A performance show that combines traditional and modern dance to tell the story of Cambodia’s Golden Era, tragic past and exciting future.


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“Nothing short of an astounding and moving experience for the viewer”

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About the show

Set in the Iconic surroundings of The Old Royal Cinema in Kampot, Come Back Brighter is the first show of its kind in Kampot, which is fast becoming an artistic hub of Cambodia. The hour-long show features contemporary and traditional performances from Epic Encounters and KCDI. Come Back Brighter celebrates Cambodia’s arts scene and narrates the country’s journey from the swinging sixties to the present day through the use of  physical theatre, video and movement.

2016 Show

In early 2016 we put on ‘Come Back Brighter’ every Friday for 4 months the show received rave reviews from tourists, locals and Cambodian press. Due to the success of Come Back Brighter in 2016 the show will run for a second year in early 2017. Watch this space for more information!

Come Back Brighter was created by emerging Khmer Choreographer, Nim Narim.

Epic Encounters are an Inclusive Contemporary Dance Company, a team of talented Cambodian dancers some of whom happen to have a disability.

Come Back Brighter was initially funded by Arts Council England to tour the UK in 2014/2015 before returning for an 11 week run in the dancers hometown of Kampot in 2016.

Come Back Brighter

Supported by

Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Fine Arts and Culture

Ministry of Fine Arts and Culture

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors for supporting the production of the Come Back Brighter show

Gold Sponsor

Mad Monkey Logo

Silver Sponosors

Bronze Sponsors

In-Kind Support

Want to become a sponsor for the 2017/2018 show?

For more information about sponsorship packages contact Rachny@epicarts.org.uk

Find the show here at The Old Royal Cinema, Kampot, Cambodia

The Old Royal Cinema

How You Can Help

Epic Arts is a registered charity and receives no statutory funding. Our work relies on donations and grants and cannot continue without this help from our generous supporters.
Donations, no matter how big or small, are a great way to contribute to Epic Arts projects.


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