Sunday, January 19, 2014

Khmer Traditional Dance

During our tour, we were able to see two shows of Khmer native dance.  The dances tell stories of their history as well as parables of their belief system.  The costumes were elaborate and shiny.  It is cool to see that these are being passed on to the younger generation.  Behind the scenes, the music and singing were also live.

The first show consisted of the following dances: Blessing Dance, Ken Dance, Mekala Dance, Fishers' Dance, and The Fan Dance.
I was able to get a bit of video of this show.
And some still shots as we were sitting pretty close to the stage.
The second show, we were sitting quite far back and was not able to see as much.

The dances were:  Apsara Dance, Ploy Souy Dance, Good Crops Dance, and Epics from Ream Ke (Ramayana).

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