The Celebration of the 7th Anniversary of the Inscription the Cambodian Royal Ballet on the World Intangible Cultural Heritage List
The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts celebrated the seventh anniversary of the proclamation of the Cambodian Royal Ballet as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The ceremony lasted for three days from 29 to 31 October 2010 at the Chaktomuk Convention Hall.
H.E. Mr. Khim Sarith, the Secretary of State, expressed his thanks for the support of the Japanese government and the UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh for their support in implementing the project related to preservation and the promotion of the Royal Ballet from 2005 to 2008. The Secretary of State appealed all cultural institutions, public and private sectors to work together to ensure the sustainability of the preservation and the promotion of this wonderful art form.
The National Museum of Cambodia organized a photo exhibition of the Cambodian Royal Ballet at the National Museum to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the proclamation of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. National, international guests, especially Ambassadors and the UNESCO Representative in Cambodia were invited to this significant ceremony.
Moreover, the Children of Bassac weekly performance series was initiated by the Cambodian Living Arts’ Sustainable Cultural Tourism Program. This project is an example of how a strong partnership between cultural institutions and the tourism industry can lead to successful cultural development, economic growth and the preservation of all Cambodian art forms. By uniting with tour operators, hotels and others in the tourism industry, Cambodian Living Arts is creating jobs for young artists and developing a sustainable model of the arts in Cambodia, which is responding to the Cultural Industry Policy of UNESCO.