼືການກຳເນີດແລະເຕີບໂຕຂອງຮິບຮ໋ອບໃນສປປລາວ
  • Khao Niew, creative contemporary theater ເຂົ້າໜຽວ, ກອງລະຄອນຮ່ວມສະໄໝທີ່ມີຄວາມສ້າງສັນ
  • PPAL, preserving Sang Sinxay ການປົກປັກຮັກສາເລື່ອງສັງສິນໄຊຂອງ PPAL
  • The revival of puppetry in southern Laos ການພື້ນຟູລະຄອນຫຸ່ນກະບອກຢູ່ພາກໃຕ້ຂອງລາວ
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