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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2020 will run from December 26, 2019 to January 18, 2020, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2020. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an email when this happens, please join our email list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Performing Angkor: Dance, Silk and Stone

December 30, 2016–January 15, 2017


Course description

“Performing Angkor” has been a powerful way for Cambodian people to revisit their architectural past en route to reaffirming their future. The Angkorian Empire, situated now in the province of Siem Reap in Cambodia, once stretched across much of Mainland Southeast Asia from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Early inscriptions relate how Khmer dancers wrapped in sumptuous silks were presented as offerings to temples. This 2 week Cornell in Cambodia course will encourage students in an embodied way to explore how the creative and political fastening of the lived world to a spiritual place like Angkor has a long and richly embedded history combining dance, silk and stone. Students will visit sacred sites, weaving workshops, observe dance classes and performances, and explore Cambodia’s National Museum.


The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time.

Tuition and fees

See the Tuition and fees page for more information.

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