French theater for adults

Looking for special things in Phnom Penh I met today French actor Christopher Dellocque. Actually we talked too short, but I was attracted by the add I read at the VIP Sport Club. It was written in French, but easily to understand for a Spanish-speaker: ‘Atelier Theater, Adults. Vocal Technic, corporal work, improvisation, scenario and realization of spectacles.’ The workshop is doing every Wednesday in Tchou-Tchou, a French kindergarten at the 21st Street.

Remembering my youth days as actor in the Medellín barrios, I went to see Dellocque (trying an unsuccessful call first.) I found him at the entrance of the kindergarten that is located in a special Phnom Penh street, not far from the Independence Monument. The street has an Arab name: Abdul Carime. I tried to look who is this Carime or what it is, but nothing so far.

Well, workshops like the ones of Dellocque are just great for the formation of our young Cambodian journalists. Watching Cambodian television, I find many presenters, actors and even singers with an urgent need of things like body language, oral expression, good manners…

Dellocque, who is also a cultural coaching, said that there were not place already – about 15 persons engaged, – and that it was done entirely in French.

He plans to have a show as late as December and we expect to see it. Those real interesting things of this busy city of Phnom Penh.

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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39xwdGtVXI) and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (http://www.colombia.co/en/culture/colombians-that-are-making-this-a-better-world.html).

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