Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
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San Francisco, CA 94102

Dance Dialogues Pop-Up Series: Cambodian Dance with Charya Burt

In person at the museum.


The legacy of Khmer arts flourishes in a live performance of classical Cambodian dance. 


Sunday, July 9, 1 PM and 2:30 PM

Dance comes to life in the Beyond Bollywood exhibition galleries through the Dance Dialogues series. Each pop-up program features performers of Indian, Balinese, Cambodian, or Jazz styles looking at art with visitors and a museum educator, then moving to a designated area for a brief performance and Q&A.  

In July, local dancer Charya Burt leads the Dance Dialogues experience with demonstrations of classical Cambodian dance, traditionally seen as a bridge between the gods and the kings. 

Join us for the last program in the Dance Dialogues pop-up series. Space is limited. 

See our schedule of all Beyond Bollywood events and performances



Charya Burt is an acclaimed master dancer, choreographer, vocalist, and teacher of classical Cambodian dance, an art form that can be traced back more than 1,000 years. Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge Regime prohibited the form, killing about 90% of all dancers. Burt trained extensively with Cambodia’s foremost surviving dance masters, eventually joining the dance faculty of Cambodia’s Royal University of Fine Arts. Recipient of the Isadora Duncan Award and fellowships from the 2021 Hewlett 50 Commission, Dance/USA, and Americans for the Arts, she is the founding artistic director of Charya Burt Cambodian Dance, based in the San Francisco North Bay.



Dance Dialogues pop-ups will be offered the second Sunday in July (Cambodian). 


Photo credit: RJ Muna

Organizers & Sponsors

General support for education is provided by the Dhanam Foundation; The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation Education and Research Fund; James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen; The Morrison & Foerster Foundation; Dodge & Cox; and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.