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The Unlimited Ways of Connecting

September 11

How can a place that has experienced so much suffering look so peaceful? With loud silence piercing my ears, I picked up the blue-pink krama and held it in front of my face. A krama is a traditional scarf made of cotton symbolising the Cambodian...

Problem? No Problem.

September 11

'បញ្ហា? អត់បញ្ហា។ ’ -- សំ មន្នី 'Problem? No problem.’ Monny Som, Phare Ponleu Selpak Normally I don’t struggle with writing but trying to describe the recent ISTA Connect festival is an exception....

The Importance of Events Like These

September 11

I was amazed at the relationships built amongst the performers and artists and how quickly they developed. On 2nd March 2018 the International School of Phnom Penh hosted its first ISTA festival. The festival’s starting point was Power: past and...

Having a Phnomenal Time

September 11

The ISTA Connect programme is all about creating diverse theatre experiences that recognise and value place and people of difference. What a crazed rush of images, emotions, questions, moments of awe and wonder. And a deep privilege to have been...

Editorial

September 11

Sometimes even the briefest encounter can have the most life-changing effect on us. Sometimes numbers lose their meaning and become hard to fully take in. How do we even begin to imagine the fatalities of the 1918 flu pandemic that killed 50 to 100...

That Feeling

September 11

Everyone who was there knew what they felt and walked away from it with that feeling. What to say here? What words to write down? So many moments in Phnom Penh – Epic Arts from Batam Bang, the Cambodian Killing Fields, the homeless boy on the...