Sbek Por Revival
Preah Thinvong Nieng Pov

Lakhaon Sbek Por - Colour Leather Theatre
Rehearsal October 2, 2009 at Chenla Theatre, Phnom Penh
Performances October 2 and 3, 2009

Kok Thlok Association of Artists

Sbek Por [Poar] (this rare form of theatre is not shadow theatre, it uses colored leather figures, and the performances take place during the day)

Preah Thinvong Nieng Pov. This story is a variation on the theme of morality and social justice. In the Sbek Por theatre each person represented by a puppet takes on the face of the actor during the dramatic moments. The making of the puppets will combine the skill and talent of Pich Tum Kravel and Eing Hoeun with the traditional colours of the painter Chhim Sothy, whose works are inspired by the story of the Ramayana and the lives of the Buddha.

Kravel, Pich Tum, "Color Leather and Shadow Puppet", 170 pp., p. 3-16 in English, Toyota Foundation 2000


Yike, another performance by Kok Thlok Association of Artists