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In 1986 Tim Thou and a group of Cambodian refugees with a passion for Khmer performing arts came together in Lowell, Massachusetts with the sole purpose to revive a culture once almost lost.   As the heart of the Cambodian Community, the Angkor Dance Troupe is nationally recognized as one of the most accomplished and experienced U.S. - based Cambodian traditional arts organizations.

Featured Live Performances

Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28

On the night of Thursday, July 27 Flying Orb Productions will debut their latest work

Flying Orb

On the night of Thursday, July 27, Flying Orb Productions will present "Decade: A Flying Orb Retrospective" and their latest production "Resident Alien" (film and performance art).

Flying Orb Productions was founded in 2005 by James Higgins and two principal dancers from the Angkor Dance Troupe, Monica Veth and Sophy Leng. Flying Orb's films and theater work deal with the legacy of America's war in Southeast Asia.

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Flying Orb's website

TeAda Productions is a nomadic theater of color rooted in the stories of immigrants and refugees. We are committed to healing and honoring the lives of the displaced, exploited and overlooked. Our artistic process starts and ends with conscious listening, community building, and creative courage. Photo by Chamath Perea

Teada Productions

On the afternoon of July 28, Teada Productions presentation of "Refugee Nation".

TeAda Productions is a nomadic theater of color rooted in the stories of immigrants and refugees. We are committed to healing and honoring the lives of the displaced, exploited and overlooked. Our artistic process starts and ends with conscious listening, community building, and creative courage.

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Teada Productions Website.

Asian American Cultures Festival: Flying Orb Productions “The Kingdom of Kambuja,” Angkor Dance troupe, UML World Music Ensemble Photo by Tory Germann

Angkor Dance Troupe

On the evening of July 28, Angkor Dance Troupe will perform at the banquet.

As the heart of the Cambodian Community, the Angkor Dance Troupe is nationally recognized as one of the most accomplished and experienced U.S. - based Cambodian traditional arts organizations. Their mission is to connect communities through the preservation, education and innovation of Cambodian Performing Arts.

Learn More.

Asian American Cultures Festival: Flying Orb Productions “The Kingdom of Kambuja,” Angkor Dance troupe, UML World Music Ensemble Photo by Tory Germann

More Information

Please direct questions to 2017SEAAS@uml.edu or the conference co-chairs: